Trail Runner Nation (podcasts)

Ryan Green PhD has directed his mental prowess into the running shoe.  Ryan Green is the managing partner in Varsity Sports, a running specialty store with 4 locations in Louisiana.  He holds a PhD in kinesiology and a certified Athletic Trainer.

  • How many miles should your shoes last?  
  • Yea or Nay to rotating your shoes? 
  • Shoelaces 
  • zero drop
  • washing machines
  • running gait and more 
Direct download: RyanGreenPhD.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:51pm CDT

Sally McRae joins us to talk about the most common questions and issues she is asked by the athletes she coaches:

  • How do I deal with injuries?
  • How much do I need to run?
  • What about Cross Training?
  • Nutrition?
  • Why are you the "yellow runner"?
  • How do you balance being a Mom, business owner, coach and STILL find time for your personal training?
Direct download: SallyDos.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am CDT

Dr. Steven Gangemi joins Faith, Don and Scott to talk about important trail running topics:

  • Spray on tans. 
  • Groupon. 
  • Glycemic index. 
  • Trigeeks. 
  • Crossfit peeing. 
  • Knee pain. 
  • Groupon. 
  • Is orange the new tan? 
  • Running depression. 
  • Spray on tanning. 
  • Waking up at night hungry.  
  • Racing too often.  
  • Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter.  
  • Periodization. 
  • Groupon. Simple!
Direct download: SprayTan.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Sally McRae joins us to talk about the most common questions and issues she is asked by the athletes she coaches:

  • How do I deal with injuries?
  • How much do I need to run?
  • What about Cross Training?
  • Nutrition?
  • Why are you the "yellow runner"?
  • How do you balance being a Mom, business owner, coach and STILL find time for your personal training?
Direct download: SallyMcRae.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

Dominic Grossman and Katie Desplinter have had the benefit of running in the lead pack for many years.  What you may not know about them is that when they are not racing, they are avid volunteers pacing or crewing others.  Dom and Katie record this podcast pre-Western States 100 - where Dominic paced Tim Olsen to his second win in the second hottest year.  

We talk about strategies that can help you pace or crew AND how you, as a racer, can help your pacer and crew help you.

Direct download: PacerandCrew.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT

We join Ultralegend Tim Twietmeyer and Ultrarunner/Race Director Craig Thornley as we discuss the "Rules of the Trail"  Who knew there are 18 rules for running Western States 100?  Apparently each rule is a result of a circumstance that actually happened happened during the race. 

Direct download: tweetandlordballs.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:53am CDT

Ian Torrence has a deep resume of trail ultras:

  • Finished over 170 ultras and has won over 50!  
  • In 1999, he finished 16 ultras and 1 marathon and won 12.  
  • In 2002, he completed the Grand Slam of Ultras
  • 18 JFK finishes including 11 top ten finishes

He currently resides in the trail running mecca of Flagstaff, AZ where he trains and coaches for McMillan Running as their ultra-marathon coach.  Ian talks to us about his experiences and how his body and training has changed over time, how he has adjusted his training to continue to race successfully and tips he feels will help you build a bonk proof body.

Direct download: IanTorrence3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:22pm CDT

Gary Avery said, "Optimal Stress + Optimal Rest = Optimal Progress"

Greg joins us from McMillan Running, an online resource / coaching for runners, to discuss how important REST is in our training.  He explains why "the most difficult situation is to be the fittest spectator at a race".  In a recent Runner's World article, "Give it a Rest", Greg explains how better we perform when we incorporate rest into our training schedules: rest during our weekly program and after a race.

Closing Song: "Feeling Way Too Damn Good" by Nickleback.

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

Duncan Callahan lives and trains at over 7000' altitude in beautiful Colorado. He has finished in the top 10 in the last 33 races winning the prestigious Leadville Trail 100 twice! Duncan joins us to talk about: Training and racing at altitude How to mentally execute a race How making a peanut butter sandwich is similar to racing "Be the 4th Quarter guy" Cardiac Drift How to enjoy the process of transformation Learning how to balance life, work, family and running.
Direct download: TWandDuncan.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:37am CDT

Change out of your spandex triathlete shorts and make sure you aren’t drinking during this podcast (you may find milk coming out your nose in a fit of laughter).  Warren Pole discusses three things that have been on his mind recently: Are Ironman Triathlons for pussies? (take note of Warren Pole’s image on this post) Aren’t injuries [...]
Direct download: Warrenrants.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT