Trail Runner Nation (podcasts)

ECEP (East Coast Executive Producer), Andy Jones-Wilkins, and SCC (SoCal Corespondent), Jimmy Dean Freeman come up with the TOP 20 things that a pacer or crew should NEVER do including:

  • don't assume the rules don't apply to you
  • don't take the runner's pace chart as fact
  • don't #fondleice
  • don't yell or demean, unless they request it :)
  • don't show up unprepared
  • don't complain

 

Direct download: 5_Things_YOU_shouldnt_do_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

Frenchy, Emilie Lecomte, teaches The Nation about adventure racing and multi-day stage races.  We talk about European races vs. North America racing.  Then Emilie turns the table on Don and Bob Crowley asking them questions about their TdG training and plans for the September race.

  • Lecomte notable records/wins
    Completed 40 ultras/multi-stage/adventure races, winning 19 (nearly 50%), podium all but 8 (80%),2 world records:
    WR holder: GR20 Corsica (41h22m)
    WR women’s holder: TdG (2014) (85h53m)

Emilie Lecomte full results

Emilie Lecomte blog

Emilie Lecomte Facebook

Emilie Lecomte Instagram

Direct download: TdG_8.8.18.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm CDT

The Yellow Runner is just off her first finish at the grueling 135-mile Badwater Ultra.  This year saw record-breaking heat topping the thermometer at 127 degrees F (53 degrees C)!  Sally discusses:

  • How she heat trained
  • Infrared Saunas
  • Managing heat during the race
  • Crewing and pacing & setting expectations
  • Unique rules of Badwater
  • Do shoes really melt?
  • Hydration and nutrition during the event

Photo courtesy of  CARSON VIDEOGRAPHY

Direct download: BAAAD_WAATER_sm.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CDT

Romain Blanchard is a Frenchman living in Hong Kong running Ultras!  Romain recently ran a 120K race in Italy.  Like most of us, he had a wonderful experience and authored this great list of truths that he either learned or relearned.  We can all relate!

Romain's article

Direct download: romain_let_us_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

We didn't get a guest so we did our own grab bag....ahem....Audio Magazine?

The Black Dear from Germany:

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

2018 was a HOT year for Western States 100.  All runners experienced ups and downs....literally and figuratively.  Despite the blistering hear, 2018 had the highest finish rate since 2012, which had record LOW temperatures.

Jim Walmsley broke Timmy Olsen's fastest time set in 2012.

Courtney Dauwalter laid down the second fastest women's time in her debut.

Three of the top 20 finishers were women!

Direct download: 2018_post.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

At 5:00am PDT, the shotgun will sound in Squaw Valley unleashing 379 fortunate runners on their 100.2 mile journey to Auburn.

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Sally McRae join The Nation to review the race and teach us who to watch.

We wish all 379 the a best performance and experience that they will never forget.

Billy Yang's Video that you should watch before any of your races.

Video of pre-race meeting

Direct download: ws_2018.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CDT

French runner, Emy LeComte is toeing the line at the 2018 Western States 100.  She has an impressive resume including a 2014 win at Tour Des Geants.  In addition to her first trip at Western States 100, she will also be participating in the 2018 UTMB.

Don and Bob Crowley get some valuable tips from Emy as they are preparing for their shot at Tour Des Geants.

Emy is not taking any chances at Western States.  She will be powered by the PEK!

Emy's web page

Direct download: Emy_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CDT

Andy Jones-Wilkins and our Irish lucky charm, Donna Nì Cuarta, join us from Tahoe to plan Fact or Fiction, a fun conversation of common (and not so common) myths related to running, endurance, and health.

Andy is in Tahoe participating in a CTS Ultrarunning camp and Donna is acclimating to the area as she prepares to run Western States 100 in a couple weeks!

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: Fact_or_Fiction_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm CDT

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution" - Albert Einstein

"Becoming aware of ourselves and our surroundings (near and far) is an important feature of a healthy brain" - Phil Maffetone

Phil joins us to talk about why daydreaming is important to our health and how it can help us become better runners. We discuss the similarities of daydreaming and visualization and if we can daydream while using other sensory inputs.  We talk about how we can become better daydreamers.

Phil's article, "Interpretation of Daydreams"

We begin the podcast with a review of Chapter 26 of "The Big Book of Endurance and Racing", called, "The Pain Game and How to Control It".

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Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

Direct download: Phil_Daydreamer.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT