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The Endureus Project

The Endureus Project

By Cjaye
Fitness Enthusiast, Father, and Engineer. Lover of endurance sports and coffee. Chris resides in Orange County, CA where he runs the YouTube channel Cjaye Media which focuses on documenting his weekly balance of training for triathlons, trail running, ultrarunning, as well as raising his family, and working.

Each week he talks about his experiences as well as to athletes, average runners, coaches, doctors, therapists, and nutritionists to gain insight and inspiration to be our best.
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Mark Curtis - Running Coach, RN, and Navy Seal - Ep14

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BJ Gumkowski - YogiTriathlete - ep25
Coach “Beej” has a zeal for life that is infectious and a deep passion for serving others to achieve their greatest dreams. He works one-on-one with his athletes to empower them to be active participants in their process of physical and mental growth. When he’s not swimming, biking, or running, he’s found in the yoga studio standing on his head, making room to answer life’s epic questions. BJ is a 17x Ironman triathlete, Ironman and 70.3 World Championship Qualifier, Boston Marathon qualifier, triathlon, and running coach with major street cred. He is a 200-hr Live Love Teach trained yoga instructor and certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Follow Ray on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briangumkowski/
56:10
July 25, 2022
My Pursuit - Q & A with Cjaye - ep24
I am back! I starting a new sub-series on the podcast called My Pursuit, where I will answer questions I receive from all of you on my YouTube channel, Instagram, or through e-mail on endureus.com. This week's questions: How was the Profile Design Aeria Hydration bottle straw? How did it go with the increased run cadence? How was the bike? SRAM Rival eTap AXS? Do you have a video(s) of you breaking down the cost(s) associated with participating in an Ironman? How do you fit in 10+ hours of training, work, family, etc.? How often and how long do you do yoga per week? I also want to start doing yoga. You are always so fresh and perky. How do you do that? Do you take something special or do you eat something special? I often feel tired and powerless before my workout. You always seem so motivated and powerful. What do you do to be like this?
26:05
July 18, 2022
Ray Symonds - From 500 lbs to Ultra Runner - ep23
Ray Symonds lost over 300 lbs and in the process become an ultra runner finishing all distance races including the Long Haul 100-mile race. In this episode, we talk about his weight loss journey and how he found running and eventually ultra running. Follow Ray on Instagram: https://instagram.com/ray_symonds
01:04:31
October 04, 2021
Ari Klau - Professional Triathlete, YouTuber, and Music Producer - ep22
This episode of The Endureus Project podcast features YouTubing, music-making, professional triathlete Ari Klau. We discuss his past as an NCAA runner, pursuing a career as a professional runner, what lead him to triathlon, his YouTube channel, making music, and most recently his transition from age grouper to professional triathlete. He also helps me understand what the term "strug pro" means. Ari's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1CO8t_x0anjntGpV_Jkt5w Ari's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archmdz/
01:03:21
September 29, 2021
Coach Liz - Dogs, Training, Western States and 29029 - ep21
In this episode of The Endureus Project, I talk to my friend Coach Liz. She is a mom, runner, coach, writer, and former CPA who can work with you to train your mind and body for running, which will also flow into your life. We talk about everything from dogs to kids, mindset to nutrition, and her recent experiences with volunteering to help with the live stream at the Western States and completing  29029, a 36-hour event where you attempt to hike up 29029 feet, the equivalent height of Mt. Everest. Coach Liz on IG: https://www.instagram.com/runningonventi/ Website: https://www.runningonventi.com/
01:08:41
September 26, 2021
Cody Francis Music - ep20
Cody Francis is a talented musician and producer that I have been using in my videos since I started my YouTube channel. He creates acoustic folk music that is laidback and hopeful. I love using his tracks for my outdoor trail running sequences. By far, my favorite song of his is Running Circles. I thought it would be fun to talk to him about the details behind some of my favorite songs. Below are links to find him and his music if you like the sound of it. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1RKbW3DVPPhWHNfParfJ32  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cody_francis_music/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNjiAoQ-U1tmMPMhIBBU9Gg 
01:02:58
September 22, 2021
Reed Wasser - Wim Hof Method - ep19
