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Cultra Trail Running

Mar 12, 2019

This show is a long form one on one interview with 20 year veteran Elite Trail Runner and environmentalist, Debbie Livingston. We could spend an entire episode discussing just the races that she has won. We could spend another episode discussing how to raise a fit and healthy family and getting them involved with trails and endurance sport. Or we could spend a few hours discussing the Cult of Ultra Culture and how it has changed in the last 20 years. That would still leave Yoga, coaching, trail advocacy, women’s rights, pregnancy and running, race directing, environmental issues, and a review of the most epic mountain trail routes in the North East. Today’s show is kind of a sampler of these things.

The CULTRA trail running podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails, that most normal people don’t care about. CULTRA’s headquarters is located in the belly of the beast coast, Glastonbury Connecticut, so most of our stories involve North East Trail running or North East Trail runners.

 The language used in this show is NOT explicit and raw so feel free to listen to this with your kids, or at work, and the only likely way you could be offended is if a little vegan talk upsets you, and if that’s the case, and your not open to discussing things that make you uncomfortable, then you most likely have other bigger issues to deal with in your life. At any rate feel free to swear at us if you need too.

We don’t have sponsors at this point, instead we like to recognize the folks that support us.  The Shenipsit Striders are a Connecticut running club and a crucial thread in the fabric of the North East Trail Running Scene. They put on the Nipmuck Trail Marathon, which just celebrated 35 years, as well as a bunch of low cost, grass roots trail running events. Check them out!

More information on Debbie:

Race reports and other great content: 

Debbie is presenting at one of the REI Woman’s Speaker Series which will be held on Monday, July 22nd at REI West Hartford from 7-9pm. 

August 16th -18th Debbie Livingston is leading a Woman’s Trail Running and Yoga Retreat at the Highland Center in NH for the Appalachian Mountain Club. It is not listed yet on their website but will be soon. 

Starting April 2nd, 2X per week, Debbie will be leading a youth running program in Bolton supported by the Shenipsit Striders. Attached is the application form.

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