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Tortoise & The Hare Podcast
Patrick Reagan and Mike Nadeau
Tortoise and the Hare Podcast is an ultrarunning podcast based in Savannah, Georgia. Co-hosts: Mike Nadeau and Patrick Reagan.
Jul 6, 2023
Episode #46- Mike and Patrick Return
Welcome back to the Tortoise and the Hare Podcast! Mike and Patrick have their first catch-up on the podcast in a long time!
Apr 6, 2022
Episode 45: Phil Wharton
Mike and Patrick are joined by Phil Wharton. Phil is a runner, healer, musculoskeletal specialist, podcaster, author, and all around great guy. His activated isolated stretching routines, mobility protocols, and strength training are life changing for endurance athletes. Join us to hear about his origin story and his work.
Mar 7, 2022
Episode 44: Nick Coury
Nick is the American Record Holder in 24 Hours, founded Aravaipa Running with his brother Jamil, and works full time for Google.
Nov 6, 2021
Episode 43: Yeti 100 with Amy Hamilton and Jason Green
Amy and Jason join your hosts to chat the Yeti 100 and the magic of the Yeti Trail Runners.
Oct 5, 2021
Episode 42: Hal Rosenberg
Hal Rosenberg is a physical therapist and the owner of Mt Tam Sport and Spine in Mill Valley, CA. He joins Mike and Patrick to discuss working with athletes as a physical therapist and his journey as an endurance athlete.
1 hr 6 min
Oct 1, 2021
Episode 41: Ari Sonnenberg
Ari joins Mike and Patrick to discuss ultrarunning, BMX, his military career, punk rock, living and training in Amsterdam, and mental health.
1 hr 5 min
Jul 31, 2021
Episode 40: Meghan Canfield and Ian Sharman
Meghan and Ian join your hosts to discuss the 2021 Western States. On this cast, the Western States veterans follow Mike's lead on a deep dive on the course. If you're looking for tips on States, follow the lead of these two and their 22 Silver Buckles.
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 39: Catra Corbett
Carta joins the show to chat about rebirth, ultrarunning and dogs with lots of laughs
Jun 15, 2021
Episode 38: Chris Varnadoe
Chris joins Mike and Patrick to talk about his infatuation with 100 to 200 mile races. On this episode, we get to peer inside the mind of one of the more consistent 200 mile performers in our sport today. Chris is the only person to complete the Eastcoast Triple Crown of 200s and has wont Hell Hole Hundred 212, H3 212, Swampfox 200, Coastal Georgia Greenway 155, and Farmdaze 24 Hour.
May 14, 2021
Episode 37: Meghan Canfield
Mike and Patrick are joined by The Queen! Meghan Canfield has a diverse background with a serious resume of accomplishments including 10 x Western States top 10 performances, 4 x Olympic Marathon Trials, and 9 team USA 100K appearances. She’s got a plethora of Age Group US Records, and has the 8th fastest 100K ever run by a North American. Meghan lives in Cool, CA on her farm.
May 6, 2021
Episode 36: Jonathan Jeune
Jonathan is a retired professional triathlete with an impressive background. He is a devoted family man that currently works for Superfeet as a sales rep covering the Southeast US and is finishing his MBA at LSU.
Mar 31, 2021
Episode 35: Camelia Mayfield
Cam joins Mike and Patrick to chat about her origins in ultrarunning, her top finishes at Western States and Javelina, and working on site during the COVID 19 pandemic in her field.
Mar 17, 2021
Episode 34: Get to Know the Hosts
Mike and Patrick sit down for a chat about their backgrounds, their career paths, and how they found ultrarunning.
1 hr 5 min
Jan 26, 2021
Episode 33: Taggart VanEtten
The 2020 Tunnel Hill champion joins Mike and Patrick to talk about his smoking fast 12:19 hundred miler, which happened to be his debut ultra!
Jan 6, 2021
Episode 32: Bob MacGillivray of Drymax Socks
Mike and Patrick are joined by Bob of Drymax Socks for an hour of banter about revolutionary sock technology. Bob dives into the details of forming an elite team of Ultrarunners that worked alongside his company to change the game in the running sock industry.
