Trail Runner Nation (general)

Tim Twietmeyer has finished Western States 25 times under 24 hours and 5 first place finishes.  Hal Hall has finished 30 Tevis Cup finishes  (Western States trail horse endurance ride) with multiple 1st place finishes. 

Tim and Hal received a "Tile" in downtown Auburn California recognizing their contributions.  We sit down and chat about the history of WS trail, training horses vs training a human. 

Craig Thornley RD of WS 100 helps host this podcast that was recorded live at Auburn Running Company. 

We had a great time, we hope you enjoy as much as we did. 

You can find a the live video on the WS FaceBook site. 

 

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Marty Dugard is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and a  lifelong runner.  He also is the coach for the JSerra High School Running Lions Cross Country teams. He is also a friend of TRN, joining us a few years ago to teach how to seek for a better version of ourselves.

We discuss his newest book, To Be a Runner: How Racing up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Talking on a 5K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

Check out his other books HERE

Direct download: DUGAAAAAARD.mp3
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We finally caught up with our dear friend and favorite sports nutritionist, Sunny Blende.  Although she is "retired", she still can help us understand the important human engine and how to fuel it for endurance sports.

We based our discussion on active.com's article "5 Pre-race Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid" by Kelly Bastone

Previous Podcasts with Sunny:

Direct download: Sunny.mp3
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Today was the 30th Annual Way Too Cool 50K .  We sit down at the race with Victor Ballesteros and Kenzie MacPail to discuss their favorite Dos and Don'ts of race day.

Direct download: WTC.mp3
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Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

Ultra Runners and Coaches David and Megan Roche join The Nation to talk about their new book, the Happy Runner.

  • LIVING IN ALL CAPS
  • Embrace the process
  • Why talk about the bad stuff with running?
  • "We don't give a fudge about your result
  • Chaotic unpredictability and futility of results chasing
  • Talent as an uncontrollable initial condition
  • Removing comparison from evaluation

Learn more about David and Megan's coaching at SWAPRunning (SWAP stands for Some Work, All Play).

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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.

Just over a year ago, we did a podcast referring to Sebastian Junger's book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.  As it turns out, Sebastian was a runner, and a pretty good one.  Today, Sebastian joins The Nation and help us understand the concept of Tribe better and how it can relate to running.

Pick up this book in audio or in print

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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, rejoins The Nation to dive into the mental side of endurance sports.  He recently competed in a unique challenge: 24 hours in an enclosed shipping container trying to run as many miles on a Trueform treadmill.  No light, no watch, no data, virtually sensory deprived.  Listen to his experience in preparation and execution.  There are many things that we all can take away and use in attempting new challenges.

Short video of the challenge

Ideas that came from the podcast:

  • "The less stuff I have, the more I rely on myself"
  • Advice vs. opinion - different levels of importance
  • Practice vs. training
  • "pushing the mind's mind away"
  • Slice the problem - Big problems  have Big solutions.  Break these Big problems into smaller problems and find the small solutions for them.

Check out these links:

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Returning guest, Chadd Wright joins The Nation with his training partner and teammate Shawn Webber to discuss their "training missions".  They are preparing to run the inaugural running of The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race in New Zealand in January 2019.

You can follow their training missions on Facebook

Listen to Chadd's original podcast, "Readiness Through Training"

Direct download: Chadd_and_Shawn.mp3
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Ben and Jerry's is famous for their creative and unique ice cream flavors.  Today we try to make a correlation between these flavors and Ultrarunning.

Cory Reese, aka FastCory, joins 33 Shake co-founder and resident TRN European Corospondent, Warren Pole to either use real Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavors or a made up flavor to discuss interesting facts about trail and ultra running.

Be sure to check buy Cory Reese's latest book, Into the Furnace.  And get 10% off your purchase of anything at 33 Shake with code TRN33

Items Discussed:

This photo is Warren Pole walking with one of the racers 1/2 way through the Yukon Arctic Ultr

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Runner, Race Director and founder of Destination Trails Candice Burt joins as we take 'wise old says' and turn them on their heads.  We examine the classic saying........ from the trail point of view. 

