Trail Runner Nation

In 2017, Michael McKnight won the fastest cumulated time for the triple crown of 200-milers, Bigfoot 200, Tahoe 200, & Moab 240.

Last week he set a new Bigfoot 200 record by over 4 ours finishing in 51:33 - 18 hours faster than his first attempt in 2017.  We sit down with Michael and talk about how his training and strategies have changed since 2017.

Direct download: MM.mp3
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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, join The Nation to discuss this simple but complex topic.

  • Why is it easier to keep up?
  • When we fall behind, we have a tendency to try and find a shortcut
  • Good enough isn't
  • Keeping up vs. getting ahead

Check out these links:

Direct download: ToSh_.mp3
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Based on a BBC article by Ian Leslie, "Why Suffering Setbacks Could Make You More Successful",we discuss how this can be true in your training, racing, personal and professional life.

Leslie argues that trauma of losing can actually do you more GOOD than harm; "turning pain into rocket fuel".  

Coach Ian Sharmanjoins The Nation to discuss how this trauma or setbacks can help you become a better athlete, learn how to achieve more, and become happier.

check out Sharman Ultrascoaching services

 

Direct download: IAN_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

Former Navy Seal, endurance athlete, and bearded king, Chadd Wright rejoins The Nation to discuss a mission-mantra that he learned on the Seal Team:

Rules for Chadd's "last man standing" training mission with Jesse Itzler and Mark Brown recently:

  1. Chadd says when the run is over
  2. No Negativity
    1. Share something that you are grateful for on each lap
    2. No profanity

Check out Jesse Itzler's 29O29 Challenge

Sponsor: Native Deodorant use promo code TRN for 20% off first purchase

Direct download: CHADD_2.mp3
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Jeff Browning shows patience and maturity as he continually places in the top 10 at some of the most competitive races.  He recently finished in the top 10 for the 4th time in a row at Western States 100 in June.  We talk to Jeff about

  • His initial conversion from mountain biking to running
  • How becoming fat adapted has helped him recover quicker
  • His race strategy and philosophy
  • Coaching

Check out Jeff's coaching web site: GoBroncoBilly.com 

Direct download: BRONCO_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33am CDT

The women's field at Western Statesis always very deep and exciting to watch.  This year was no exception.  With record low temps and a stacked women's field, the race had many surprises and nail-biting battles.

Brittany Peterson battled with Clare Gallagher at this year's Western States 100 to finish a close second place.  Brittany slows down just long enough to recount her epic finish at the race.

Check out her technical running camp that Brittany and Cody Lind are hosting HERE

Learn more about how Brittany runs fast HERE

Paul and Cody's Coaching site is www.g20running.com

Direct download: F2_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm CDT

This year's Western States 100 did not disappoint.  The course, the competition, the runners, the volunteers, the crew and pacers showed up in spades.  Join AJW as we review the big stories, review AJW pre-race picks, and relive the electricity from this past weekend.

Look for weekly articles from AJW in the Taproomat irunfar.

Direct download: WS_report.mp3
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369 runners will toe the line Saturday.  Each of them with a story.  AJWmeets up with us at The Aid Station in Auburn, CA to preview some of those stories of note and give us his prognostications on the podiums.

Join us for the first-ever 20-hour video streamcast HERE

Look for weekly articles from AJW in the Taproom at irunfar.

Direct download: Prognosication.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am CDT

Join us next week (June 29-30) for the first ever 20-hour video stream-castof the iconic Western States 100.

We will be streaming live video from The Aid Station in Auburn.  Come by and say, "Hi".  We will have aid station snacks and beverages there too.

We discuss the details of the stream cast and where you can join in to follow the race, your favorite runners and learn more about WSER and trail running.

Direct download: WSER.mp3
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A few weeks ago we interviewed Coach Scott Johnstonabout the book he co-authored with Steve House and Kilian Jornet.  We now sit down with Steve to understand his contribution to this amazing book.

Check out their website, Uphill Athlete, is a great resource of knowledge with over 240 articles, coaching, training plans, etc.

Direct download: HOUSE_2.0.mp3
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We unveil our new project that we are attempting the WSER18 hour podcast.  Join AJW and Bob Crowley, our event producer, as we discuss what we will be attempting, what you should expect and where you can either tune in OR come by and visit while we broadcast.

We will begin streaming at 5:00pm PT on race day and will continue until the last finisher crosses the line.

Click HERE to watch the live video stream-cast

The Auburn Aid Station

Trail Animals Club

UltraLive

Direct download: AJW_kick_off.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CDT

Chadd rejoins The Nation to discuss a recent race: Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra -a Last Man Standing race.  He describes what this type of race is and the mental challenges that come with a loop course with no finish line.  Chadd discusses how his training as an elite Navy Seal helps him prepare and run grueling races.  He explains how these techniques can help you through difficult times in a race and in life.

Follow Chadd on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Direct download: Chadds_a_Badass.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am CDT

Iron Mike Wardian is like the sunshine: he seems to be everywhere.  Mike has been successful in every race distance.  He has won the US Championships in 50K, 50M, and 100K distances.  He has qualified multiple times for the US Olympic trials, and still loves running 5Ks.  He has set world records as the fastest stroller marathon, 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.  Last year he ran 10 marathons in 10 days (on 7 continents) - average time was sub 3 hour.

So far he has RACED over 1100 miles in 2019!

We sit down and talk to him about his beginnings, how he recovers magically, his secret to wellness, the amazing Hoka One One earlier this month, his passion for running and his love for the community.

Direct download: IRON_MIKE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

Cat Bradley continues to be a rising star and we found out why when we sat down with her at Fleet Feet Sacramento for a live-audience recording.  She discusses how she developed a love for the outdoors and running, how she sets audacious goals, and how she deals with set backs.  Cat is a true ambassador of the trail and you will find out as you get sucked into her amazing story and personality.

Direct download: Cat_1.12.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Hoka One One may have kept the worlds best running secret for the world record attempt May 4th 2019.  

When a company like Hoka looks for the perfect race venue and finds calendar doesn't meet the criteria, they build their own event.  

