Fri, 29 December 2017
Our annual TRN game show is hear! We hope you enjoy the fun we have with four amazing contestants:
Returning Champions: Team Beast Coast
This year's Challengers represent the EU: Team Hastings
Listen to past game show episodes:
Mon, 25 December 2017
European Executive Producers, Erica and Warren Pole, take a flight on Santa's sleigh to join us in studio for a holiday grab bag (aka. drop bag or TRN Audio Magazine) we call: Santa's Running Bag.
Be sure to listen to the entire podcast to find out how to get a FREE sample of 33 Shake products HERE.
Sat, 16 December 2017
Have you ever worried if/when you will have to stop running? Have you had a lull in your training regime and want to get back to your running self?
Jonathan Beverly, a lifetime runner, photographer, writer and coach teaches us about the 9 keys to lifelong running. He interviews over 50 runner to find out what the common threads are to stay motivated and loving running. He compiles these in his new book, Run Strong Stay Hungry, 9 Keys to Staying in the Race.
Sat, 9 December 2017
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
Major Charles Emerson Winchester III's infamous quote is at 2:03 of this VIDEO
Interested in coaching from these two awesome coaches?
Here is the photo of the bobcat outside Meghan's home during the podcast
Sat, 2 December 2017
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.
Sat, 25 November 2017
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.
Fri, 17 November 2017
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
Fri, 10 November 2017
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.
Fri, 3 November 2017
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.
Fri, 27 October 2017
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.
Fri, 20 October 2017
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.
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
Thu, 12 October 2017
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:
Get the book HERE
Brian's other book, " Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training"
Fri, 6 October 2017
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
Thu, 28 September 2017
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:
Fri, 22 September 2017
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
Fri, 15 September 2017
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:
Thu, 7 September 2017
Dr. Steven Gangemi, Sock Doc, teaches us why SLEEP is a very important to your training. We discuss
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.
Fri, 1 September 2017
Are you kidding? Many of us owe Dean for informing and encouraging us to get into Ultra or Trail Running via his books:
or his many amazing adventures. Some of these being:
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
Fri, 25 August 2017
A week after the 2017 Bigfoot 200 Endurance Race, we look back at the race from a few different perspectives:
Fri, 18 August 2017
College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye
Thu, 10 August 2017
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.
We talk about
Sat, 5 August 2017
The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) has become one of the world's most desired races. Why?
Fri, 28 July 2017
It is hard for humans to survive on their own. They need a tribe. Challenges and pressures are hard on an individual in a group, but much greater for an individual in isolation. We talk about the ancient tribal human behaviors: loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation - that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. What can we learn from our tribe? What can we do to help our tribe flourish.
East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Brian Chontosh sit around the table to talk about the Sebastian Junger book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. Don met Brian, a decorated and retired Major in the Marine Corp and Navy Cross recipient, international adventure racer last year as they were experiencing the Tahoe 200-mile Endurance Run.
Visit Brian's company, Crooked Butterfly
Get coached by AJW
Fri, 21 July 2017
What Dr. Mark is reading right now: "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative" by Florence Williams
Links to stuff we talked about:
Check out a TrueForm treadmill VIDEO and how it can teach you good form
Links to Dr. Cucuzzella's past podcasts:
Sat, 15 July 2017
Do you ever have thoughts and feelings you don't want?
Sport and exercise psychologist, Dr. Simon Marshall and 3-time Xterra world champion, Lesley Paterson join The Nation to help us understand how the brain works and how we can train it to make our training, racing and personal life better.
They co-authored the book, "Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion"
You can learn more about their unique coaching paradigm HERE Simon coaches your brain and Lesley coaches your body.
Try out their FREE "Smog Report" personalized advice to optimize your training
Fun video introduction of the book.
Enter the code: TRNATION at checkout for 20% off registration
Check out Under Armour's new trail shoes
Fri, 7 July 2017
Dr. Phil Maffetone rejoins The Nation to talk about insulin resistance and the addictive properties of sugars.
Read his article, "Overfat Pandemic"
We also discuss the recent Nike sub 2-hour marathon event and Dr. Phil's "1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach-Here's How IT Will Go Down, and What it Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing"
Get the Maffetone App HERE
Take the 2 Week Test
Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE
Phil Maffetone's MUSIC
Tue, 27 June 2017
Recently, Scott had a friend ask him in a text, "what kind of running shoes should I buy?"
Wow! how do you answer that question with a short reply text? One of the subjects that can monopolize a LONG training run or a ultra race is about shoes. We all like to talk about them. We all have our opinions and preferences. And the stories.....we can recall races from years ago and vividly remember which shoe we ran in. Some of us die a little when a manufacture discontinues or modifies our favorite shoes. Who isn't guilty of going to the store and buying 5-6 pair of your favorites before they are gone?
We get the unique opportunity to talk to Steven Shorter, a shoe designer for Altra Running. He talks to us about how he became a shoe designer, the process of developing a new shoe, why shoes are always changing, some trends in running footwear...opening the curtain and giving us a sneak peak to some of the new Altra models.
Make sure you listen to this podcast on a tempo run, because you might find your HR elevate a little.
Our Podcast with Golden Harper, Altra Running founder.
Sun, 25 June 2017
AJW and Tim Twietmeyer join us on the track at Placer High School (finish of the Western States 100) to talk about how the last 30 hours played out. There were 369 well trained athletes that toed the line. All of these runners demand our respect and admiration; they are examples to us of goal setting, hard work, and courage. This year's race played out to be very unique and challenging.
Also joining us is this year's 7th place finisher, Jacqueline Merrett, to discuss her first time running.
Wed, 21 June 2017
AJW joins us in Studio G two days prior to The Big Dance. Andy just came off his own 100-mile adventure, Bighorn 100, last week. We talk about skating on mud, Biblical rain storms, concussions, and "shared suffering".
We then get into this years WS100;
Fri, 16 June 2017
Dr. Stephanie Violett is a patient elite athlete that has learned a lot over the last year of recovering. 8 days prior to her third running of Western States 100, she joins The Nation to discuss how her simple rules of running and life have changed.
Previous podcasts with Stephanie:
You can find Stephanie and some of her YUMMY recipes here: StephanieHoweViolett.com
Sat, 10 June 2017
Michelle Barton learns that Scott Warr is hiking the Sierras this week and suggests she take over the show. She invites her Luna teammate Majo Srnik on and we talk about running in Mexico, USA and Canada. We discuss barefoot running, his first ultra is a 24 hour race and more. Turns out Michelle can win races and produce a podcast.
You can find Majo on Instagram at majocalgary
This episode brought to you courtesy of Tailwind Nutrition and Ultrarunning Magazine. You can find them on our Partners Page at TrailrunnerNation.com
PS These are not Scott's show notes.
Fri, 2 June 2017
Here are some links to what we discussed:
Fri, 26 May 2017
Top endurance athlete, author, podcaster and coach, Brad Kearns rejoins The Nation to talk about fueling and metabolism. Fat-adapted poster-child and coach, Zach Bitter co-hosts and gives us perspective from his experiences.
The Primal Endurance book
Primal Blueprint web site
Link to Brad's previous podcast, "Going Primal"
Fri, 19 May 2017
If you are in the California North Bay, go try some "Cuisine Genius" made by Devon at M.H. Bread and Butter
Fri, 12 May 2017
How many times have you killed the first half or two-thirds of a race, the wheels come off the bus, and then it is a question of survival for the last quarter?
Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to discuss how we can prepare and execute a race and increase our chances of racing others or ourselves the entire distance. Michelle Barton, joins to cohost and give perspective from her 80 wins.
Here is the ARTICLE that we refer to during the podcast.
Link to Andy's previous podcast, "Is Supplementary Salt Needed in a Race?"
Fri, 5 May 2017
The Nation gathers at Gold Country Run and Sport to do a live podcast with Meghan Arbogast, Zach Bitter and Nicole Kalogeropoulus. All three run for Altra Running and will be toeing the line at the 2017 Western States 100. We talk with these athletes about their training, preparation, and philosophies of running 100 miles. Some of the topics include:
Fri, 28 April 2017
Christopher Kelly, a professional endurance mountain biker, joins The Nation to explain how his dependance on sugar and carbohydrates began causing him some health issues including pre-diabetic blood sugar levels. After listening to his busy physicians he took control of his health and began learning everything he could. He then began a diet reset that evolved into a high fat and lower carbohydrate lifestyle. He compares his experience with our co=host, Zach Bitter and the benefits they have seen.
Zach Bitter and his coaching services can be found HERE
Fri, 21 April 2017
Tim Twietmeyer and Bob Crowley join The Nation to help the Noob with trail etiquette.
Here is their list:
Aid Station Etiquette
Fri, 14 April 2017
College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye
Mon, 10 April 2017
Do you want to be a great runner? Do you want to perform at your best? In Malcom Gladwell's best-selling book, Outliers - The Story of Success, we are introduced to the 10,000 hour rule. Gladwell explains that we can become an expert at something if we do it for 10,000 hours. This is based on research done by clinical psychologist, Anders Ericsson. Anders expands on this theory by saying that the 10,000 hours must be done with deliberate practice. TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation with Magdalena Boulet discuss the idea of deliberate practice and how we can become much better by following its simple rules:
AJW's article on Deliberate Practice
Anders Ericsson's book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
Great podcast: Freakenomics - How to Become Great at Just About Anything
Fri, 31 March 2017
Regardless where you live in the world, we all enjoy our sport on public lands. In the U.S.A., we have over 640 million acres (259 million hectares) of public lands. These lands are managed for us by many different federal agencies. Quietly, there are deals being made that will transfer this management from the federal to the state level. WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Ultrarunner, Emily Peterson joins The Nation to help us
Regardless of where you live, we need to help protect and preserve our outdoor trails. Become informed and take action.
Fri, 24 March 2017
Michelle Barton started running ultras 14 years ago. In this short career, she has amassed an impressive resume including:
We talk to Michelle about how her love of the outdoors led to her running and how her running, training and gear have changed over the years.
Follow her Father's 78-mile run on his 78th birthday HERE
Facebook: Michelle Barton https://www.facebook.com/michellesierra2000
Facebook athlete page: UltraBarton
Twitter: Michelle Barton
Strava: Michelle Barton https://www.strava.com/athletes/6991071
Check out Travis Macy's book, "Ultra Mindset" and
$150 off THE ULTRA MINDSET ACADEMY eCOURSE:
Contact Travis via his web site for the discount.
Fri, 17 March 2017
Buzz Burrell, Brand Director at Ultimate Direction, adventurer, ultra runner, and modern-day explorer, joins The Nation to talk about how hydration has evolved over the years and where he believe it is going. He also talks about the first annual Fastest Known Time Of the Year awards that were recently published in the March 2017 issue of Ultrarunning Magazine.
Fri, 10 March 2017
Team "Over Here", Don and Scott (we made up the game and the rules = Advantage😂)
Each participant came to the podcast with 2 items, either fact or fiction. The other teams guess if it is either. Losers have to run 3000' of vert.
Ashley's Smoky Mountain Memories Trail Camps
Jimmy Dean Freeman's SoCal Coyotes
Andy's CTS Coaching Services
Sat, 4 March 2017
Film-maker Billy Yang joins The Nation to introduce the characters of his recent film, "Life in a Day", an inspirational story four women running the 2016 Western States 100. Billy, Magda, Anna Mae, and Devon join us to talk about the race and the film.
Kaci Lickteig (unable to join us)
After screening his film in many locations, Billy will be making it available to watch on his web site and youtube channel.
Fri, 24 February 2017
The word "vulnerability" has traditionally had a negative connotation; only the weak are vulnerable. Andy Jones-Wilkins and Candice Burt join The Nation to discuss an alternative definition: a definition of power and ownership.
