Trail Runner Nation

Are you mentally tough to run an ultra?

Are you addicted to running?

Do you use imagery to make you a better runner?

Dr. Duncan Simpson is a Certified Sport Psych Consultant (CC-AASP), Assistant Prof in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology (SEPP) UG coordinator for SEPP  Barry University in Miami, FL.

He recently finished gathering information to help understand Ultra Runners.  Specifically:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Sports Imagery

Ultra running questionnaire

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

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

Get free shipping and no blisters if you order some RunGoo Enter code: TRN2014 when you check out.

Direct download: Duncan_Simpson.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Warren Pole returns to TRN for a spirited round of Grab Bag.  There are only 2 rules in TRN Grab Bag:

1.  Come with two topics.

2. Be prepared to comment on every topic. 

Some opics that came out of the grab bag:

  • Are ultrarunners becoming hobos?
  • underwear or commando?
  • Does ultrarunning cause tooth decay? ARTICLE
  • Ultrarunning is like child birth
  • Will the Grand Canyon forbid Rim to Rim running?

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

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

Get free shipping and no blisters if you order some RunGoo Enter code: TRN2014 when you check out.

Direct download: Grab_baggin_it_with_Warren.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

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

Legendary Marshall Ulrich joins us as Jimmy's mentor. Jimmy reflects on his AC100 race and looks ahead to his Leadville Trail 100 this weekend.

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

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

You can't run Six 100-mile races without your feet.  Foot Kenetics makes a revolutionary foot care product, RunGoo that can prevent blisters and other body chafage.  Get FREE shipping by using TRN2014 at checkout.

Direct download: jimmyAndyMarshall.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm CST

We met David Horton at the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run.  David Horton is a 5-time finisher of this race and the winner of the first two.  We discuss with him the unique qualities that make this race one of the toughest runs in the world.  David has also completed over 160 ultras, has 40 wins, and many other ambitious running endeavors.  This gives him the authority to teach a class at Liberty University on advanced running.  In fact, they must complete a 50K race to pass the class!  David recently wrote an article in the April 2014 Ultrarunning Magazine"Your First Ultra - You Can Do It" that offers some suggestions for your first ultra.

Some topics:

  • "Do I get to run or do I have to run?"
  • "No discomfort, no gain" philosophy vs. "No Pain, no gain"

Check out the Journey Film movie about David Horton's 2700 Pacific Crest Trail run  Here is a VIDEO clip.

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

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

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