Trail Runner Nation
Bill Carr joins us a few weeks after running his first 100 mile run. We talk to Bill about how his training changed to prepare for 100 miles, his expectations, his experiences and how he would do it differently. We also discuss Bill's unorthodox fueling strategy...
Direct download: Bill-Carr.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 7:57pm CDT

[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] Dr. Steve Gangemi, aka the Sock Doc, joins the NATION again to continue our discussion on his training principles.  This podcast is devoted to part III and part IV: III.  Strength Training – does it help distance runners and how much it enough IV. Training = (working out + daily stress) [...]
Direct download: sockdoc-3.mp3
Category:Cross Training -- posted at: 12:27am CDT

Jimmy Dean Freeman, our southern California correspondent, chats with Faith, Don and Scott about the 2012 Western States 100. Earthquakes, rain, snow, hail, record-low temperatures, records-broken, memories-made, goals-met, dreams-fulfilled, victory, defeat, agony, pain, joy, enlightenment: all were present again at this year's WS100.
Direct download: 2012-ws100.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm CDT

Have you ever wished you could take a running vacation? Five days of supported running bliss and evenings filled with sharing ideas and stories of trail running? Andy and Kim Holak, veteran trail runners, enable the dream with their company: Adventure Running Company
Direct download: Andy-Holak.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm CDT

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella joins us again to talk to us about the "H" words: Heat and Heart. Our community has been buzzing with the tragic deaths of Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco) and Arizonan, John Greer. We ask Dr. Mark if ultra running can be damaging to our health and how to deal with heat in training and race day expectations.
Direct download: Cucuzzella-4.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Nation member Warren Pole talks about why British ultras aren't very cool compared to the way he imagines American ultras to be, the best ultra-running advice he has ever received, and his quest to complete the UTMB this year. After listening to this podcast, you may change the way you think about bonking.
Direct download: The-Warren-Pole.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm CDT

You may be able to finish a marathon with a few GUs, a piece of watermelon and some water, but that probably won't work for a 50K or beyond. WHY? Sunny explains how to fuel and what to eat to help you through your first ultra.
Direct download: Sunny-Blende-Transition.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 10:46am CDT

Scott Jurek is a trail runner, outdoor enthusiast, physical therapist, competitive athlete, chef, vegan and now author. Scott talks to us about his new book, Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. How does a seven-time Western States 100 winner, three-time Spartathalon winner, two-time Badwater winner... whew, we could go on and on... fuel for success? How did he get into running? How does he train? What is next for Scott? All these questions are answered in a short, informative and entertaining interview. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Direct download: Jurek.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

We catch up with Jimmy Dean Freeman who is part of a relay team consisting of 7 ultrarunners running nearly 2,500 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica California to help spread the message to elementary school children about fitness, self confidence, setting goals and realizing personal achievement. Jimmy experiences are grand as he is escorted by police, becomes part of a hootenanny, saves a turtle and he is only 1/2 way home!
Direct download: Run-It-Forward-JDF.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm CDT

Frank Lieberman is living proof that It Has Nothing To Do With Age. At 60 he decided to ride Tevis Cup, a 100 mile horse race through the rugged Sierra Mountains. At 62 he ditches the horse and puts on a pair of running shoes and makes the same trip. At 68 he took 1st place at the Swanton Pacific 100 mile Ride and Tie event. He shares with us that Father Time lives in our mind and not in our heart.
Direct download: It-has-nothing-to-do-with-age.mp3
Category:Motivation & Race Mentality -- posted at: 8:22pm CDT