Trail Runner Nation

Bob Crowley joins us to build off our previous podcast with him.  In "Ultra Trail Running Culture: Bob Crowley- Part 1 we discussed the tenets of being an ultra trail runner, part 2 and part 3 will focus on the emphasis and importance ultra trail runners place on mental preparation for an event.  Specifically, what does one do to plan, prepare, and execute and review to optimize the experience of running an ultra event.

There are four stages of mental training for a 100-mile event (some of these may transfer to shorter distances, but we will focus on the 100-miler because of its uniqueness)

  1. Plan
  2. Prepare
  3. Execute
  4. Review

In Part 2 we talk about Planning and Preparing.

Bob refined Sunny Blende's, "What to Do When Things Go Wrong" sheet for running Hard Rock: HRH When Things Go Wrong - Bob Crowley

Previous podcasts with Bob:

Bob Crowley & Josh Katzman - Trail Running Culture, Are We at Risk of Losing it? 

Ultra Trail Running Culture - Bob Crowley- Part 1

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Bob_Crowley_plan.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:47am CST

We catch up with Sally McRae and Chris Vargo to find out how their training is going and talk about common questions they receive as coaches.  We field some questions from live Nation listeners, Ian MacNairn and Emir Dedic.

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

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

Direct download: Emir_Ian_sally_chris_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm CST

JDF - Original Six Hundo - 1 Down - Mentor AJW

Join TRN and follow Jimmy Dean Freeman as he takes on the original SIX 100-mile runs in the "Orignial Six Hundo Challenge". #O6HC

Jimmy just completed the "Old Dominion".  Jimmy joins us with his virtual coach, Andy Jones Wilkins, to get a race report, discuss recovery for his second race, the Western States 100

Follow Jimmy's challenge at #O6HC or @CoachJimmyDean or at Socal Coyotes

To read more about JDF's challenge read here: Six Hundos

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Direct download: JDF_AJW_mo_better_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am CST

Amazing trail runner and author of the book One Step Beyond  Malcolm Law and his equally talented wife Sally Law sat down with us and discussed how a small gift in the form of a book became the spark for a dramatic change in life.  Malcolm spun on his heel, leaving the corporate world to become a trail  adventurer and a major fundraiser for Leukemia & Blood Foundation of New Zealand.  

Malcolm Law set out to perform a world-first attempt to run New Zealand’s seven renowned ‘Great Walks’ in seven consecutive days.  It would take 3-5 days to "Walk" each of the sections so in trailrunner fashion he decided he should run them. 

Malcolm has set a new adventure and equally agressive fund raising goal.  Running 50 Peaks in 50 days  combined with a fund raising goal well over 250K for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

You can find more about Malcolm on his website http://runningwildnz.com/

Wanna FREE signed copy of One Step Beyond.  Join the contest ending June 18th, 2014.  Complete this sentence, "You know you have Gone One Step Beyond when you..."    Submit   #OneStepBeyond on Twitter or at TRN FaceBook for a chance to be chosen by Malcolm.

Direct download: malsal.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm CST

"There is no such thing as the One True Way to eat for maximum health.  No diet cult is better than the rest, and a person need not join any diet cult to attain maximum health. An agnostic approach to healthy eating that forbids nothing, smiles upon eating for pleasure, and encourages individual choice can do the job just as well or better" - Matt Fitgerald, Diet Cults

Well known sports writer, nutritionist, athlete and trainer, Matt Fitzgerald joins the Nation to discuss how diet cults have taken over our culture, vilified many foods and lead us with fear to join their restrictive diets.

This is NOT another diet book, but rather a captivating book that invites us to objectively look at different diets and figure out, through scientific research, what is healthy eating.

Links:

Free Audible download of "Diet Cults"

Purchase the book

Link to Matt's previous podcast, "The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel"

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

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

Direct download: Diet_Cults_MF_v2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:41pm CST

Join TRN and follow Jimmy Dean as he takes on the original SIX 100-mile runs in the "Orignial Six Hundo Challenge".

Prior to each run we collect a recap from the previous race, bring a mentor to help repair our athlete and commit Jimmy to a prediction.

This should be fun......for us.

This podcast expert:  David "Sniper" Snipes: Sniper has completed >40 100-mile runs, including Jimmy's first challenge: the "Old Dominion"

Follow Jimmy's challenge at #O6HC or @CoachJimmyDean or at Socal Coyotes

To read more about JDF's challenge read here: Six Hundos

Direct download: JDF_the_preview.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:20pm CST

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