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"Run On It" With Rio Lakeshore

Episode 27



Show Notes

Rio Lakeshore is a Backcountry partner who's known for his trail running achievements—but he’s accomplished so much more than that. Rio is a deeply introspective individual and he’s also very intentional about his actions both within his sport and outside of it.


Nils speaks with Rio about being a father, and developing the tools to take on the adversity that life consistently dishes out. The pair also dive into the topic of fashion, and certain parallels between the running and snowboarding spaces when it comes to technical apparel that crosses over with streetwear. Follow along to learn what it means to “Run On It” when an idea comes to mind.


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Chapter Timestamps:


0:00 – Intro

1:50 – What Running Means

7:04 – Hybrid West Coast Upbringing

14:02 – Getting Into Distance Running

22:36 – The Long-Distance Mentality

27:57 – Persistence & Mindfulness

35:00 – Meditation & Visualization

39:40 – Fashion & Self-Expression

45:29 – Music, Writing & Film

49:18 – Run On It

54:59 – Outro

The Backcountry Podcast is a collection of conversations with influential members of the outdoor community, including our athletes and ambassadors. We dive deep into widespread topics from guests’ perspectives, ranging from film projects to personal pursuits and outdoor industry news. The Backcountry Podcast is hosted by Backcountry athlete, professional snowboarder, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering graduate, and all-around mountain guy, Nils Mindnich.


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