Trail Runner Nation
TRN joins elite ultrarunner and running coach Carilyn Johnson as we discuss the Art of Pacing. Who knew there was so much to this pacing stuff? Pacers should get a finishers shirt for all the work they put in for a runner.
Direct download: pacing-101.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

Dr. Steven Gangemi, aka the Sock Doc, joins the TRN podcast crew to discuss the training benefits of heavy breathing. Aerobic vs Anaerobic Training is a hot topic in the endurance community. How much, when, and why are questions we present to the doc. What follows is a great conversation and in the end we all learn a ton. Even Dr. Gangemi, who learns that the podcast crew has a lot to learn!

Direct download: soc-doc-anaerobic.mp3
Category:Blister & Foot Care -- posted at: 8:34pm CST

Dominic plays the mountain profile like a concert pianist plays the arpeggio. A well-executed run is like making music. Join us as we discuss with Dominic what he has learned from his mentors and absorbed directly from the San Gabriel Mountain range. Running uphill, recovering on the downs and cruising the flats set the stage for a hit song. This is a must listen.
Direct download: dominic-grossman-mountain-running.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm CST

The trail doesn't come with directions. Jimmy Dean and Kate Freeman join the regular podcast crew to discuss the do's and don'ts of trail conduct. Tune in and compare your trail manners with the opinions of the TRN podcast team.

Direct download: trail-etiquette.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 11:59pm CST

Mike Morton, age 40, seems to be one of the top ultra runners lately. But some of you may be thinking his name sounds familiar. You’re right. Mike Morton, at the age of 25, was the first place finisher and set a new course record at Western States in 1997 but somewhat mysteriously disappeared from the ultra scene soon afterward. Where did he go? Faith, Don and Scott were honored to speak with Mike shortly after his record-breaking Umstead 100 mile race about his "sudden" comeback, his selfless service to his country and his super-human speed that has been bottled up.
Direct download: mike-morton.mp3
Category:Motivation & Race Mentality -- posted at: 11:34pm CST

Dr. Cucuzzella prescribes "Speed-play" and warns against "Speed-work." "If it's not fun, I'm not doing it." He has run 19 Boston Marathons, including a 2:37 at the age of 44. Maybe it's time to Speed-play? We cover a lot of ground on this podcast so plug in and hold on.
Direct download: dr-mark-3.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 10:53pm CST

Join Don and Scott as they chat with Faith, fresh out of her first 50 miler. There were hamburgers, chafage, post-race blackouts and more! Listen to get the scoop.
Direct download: Faiths-AR-50-report.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm CST

Join co-hosts Scott, Jimmy Dean and Don as they provide Faith with some quality race-day strategy for her first 50 mile race, along with great contributions from the Trail Runner Nation community.
Direct download: faiths-prep-talk.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 10:49pm CST

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 CST

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 CST