Trail Runner Nation (podcasts)

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.

Majo Srnik is running UTMB for the first time and gets advice from 2014 4th-place finisher Jason Schlarb

We talk about

  • aid station foods
  • fuling strategies
  • how the 6:00 pm start effects runners
  • Mandatory Gear List
Direct download: UTMB_jason_majo_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CDT

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.

UTMB veteran and podium finishing Tim Toloffson and Sally McRae join The Nation to discuss this amazing race.

Direct download: UTMB_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am CDT

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


 

Under Armour

Direct download: Tribe_-_tosh_ajw.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm CDT

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:

  1. Run Faster & Farther with Less Effort
  2. Get on your Mark, Get Set, and listen...mas!  Dr. Mark
  3. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Drops the Knowledge Bomb on the Nation
  4. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 3:  A Smorgasbord of Running Topics
  5. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 4: Train don't Strain
  6. Dr. Cucuzzella is BACK!
  7. Dr. Cucuzzella's 3 tips for more efficient running
  8. Dr. Cucuzzella & Sock Doc: What did you learn in 2012?
  9. Dr. Cucuzzella - He can crush you with his knowledge
  10. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: running Comrades & Sports Medical Conference
  11. Dr. Cucuzzella's Freedoms Run AND world premier of "In the High Country" October 12
  12. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: Cadence and Breathing
  13. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - Magic of Human Facia
  14. Healthy Eating with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
  15. Impact Moderating Behavior with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
Direct download: CUC_ca_zella.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm CDT

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.

Follow Simon and Lesley on Twitter

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Under Armour Mountain Running Series

Enter the code: TRNATION at checkout for 20% off registration

Check out Under Armour's new trail shoes

Direct download: UA_bA_8.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:25am CDT

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

Direct download: Phil_M.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm CDT

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