Trail Runner Nation

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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