Reed Joseph Wasser has studied and taught various approaches to meditation, yoga, movement, and general health optimization since 1998.  Over the years, he has studied with teachers from Eastern and Western esoteric traditions and lectured on various subjects related to the spirit-mind-body model. For the past ten years, Reed has been dedicated to the Brazilian ritual combat game of Capoeira and holds the title of Instructor in his lineage.  He currently teaches Capoeira, movement, and meditation in Seattle, WA, and Long Beach, CA. In 2018 Reed enrolled in the Wim Hof Academy so that he can share what he’s learning with his community. In October 2018 he received his Level 1 Instructor Certification from the Wim Hof Academy. In April 2020 he received his Level 2 Instructor Certification. In Reed’s workshops, you can expect to hear about the science behind the Wim Hof Method in a casual lecture format.   He emphasizes the use of Wim Hof’s third-eye meditation after the WHM breathing rounds in his workshops and strongly encourages people to remember to take time to meditate in their daily practice. Cjaye Media IG: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Cjaye Media YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/cjayemedia Katie Bishop: https://www.instagram.com/katiem_bishop/ Endureus IG: https://www.instagram.com/endureus/ Endureus Website: https://www.endureus.com/
01:00:48
September 19, 2021
Katie Bishop - Performance Nutrition - ep18
Katie Bishop is working with athletes to optimize their nutrition to achieve their goals such as weight loss and performance. Katie is a good friend of mine and has been helping me drop some weight and size over the last six weeks. The results have been fantastic. Cjaye Media IG: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Cjaye Media YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/cjayemedia Katie Bishop: https://www.instagram.com/katiem_bishop/ Endureus IG: https://www.instagram.com/endureus/ Endureus Website: https://www.endureus.com/
52:09
September 15, 2021
David Salas - Doctors of Running - Ep17
This week I talk with Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist David Salas from Doctors of Running. We talk about shoes, running form analysis, cadence, and much more. Join my Patreon community: https://www.patreon.com/CjayeMedia David of IG: https://www.instagram.com/docsofrundavid/ Doctors of Running on IG: https://www.instagram.com/doctorsofrunning/ Doctors of Running website: https://www.doctorsofrunning.com/
01:13:16
May 12, 2020
Daniel Reintjes - Vegan Powered Athlete - Ep16
This week I talk to Daniel Reintjes (@veganpoweredathlete) about his life transformation and becoming a plant-based athlete. https://veganpoweredathlete.com/
01:04:29
May 05, 2020
Routines, Rituals, & Creating an Adventure - Ep15
It's just me in this episode sharing about my thoughts on creating routines and rituals that will help keep you moving towards your goals as well as something you can do to help get through this time where all of our races have been canceled.
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April 30, 2020
Mark Curtis - Running Coach, RN, and Navy Seal - Ep14
This week I talk with Mark Curtis, who is a retired Navy Seal, a Registered Nurse, and a Running Coach. I meet him at the 2019 Transrockies Run and have since become good friends. He is an incredible athlete and a wonderful human being.
01:24:14
April 28, 2020
Vicki Starr - Hot for Holistics - Ep13
This episode I talk with my friend and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner Vicki Starr. She is a 6-time Ironman, has qualified and raced Ironman World Championships,  and qualified and raced the Boston Marathon, as well as setting a USA Masters Weightlifting Record, and run a 120-mile Ultra Marathon Race.  Website: https://hotforholistics.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/hotforholistics/
57:30
April 20, 2020
Jake Platt - MORPHED Method - Ep12
Jake is a coach and entrepreneur who is using all of his experience to help people who feel life isn't progressing the way the would like. It's an enormous burden to want more out of life and not knowing where to go or what to do when we lose track. He works together with people to expand their reality with a determined focus centered on exploration, discovery, creating and facilitating a new course of action that is in line with your life's values, dreams, and ambitions.  Jake on Instagram: instagram.com/jakeplatt68/  Morphed Method on Instagram: instagram.com/morphedmethod  Morphed Method website: morphedmethod.com  That hypnosis program was from Dr. David ILLIG: www.successworld.com
01:32:46
April 18, 2020
Podcast Reboot - CJAYE Show - EP11
I have decided to relaunch the podcast I started last year called the Rocks, Roots, & Ruts show, but rename it to be in line with the rest of the media I am created. So...here the new CJAYE Show. This is a short introduction episode to catch up on what I have been doing and get me back into the swing of recording.
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April 15, 2020
Holly Benner - Professional Triathlete - EP10
Holly Benner is a professional triathlete from Pennsylvania with a background in swimming and rowing. She is also an Instructional Designer for the DOD, a Multisport coach, and a Trek Women’s Ambassador. This episode I talk with Holly about battling depression and how training and racing have helped her. Holly's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holly.a.benner ____________ Become one of my Patreon supporters are receive early access to videos, discounts, as well as more behind the scenes access. https://www.patreon.com/cjayemedia Have a question or comments? I like to hear from you! E-mail me: https://www.cjaye.com/contact/ The Rocks, Roots, & Ruts podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, and PublicRadio. Just waiting for Sticher to be approved. Get 25% off Headsweats.com with the code "cjaye25" Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjayemedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Strava profile: https://www.strava.com/athletes/3025037 My Gear: Camera - Canon M50: https://amzn.to/2pYkEnD Software - OBS Project: https://obsproject.com/ Microphone - Rode NT-USB: https://amzn.to/2F2FWaO HDMI to USB - Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus: https://amzn.to/2TdLmVG
01:18:34
April 26, 2019
Max Nelson - AthletiCBD - EP9
This week I sit down with AthletiCBD owner Max Nelson to talk about the use of CBD products in sports as well as the health benefits associated with using these products. Get 15% off of AthletiCBD products on their website using the code: "Cjaye15". AthletiCBD website: https://athleticbd.com/ AthletiCBD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athleticcbd/ ____________ Become one of my Patreon supporters are receive early access to videos, discounts, as well as more behind the scenes access. https://www.patreon.com/cjayemedia Have a question or comments? I like to hear from you! E-mail me: https://www.cjaye.com/contact/ The Rocks, Roots, & Ruts podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, and PublicRadio. Just waiting for Sticher to be approved. Get 25% off Headsweats.com with the code "cjaye25" Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjayemedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Strava profile: https://www.strava.com/athletes/3025037 My Gear: Camera - Canon M50: https://amzn.to/2pYkEnD Software - OBS Project: https://obsproject.com/ Microphone - Rode NT-USB: https://amzn.to/2F2FWaO HDMI to USB - Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus: https://amzn.to/2TdLmVG
01:07:17
April 16, 2019
Karl Meltzer - World Class Ultra Runner - EP8
This week I sit down with my coach and world-class ultrarunner Karl Meltzer. We talk about training, tips for new and aspiring ultrarunners, and tips for me to think about as I go into my race.   Karl's website: https://www.karlmeltzer.com Karl's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meltzerkarl/ Karl's Netflix documentary about breaking the AP record - Made to be Broken: https://www.netflix.com/title/80233478 More video's about Karl: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=karl+meltzer Become one of my Patreon supporters are receive early access to videos, discounts, as well as more behind the scenes access. https://www.patreon.com/cjayemedia Have a question or comments? I like to hear from you! E-mail me: https://www.cjaye.com/contact/ The Rocks, Roots, & Ruts podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, and PublicRadio. Just waiting for Sticher to be approved. Get 25% off Headsweats.com with the code "cjaye25" Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjayemedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Strava profile: https://www.strava.com/athletes/3025037 My Gear: Camera - Canon M50: https://amzn.to/2pYkEnD Software - OBS Project: https://obsproject.com/ Microphone - Rode NT-USB: https://amzn.to/2F2FWaO HDMI to USB - Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus: https://amzn.to/2TdLmVG
01:18:00
April 03, 2019
Shawn Stratton - Vegan Endurance Athlete - EP7
This week we talk with endurance athlete Shawn Stratton. He is in his early 40's and training for my first 100-miler after doing triathlons and shorter running races for years He has completed two Ironman's and six marathons. He has three young children and lives in Ottawa, Canada. Shawn's website: www.shawnstratton.com Shawn's book - TEAMS ON THE EDGE:  http://www.shawnstratton.ca/book/ Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival: www.oivff.com Shawn's Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664595598 Shawn's Boston Marathon Race Repot: http://www.shawnstratton.ca/?s=race+report 
01:35:41
March 27, 2019
Anthony Gilbert - Father of 4 and Ultra Runner - EP6
