Trail Runner Nation

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.

Direct download: Altra_shoe_design.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:11pm CDT

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.

Stephanie Howe Violett, 12th place, joins us with her husband, Zach Violett (2016 finisher) to discuss her day and lesson's learned.

Results

Direct download: AJW_WS_100_post.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm CDT

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;

Direct download: AJW_WS_Prognosication.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm CDT

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.

"Fueling on the Fly" article

Previous podcasts with Stephanie:

You can find Stephanie and some of her YUMMY recipes here:  StephanieHoweViolett.com

 

Direct download: Stephanie_HOWE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT

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.  

Direct download: majo_and_michelle_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am CDT

Michelle Barton and Warren Pole join The Nation as guest writers for this new installment of the Audio Magazine.

Here are some links to what we discussed:

Direct download: warrren_and_michelle_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT

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