Dec 24, 2020
Episode 31: Kalie Demerjian
Mike and Patrick chat with artist Kalie Demerjian about her debut year of ultrarunning and dive into her gremlin brain child, I’m Okay Art.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 2, 2020
Episode 30: Nicole Monette
Nicole Monette joins Mike and Patrick to discuss her recent win and course record at Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run, balancing her ultrarunning with work, and putting in the training while having a family of five.
Oct 20, 2020
Episode 29: Jason Green
The son of skate and prince of punk joins Mike and Patrick to talk the origins of Yeti. They also extensively cover the importance of Skateboarding and Punk Rock in their lives. Buckle up.
1 hr 13 min
Oct 2, 2020
Episode 28: Eric Senseman
Episode 28: JFK 50 Mile Champ Eric Senseman joins Mike and Patrick to talk about his love for the sport and the success he’s had along the way.
1 hr 6 min
Sep 22, 2020
Episode 27: Chris DeNucci
Episode 27: Chris DeNucci joins Patrick and Mike to talk about finding ultrarunning, his process oriented training, and his climb to the top in the sport.
Sep 8, 2020
Episode 26: Katie Balthrop
Katie Balthrop joins Mike and Patrick to discuss training during COVID 19, working on your weaknesses, and her love for the sport.
Aug 9, 2020
Episode 25: Anna Mae Flynn
Anna Mae Flynn joins Patrick and Mike to talk about the historic women’s race at the 2019 Lake Sonoma. This event was one of the all-time most competitive ultra endurance races on North American soil. They also visit her winding path to ultrarunning after an injury than put her in a wheelchair for a year, and ended her collegiate running career.
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 24: Greg Grosicki
Greg Grosicki joins Mike and Patrick to talk about his research at the Western States 100 last year, what he is planning for next WS 100m and competing at the Ironman World Championships (Kona).
Jul 15, 2020
Episode 23: Olaf Wasternack
Episode 23, Olaf Wasternack. Mike, Patrick, and Olaf sit down to chat about Spartathlon, 24 hour races, bike racing, and his recent solo Flying Monkey 105 mile run in Tennessee.
Jul 11, 2020
Episode 22: Yuri Hauswald - Gravel Bike Extraordinaire
Gravel bike extraordinaire Yuri Hauswald joins Mike and Patrick to chat about his work at GU Energy Labs, as well as his racing and adventuring in back country America. Yuri is a professional athlete at GU Energy Labs and Niner Bikes. Check out the video link below from Ghost Towns and Gravel! VIDEO: Niner Bikes Ghost Towns & Gravel, Episode 1: The Legend of Charles Breyfogle
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 21 - Special Edition: The Adventure Jogger X Tortoise and The Hare Podcast
Special Edition: The Adventure Jogger X Tortoise and The Hare Podcast. Mike and Patrick are joined by Ryan and Stafford from the Adventure Jogger.
1 hr 17 min
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 20: Jonathan Levitt
Jon joins Mike and Patrick to discuss Insidetracker and how ultra running has had such a positive impact on his life.
Jun 10, 2020
Episode 19: Anne-Marie Madden
Anne Marie Madden joins Mike and Patrick to chat about her journey to ultra running, her love for TNF 50, this year’s Tarawera, and future plans/goals.
May 27, 2020
Episode 18: Ian Sharman
Mike and Patrick had a chance to sit down with Ian Sharman, one of the top ultra marathoners of this decade. Ian has shown consistency like no other, finishing in the top ten at Western States 9 times in a row. Ian has won the Leadville 100 4 times and holds the course record at Rocky Raccoon 100. Find Ian’s podcast @podiumrunner Ian’s Coaching Website: www.sharmanultra.com
1 hr 4 min
May 21, 2020
Episode 17: Ben Brown - Southeast to Northwest
Ben joins mike and Patrick to talk about transitioning from road marathoning to ultras, treadmill world record attempts, his love for the trails, and getting creative with running during these interesting times we live in.
May 17, 2020
Episode 16: Tyler Andrews: 26.2 - 50 Miles
Tyler Andrews shares his love for ultra marathoning with Mike and Patrick. Tyler has a diverse background at the Olympic Marathon Trials, 50K World Champs, and more recently his first national title at the USATF 50 mile Road Championships.