AJW's articles on vulnerability: "Becoming Vulnerable" and "Vulnerability: Strength or Weakness"
Brené Brown's book, "The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage"
Brené Brown's Ted Talk video
The movie, "In and Out" trailer
Guarantee yourself some vulnerability at one of Candice Burt's races: Destination Trail Run
Fri, 17 February 2017
Recently, Travis Macy underwent a battery of tests at eNRG Performance in Boulder, Colorado. We were intrigued to see what these tests were, why he decided to undergo them, and how he can use this information to change his diet and training to be an efficient endurance runner. Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD, METS II & Leadville 100 finisher, joins the conversation to help us understand.
Here are the tests that they did:
In this podcast, we dive into the ME testing. We will cover the other tests in upcoming podcast episodes.
If you have more question please email Dina at email@example.com
Fri, 10 February 2017
To quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"
Nicky Spinks is an accomplished fell runner out of northern England. Nicky and Warren Pole join The Nation to discuss what Fell running is, its origins, and where it fits with trail and ultra running.
We discuss one of the famous fell run challenges, the Bob Graham Round. Named after Bob Graham, who in June 1932 broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24-hour period, at the age of 42.
Each summer around 100 of the most highly tuned ultra-distance fell runners will attempt the 66-mile, 27,000 ft of ascent within the allotted 24 hours. Only one in three will succeed. To date approximately 2055 people have completed the single round in 24 hours.
Nicky has set records on the Bob Graham Round in previous years. In 2016, on her 10th anniversary of overcoming breast cancer, the 49-year-0ld bested the record for the DOUBLE Bob Graham Round. This covers over 132 miles, 52,000' of ascent over 84 summits. She did this in an amazing 45-1/2 hours!
Video about the Bob Graham Round with Salomon Running athlete Ricky Lightfoot
Nicky Spinks article re. her Double Bob Graham.
Video of Nicky completing the Double Bob Graham.
We also added a few words to our glossary:
And finally, to quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"
Mon, 6 February 2017
Cory Reese, AKA Fast Cory, started running later in life and has become obsessed. He has an entertaining way to share his experiences from the "back of the pack" via his BLOG, his column in Ultrarunning Magazine, and his social media pages.
Cory shares his life journey in his new book, "Nowhere Near First".
Thu, 26 January 2017
Billy Yang and Jimmy Dean Freeman join The Nation to discuss trail running adventures. They can take all forms and can be very complex or simple weekend affairs. Do more than a routine training runs this year. Have a running adventure!
See more of Billy Yang's film on Youtube
Fri, 20 January 2017
33 Shake weekly winners:
Getting high in boise foothills
Running the sights in DC
Fri, 13 January 2017
We jump in the TRN time machine and travel back to 1988 to compare how trail running has changed. Tim Twietmeyer, 25-time, silver buckle owner and 5-time champion of Western States 100, join The Nation to discuss.
Winners of the 33shake photo promotion. Each will receive 10 Satchels of the chia energy gel. Post your photo/video on social media and tag #fuledby33shake and #inspiredbytrn to enter the weekly drawing.
Kristian Bak (Twitter @kristianbak79) from Denmark
https://twitter.com/KristianBak79?lang=en-gb, great Danish trail shot
Laurie Nakauchi for a rocking team run shot
Sebastien Durandeau for this moody winter trail shot
Fri, 6 January 2017
Matt Fitzgerald (sports nutritionist, writer, athlete, coach) hits another home run with his latest book, "The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World's Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel and Perform Better". (Whew, that was an endurance title). Matt took the last two years to do in depth with the top endurance athletes from different sports and from around the world.
3 winners of the 33 Shake promotion:
1 Liz Morgan McGarraugh- bagged her goal of 1700 miles in a year, which - rather brilliantly - is 33 miles a week. What an excellent number. PHOTO
2 Benfitz1.0 - for some great slow-mo trail action videos and an Instagram feed that is, basically, nothing but trail running. Apart from a few posts of trail running injuries…VIDEO
3 Lisa Fogg-Evans - awesome first night time solo trail run, hard core!
You can win too. Just post a photo or video showing how you enjoy the trails and tag it with #fueledby33shake and #inspiredbytrn. A chance to win 10 satchels of 33 Shake energy gels and a chance to be the first (in the USA) to receive the 33 Shake All-in-one shake.