Friend of the show Tabatha Collins is back and she brought her trail running partner and fellow mountain slayer Mary Flinders with her. They were the first folks who attempted my epic Cushman Six route in the Staircase region of Olympic National Forest/Park.
And yes, I said attempted. When Tabatha contacted me a few days prior I felt comfortable sending them out into these mountains. These ladies are strong, experienced and know what they were doing. But these mountains aren’t easy, and there’s a lot of backcountry off trail travel.
Our first virtual race was an incredible success and we’re excited to sit down with women’s race winner Tabatha Collins who shares her challenges with teaching first graders during this time, overcoming injury and running up and down her backyard hill 188 times.
The show includes bacon, torrential downpours and lots of unfinished paperwork.
On this week’s episode, Doug and Mathias welcome Tabatha Collins, the soon to be world record holder for most ultra marathons completed by a woman in a year. They talk about training, aid station food, mental health and running all over the county. If you love inspiring stories and great people, this is the episode for you.