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Jared Hazen | Canyons 100K Analysis, Western States Vision, Coaching and Sponsor Changes

May 01, 2022 Season 1 Episode 71
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Jared Hazen | Canyons 100K Analysis, Western States Vision, Coaching and Sponsor Changes
Show Notes

Jared Hazen is a professional mountain ultra trail runner for Salmon based in Flagstaff, AZ.

Jared joins the podcast to talk about his 3rd place finish at the 2022 Canyons 100K, his golden ticket to the Western States 100 this June, as well as much more. We also talk about his entry in the sport at a relatively young age, his sponsorship change earlier this year, what it’s like being a full-time ultra runner, what his long-term goals are in the sport, and what it’s been like being a part of the Coconino Cowboys.


Timestamps:

  • (0:38) - early thoughts on the 2022 Western States 100
  • (1:45) - ultimate goals at Western States
  • (3:30) - his mindset at 19 deciding to go all-in on ultrarunning
  • (5:47) - early influences in the sport
  • (7:35) - persistence making running the main thing
  • (9:30) - whether he still subscribes to his early running philosophies
  • (11:20) - whether he would ever consider doing a road marathon
  • (12:52) - the story behind how he met Jim Walmsley
  • (14:45) - Coconino Cowboys reflections
  • (18:39) - reflecting on a couple years of racing struggles
  • (24:38) - working with Jason Koop now
  • (27:57) - whether he enjoys being coached
  • (29:14) - what prompted the sponsors change from Hoka to Salomon
  • (33:32) - what it’s like ultrarunning full-time
  • (39:18) - how he chooses races, thoughts on specialization
  • (42:41) - confidence for the Canyons 100K
  • (44:49) - Canyons 100K analysis
  • (50:04) - reflecting on running 14:26 at the 2019 Western States 100
  • (52:09) - Is 13:59 possible at Western States?
  • (53:24) - lessons for Western States
  • (56:15) - miscellaneous questions


    Links:

  • Follow Jared on Instagram
  • Follow Jared on Strava


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