Join us as we talk with the Senior Sports Marketing Manager, Mike McMannis   and Head Product Designer Matt Head about the details behind the event and the new CARBON X shoe. 

You can join the event LIVE by logging into the Hoka One One FaceBook page and watch the event go down.  Hoka has provided  professional videographers and 4 professional commentators to give you the best seat in the house.   

 

Direct download: CARBON_X.2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm CDT

How does Killian Jornet train?  Scott Johnston, a world class athlete and experienced coach teams up with two of the world's most experienced mountain athletes to help teach us the keys to training. Training the Uphill Athlete is the new book by Scott, Steve House and Killian Jornet.  Scott discusses the keys to training for endurance and mountain performance.

Check out their website, Uphill Athlete, is a great resource of knowledge with over 240 articles, coaching, training plans, etc.

Direct download: SJ.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am CDT

Tim Twietmeyer has finished Western States 25 times under 24 hours and 5 first place finishes.  Hal Hall has finished 30 Tevis Cup finishes  (Western States trail horse endurance ride) with multiple 1st place finishes. 

Tim and Hal received a "Tile" in downtown Auburn California recognizing their contributions.  We sit down and chat about the history of WS trail, training horses vs training a human. 

Craig Thornley RD of WS 100 helps host this podcast that was recorded live at Auburn Running Company. 

We had a great time, we hope you enjoy as much as we did. 

You can find a the live video on the WS FaceBook site. 

 

Direct download: tim_and_hal_with_ads_-_41919_7.46_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Marty Dugard is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and a  lifelong runner.  He also is the coach for the JSerra High School Running Lions Cross Country teams. He is also a friend of TRN, joining us a few years ago to teach how to seek for a better version of ourselves.

We discuss his newest book, To Be a Runner: How Racing up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Talking on a 5K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

Check out his other books HERE

Direct download: DUGAAAAAARD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm CDT

Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance author, Alex Hutchinson, joins The Nation to discuss endurance: what it is, what defines our limits and the science that helps us understand it.

Previous Podcasts where we discuss the specific chapters of Endure:

  • Podcast #1:   The Unforgiving Minute, The Conscience Quitter, Heat, Belief
  • Podcast #2: The Central Governor Theory, Pain and Training the Brain
  • Podcast #3 : Oxygen, Fuel, and Zapping the Brain

Check out Alex's other books:

Direct download: ALEX_H_ENDURE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm CDT

We finally caught up with our dear friend and favorite sports nutritionist, Sunny Blende.  Although she is "retired", she still can help us understand the important human engine and how to fuel it for endurance sports.

We based our discussion on active.com's article "5 Pre-race Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid" by Kelly Bastone

Previous Podcasts with Sunny:

Direct download: Sunny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

After trying to keep up with Sally McRae, we caught up with The Yellow Runner to discuss some key things that you might be doing that can sabotage your run.

This topic is based on an article by Erin Kelly at Bustle

Check out this short VIDEO to learn more about Sally

Direct download: Sally_2_-_32619_12.24_PM.mp3
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CTS Training Director, Jason Koop, joins The Nation to talk about his recent Tweet:

Check out Jason's book, "Training Essentials for Ultrarunning"

Jason Koop is the Head Coach for CTS-Ultrarunning. He is the author of ‘Training Essentials for Ultrarunning’ which has become the benchmark book for ultramarathon training. During his coaching career, he has managed over 100 endurance coaches and several hundred atheltes of all types, abilities and sports. He is coach to many of today’s top ultramarathon athletes including Dylan Bowman, Kaci Lickteig, Timothy Olson, Stephanie Violett, Dakota Jones, Kelly Wolf and many others. He is also an accomplished ultrarunner in his own right having finishes in some of the most difficult races on the planet including the Badwater 135, Hardrock 100, Leadville Trail 100, Wasatch 100, Bear 100 and Western States 100

Direct download: Coach_Jason_Koop_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

Candice Burt joins The Nation to give us a report of her 3rd Place overall title at Delirious W.E.S.T 200 Mile Ultra.  Candice is arguably one of the pioneers in designing and directing the 200+ mile endurance races.  Until a few short weeks ago, she had never toed the line at the distance (in a race).  Listen to her experiences and stories.

In a short month she will also be beginning her attempt to break the FKT of the Arizona Trail, the 800-mile trail from Mexico to Utah through Arizona.

Check out Candice's races at Destination Trail and sign up for a race!

Direct download: Candice_200_west.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm CDT

Today was the 30th Annual Way Too Cool 50K .  We sit down at the race with Victor Ballesteros and Kenzie MacPail to discuss their favorite Dos and Don'ts of race day.

Direct download: WTC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm CDT

Volume 7 of the Pulitzer Prize winning TRN Audio Magazine is now available at your corner newspaper stand.

Featured articles have been submitted by AJW and Warren Pole and include:

  • Ice To See You: Big Reds, Blue Balls, and Skinny Minis in Eastern Europe
  • What's the Point
  • MS is BS
  • This Tastes a Little Salty
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Lucky Ones
  • Is Running with Papa Roach The Last Resort?
  • Sir WM Cubitt - It Can Be Way Way Worse

Check out

Direct download: AUDIBLE_w_VAJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation for the twentieth time to take a second look at his new book, "Run For Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy". Get the book at Two Rivers Treads for free if you buy $130 in running gear

Dr. Mark's First Podcast back in 2012, "Run Faster & Farther with Less Effort"

Here is the link to Dr. Mark's experience in the centrifuge.

Make sure you watch his 8:25 Video that show the principles of natural running.

Be sure to spend some time learning at The Natural Running Center web site.

Visit Two Rivers Treads running store either in person or call them and ask them some questions!

Direct download: Dr._Mark_-_2819_9.40_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am CDT

Chadd Wright and Shawn Webber rejoin The Nation to analyze their experiences at inaugural running of The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race in New Zealand in January 2019.

