Fri, 5 May 2017
The Nation gathers at Gold Country Run and Sport to do a live podcast with Meghan Arbogast, Zach Bitter and Nicole Kalogeropoulus. All three run for Altra Running and will be toeing the line at the 2017 Western States 100. We talk with these athletes about their training, preparation, and philosophies of running 100 miles. Some of the topics include:
Fri, 28 April 2017
Christopher Kelly, a professional endurance mountain biker, joins The Nation to explain how his dependance on sugar and carbohydrates began causing him some health issues including pre-diabetic blood sugar levels. After listening to his busy physicians he took control of his health and began learning everything he could. He then began a diet reset that evolved into a high fat and lower carbohydrate lifestyle. He compares his experience with our co=host, Zach Bitter and the benefits they have seen.
Zach Bitter and his coaching services can be found HERE
Fri, 21 April 2017
Tim Twietmeyer and Bob Crowley join The Nation to help the Noob with trail etiquette.
Here is their list:
Aid Station Etiquette
Fri, 14 April 2017
College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye
Mon, 10 April 2017
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:
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
Fri, 31 March 2017
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
Regardless of where you live, we need to help protect and preserve our outdoor trails. Become informed and take action.
Fri, 24 March 2017
Michelle Barton started running ultras 14 years ago. In this short career, she has amassed an impressive resume including:
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.
Follow her Father's 78-mile run on his 78th birthday HERE
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:
Contact Travis via his web site for the discount.
Fri, 17 March 2017
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.
Fri, 10 March 2017
Team "Over Here", Don and Scott (we made up the game and the rules = Advantage😂)
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
Sat, 4 March 2017
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.
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.