May 5, 2020
Episode 15: Kris Bob Brown - Ultra Runner & Restaurateur
Kris Bob Brown joins Mike and Patrick to talk about his recent 3rd place finish at Tarawera Ultramarathon, his love for Western States, and the challenges of owning a restaurant during the COVID-19 Pandemic
1 hr 5 min
May 4, 2020
Episode 14: Katie Balthrop - Race Prep Strength & Conditioning
Katie joins Mike and Patrick to talk about the importance of strength training, mobility, specificity, and periodization when coaching/preparing runners for their goal race.
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 13: Flashback with Kimmie Lynn & Scott Owenby
Flashback episode! Kimmie Lynn and Scott Owenby join Mike and Patrick to talk about Olympic Trials, Ultras, and their love for Boston.
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 12: Kimmie Lynn - For the Love of Pacing
Kimmie Lynn joins Mike and Patrick for a chat about her prolific pacing, love for track ultras, and the importance of embracing more than your own success in racing.
1 hr 3 min
Mar 4, 2020
Episode 11: Matt Trappe - Photography, Cinematography, Ultrarunning
Matt joins Mike and Patrick to chat about his career as a cinematographer and photographer. The winding road that led Matt to Ultrarunning has allowed him to work with some of the best athletes, in some of the most beautiful locations on earth.
Feb 6, 2020
Episode 10: Andy Jones Wilkins
Episode 10: Andy Jones Wilkins. AJW joins Mike and Patrick to talk his love for Western States, Hard Rock and Vermont 100. Hear what’s up next for AJW here first.
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 9: Aaron Saft - Beastcoast Community
Mike and Patrick talk with Aaron about the importance of family, the running community he’s built in Asheville, his long career of fast running on many surfaces, and his plans for 2020.
Jan 8, 2020
Episode 8: Karl The SpeedGOAT Meltzer- 42 on 52
Karl joins Patrick and Mike to chat about his ultrarunning career and his 42nd 100 mile win on his 52nd birthday.
Jan 3, 2020
Episode 7: Jacob Geisler - Nutrition Wizard
Episode 7: Jacob Geisler-Nutrition Wizard. Jacob joins Mike and Patrick to discuss proper nutrition and fueling for ultras. Buckle up, this one is chalked full of great information.
Dec 25, 2019
Episode 6: Missy and Jake Jackson - Family, Running, Punk Rock
Missy and Jake sit down to balance family life, full time jobs, art, and their ultra running.
Dec 16, 2019
Special Edition: Golden Hour at Desert Solstice 24 Hour Track Invitational
From Savannah, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona, Mike Nadeau gets on the line with Patrick Reagan, Jamil Coury, Patrick Caron, and Zach Bitter out at The Desert Solstice 24 Hour Track Invitational to highlight the golden (last) hour of the event. (Recorded live during the final hour of the 2019 Desert Solstice 24 Hour Track Invitational.)
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 5: Roxanne Vogel - Science & Mountaineering
Grab your trekking poles and maybe an oxygen tank! Roxanne Vogel talks physiology, the GU Energy Performance Lab, her quest for the 7 Summits, Everest, and ultra running. Join us for one hell of an episode!
Dec 4, 2019
Episode 4: Sabrina Little - Rocky Raccoon 100 Primer
Buckle up! Sabrina Little, HOKA ONE Athlete and 4 time Rocky Racoon Champ, gives us the nitty gritty on everything you need to know about Rocky Racoon.
Nov 27, 2019
Episode 3: Stingray Scott Owenby - Savannah Roundup
Stringray Scott Owenby, the Rad Rabbit himself, sits down with Mike and Patrick for a chat about his epic year of 2 BQs, Cremator 50, and Farm Daze 6 hour. Scott evokes his love for the running community and fishing. He shares insight into balancing a full time job with his love for running.
Nov 20, 2019
Episode 2: Sarah Bard - JFK 50 Mile Primer
Coming in hot! We’re committed to bringing on top athletes in our sport to educate, empower, and make you feel more confident in your next race. With the JFK 50 Mile Race coming up this weekend, two time champion Sarah Bard gives the low down on logistics, nutrition, shoe choice, and all the best tips to help you make the best of your day on the trails!
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 1: Zach Bitter - Chasing the Track 100
Elite ultrarunner Zach Bitter joins Mike and Patrick for Episode 1 of Tortoise of the Hare Podcast. Zach has focused on the Track 100 Mile discipline for the past six years. He has applied laser focus while challenging the limits of the human body. Listen in for the nitty gritty on what attracts Zach to this discipline.