You can listen their original podcast, "Training Missions"

Visit their log on Facebook

Direct download: Reminant_part_dos_2_-_2419_7.09_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

Candice Burt and Tosh (Brian Chontosh) talk about suffering and this and that

  • Tosh's 10 minutes
  • Mental Vacation
  • Purposeful training
  • 15/5 rule
  • Broad-based athletic ability

Learn more about Crooked Butterfly Podcast and Humans of Ultra Podcast

Direct download: SUFFER_-_12519_7.31_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT

Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

Ultra Runners and Coaches David and Megan Roche join The Nation to talk about their new book, the Happy Runner.

  • LIVING IN ALL CAPS
  • Embrace the process
  • Why talk about the bad stuff with running?
  • "We don't give a fudge about your result
  • Chaotic unpredictability and futility of results chasing
  • Talent as an uncontrollable initial condition
  • Removing comparison from evaluation

Learn more about David and Megan's coaching at SWAPRunning (SWAP stands for Some Work, All Play).

Direct download: Happy_Runners_2_-_11719_10.07_PM.mp3
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Ultrarunner, Caleb Simpson joins The Nation to discuss CBD Oil and how it might hold some benefits for you as a runner.  There are many incorrect perceptions and understandings about this cousin to marijuana, but there are some key differences that may get you to consider an experiment of one.

Key facts:

  • It is not derived from marajuana plants
  • It cannot get you high
  • It contains <0.3%THC
  • It is legal in all 50 US States
  • It is not a banned substance by athletic organizations

Learn more at HempDaddys

Get 10% off your first order with code, "TRN"

Direct download: CBD2_-_11119_8.41_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm CDT

This year we adapt the boardgame, Balderdash, to a trail game.  AJW and Donna Nì Cuarta compete for the coveted TRN Crown!

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: BoulderDung_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm CDT

PART 3 discussing three more chapters of the great book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.

East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins  rejoins The Nation to discuss three additional chapters:

  • Chapter 7 Oxygen
  • Chapter 10 Fuel
  • Chapter 12 Zapping the Brain

Direct download: Part_3_Endure_2_-_122818_7.54_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm CDT

Two-time 100km world champion and Western States 100 record holder, Ellie Greenwood joins regular guest Ian Sharman to talk about what has changed in their Ultrarunning since they began:

  • Gear
  • Nutrition
  • Training

Bonus topic: what race would you gift a running friend this Christmas and why?

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

 

Direct download: E-N_and_L-E_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm CDT

PART 2.  You can listen to PART 1 HERE.

The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.

East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins  rejoins The Nation to discuss three additional chapters in the book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  • Chapter 3: the Central Governor Theory
  • Chapter 5: Pain
  • Chapter 11: Training the Brain
Direct download: ENDURE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am CDT

The evening of the Western States 100 lottery, there are a few lucky few that are preparing their training plan but the majority are left to scan UltraSignUp for a plan B for 2019.  The Nation gathered at the Auburn-based The Aid Station (special virtual guest, AJW) to talk about this iconic race with Race Director, Craig Thornley and two WS-icons and Board VPs, Tim Twietmeyer and Diana Fitzpatrick to discuss

  • The lure and increased popularity of the race
  • Changes in rules and lottery
  • The Future

Direct download: ALES_and_TRAILS_.mp3
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It is hard for humans to survive on their own.  They need a tribe.  Challenges and pressures are hard on an individual in a group, but much greater for an individual in isolation. We talk about the ancient tribal human behaviors: loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation - that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering.  What can we learn from our tribe?  What can we do to help our tribe flourish.

Just over a year ago, we did a podcast referring to Sebastian Junger's book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.  As it turns out, Sebastian was a runner, and a pretty good one.  Today, Sebastian joins The Nation and help us understand the concept of Tribe better and how it can relate to running.

Pick up this book in audio or in print

Direct download: TRIBE_3_-_112518_9.53_AM.mp3
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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, rejoins The Nation to dive into the mental side of endurance sports.  He recently competed in a unique challenge: 24 hours in an enclosed shipping container trying to run as many miles on a Trueform treadmill.  No light, no watch, no data, virtually sensory deprived.  Listen to his experience in preparation and execution.  There are many things that we all can take away and use in attempting new challenges.

Short video of the challenge

Ideas that came from the podcast:

  • "The less stuff I have, the more I rely on myself"
  • Advice vs. opinion - different levels of importance
  • Practice vs. training
  • "pushing the mind's mind away"
  • Slice the problem - Big problems  have Big solutions.  Break these Big problems into smaller problems and find the small solutions for them.

Check out these links:

Direct download: Tosh_3_-_111618_10.56_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am CDT

Returning guest, Chadd Wright joins The Nation with his training partner and teammate Shawn Webber to discuss their "training missions".  They are preparing to run the inaugural running of The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race in New Zealand in January 2019.

You can follow their training missions on Facebook

Listen to Chadd's original podcast, "Readiness Through Training"

Direct download: Chadd_and_Shawn.mp3
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There is a unique vocabulary for the Trail Running tribe.  Ashley Walsh and Andy Jones-Wilkins join The Nation to discuss some of these terms.

Direct download: TERMS_of_the_TRAIL_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm CDT

We do a lot of power hiking on the trails, but we often neglect our form and biomechanics of walking.  Today, Coach Danny Dreyer rejoins The Nation to help us understand these important biomechanics and teaches us how to improve our walking efficiencies.

Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking).

Link to the ChiRunning School that we spoke about

Get Danny's book, "ChiWalking Book: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy"

Get Danny's book, "ChiRunning book: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running"

Direct download: Chi_Walking_-_102818_9.34_AM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

Like running plans, sometimes when you are producing podcasts, things go awry.  We were planning one podcast for this week, but ended up having a great discussion with Andy.

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: audible.mp3
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SoCal Correspondent, Jimmy Dean Freeman, rejoins The Nation as he and some of his clients are preparing for their A-races in the next few weeks.  We outline 10 things that you can do to sabotage your race and result in DNF.  See how many you have done and keep score!
Direct download: JDF_how_to_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to discuss some interesting topics including:

  • Ultrarunning is unhealthy
  • Running by time is better than running by distance
  • Hyperberic treatment vs hypoxic treatment
  • Bottle are better than bladders
  • stretching is good for PF

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Direct download: thumbs_up_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation to talk about his new book, "Run For Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy". Get the book at Two Rivers Treads for free if you buy $130 in running gear

Here is the link to Dr. Mark's experience in the centrifuge.