 

Links below

Candice's Races

YouTube video Jocko GOOD"

 

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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, and his friend TJ Murphy join The Nation for a thought-provoking discussion on endurance events:

  • Sometimes you mind has a mind of its own & can trick you
  • Your mind is always looking for comfort and satisfaction
  • Don't be reckless
  • Need to find your reason to participate - not for someone else, not for social media, it needs to be personal
  • Don't go into a race thinking you won't think about quiting
  • Predict the Future
    • Recognize it / witness it
    • Accept it
    • Put a time limit on it
  • "Don't not do now what you're going to regret later"
  • How do you lead a team from point A to point B?

Check out these links:

Direct download: Major_Chontosh.mp3
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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

Direct download: Vulnerability.mp3
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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.
Direct download: matt_endurance_diet.mp3
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2016 Western States is in the books.  Like every year the race treats us to a number of stories.  The trail is the stage for tales of racing for the Top Ten positions, racing the cut off or simply completing an epic challenge.  

Join Andy Jones Wilkens and Bethany Patterson (F7) as we discuss some of the moments that make this 30 hours so special.

Direct download: AJW_WS_2016_post.mp3
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We start with the premise, "There must be more to this, it can't be just exercise."  We hear takes from guests Ann, Zach, Mike and Karis.

We love to run.  What else do we love about our sport?

 

Direct download: more_than_running_2.mp3
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Start this podcast by watching this VIDEO

Sally McRae, Josh Spector, David Daley, and Billy Yang put together this training adventure challenge as a way to prepare for their upcoming race, Run Rabbit Run 100 mile race.  A one day summit of the three largest peaks in Southern California - they dubbed it "The Triple Crown", but it has also been called the 8000M Challenge.

  • Mt Jacinto, San Gorgonio, and Mt. Baldy
  • 40 miles of running
  • 14,500 vertical feet of climbing
  • 18.5 hours total time
  • 305 miles of driving between trail heads

Sally brings her posse (Josh, Billy, Colin Cooley, and Ethan Newberry) to talk about ADVENTURE TRAINING.  It is a great way to mix up your training schedule and put yourself in a mock-type racing paradigm.  It is a great way to build relationships with your friends and create some memories.

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Get your FREE audio book download at Audible

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In the shadow of the 2013 Western States 100 mile endurance Run, Scott, Faith and Don talk about the WS100 experience.  What's all the hype?  Is it different than any other run?  We take on the experience of the volunteers, pacers, crew and runner. 

Direct download: The_WS_experience.mp3
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To reach your athletic potential, Dr. Phil Maffetone shares the secret ingredient is in the kitchen.  Nutrition is the foundation for performance and recovery.   We open his Big Red Book and ask the author to connect his content to the trail.  We discuss protein, fats and carbohydrates as we literally sit at the kitchen table with Dr. Maffetone. 

Closing Song by Dr. Phil Maffetone   Title Rosemary

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-all-need/id211046312

Direct download: InPhilsKitchen.mp3
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Ashley Walsh and Jimmy Dean Freeman:  BADWATER: Salton Sea Report

Join Ashey and Jimmy Dean Freeman as they share their adventure at the inagural Salon Sea Ultramarathon.  Heat, rain, wind, COLD, 81 miles and 9,000 feet of climbing can make for an interesting race.  What can make it more interesting?  This is a team sport.  Grab three of your closest running partners, strap on the same bib number and run together. This is NOT a relay. 

Find Jimmy Dean Freeman at http://www.socalcoyotes.com/

Find Ashely Walsh at http://ashruns100s.com/

Follow Jimmy on Twitter @CoachJimmyDean

Follow Ashley on Twitter @Ashruns100s

Direct download: jdfASH.mp3
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