About this episode

Jes is a New York City running coach involved in many different communities.

In this episode we talk about:

  • sprinter and triple jumper to 100 miler
  • New York City running communities
  • getting into ultra running
  • challenging yourself to inspire others
  • a happier runner is a faster runner
  • dealing with discomfort and fearing the unknown
  • running Leadville 100 miler
  • coping with pre-race anxiety
  • creating running communities
  • DNFs and time cuts offs
  • the Leadville llamas
  • flirting, naps, and aid stations in trail running
  • failing publicly with no regrets
  • never feeling ready for a challenge

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