Make sure you watch his 8:25 Video that show the principles of natural running.

Be sure to spend some time learning at The Natural Running Center web site.

Visit Two Rivers Treads running store either in person or call them and ask them some questions!

Direct download: dr_mark_4.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm CDT

Days after the conclusion of the Tor Des Geánts 2018 race, Don sits down with AJW, ECEP, and Scott to talk about this amazing experience.

  • Description of the Tor
  • Course description
  • Community
  • Communication between runners despite the language barrier
  • Trail culture - a tribe without borders
  • Mountain Running vs. trail running
  • DNF - what does it really mean

Video of what the Tor is really like.

Special thanks to our loyal partners for their support of the Tribe, The Nation!

Direct download: Anatomy_of_a_DNF_-_91718_8.40_AM.mp3
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Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to help us understand training intensity and periodization is important in your training.

Andy is one of Australia's top endurance coaches.  he is an accomplished elite endurance athlete including a top finish at UTMB an other wins.  He has a pedigree of certifications and is always on the cutting edge of research and coaching.

Previous Podcasts:

Racing vs. Surviving an Ultra with Andy Dubois

Is Supplementary Salt Needed in a Race?

Direct download: Andy_Dubuis_COACH_.mp3
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Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get healthy, fit, and happy! Get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Host Brad Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record-holding Speedgolfer, and former #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a lively and sometimes spicy mix of shows: expert guest interviews, peak performance primers, and brief “Breather” shows for some quick laughs, smiles and inspiration.

Top endurance athlete, author, podcaster and coach, Brad Kearns rejoins The Nation

The Primal Endurance book

Primal Blueprint web site

Direct download: Brad_Kerns_Get_OVER_Yourself_2_-_9318_9.23_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

Don and Scott talk about training for Tour Des Geants.  How Bob Crowley and he have created fun and inspiring training programs & outings that have helped get them in shape for this epic event.

  • Marking courses at Bigfoot - heavy pack and long miles with elevation
  • 24-hours at K2
  • Colorado 14er altitude test
  • Training at altitude with Hypoxico
Direct download: Tdg_don.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm CDT

Ultrarunner and Adventurer, Richard Kresser, spends a few minutes with The Nation to talk about the completion of his supported (although mostly self-supported) self-created and human-powered tour of 16 volcano summits in the Northwest U.S.  This Tour de Volcanoes is something Richard has been scheming and planning for years and 2018 became a reality.

Richard is always on the move and happened to be on the move during this podcast so we experienced some audio challenges.

Tour de Volcanoes by the numbers:

16 out of 16 active Volcano summits

2,400 miles of biking with 127,000 feet of elevation gain

On foot, 180 miles of climbing with 79,700 feet of gain

From starting Mount Lassen at the trailhead, to finishing Mount Baker at the trailhead, 25 days, 9 hours, and 58 minutes.

Listen to the past podcast with Richard about his Broken Arrow 135m race in -25 degree (F) temperatures

Also check out Richard's new Skimo series, Snow Goat Skimo

Direct download: Volcanoes_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am CDT

ECEP (East Coast Executive Producer), Andy Jones-Wilkins, and SCC (SoCal Corespondent), Jimmy Dean Freeman come up with the TOP 20 things that a pacer or crew should NEVER do including:

  • don't assume the rules don't apply to you
  • don't take the runner's pace chart as fact
  • don't #fondleice
  • don't yell or demean, unless they request it :)
  • don't show up unprepared
  • don't complain

 

Direct download: 5_Things_YOU_shouldnt_do_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

Frenchy, Emilie Lecomte, teaches The Nation about adventure racing and multi-day stage races.  We talk about European races vs. North America racing.  Then Emilie turns the table on Don and Bob Crowley asking them questions about their TdG training and plans for the September race.

  • Lecomte notable records/wins
    Completed 40 ultras/multi-stage/adventure races, winning 19 (nearly 50%), podium all but 8 (80%),2 world records:
    WR holder: GR20 Corsica (41h22m)
    WR women’s holder: TdG (2014) (85h53m)

Emilie Lecomte full results

Emilie Lecomte blog

Emilie Lecomte Facebook

Emilie Lecomte Instagram

Direct download: TdG_8.8.18.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm CDT

Ben and Jerry's is famous for their creative and unique ice cream flavors.  Today we try to make a correlation between these flavors and Ultrarunning.

Cory Reese, aka FastCory, joins 33 Shake co-founder and resident TRN European Corospondent, Warren Pole to either use real Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavors or a made up flavor to discuss interesting facts about trail and ultra running.

Be sure to check buy Cory Reese's latest book, Into the Furnace.  And get 10% off your purchase of anything at 33 Shake with code TRN33

Items Discussed:

This photo is Warren Pole walking with one of the racers 1/2 way through the Yukon Arctic Ultr

Direct download: Ben_and_Jerrys_-_8218_2.23_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

The Yellow Runner is just off her first finish at the grueling 135-mile Badwater Ultra.  This year saw record-breaking heat topping the thermometer at 127 degrees F (53 degrees C)!  Sally discusses:

  • How she heat trained
  • Infrared Saunas
  • Managing heat during the race
  • Crewing and pacing & setting expectations
  • Unique rules of Badwater
  • Do shoes really melt?
  • Hydration and nutrition during the event

Photo courtesy of  CARSON VIDEOGRAPHY

Direct download: BAAAD_WAATER_sm.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CDT

Runner, Race Director and founder of Destination Trails Candice Burt joins as we take 'wise old says' and turn them on their heads.  We examine the classic saying........ from the trail point of view. 

