Trail Runner Nation

"The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire".  Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book published in 2000, "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference"  can translate in to our sport.  Andy Jones-Wilkins and Zach Bitter join The Nation to discuss what some of these little things are and some of the people that have been influential in making trail and ultra running more popular.

Direct download: tipping_point_4.mp3
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Pam Reed recently broke her leg.  Our East Coast Executive Producer and Headmaster, Andy Jones-Wilkins, joins The Nation to discuss what it takes to make a comeback from injury, in a race, from professional setbacks, personal relationships, etc.

Pam's previous podcast: "Visualization and Leaping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Pam Reed"

Pam Reed's book, "The Extra Mile"

Check out the TRN Store for great holiday gifts for you or your runner.

Direct download: Pam_and_AJW_1.1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:57pm CST

Gary Dudney is a prolific writer and can be seen in "Ultra Running Magazine", "Trail Runner", "Runner's World", "Running Times", and others.  He has run over 200 ultras and 50 Hundreds.  He joins The Nation to explain what he has learned over the years, especially how to find joy in the journey of running.

The Tao of Running Website

The Book: "The Tao of Running: Your Journey to Mindful and Passionate Running"

 

Direct download: Gary_Dudney_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:44pm CST

Gary Robbins has won the HURT 100-mile trail race 3 times and many other races.  He is also a coach and race director.  Gary joins The Nation to talk about

Check out

photo credit Brian McCurdy

 

Direct download: Gary_Robbins_final.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

Sally McRae is busy.  She called, we agreed to hit record and now we have the first ever TRN "Phone-Cast" with Sally. 

Photo Credit: Billy Yang 

Direct download: sally_phone.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

Dr. Joe Uhan is a physical therapist, Board­-Certified Orthopedic Specialist, coach.....oh, and he can run!  Joe can be seen and read regularly on IRunFar and UltraRunning Magazine He joins The Nation to talk about running efficiency and bio-mechanics.   Running efficiently is very simple, but NOT EASY.  Here are some links to what we discussed:

How to learn more from Dr. Joe

Direct download: UHAN_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm CST

Dr. Phil Maffetone has changed the way most of us eat, train, run and live our lives.  He joins The Nation to talk about the social stress of the "No Pain, No Gain" philosophy, hydration, getting enough vitamin D, using fish oils, and much more.

Here are some links to things we discussed:

Direct download: Maff_10.16.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

  Coach Travis Macy

and Andy Jones-Wilkins

join The Nation to discuss why trail running is more than just logging miles and how it becomes part of who we are.  In TRN style, we approach this topic by throwing out words that spark these ideas:

  • Faith
  • Calm/Stillness
  • Therapy
  • Nook
  • Community
  • Failure
  • Technology/gear
  • Grain
Direct download: Words_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

TRN regular and running guru, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella joins The Nation to do a brief recap of this years Freedoms Run, a race he has directed for the past 8 years.  We then talk about the "pendulum swinging back to minimalist shoes" and how it is important to have good running form.

Check out the 3 Efficient Running Training Modules that Dr. Mark and the U.S. Air Force created.

Don't forget to check out

The Natural Running Center

Get some shoe advice and buy some shoes at Two Rivers Treads or call them at 855.878.7323

Direct download: cuc.1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CST

Meghan Arbogast has been running for over 30 years and continues to be competitive with other runners that are 1/2 her age.  She seems to be getting faster!  She joins The Nation to discuss how she got into running, her training regime, love for running, race strategies and her favorite Taco Bell menu item.

Hire Meghan to Coach you HERE

New Yorker article, "Meb Keflezighi, Bernard Lagat, and the Secret to Running Forever"

Wally Hesseltine video.  72-year-old Western States 100

Direct download: megleg_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am CST