In this special episode, we have collaborated with the Donner Party Mountain Runners to bring you a podcast recorded from their live interview with Helen Pelster and Adam Kimble, two incredible ultrarunners who both set fastest known time (FKT) records on the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 171 mile loop around Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. Thanks very much to DPMR board member Jack Macy for allowing us to rebroadcast this special interview and to founding member Chris Cloyd for moderating the interview.
Helen's run was in the unsupported style where she carried all of her gear and filtered water as needed along the way, and Adam ran fully supported with pacers and a crew. Find out more about how each of them planned and executed such different approaches to the FKT and their eventual record-breaking runs!
Here are some extra links where you can learn more about DPMR and these athletes, and enjoy this special episode!
Donner Party Mountain Runners: https://donnerpartymountainrunners.com/
Full video of the interview: https://donnerpartymountainrunners.com/2020/07/a-qa-conversation-with-tahoe-rim-trail-fkt-superstars-adam-and-helen/
Helen's 2019 self-supported FKT report: https://flowandfocus.com/tahoe-rim-trail-fkt-report/
Adam's page on Run on Dirt Coaching: https://runondirtcoaching.com/about-adam-kimble/
Breathe Better, Run Better article on DPMR site: https://donnerpartymountainrunners.com/2019/03/breathe-better-run-better/
Truckee Tahoe Peak Project: https://donnerpartymountainrunners.com/2020/05/2020-truckee-tahoe-peak-project/
Intro music: Joseph McDade - Elevation: https://josephmcdade.com/music/elevation