 

Links below

Candice's Races

YouTube video Jocko GOOD"

 

Direct download: Words_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm CDT

Romain Blanchard is a Frenchman living in Hong Kong running Ultras!  Romain recently ran a 120K race in Italy.  Like most of us, he had a wonderful experience and authored this great list of truths that he either learned or relearned.  We can all relate!

Romain's article

Direct download: romain_let_us_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

We didn't get a guest so we did our own grab bag....ahem....Audio Magazine?

The Black Dear from Germany:

Direct download: Grab_that_bag_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

2018 was a HOT year for Western States 100.  All runners experienced ups and downs....literally and figuratively.  Despite the blistering hear, 2018 had the highest finish rate since 2012, which had record LOW temperatures.

Jim Walmsley broke Timmy Olsen's fastest time set in 2012.

Courtney Dauwalter laid down the second fastest women's time in her debut.

Three of the top 20 finishers were women!

Direct download: 2018_post.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

At 5:00am PDT, the shotgun will sound in Squaw Valley unleashing 379 fortunate runners on their 100.2 mile journey to Auburn.

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Sally McRae join The Nation to review the race and teach us who to watch.

We wish all 379 the a best performance and experience that they will never forget.

Billy Yang's Video that you should watch before any of your races.

Video of pre-race meeting

Direct download: ws_2018.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CDT

French runner, Emy LeComte is toeing the line at the 2018 Western States 100.  She has an impressive resume including a 2014 win at Tour Des Geants.  In addition to her first trip at Western States 100, she will also be participating in the 2018 UTMB.

Don and Bob Crowley get some valuable tips from Emy as they are preparing for their shot at Tour Des Geants.

Emy is not taking any chances at Western States.  She will be powered by the PEK!

Emy's web page

Direct download: Emy_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CDT

Andy Jones-Wilkins and our Irish lucky charm, Donna Nì Cuarta, join us from Tahoe to plan Fact or Fiction, a fun conversation of common (and not so common) myths related to running, endurance, and health.

Andy is in Tahoe participating in a CTS Ultrarunning camp and Donna is acclimating to the area as she prepares to run Western States 100 in a couple weeks!

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: Fact_or_Fiction_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm CDT

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution" - Albert Einstein

"Becoming aware of ourselves and our surroundings (near and far) is an important feature of a healthy brain" - Phil Maffetone

Phil joins us to talk about why daydreaming is important to our health and how it can help us become better runners. We discuss the similarities of daydreaming and visualization and if we can daydream while using other sensory inputs.  We talk about how we can become better daydreamers.

Phil's article, "Interpretation of Daydreams"

We begin the podcast with a review of Chapter 26 of "The Big Book of Endurance and Racing", called, "The Pain Game and How to Control It".

Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts:

Get the Maffetone App HERE

Take the 2 Week Test

Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE

Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

Direct download: Phil_Daydreamer.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

Fleet Feet Sacramento recently hosted a trail running camp in Northern California.  We joined over 50 runners to host a live podcast Q&A with Maggie Guterl and Courtney Dauwalter.  Topic were broad but all started with the letter, "H".

  • Heat/Humidity
  • Head (mental side)
  • Hills
  • Hydration

Sponsors of the event:

Salomon

Nathan Sports

UCAN

DryMax

Direct download: Run_at_MB_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CDT

The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Magda Boulet join The Nation to discuss four key chapters in the book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Chapter 1: The Unforgiving Minute

Chapter 4: The Conscience Quitter

Chapter 8: Heat

Chapter 13: Belief

 AJW's Coaching

 

Direct download: Endure_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am CDT

Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, and his friend TJ Murphy join The Nation for a thought-provoking discussion on endurance events:

  • Sometimes you mind has a mind of its own & can trick you
  • Your mind is always looking for comfort and satisfaction
  • Don't be reckless
  • Need to find your reason to participate - not for someone else, not for social media, it needs to be personal
  • Don't go into a race thinking you won't think about quiting
  • Predict the Future
    • Recognize it / witness it
    • Accept it
    • Put a time limit on it
  • "Don't not do now what you're going to regret later"
  • How do you lead a team from point A to point B?

Check out these links:

Direct download: Major_Chontosh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm CDT

Brad Kearns was one of the top professional triathletes for nine years.  During that time, he won 30 titles worldwide including an amazing streak of seven victories in a row.  Brad just returned from the Paleo F(x) conference and chats with The Nation about

  • Balancing of a rigid training plan and listening to your body.
  • Slowing your training down to get more training effect
  • Stress hormones
  • Sleep
  • more

Brad's morning smoothie video

Brad's cold therapy video

Check out the Primal Endurance Podcast

The Primal Endurance book

Primal Blueprint web site

Direct download: BK.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

ECEP, Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation to talk about the Chip and Dan Heath best selling book, The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.

We discuss why certain experiences can jolt us, elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our running, life and work.

Check out AJW's article on Power of Moments at Irunfar

Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer:

May 11-13: Pisgah National Forest Ultrarunning Training Camp

May 25-28 Memorial Day Ultrarunning Training Camp SOLD OUT

June 6-10 Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp

July 8-14 Rob Krar Ultra Camp

Direct download: MOMENTS_with_AJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:04am CDT

Adam Campbell spent the first 17 years of his life on the beaches of Nigeria where he developed his love of the outdoors. He now calls the Canadian Rockies home where he is an environmental & business lawyer. He is also a co-owner of Canada’s largest trail running series.

He has competed in, and regularly placed on the podium at, some of the world's most challenging and competitive mountain running races and trail ultramarathons.
-Ultra Trail Mount Fuji
-Hardrock 100
-UTMB
-Squamish 50
-Canadian mountain running championships.

We met Adam in 2014 at the finish of Hardrock 100 where he finished 3rd despite he and Aaron Heidt being struck by lightning on Handees peak.  Our podcast with Adam after his finish.  Our video with Adam.

On August 30th, 2016, Adam experienced a near fatal accident while attempting the Horseshoe traverse through Roger’s Pass in BC, with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones.  Adam talks about his experience, lessons learned and his new reality of being a trail runner.

