Trail Runner Nation

In the middle of the official Western States Endurance Run training weekend, we relax with

Ian Torrence

Emily Harrison

Dominic Grossman

Katie DeSplinter

We chat about

  • the weekend training
  • Is trail running an activity or a way-of-life
  • Mental Taper
  • How has social media affected ultra running?
  • If you could enter a trail running time machine, would you choose to dial back the dial 100 year? or forward 100 year?

Links:

McMillan Running

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Direct download: Ian_equalized_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm CST

So if you get a chance to have a running discussion with Ann Trason and Andy Jones Wilkins at mile 55.7 on the Western States 100 Trail, what would you ask?

We throw the kitchen sink at them both and came up with a jumbolia of topics that will make you laugh, gasp, motivate, and train you.

Register for Ann's new trail race series, Overlook Endurance Runs: 50k, 50-mile, and 100K

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Check out the cool head TORCHES made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Ann_T_Andy_W.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm CST

We posted a video on April 9th about Josh Spector's experience running his first 135-mile race, The Brazil 135 To date it has had over 2 Million views - because it is that good!  Josh's first 135-mile run was on an unfamiliar course in a foreign country,  he talks to us about the difference between 100-milers and running 135 miles, how to prepare yourself for running in a foreign country, and how to enjoy the journey.

Josh is currently training for the grueling Badwater 135 this summer.

Josh's BlogTwitter, and Facebook

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Direct download: SPECTOR_DOS.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm CST

Many athletes fail to make progress or they see their fitness regress due to three main factors:

  1. You become injured
  2. You are training improperly
  3. You’ve simply lost the desire to train, or train like you used to

Dr. Stephen Gangemi, the Sock Doc,  joins The Nation to discuss the science behind motivation.  From your brain to your gut, we will discuss the physiological and mental aspects of motivation and how you can regain the Eye of the Tiger!

Here are the links to the first two articles that are the basis of this podcast:

Athlete Motivation Part 1: It's In Both of Your Brains

Motivation Part II: Healing and Optimizing Your Two Brains

Motivation Part III: Why Your Motivation Stinks, Literally

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Direct download: Motivation_Sucks_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:12am CST

Many athletes fail to make progress or they see their fitness regress due to three main factors:

  1. You become injured
  2. You are training improperly
  3. You’ve simply lost the desire to train, or train like you used to

Dr. Stephen Gangemi, the Sock Doc,  joins The Nation to discuss the science behind motivation.  From your brain to your gut, we will discuss the physiological and mental aspects of motivation and how you can regain the Eye of the Tiger!

Here are the links to the first two articles that are the basis of this podcast:

Athlete Motivation Part 1: It's In Both of Your Brains

Motivation Part II: Healing and Optimizing Your Two Brains

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: soc_doc_get_it_straight.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:13pm CST

One of your most important tools as a runner is your feet. You need to take care of them or your training/race may be foiled. John Vonhof literally wrote the book on how to take care of your feet: "Fixing Your Feet".  This book is now in the FIFTH edition!  John joins The Nation to discuss the basic principles of foot care:

  • How you can have healthy & happy feet
  • Footwear
  • Insoles
  • Gaiters
  • Blister prevention and treatment
  • What to keep in a foot care kit
  • Taping your feet

You can learn more by visiting his website HERE.

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Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: John_Von_Hoff_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

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