Ep 43: Krissy Moehl, Ultrarunning Champion, Talks About Planning and Training for the First Ultramarathon
Krissy Moehl is an American ultramarathon athlete and a champion runner who specializes in trail running. She has been a world-record holder and one of the first few women to achieve some of the most remarkable feats in the Ultrarunning community. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Krissy talks about her training, coaching experiences, her visit to India and a lot more with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode
02:57 – Welcome Krissy to the show!
03:13 – The beginning of Krissy’s running journey – the start to an impeccable career
08:54 – How should people look towards getting started?
21:34 – How should the training cycles for running an ultramarathon be?
25:24 – Training for ultra and trails, while living in cities and working full time
28:16 – Slope and gradient — how steep a hill ideally should be to train for trails in cities?
31:26 – The importance of hiring a coach – selecting the correct coach according to your goals
36:50 – Women runners – Lessons Krissy learnt, debunking some myths
43:07 – About the second edition of her book Running Your First Ultra — launch, availability and more
Krissy became the youngest woman to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in 2005, which included a gold medal at the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run. In 2007, she also set the women’s record for the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. She holds the women’s record for the fastest known run of the 170-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, completing the course in 47 hours 27 minutes. Krissy has raced in 100+ ultramarathons and has won several. Krissy has also been the race director for Chuckanut 50, an ultra-endurance trail race based in Fairhaven, Washington, for 18 years. In 2015, Moehl published Running Your First Ultra, a guidebook on Ultramarathons. The second edition of this book is expected to launch in January 2022.
To follow and connect with Krissy,
Facebook: Krissy Moehl
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.