On May 9th, a movie about Adam's experience will be available to download at Arc'teryx.  You can view the trailer HERE

Adam will also be touring with the film screening at these Arc'teryx brand store locations:

  • Vancouver April 21
  • Portland May 5
  • Toronto May 26
  • Denver May 31
  • New York May 25

VIDEO of Adam's Ted Talk

Instagram: @adamo1979
Facebook: Adam Campbell
Twitter: @campbelladam79

Direct download: adam_campbell_3_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am CDT

"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it" - Dennis P. Kimbro

 

This is one of Ben Light's favorite quotes.  Ben and Brittany Light rejoin The Nation to talk about how your attitude and perception can SHIFT to something better. We can

  • SHIFT our attitude
  • SHIFT our training
  • SHIFT our outcome
  • SHIFT into a different gear
  • SHIFT out of neutral and quit spinning our gears to move forward
  • SHIFT our perception of what is possible
  • SHIFT the finish line

Follow Ben

Great video to help motivate you to SHIFT

Direct download: Ben_Light_Bang_Bang_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am CDT

THE Ultra Running Girl, Stephanie Case, joins The Nation from Afghanistan a few short days after experiencing the jaws of the 2018 running of the Barkley Marathons.

Stephanie has not only run many of the world's toughest trail ultras, but has extended her comfort zone by living in some very dangerous places in the world as a United Nations Human Rights Lawyer.

Stephanie shares her experiences at Barkley, her three finishes at Tour de Geants, UTMB and others.

Please consider supporting Stephanie's charity, Free to Run, an organization that uses running and outdoor adventure to empower and educate women and girls who have been affected by conflict.  If you can make a donation GREAT.  If you can't, please find out more, follow Free to Run on social media and share with your friends:

Stephanie's Ted Talk

Direct download: stephanie_case_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am CDT

TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ultra trend-setter, Candice Burt join as contributing authors to the sixth edition of TRN Audio Magazine.  Articles include:

Register for one of Candice's many cool races

Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer:

May 11-13: Pisgah National Forest Ultrarunning Training Camp

May 25-28 Memorial Day Ultrarunning Training Camp SOLD OUT

June 6-10 Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp

July 8-14 Rob Krar Ultra Camp

Direct download: audio_mag__C__AJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

Dylan Bowman joins The Nation to teach us about high altitude training.  We talk about hypoxia training, the different types and benefits of using the gear.

  • Killian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg's acclamation and climb of Cho Oyu VIDEO
  • Hypoxico 

Direct download: Dylan_Bowman_Hypoxia_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT

Coach Greg McMillan joins The Nation again to explain

  • VO2Max - is it your friend?
  • Is your Personality a blessing or a curse?
  • Your best at all times
  • Dancing along the trail
  • The goal of being durable and disciplined

Past podcasts with Greg:

Greg's books:

Direct download: greg_Mcmillian_3.0.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm CDT

Coach Danny Dreyer joins The Nation to help us understand running economy and biomechanics.  Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). He teaches us that good alignment and posture will allow you to become more efficient and reduce the number of injuries.  Some things we discuss:

  • The 4 gears of running- check out this video that shows the same cadence at different speeds
  • Mindful Practice
  • Good posture and alignment
  • Gradual Progress
  • "run until you can't, walk until you feel guilty"

Get 15% off a ChiRunning Hills and Trails course by using the code, "Trail15"

Get Danny's book, "ChiRunning book: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running"

Direct download: danny_3.0.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm CDT

Richard Kresser loves a challenge. One of those has been on his radar for six years.  The Arrowhead 135 is an endurance event held in Minnesota during one of the coldest times of the year.  Temperatures are regularly below zero (Fahrenheit), including a record -42° in 2011.  This does NOT include the wind chill!  This race could be the anti-hero of the Badwater 135 and brings with it some very unique challenges including:

  • gear you must carry.  Usually pulled in a pulk (a sled that the runners pull behind them)
  • shoes?
  • sleep?
  • cold acclimatization
  • hydrating & keeping your water liquid
  • only 3 aid stations
  • wearing latex gloves
Direct download: Kresser_Arrowhead_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

Sally and Don talk about stuff 

Scott is 30K up in a plane and can't join us.

*show notes by Don 

 

Direct download: sally_wins.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm CDT

Dr. Art Zemach and co-founder of Tailwind Nutrition, Jeff Vierling join The Nation to discuss Nutrition.

Dr. Art Zemach
Jeff Vierling

We talk about the Macro-nutrients carbohydrates and protein.

  • Types of Carbs - are they all created equally?
  • Does the body need carbs?
  • What about training your body to burn fat?
  • Why proteins?
  • Glycemic Index
  • The Golden Hour
  • How do macronutrients help us maximize oxygen utilization?

Get a chance to preorder Tailwind Nutrition's new product, REBUILD

Direct download: TWN_Rebuild.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

Courtney Dauwalter rejoins The Nation after earning a golden ticket into the 2018 Western States 100.  She has won her last six races and was overall winner at three of those.  She has been the first human to cross the line at 10 of the races she started including a 10 hour buffer between second place at the 2017 Moab 200.

Courtney talks about her "old school" method of training which includes a more intuitive focus rather than a specific training program.  Part of this includes consistency and adhering to AJW's "10-minute rule"

Previous podcast with Courtney

Direct download: courney_golden_ticket_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm CDT

Jay Dicharry is a board certified sports clinical specialist and one of America’s leading physical therapists, coach and author of Anatomy for Runners” and “Run Like an Athlete”,  Jay established his reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the University of Virginia’s SPEED Clinic.  He now resides in Bend, OR where he is the Director of REP Lab where Jay blends clinical practice and engineering to better understand overuse injuries and helps prevent them before they become a problem.

Jay helps will motivate you to become a better runner by introducing his new book, "Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run For Stability, Strength, and Speed"

  • Are we really BORN to run or do we EVOLVE to run?
  • What is the difference between SPECIFIC practice and DELIBERATE practice
  • Should we do static drills or dynamic drills?
  • Cushion or minimal shoes?
Direct download: jay_dicharry_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am CDT

Navy SEAL, Chadd Wright joins The Nation to discuss how BUDS training has prepared him to be a better trail and ultra runner.

We talk about

  • Setting goals high
  • Tune out the white noise and don't let obstacles get in the way of you achieving your goals
  • "get through the morning" mentality
  • Mental toughness techniques: 4x4 and visualization
  • Sleep deprivation
  • The essential gear

VestPac is the pack that Chadd uses.

Direct download: chadd_Wright_Navy_Seal_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm CDT

This is a fun podcast with Dr. Phil Maffetone.  Our original intent was to talk about his new book, "The Overfat Pandemic: Exposing the Problem and Its Simple Solution for Everyone Who Needs to Eliminate Excess Body Fat".

As we began our discussion pre-recording, we found that our discussion took us down another interesting path: A path that involves music, its origin, how it is composed, challenges, how we listen, etc.  Dr. Maffetone explains that music helps stimulate brain activity and releases dopamine, a chemical in your brain that affects your emotions, movements and your sensations of pleasure and pain.  Here are a few links that we spoke about:

We hope you enjoy this interesting trail detour with us.

Two of Dr. Maffetone's MUST HAVE books:

  1. The Big Book of Health and Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being
  2. The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
Direct download: DR_MAF_Music_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm CDT

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation to discuss many health and fitness myths.

Make sure you watch his 8:25 Video that show the principles of natural running.

Be sure to spend some time learning at The Natural Running Center web site.

Visit Two Rivers Treads running store either in person or call them and ask them some questions!

Link to the Zero Runner, Dr. Mark spoke about

Link to TrueForm Runner and Training- Dr Mark's favorite gait training machine 

Direct download: Truth_Dr._Mark_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

UltraRunning Magazine, widely recognized as the Voice of the Sport®, has been around since it was first published in May 1981.  Karl Hoagland became the owner and publisher in 2013 and continues to make it the most relevant periodical for our sport.  Karl joins us mid-publication of the February 2018 issue to discuss the magazine, his running experience and what is ahead for the magazine and ultrarunnning.

• Karl Hoagland took over as owner and publisher of URM in 2013 from “Tropical” John Medinger
• Hoagland is a former investment banker and hotel entrepreneur, having worked at Goldman Sachs, Montgomery Securities and founded the regional independent hotel Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants.
• Hoagland began his ultra-obsession in 2003 with the Quad Dipsea and has now completed more than 73 ultras. Among many standout performances, he finished 14th at the 2010 Western States 100, and going for his TENTH silver buckle in 2018

Direct download: Karl_URM_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm CDT

Our annual TRN game show is hear!  We hope you enjoy the fun we have with four amazing contestants:

Returning Champions: Team Beast Coast

  • Ashley Walsh, AKA Rufus hails from Georgia.  She is a social marketing savant and can be followed on all social media channels as AshRuns100s. Ashley is training for her eighth 100-miler, the Cruel Jewel in May, where AJW will pace her to most-certain success.
  • East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins, AKA A. Jizzle Wizzle.  AJW hails from Virginia where he is the esteemed headmaster at Stuart Hall.  He can be found weekly in the Tap Room and available for coaching services at CTS.

This year's Challengers represent the EU: Team Hastings

  • Warren Pole, co-creater of 33 Shake, nutrition that is great for you. Warren coined the now common phrase, "Running with the Mayor".  He recently completed a U.S. cross-country tour with the 33 Shake mobile.  You can now try the chia energy gels free HERE.
  • TRN Game show newby is originally from a small town in Scotland but now resides in California.  Welcome Lesley Paterson.  She is a rugby player turned triathlete and is a two-time XTERRA Triathalon World Champion.  Earlier this year, she joined us with her husband Dr. Simon Marshall to discuss their book, “The Brave Athlete, Calm the F*ck Down and rise to the occasion”.  You can find out more about her at Lesleypaterson.com

Listen to past game show episodes:

Direct download: Gameshow_100K.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CDT

European Executive Producers, Erica and Warren Pole, take a flight on Santa's sleigh to join us in studio for a holiday grab bag (aka. drop bag or TRN Audio Magazine) we call: Santa's Running Bag.

Be sure to listen to the entire podcast to find out how to get a FREE sample of 33 Shake products HERE.

Direct download: warren_erica_free_33.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm CDT

Have you ever worried if/when you will have to stop running?  Have you had a lull in your training regime and want to get back to your running self?

Jonathan Beverly, a lifetime runner, photographer, writer and coach teaches us about the 9 keys to lifelong running.  He interviews over 50 runner to find out what the common threads are to stay motivated and loving running.  He compiles these in his new book, Run Strong Stay Hungry, 9 Keys to Staying in the Race.

Direct download: Run_Strong_Stay_Hungry.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm CDT

In today's busy culture we often revere a person that can multi-task.  Should we?  Is there a benefit to focusing on one thing?

Coaches Andy Jones-Wilkins and Meghan Arbogast Laws (AKA The Queen) join The Nation to discuss the benefits of Unitasking.

AJW's Article on Unitasking

"Four Ways You can Increase your Productivity by Unitasking"

Women Multitask 10 hours more per week than men

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III's infamous quote is at 2:03 of this VIDEO

Interested in coaching from these two awesome coaches?

Meghan Arbogast Laws Coaching

AJW's Coaching

Here is the photo of the bobcat outside Meghan's home during the podcast

Direct download: UNItask_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

If photography had a podium you would find these photographers sharing the space reserved for the elite. 

We speak with  

Luis Escobar at http://www.allwedoisrun.com/

Scott Rokis at https://www.scottrokis.com/

Howie Stern at http://www.howiestern.com/

As well as the shared site hosted by Howie and Scott site  http://run200photos.com/

 

*Scott Warr did not produce the show notes. This explains why they are short and well.......LAME.  

 

 

Direct download: Phototography_v2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:43am CDT

Ultra runner and dirt bagger, Colin Trower joins The Nation to talk about his life on the road with his family and what he has learned from the Trail community from his travels around the U.S.

