Trail Runner Nation

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.

Direct download: doc_soc_zzzzzz.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

Are you kidding?  Many of us owe Dean for informing and encouraging us to get into Ultra or Trail Running via his books:

  • UltraMarathon Man - Confessions of An All-Night Runner
  • 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
  • Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
  • NEW - The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace

or his many amazing adventures.  Some of these being:

  • running Western States 100 15 times since 1994, including four top-10 finishes
  • running 10 Badwaters including a 1st and 2nd finish

Constantine Karnazes, Karno, or Dean visits with The Nation with his good friend, Michelle Barton about his longevity, training, life balance and his new book.

Visit his web site: Ultramarathonman.com

Direct download: Karno_2.1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:09pm CDT

A week after the 2017 Bigfoot 200 Endurance Race, we look back at the race from a few different perspectives:

  • Finisher, Don Freeman (finishing in 23rd)
  • Race Director, Candice Burt
  • 200-mile virgin, Bob Crowley - who is registered for the 2017 Tahoe 200!!!!!
  • Crewman, Scott Warr

Direct download: BF_200_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm CDT

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to play the Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down game covering these topics:

  • NSAIDS
  • Cryotherapy
  • Whoop - recovery tracker
  • Foam Rolling

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Direct download: Thumbs_UP_8.17.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm CDT

The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) has become one of the world's most desired races.  Why?

This race series lasts from August 28th - September 3rd (2017) and offers many different race distances with breathtaking views.

Majo Srnik is running UTMB for the first time and gets advice from 2014 4th-place finisher Jason Schlarb

We talk about

  • aid station foods
  • fuling strategies
  • how the 6:00 pm start effects runners
  • Mandatory Gear List
Direct download: UTMB_jason_majo_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CDT