Trail Runner Nation
What was your longest back-to-back training run? How about a 40+ mile back-to-back-to-back. Repeated for 65 days. With no support! We talk to a record-holding fastpacker and trail runner to uncover how to take ultra-running to the extreme and see what other things we can learn from him.
Direct download: krudmeister.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:42pm CDT

Scott, Faith and Don take on blogger Will Cooper's Nine and a Half Ways To Keep Running Real. He lists his top suggestions that every trail runner should follow. We turn each one inside out as we talk through them.
Direct download: rambling-runners.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm CDT

Ultra Runner of the Year Dave Mackey discusses his training, Hoka shoes and his race day fueling. All we need now are his legs, heart, lungs and will-power. Dave also discusses balance as he juggles family, graduate school and training! Rumor has it several trail runners have spotted Dave's moisture wicking cape that he tucks beneath his shirt.
Direct download: Mackey-Superfuel-or-Superman.mp3
Category:Hydration -- posted at: 11:19pm CDT

Running Economy? What??? That's right, go faster and farther with less work! Dr Cucuzzella has your prescription. Get ready to hit the pause/rewind button because the Doctor is in and ready to unload some serious information onto Trail Runner Nation!
Direct download: cucuzzella-part-dos.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 11:07pm CDT

Dr. Gangemi, AKA The Sock Doc, joins us as we discuss shoes, orthotics, ice, stretching and more. The Sock Doc is an accomplished athlete and an expert in soft tissue management and body mechanics. Sounds like a guy we would like to take on a run.

Direct download: da-soc-doc.mp3
Category:Blister & Foot Care -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

The Kokopelli has held a prominent role in folklore, culture and traditions. Many authorities believe this celebration is justified as it is probable the Kokopelli allowed the homo erectus to avoid extinction. On such authority is Professor Richard Nelson. His research has provided the first look at the powers of the Kokopelli. Dr. Nelson shares with us the benefits of applying and wearing the Performance Enhancing Temporary Tattoo available exclusively on our site.
Direct download: kokopelli-power.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:03pm CDT

Super carbs and super starches can be super confusing, but not for Sports Nutritionist Sunny Blende. She gives us the skinny on a new performance enhancing fuel source. Not convinced? We learn that ultrarunner of the year Dave Mackey used this new product at Bandera 100K.
Direct download: super-sunny-on-super-carbs.mp3
Category:Hydration -- posted at: 10:16am CDT

Steven Sashen, the founder of Invisible Shoes and author of the popular 'Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say' video, joins us for an insightful discussion on topics including invisible shoes, running on a foot of cotton, a thin sheet of stainless steel and broken glass... Did I forget anything? About a million other disconnected tangents... Oh yeah, stay tuned at the end for a special bonus track where we keep the mic live for a post interview discussion!
Direct download: steve-sashan.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

When we say "Patagonia", you think of "The Mountain" or "The Gear". If Mark Hofmann and George Plomarity from Patagonia Outdoor Clothing and Gear have anything to say about it...the answer is "The Gear". George and Mark have plenty to say as we discuss the equipment that makes us want to run to the trail.
Direct download: patagonia-czars.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

SoCal Coyotes Running Team's lead dog and every runner's coach Jimmy Dean Freeman joins us to discuss...well we may have to listen again to know exactly what we discussed! Take this podcast to the trail head and hang out with us as we chat about...stuff.

Direct download: top-ten-part-3.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT