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TALKS

Hosted by CHASKI and Strong Runner Chicks

Saturday February 27th - Sunday, February 28th, 2021

TRAIL TALK:
“All Things Ultra Running and Breaking into the Trail Scene”

Lucy Bartholomew is a Salomon athlete, Australian, plant muncher, creator of a plant-based cookbook, and lover of moving the body and being outside. Lucy began racing at age 15 as a way to spend time with her dad. Since this time, she has accomplished many great feats such as competing in the 6-day multi-stage race in the Simpson Desert; being the World Junior Female Skyrunning Champion; and finishing in one of the top spots Western States. After graduating high school, Lucy has made running and healthy living her life. She hopes that through sharing her journey she encourages people to challenge themselves and give life their all.
 
Grayson Murphy is a graduate of the University of Utah in Civil Engineering, where she competed in the steeplechase and was a 5x All-American. She is now a professional runner for Saucony, former NAZ Elite Runner, and 2019 US and World Mountain Running Champion. She resides and trains in the beautiful Bozeman, Montana and advocates for women in sport, environment/sustainability, mental health, and running happy! 
 
Rachel Green is in the 23rd grade pursuing her MD/PhD at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She spent the first 17 grades in Minnesota, originally at White Bear Lake High School and eventually the University of Minnesota. Running has taken different forms throughout the years, but currently she is enjoying running with friends in wild places and most recently placed 2nd at the Golden Trail Championships in the Azores. She is a proud plant mom to a fern named Milford and sensitive plant named Mims, coach, wife to a really great man and owner of beloved 1991 Toyota Previa named “Mr. B.”
 
Devon Yanko is a Chaski coach and a runner in every sense of the word. She runs roads, trails, mountains from 5km to 100 mile. She has run more than 50 marathons (including 36 sub 3 hours marathons) and 50 Ultras since 2006, winning and CR a majority. 5-time member of the USATF 100k National Team including 2009 Gold Medal winning team in Belgium. 2-time Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier. When Devon is not running, she is running and baking at her bakery M.H. Bread and Butter, which she co-owns with her husband Nathan in San Anselmo, California. She loves great food, travel, adventures and sharing time with her friends and family in Marin. 
 
Dani Moreno is a professional trail runner who trains and works in Mammoth Lakes. After competing at the Division 1 level for UC Santa Barbara, she took a few years away from running before finding the trails. From the beginning, she found success and has steadily worked her way onto prestigious podiums, including winning the USATF Half Marathon Championships in 2020. In addition, she coaches athletes with Chaski.
 
Kimber Mattox, is a Chaski coach, and professional trail and mountain runner for Brooks, living in Bend, Oregon. She is also a professor of nutrition and anatomy & physiology and certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS). Kimber started out as a national level steeplechaser on the track, both collegiately (U of Oregon & Willamette U) and post-collegiately, and eventually found her way into trail, mountain, and obstacle course racing. She loves helping athletes dream big and work towards their goals at every distance and also loves helping people use targeted strength work to reduce injury risk and improve running economy. 

Creating Community & Connecting with Coaches:

Hilary Spires is an all around sports junkie. Her perfect day would include running 50 miles, watching golf, talking baseball, and coaching hockey. Before she found endurance sports she played NCAA hockey, high level fast pitch and fought in kickboxing and BJJ. She married her ski bum husband in the beer garden in between games at a slo-pitch tournament in their dirty uniforms, and they now have a 1 year old toddler named Baker - after the mountain. She's run multiple ultras, has a handful of FKT's and is the host of The Trail Running Women podcast.
 
Jes Woods bleeds black and gold, born in Steel City, Pittsburgh, PA. She has a background in both Materials Science Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and Broadcast Operations and Engineering from NBCUniversal. Jessica's running resume spans the distance between the length of a triple jump runway to the Vermont 100 miler. Her first passion was track and field where she spent 9 years as a triple jumper and has since transitioned to the world of ultrarunning, completing 18 ultra marathons and counting since 2012. She is the Mile High Run Club Regional Studio Manager, Brooklyn Track Club Trail and Ultra Head Coach; Nike Running Coach, and a RRCA, USATF, and Chaski certified running coach.
 
Anna Mae Flynn is a professional trail runner for Hoka ONE ONE and running coach at Mountain Endurance Coaching. She lives on the western slope of Colorado in a small mountain town called Marble, situated at 9,000 ft and bordered by the Maroon Bells and Ragged Wilderness. Anna Mae has two dogs who are my training partners: Foscoe, “ fox dog” and Magi, “polar bear”. She trains primarily on trails, and is inspired by the endless ridge lines and peaks in her backyard.
 
Jasmine Sanchez is a Community Lead of the Running Industry Diversity Coalition (RIDC), Founder of the Vessel Athletics (apparel), and a runner in the Bay Area. She recently started a podcast, The Adulting Chronicles, which includes advice and stories on entering the real world during a global pandemic. In addition, she takes part in a variety of on-campus clubs at her college, as well as virtual races to stay connected in the running community.

Nutrition Talk 2: 

Stevie Lyn is a Registered Dietitian board certified in sports nutrition and avid endurance athlete. Having completed 10 full ironman triathlons, multiple long distance open water swims, many marathons, and a 50-miler, she knows firsthand how important nutrition is for athletes. As a RD, she enjoys combining her passions to help educate and coach others on how to fuel for overall health and performance. When she’s not swimming, biking, or running you'll find her exploring new trails or in the kitchen cooking simple meals with her dog.

CLOSING DISCUSSION:
“Beyond the Trail” - Addressing Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice

PART ONE:

Dinée Dorame is a citizen of the Navajo Nation, lifelong runner, and 2020-21 Tracksmith Running Fellow from Albuquerque, NM. She is Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge clan) born for Naakai Dine’é (Mexican People clan). B.A. in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Yale University. Host of the Grounded Podcast, which explores the intersection of running, community, land, and culture with athletes of all backgrounds. Associate Director of College Horizons, a national non-profit supporting Native students in their pathway to higher education. Volunteer At-Large Delegate for the Yale Alumni Association.

 

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel – Kul Wičasa Lakota, a citizen of Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) as well as a passionate and devoted advocate for Indian Country and all people. Nationally known for her advocacy and grassroots organization for anti-pipelines/climate justice efforts, change the name/not your mascot, the epidemic and crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW), and native youth initiatives. Jordan is the founder and organizer of Rising Hearts, an Indigenous led grassroots group designed to elevate awareness of Indigenous issues, and the intersectionality of all movements impacting brown, black and Indigenous communities, helping to uplift and center Indigenous voices and efforts, while building collaborative partnerships to accomplish equitable and just treatment of all people and the Earth through targeted organizing and advocacy.

 

Lindsley Klup is a mama, wife, fur baby mom, oral surgeon's assistant, and runner. Originally from Hawaii, Colorado has been home to her for 18 years now. Running has been a key part of my life for almost 6 years and over the last year, she has been transitioning primarily into trail running. She recently started Womxn_Who_Move, an all-inclusive community dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and inspiring womxn through movement. 

 

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is a British mum of four, grandma of two, Marathon des Sables finisher and completed a 102-mile run on the Cotswold Way! Sabrina is also co-founder of Black Trail Runners to create a safe, open community for black trail runners and campaign for greater access, skills and representation within trail running. In addition, Sabrina is a run coach, personal trainer, and an Inov-8 ambassador, Working with people to help them become the best versions of themselves they possibly can be – and personal fitness acting as a conduit to this – is what she was put on this earth to do. It’s transformed her life.

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PART TWO:

Amelia Boone is a full-time corporate attorney, obstacle racer, and ultrarunner. She is a 4x world champion and one of the most notable obstacle racers in history. Over her career, she’s amassed more than 50 podiums and 30 victories in obstacle racing. Amelia is a staunch advocate of mental health, having dealt most of her life with an eating disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. After her eating disorder led to a string of bone stress injuries in recent years, she entered treatment and recovery in hopes of getting back to what she loves to do: run and race.


Danielle Snyder is an avid trail and mountain runner who lives in Portland, Oregon. As a clinical social worker, coach and athlete, she has personally and professionally witnessed the tremendous connection between athletes’ mental well-being and their athletic performance. Through her work she is constantly seeing the connection that positive self-talk has on training outcomes. In order to help athletes excel in life and athletics, she developed a program that focuses on creating mental resilience and building confidence. Amidst this, Danielle holds several FKTs including parts of the PCT.

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