Trail Runner Nation (podcasts)

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to discuss some interesting topics including:

  • Power Meters - do they have a place in trail running?
  • Supplemental Ketones - can they help us?
  • Marijuana in training and racing

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College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Direct download: Thumbs_up_V1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CDT

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:

  • Set good goals
  • Break things down to simple movements and practice them with purpose
  • Push yourself out of your comfort zone
  • Get feedback

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

Direct download: 10000_HOURS_w_Magda__AJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm CDT

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

  • understand what and how this is going on,
  • why we should care,
  • where we can get more information and
  • how we can make our voices heard and
  • how we can keep these lands available to our community

Regardless of where you live, we need to help protect and preserve our outdoor trails.  Become informed and take action.

Direct download: Emily_Peterson_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT

Michelle Barton started running ultras 14 years ago.  In this short career, she has amassed an impressive resume including:

  • 1st place at her second 100-mile race (Javelina Jundred in 2006)
  • 80 wins
  • 5 over-all wins (men and women)
  • over 24 course records
  • broke 5 course records & 5 wins within a 6 week time frame

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.

VIDEO of this year's Caballo Blanco Ultra in Mexico.

Follow her Father's 78-mile run on his 78th birthday HERE

Follow Michelle:

Instagram: MichellemBarton

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:
  • 8 weeks
  • 20 min/day on your own schedule
  • Weekly group video call with Travis
  • Usual tuition fee $385; TRN listener tuition fee $235
  • www.travismacy.com/courses

Contact Travis via his web site for the discount.

Direct download: Michelle_Barton_runner.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:53pm CDT

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.

Ultrarunning Magazine's Fastest Known Time Of the Year Article

Fastest Known Times website

Ultimate Direction Website

Direct download: Buzz_Burrell.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:19pm CDT

Team Beast Coast, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ashley Walsh,  won our last game show, "$100,000 Pyramid - Nation Style".  They join The Nation along with two additional West Coast teams

Team "Smells Like Wasatch Spirit", Jimmy Dean Freeman and Deirdre Greenholz

Team "Over Here", Don and Scott (we made up the game and the rules = AdvantagešŸ˜‚)

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

Direct download: Truth_or_not_Truth.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:44pm CDT

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.

Magdalena Boulet
Anna Mae Flynn

Devon Yanko

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.

Direct download: BY_Films.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:49am CDT

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:

  • Metabolic Efficiency (ME) testing
  • Lactate Threshold (LT) testing
  • Sweat Sodium Concentration Testing
  • VO2max Testing

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 dina@enrgperformance.com

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

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:

Tussic

Moore

Heather

Jelly Babies

Tops

Clag

Peet

And finally,  to quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"

 

Direct download: Nicky_Spinks_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm CDT

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".

Direct download: Cory_Reese_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:56pm CDT