Episode Number: 1027
Episode Guest: Courtney Dauwalter
Original Airdate: October 24, 2017
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, Blue Apron
Guest Bio: Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra marathon runner who recently won the Moab 240 race in Utah in under 58 hours.
Topics Discussed: She beat the second place finisher by 10 hours/20 miles; she’s only 32; how she got started in running; why she thinks she’s better than the other competitors; mind over matter; she’s mentally tough; she doesn’t meditate; it was the furthest she’s ever ran; why the competitors were using trekking poles; Moab 240 route video; her diet is nachos, candy, and beer; she takes women’s multivitamins; she lives in Colorado; she did a 100-mile race in September to prepare for the Moab 200; she averages 100 miles per week for training; Cameron Hanes; she beat Cam by a day; she felt recovered by Wednesday after finishing on Sunday; how her body feels afterwards; some people think you should recover for six months after a marathon; training is guesswork; what the feeling is like to finish the race; she could have napped during the race and still beat everyone; her husband does 50-mile races; a friend was allowed to run with her periodically; she only slept 21 minutes during the race, broken up into three naps; she took a one-minute nap and was dreaming; what her dreams were like; hallucinations of a guy playing a cello and a leopard in a hammock; pain would come and go in waves during the race; running with pain; she was drinking water with Tailwind powder and Gatorade; what she was eating; it gets cold at night; Cam says he doesn’t go to the bathroom; she had to go pee multiple times; she had to take salt tablets to help retain water; she drinks a lot of water before the race; her state of mind before the race; she never wanted to quit; some people were running for five days; processing the whole experience; she wore Salomon Sense Ride shoes; Joe wears Solomon Speedcross shoes; an endurance athlete in Colorado was bitten by a rattlesnake and died; City Slickers movie; don’t suck venom out of a snakebite; Joe stomped and killed a rattlesnake recently; mountain lions in California; mountain lion killing alpacas on farm in California; mountain lion in Griffith Park; cars hitting deer; northern Minnesota cougars; bobcats; talk about her vision blurring during her recent 100-mile race; she finished the race while 98% blind; corneal edema; it took 5-6 hours for her vision to return; she didn’t think about quitting despite being blind and hitting her head; obstacles on trails; a grizzly bear in Alaska killed a man who was running a race; a hawk tried to grab a guy who was jogging; hawks try to kill Joe’s chicken; Mongolians using eagles to hunt wolves; (1:00:00) a coyote grabbed one of Joe’s chickens; his dog has killed six of his chickens; his other dog has killed a chicken also; she carried a pack with her containing bottles of water and an emergency blanket; running out of water during a race; normal people are weak; she’s trying to find her physical and mental boundaries; she was a former school teacher who now runs full time; someone has proposed a 500-mile race; self-transcendence 3,100 mile race; the running community; it cost $700-$800 to enter the race and she didn’t win anything; Joe talks about running hills and how it has helped his martial arts; she plays volleyball and soccer casually; there aren’t a lot of women running; she hopes to inspire others; four-minute mile history; there are boundaries to human performance that haven’t been explored yet; she was the only one to finish in under 58 hours; she would consider participating in the 500-mile race; could she have kept running after finishing; there were sleep stations for the competitors; there could be someone who can beat her time; one guy was keeping up with her but had to quit; more people quit doing the 100-mile race; Crossfit muscle breakdown; she’s been training for seven years; she works her core but doesn’t do yoga or stretch; she enjoys ultra marathons; runner’s high; she has no specific goals for her racing; Ari Shaffir’s 80-year-old dad ran a marathon in six hours; a 69-year-old ran the Moab 240 and finished; rigorous physical exercise reduces biological aging by nine years; she sleeps 7-8 hours on a normal night; NormaTec recovery pants; Joe wants her to try cryotherapy with him; she doesn’t listen to music while running; some races will drug test competitors; Silicon Valley CEOs are taking EPO and running marathons; Tank Abbott; more drug testing talk; supplements and performance enhancing drugs; USADA list of banned substances; Zach Bitter doesn’t eat carbs; talk about her diet; core exercises; The Shining movie; balancing work and fun.
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