Follow Colin on FaceBook & Instagram

Direct download: grab_bag_Colin.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

Only moment's after his DNF at the 2017 Rio Del Lago 100, coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, founder and coach of the SoCal Coyotes running group invites The Nation to have a frank and vulnerable discussion about coming up short.  When should you pull the plug on a race?  Does a failure define you?

Visit the partners of this podcast at the TRN's Partner's page

Direct download: Do_Nothing_Foolish.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am CDT

John Vonhof is the foot magician for ultra runners.  There are countless people that have reached further on an ultra run or even earned a belt buckle because of the tireless work that John has done.  We had John on the podcast over three years ago (Listen here).  Since then his book, "Fixing Your Feet - Injury Prevention and Treatment for Athletes" has been updated to its SIXTH edition.

Visit John's website to learn more about how to help prevent foot issues and what to do when you get them.

Direct download: FEET.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm CDT

The crew of three recipients of the 200-mile Triple Crown join The Nation to discuss how to take care of your runner in these multi-day events.

Sarah & Michael McKnight and Brittnay & Ben Light recount stories from the 2017 triple crown races:

Michael, Sarah and Killian McKnight
Ben and Brittany Light
The Light's jeep with penthouse
Direct download: crew_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm CDT

2017 was the inaugural year of the mis-named Moab 200, a 238-mile endurance race in the desert of southern Utah.  Along with the 98 gritty people that finished this race, Courtney Dauwalter, stunned observers with a first-place finish.....ahem.....nearly TEN HOURS before the second place finisher!  Fellow finishers, Cameron Hanes and our own Don Freeman (Triple Crown of 200-milers recipient), help The Nation understand how she did this only one month after finishing sixth (first place female) at Run Rabbit Run 100 & two weeks after a first place at The Bear Chase 50.

Direct download: courtney_57_hours.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:36am CDT

Why do we put so much emphasis on talent rather than our effort?  In the book Grit:The Power of Passion and Perseverance author, Angela Duckworth helps us understand that EFFORT counts twice as much as talent when trying to achieveing a goal.

Talent X Effort = Skill

Skill X Effort = Achievement

Gu Energy Labs' VP of innovation and R&D, Magda Boulet

and East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins

join The Nation to discuss Grit.

  • What is Grit
  • Where do we get it?
  • Can it be learned?
  • Can we increase our grittiness?
  • Is Talent or Effort more important
  • Four elements of GRIT
    • Interest or passion - we must enjoy what we are doing we must find ways to reignite that passion. We must be patient to develop the interest.
    • The capacity to practice - daily discipline of trying to do things better than the day before
    • Purpose - What ripens passion is the conviction that your work matters.  (See WHY podcast)
    • Hope - rising to the occasion.  Focusing on things that you can control when things are going wrong

Take the Grit Test to see where you are on the grit scale

Visit Angela Duckworth's web site on Grit

Check out Don't Dilemma at mile 144 of the Moab 240-mile race: VIDEO

Direct download: GRIT.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:36pm CDT

In December of 2014, we spoke with Brian MacKenzie, founder of crossfit endurance, ultrarunner and co-author of "Unbreakable Runner, Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong".  He joined The Nation to talk about how you can train for lifelong healthy and sustainable running by incorporating crossfit endurance training.  The main principles include:

  • Develop correct and efficient running skills
  • Build running endurance without injury
  • Build functional strength, conditioning and mobility
  • Focus on nutrition

Get the book HERE

Brian's other book, " Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training"

 

Direct download: Brian_McKenzie_is_Unbreakable_repost.m4a
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm CDT

Why do you run?  In most cases, people talk about the HOW or the WHAT to try and explain this.  When it comes down to it, we need to have a well understood WHY before we can successfully change our behaviors.

Over 5 years ago, we read a life-changing book by Simon Sinek, "Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action".  Although this book can be related to many aspects of your life, we take it to the trail to see how it will fare.  We talk about the biology (not the phycology) of the power of the WHY and how fun it is to discover why other people run.

Get a jump start on the subject by watching this Ted talk (viewed over 34,000,000 times) by Simon Sinek.

Visit Simon's web site

Get the book

Use this worksheet to begin uncovering and defining your Why, How and What: TheGoldenCircle

Direct download: WHY.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm CDT

Outdoorsman, best-selling author, adventurer and runner, Cameron Hanes joins The Nation to talk about his passions: bow hunting big game around the world and endurance running.  He completed the Bigfoot 200 in 2016 and is a couple weeks away from the start of the inaugural Moab 240 mile endurance run.  He has a unique complimentary sport of bowhunting.  We ask him to compare the two sports and what he has learned from participating at a high level.

Learn more about Cameron:

Youtube Channel

Keep Hammering Podcast

WebSite

Direct download: cameron_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm CDT

How many times have you been having a great run and then BAM, your stomach goes south?  In this podcast, Warren Pole, from 33 Shake and Brad Kearns, from Primal Endurance, join The Nation to discuss how to minimize stomach problems.

Article from TrainRight.com:Stomach issues

Direct download: Warren_Brad_and_Tohper.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am CDT

TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins, is the guest author of 3 articles in the fifth edition of TRN's Audio Magazine.  Articles include:

 

Find out more how AJW can be your coach

Direct download: grab_bag_ajw.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

Dr. Steven Gangemi, Sock Doc, teaches us why SLEEP is a very important to your training.  We discuss

  • Why is sleep so important?
  • Do athletes need more sleep?
  • What is good restful sleep?
  • What are some of the factors that keep us from restful sleep?
  • Are stimulants effecting our sleep?
  • Common signs of poor sleep
  • Sleep monitors, are they useful?
  • Can you "catch up" on sleep?

Read Sock Doc's article on sleep

Here is another article: How Elite Athletes Use Sleep Routines to Boost Their Confidence and Win Medals

Learn more from Sock Doc at these sites:

http://systemshealthcare.net/ ~ AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO NATURAL HEALTH CARE

http://sock-doc.com/ ~ NATURAL INJURY TREATMENT AND PREVENTION FOR ATHLETES

http://www.drgangemi.com/ ~ HEALTH. FITNESS. LIFE.

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