This week on RR&R Show I talk to Anthony Gilbert from Tulsa, OK. He is a 43-year old project manager, a family man with four kids ranging from 4 to 17-years old. Anthony likes to say he has been running since birth because his parents would take him to the local track to run off his energy and he's never stopped running. He ran in school through college and then later in life came back to running to do a marathon. He has run many marathons, 50k's, a 55-miler, and has his eyes set on completing his first 100-mile run. Find Anthony online: IG: https://www.instagram.com/scarecrowrunner/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKMFMZYCbn8dq_uCUfrSBw Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/6777732 Website: https://scarecrowrunner.blogspot.com/ Become one of my Patreon supporters are receive early access to videos, discounts, as well as more behind the scenes access. https://www.patreon.com/cjayemedia Have a question or comments? I like to hear from you! E-mail me: https://www.cjaye.com/contact/ The Rocks, Roots, & Ruts podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, and PublicRadio. Just waiting for Stitcher to be approved. Get 25% off Headsweats.com with the code "cjaye25" Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjayemedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Strava profile: https://www.strava.com/athletes/3025037 My Gear: Camera - Canon M50: https://amzn.to/2pYkEnD Software - OBS Project: https://obsproject.com/ Microphone - Rode NT-USB: https://amzn.to/2F2FWaO HDMI to USB - Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus: https://amzn.to/2TdLmVG
01:10:44
March 22, 2019
Karen Smidt - Teacher-Librarian, Coach, and Ultra Runner - EP5
Karen Smidt has been running for 40+ years and has raced every distance from the 800m to 100 miles. She is a high school Teacher-Librarian as well as the Head High School Cross Country and Track Coach. She has race Western States, Leadville, and Run Rabbit Run just to name a few.  She has a new personal quest of running a 50-mile race in all 50 states while in her 50's. Find Karen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karen.s.smidt Become one of my Patreon supporters are receive early access to videos, discounts, as well as more behind the scenes access. https://www.patreon.com/cjayemedia Have a question or comments? I like to hear from you! E-mail me: https://www.cjaye.com/contact/ The Rocks, Roots, & Ruts podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, and PublicRadio. Just waiting for Sticher to be approved. Get 25% off Headsweats.com with the code "cjaye25" Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjayemedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Strava profile: https://www.strava.com/athletes/3025037 My Gear: Camera - Canon M50: https://amzn.to/2pYkEnD Software - OBS Project: https://obsproject.com/ Microphone - Rode NT-USB: https://amzn.to/2F2FWaO HDMI to USB - Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus: https://amzn.to/2TdLmVG
01:15:23
March 15, 2019
Kevin "Houda" McDonald - Transrockies Run Race Director, World Traveler, and Athlete - Ep4
Kevin McDonald is the race director for the Transrockies 6 & 3 day run across the Colorado Rockies which I did five years ago. I will be running it again in August this year. Kevin is an Ironman finisher and is now training for his first ultra at Bryce Canyon.  Follow Kevin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houda44/ Receive 25% off at by https://www.rocksrootsandruts.com becoming a supporter of my channel on https://www.patreon.com/cjayemedia Have a question or comments? I like to hear from you! E-mail me: https://www.cjaye.com/contact/
52:40
March 11, 2019
Brandon Crites - Family Man, Entrepreneur, and Ultra Runner - Ep3
This week I connect with Brandon Crites who I connected with through my 26 Weeks series. He is a father, husband, business owner, and training to run his first 100-mile ultramarathon. We talk about how he balances training for an ultra with all of the other responsibilities he has with family and recently starting a new business.  Follow Brandon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitfamilyhabit/
56:35
March 08, 2019
Ultra Runner and YouTube Creator Tre Runs - Ep2
This week I talk with ultra runner and YouTube creator Terry Eldien (TRE RUNS) about his training and racing experiences. He has been racing ultra's for 5 years and competed in more than 20 ultras of all distances including ten 100-mile races including Western States in 2018. He is currently training for the Zion 100 which takes place the second week of April 2019. TRE RUNS on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1YeBoY0LCp6IOku8lL7PKA
01:08:01
March 02, 2019
Q&A with the Host - Training for Ultra Running - Ep1
This is the first episode of the new weekly RR&R podcast that YouTube creator Chris "Cjaye Media" has put together. He is known for his "26 Weeks" ultra training series which documents his six month journey of balancing family, work, friends, training. In this episode he introduces himself, talks about his past, his current training for the Beyond Limits Ultra and answers a bunch of common questions he receives. Find Chris online here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CjayeMedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjayemedia/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/cjayemedia
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February 27, 2019