Welcome to The Runegade Podcast: we’re set to explore the human connection with running, through conversation, big stories, guest interviews and our own experiences - we're your hosts Mark Prociw and Todd Marentette

On Episode 9: Katie Asmuth, professional ultra runner, joins the podcast.

"Just imagine spending a whole day in the mountains without anything else to do except take care of your own mind and body and to eat along the way, you can walk when you feel like walking, you can run when it's fun, and you can enjoy the views. You get to hike, you get to meet incredible people on the trail." - Katie Asmuth

From her running start, to ultra distances, to her amazing performances at Western States. Katie shares her joy of running, how trail running is all about community, and what we can all do to promote a more diverse and inclusive trail running community - and we couldn't agree more.

Wife, mom, friend, nurse practitioner, trail runner, pro ultrarunner for Saucony, and most recently, a podcast host. Katie has a full life, and yet she successfully balances these ... what's her secret?

Finding the trails a bit later in life, Katie immediately blazed to the front of the pack. She credits her coach Dave Roche from Some Work, All Play: https://swaprunning.com/⁠ for helping her harness the energy and become a more complete ultra runner.

And her results speak for themselves: top level finishes at Angeles Crest, Bandera, 3x Western States, Gorges Waterfall, Black Canyons - Katie shares that it's not really about the result, but the adventure and community.

And we get to hear a bit about her latest project, a podcast - The Trail Network Podcast, which she hosts alongside Leah Yingling, Rachel Drake, and Hilary Yang.

Her energy, her positive attitude, infectious to those around her - she even has Runcle thinking about signing up for his first trail race ... The Dusk & Dirty (July 20) ... join us! https://raceroster.com/events/2024/88006/dusk-and-dirty

Thank you Katie!

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Note: we encountered some audio issues - we've had a conversation with our editor, he makes no promises to be better.

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