Wed, 8 July 2020
What does an Ultra Runner look like? Sometimes it looks like Mirna Valerio! Mirna, “The Mirnavator,” is busting expectations and stereotypes and she’s on a mission to make trail running, fitness and the outdoors accessible to all. She and Joe De Sena talk about some of the challenges and rewards of being an unconventional runner. “I feel my most human out on the trails.” New to trail running? She shares her 6 key tips to getting the most out of the sport.
Mirna says “I’m not out here to win sh*t, I’m out here to be on trails and show people that … if you have a body like mine you can be on trails too!” Nature, fitness, Spartan races and trail running are for everyone. Have you thought about what you can do to help us on our mission to rip 100million people off the couch? Are you welcoming new and different athletes to our sport? Forget the excuses, don’t be afraid to fail and just get out there - and inspire others to join you!
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0:45 Sefra Alexandra introduces the “Mirnavator”
1:30 Wildalaskancompany.com special offer
2:30 Moving to the great state of Vermont
4:30 “Slow As F*ck”
6:30 The “ZoomPocalypse”
8:00 Growing up in a strong community in Brooklyn
9:30 Starting her running “journey”
11:00 Finding the greatness in yourself
12:00 The joy of being out on the trails
13:00 Food as fuel
14:00 The trails are made for all body types
15:00 Forget your excuses- get out there!
16:00 Inspiring others
18:20 Wildalaskancompany.com break
20:00 “A Beautiful Work in Progress”
22:00 Starting wherever you are
24:00 Getting injured and pivoting
27:30 Trail Running tips 101 !
30:00 Adventures in the Copper Canyon
32:00 Tracking her son
35:45 Sefra the Seed Huntress reflects on this awesome episode
37:30 Wildalaskancompany.com close
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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra. Johnny Waite & Colonel Nye are out on the trails!
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
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