The Liles Trials

The Liles Trials
I’ve been running ultramarathons for over a decade and now I’m turning 40. This show explores taking a big picture look at how to keep working on self improvement when the window for (personal) peak performance is closing and perhaps learn some things I wish I’d of known sooner. I’ll explore diet options like keto and high fat low carb, training at lower intensities using methods like MAF, rest, recovery, strength, mobility, and race performance in my experiment of one.

18 months Keto - What now?
Jun 26, 2019 • 29 min
18 month check in. 3 lessons learned along the way.
HURT 100 Ultra Marathon Race Recap
Mar 6, 2019 • 28 min
Covering my results from the HURT 100 including race day food plan and execution.
Keeping a New Years resolution
Jan 10, 2019 • 20 min
The new year is here!! You’ve set a resolution now you want to keep it. Here I discuss how I kept a New Years resolution all year long. Find me at:
It’s a New Year and sleep test results
Jan 2, 2019 • 12 min
Happy New Year! Getting this episode out the door is part of my New Year’s resolution which is to not waste my time away on mindless scrolling on my phone and use that time more wisely. Mainly, I discuss some improved sleep results after I took a 7 day…
Blue Light Special!
Oct 22, 2018 • 13 min
Some of the newest devices and popular applications are getting built-in features to tell you how much you use them. That can’t be just because they are nice. There has to be more to it right? In this episode I dig into device usage and the impact on…
Oregon PCT (part 2)
Sep 24, 2018 • 27 min
Wrapping up thoughts and results from my 240 mile trek to complete the state of Oregon via the PCT on foot.
Completing the Oregon PCT Recap - part 1
Sep 4, 2018 • 29 min
Talking about completing the remaining 240 miles of the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail that I didn’t complete in 2016. I talk about how my plans changed and how that effected the entire vibe of the trip in the most awesome way. I also discuss what I ate along…
Big Horn 100 Race Report
Jul 12, 2018 • 23 min
Talking about the Big Horn 100 run and how it played out.
Is It Fair to Compare?
May 30, 2018 • 24 min
A little free flow thinking. Is it good to compare your efforts to the tops in your area of practice? Maybe. It is also good to be pleased with your accomplishments and just leave it at that.
Dieting with your spouse
May 24, 2018 • 33 min
First guest! I interview my better half, Micaela (not a runner and doesn’t listen to this show). She talks about diet ups and downs. Successes shes currently having. Cravings she had and the strategies she’s used to combat them. She also takes some time…
4 month Check-in
May 16, 2018 • 31 min
Time for a check in! My training volume is up. I’m in crunch time of getting ready for the Big Horn 100 so I decided to give some personal stories of how I am seeing all this diet and training playing out. Short answer: Body feels good. I’m seeing…
Go To Sleep
May 9, 2018 • 20 min
Discussing Sleep and Athletic Performance. Did you know that you could increase performance metrics by 10% by getting more sleep? Study after study shows significant performance boosts by getting 10 hours a night. 10 hours!! Whoa, that is a lot but…
Chuckanut 50k Race Report
May 2, 2018 • 32 min
Here it is! A real life test to see how and if slowing down in training and going low carb would play out on a race course. I talk about running the Chuckanut 50k, a race that includes a lot more flat running than I thought going in. I discuss the course…
Is all this exercise even good for me?
Apr 25, 2018 • 9 min
I went off script this week and didn’t stay on my planned agenda. The last show got me thinking about longevity and if this exercise stuff is really even healthy. Well…. the answer seems to be “sort of.” Peak performance and longevity generally don’t go…
A New Training Block
Apr 12, 2018 • 23 min
This one cover talking about the MAF (maximum aerobic function) method of training by Dr. Phil Maffetone. Keeping it slow for a bit to support, possibly accelerate the dietary change and keep the cravings away. Learning how to slow down and not get all…
A Case of the 2’s
Apr 4, 2018 • 28 min
This one is all about getting my head right, timing, and sticking to it. Taking the time to surround yourself with options is key. Make sure to have alternatives for meals, snacks, and know where to go when you are out of your “safe space.” Going keto or…
Dr Pepper Tastes Good
Apr 2, 2018 • 24 min
I discuss how I am using keto as a part of training, just like you would a base building or a speed work block. I cover off on what a day to day diet might look like for me and how deciding when to take on any type of change matters in terms of success.
Why so Hangry?!
Mar 20, 2018 • 21 min
Here i set the stage for what high fat low carb is. Why I chose it and some unexpected benefits.
Ready for Launch
Mar 16, 2018 • 8 min
Putting my toes back in the podcasting waters. This is the first episode discussing what is coming. I’m turning 40, still trying to get better at this running and life stuff. I’m taking a different approach to diet, training, and recovery. Will it work?…