Trail Runner Nation (podcasts)

Nation member, Candice Burt joins us to discuss a recent lighthearted  blog post she wrote on how ultra runners take things to excess.   DUH!   That's who we are. 

Fun article about people that make up excuses for not racing well.

Here are some of the races she directs:

Tahoe Rim 200 mile race

Bellingham Trail Marathon 

Bellingham Trail Running Series

Cle Elum Ridge 50k & 25K

Rainshadow Running

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Candice_and_Sally_too.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm CDT

Ultra Trail Running is distinctly different in culture and mental preparation than other running or endurance sports.  Veteran Trail Ultra Runner, Bob Crowley, visits with the Nation about what is unique about this sports culture.

  • Is there a difference between "doing" an ultra run and "being" an ultra runner?
  • What are some of the tenets of the trail running culture?
  • Are we losing the ultra trail running culture with the mass appeal and participation recently?
  • How can we keep the culture?
  • How does this culture helps us prepare mentally for the experiences that accompany a long trail race

An interesting perspective from Geoff Roes in his article, "Ultrarunning is Dead"

Join the Trail Animals Running Club

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Bobs_World.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:10pm CDT

Ashley Walsh plays Grab Bag

Ashley Walsh has been busy weaving a tapestry of trail philosophy on her blog AshRuns100straining and racing.  In fact, she recently killed it at Pistol 100 Mile in TN, where she won with a sub 20-hour finish!  You gotta run this one just for the buckle!

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Grab bag topics include:

Ashley, always up for a challenge, was dared by her husband, Dan, to include this list of words. Did she succeed?

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"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: grab_bag_ashruns.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:01pm CDT

If "ultra running is 90% mental and the other 10% is in your head", shouldn't we train our brain?  Is there a repeatable process for winning?

Lanny Bassham went from a kid that others said would never compete as an athlete to a 2-time Olympic medalist and 4-time world champion with four world records.  All winners have common threads that they do differently than everyone else.  He has discovered a formula to preparing mentally to be a champion.  Since retiring from competition, he continues as a coach to many World and Olympic champions, Fortune 500 companies, the United States Secret Service, the US Navy SEALS, the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, the US Marine Corps Marksmanship Unit, and the FBI.

"With Winning in Mind" is in it's third edition and is a MUST read for all Nation Members.

Learn more at Lanny's web site:  Mental Management

You will learn about the

  • three circles of the Mental Management System
  • three phases of a task
  • goal getting
  • how to use rehearsal as a mental tool
  • How an imagined imprint can be just as real as an actual imprint.
  • How can we be better coach your children

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Download a free audio book at Audible

Direct download: Lanny_Bassham_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm CDT

Get out your dictionary and slow down the playback on your MP3 player!  Ben Greenfield, fitness expert and top ranked Iron-Man triathlete teaches about

  • Cold Thermogenisis
  • Exercise throughout the day
  • How Fasting can help you turn your body into a fat-burning machine
  • How to "Grease your Groove"
  • The importance of breathing correctly

Ben can be found on four of his own podcasts:

  • Endurance Planet
  • Git Fit Guy
  • Ben Greenfield Fitness
  • Rock Star Podcast

You can also find other valuable articles and tools on many of his web sites:

Here are some of the links to information that we talked about

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Ben_Greenfield_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm CDT

What if there was a nutrition training program that is NOT a calorie-deficient diet, NOT low-carb / Atkins-like, NO need to count calories, and requires NO special foods or supplements?

Our favorite nutritionist, Sunny Blende, teaches us how to train our metabolism: increase our fat burning enzymes so we can be efficient running machines!

Other Podcasts with Sunny:

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Sunny_D_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

Trail Runner Nation's Southern California corespondent, Jimmy Dean Freeman, joins the Nation to discuss new year's resolutions and goal setting.

Stuff we referenced:

Here are SOME steps we came up with to achieving your running goals:

  1. Set the goal - don't worry about the myths that hold you back or what other people say
  2. Identify the obstacles that might get in your way - plan how you will overcome them
  3. Break the goal into smaller, more realistic goals
  4. Do something everyday that get you closer to that goal
  5. Adapt the plan as necessary
  6. Celebrate along the way

Check out our new sponsor's, "Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: JDF_1.17.14.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm CDT

Dr. Robert Portman is and exercise scientist and coauthor of three books,

  1. Nutrient Timing
  2. The Performance Zone
  3. Hardwired for Fitness

and has authored hundreds of articles on how nutrition can improve fitness, health and athletic performance.

Dr. Portman teaches us that there are five macro-nutrients that an endurance athlete needs to know how to use: Water, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats, and electrolytes.  By knowing WHEN and HOW MUCH to use  the macro-nutrients,  we can raise our performance, avoid bonking and G.I. distress.

Once we understand how to utilize these macro-nutrients, there are micro-nutrients that can further tweak and enhance our performance.

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Portman has reshaped sports nutrition and the development of energy products with proven performance and recovery benefits, including: Endurox R4, Accelerade and now Body Glove SURGE, an energy shot for endurance athletes.

Unsure of how much hydration and nutrition to use on your next workout?  Check out The Portman Calculator: easily compute your hydration and nutrition needs for a workout or race.

Here are some other interesting articles that Dr. Portman has written:

Check out our new sponsor's, "Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Download a free audio book at Audible

Direct download: Dr._Energy_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

With over 20 books written for the endurance athlete, Matt Fitzgerald is one of the sport's leading authors.  Some of his other best sellers are:

  • Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
  • Iron War-Dave Scott, Mark Allen, & the Greatest Race Ever Run
  • The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

Matt talks to us about his book, "Run-The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel".  Some topics include:

  • Should a dose of suffering be included in your training?
  • The Black Box of ingredients that you open on race day
  • How to learn to train your body by listening to it

Follow Matt on Twitter or on Facebook

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Direct download: Matt_Fitzgerald_author_runner_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm CDT

Italian Nation Member, Monica, paints a picture of Italian trail running!  Monica lives in the middle of some amazing mountain running.  She explains trail running culture, race demographics and gear choices of Italian runners. One of the forty-seven ultras in 2014 is the Tour Des Geants, a 330 KM (205 mile) race with a 150 hour time limit.

Book a trip to Italy and Corri di più!!

Direct download: Dec_26_monica_volume.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am CDT