What I love about this sport is the variety of activities and people it encompasses. This episode features two wildly different runners who offer compelling advice and fun stories.
Ford Smith, an 18yo ultra phenom from Austin (who I’ve interviewed before here), specializes in tough and dirty 100 mile trail runs, while Roy Pirrung, a young 66 years old from Wisconsin, has run about every race in existence and most recently competed in the Six Days in the Dome in Alaska. Both are ultra runners, and both gave their time to mentor active military, veterans, and paid campers at this weekend’s Team RWB in Texas.
[Sorry for the stereo recording of the guests. I traveled with a mobile studio that I wasn’t as familiar with as I should have been. I’ve tried to split the tracks, but it turns out I’m a better runner and host than I’m an audio technician, so you’ll have to accept my apologies.]
Sponsored by: Territory Run Company
Team RWB Trail Running Camp
Outro Music: Something About Us by Daft Punk