Trail Runner Nation
Plug in and hang on as we chat with two frontrunners and pry some secrets about their race selection and training. Montrail athlete Erik Skaden and Fleet Feet athlete Mark Lantz slow down long enough for us to pick their brains about what works and what doesn't work.
Direct download: lantz-and-skaden-ultra-secrets-from-two-champions.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 2:21pm CDT

Have you ever wondered if running like Forest Gump was good for you? Dr. Marty Hoffman is asking that very question. Our trail doctor, Marty Hoffman has invited the trail running community to participate in an online study that will help answer our questions. We will learn his early predictions as this unique study launches.
Direct download: dr-marty-hoffman-ultra-study.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 5:06pm CDT

Trail Runner Nation's own web ninja & ultra-runner Tim Smith joins us to talk about the very cool features of our website, Ninja Tim has created a social media site for trail runners. The content is community driven. Sometimes Tim finds the ninja training comes in handy as he has to keep some of the Nation members in line!
Direct download: community-updates-with-tim.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT

Performance enhancing drugs in UltraRunning? Well not exactly...but Karl King has come close with S!Caps. Karl's contribution to the trail is legendary: Sodium 341 mg + Potassium 21 mg add heat + elevation, let simmer for a couple hours and you are ready to serve up a great day on the trail. In this podcast Karl shares with us how he developed S!Caps and ways we can use them to improve our trail experience. Thanks Karl King!
Direct download: karl-king-s-caps.mp3
Category:Hydration -- posted at: 7:32pm CDT

Trail running is full of challenges and solutions. So has helped us prepare part dos in the podcast series: The top ten things every trail runner must know part 2. We talk trying new things on race day, what trailrunners carry in their packs and we even mention yoyos.

Direct download: top-ten-part-2.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 8:55pm CDT

Trail Runner Nation, the Good Doctor is in! Open up and say "Ahhhhhhhh" as sports psychologist and champion athlete Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter evaluates our most powerful organ - our brain; Dr JoAnn teaches us brain calisthenics. She is famous for the statement "The race is in the mind". So let's TRAIN THE BRAIN!!! Dr. JoAnn can be found at for a full resource of training tips for optimal performance.
Direct download: dr-joann-calisthenics-for-the-brain.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 10:16am CDT

We asked TrailRunnerNation to share with us the hidden secrets of the trail. The do's and some of the don'ts and the whats and hows are clarified on this podcast. In the event of a Bonk break open this podcast and apply liberally.

Direct download: top-ten-things-1.mp3
Category:Beginner Tips -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

Ultra-runner James Barstad joins Trail Runner Nation for some UltraTalk. Everyone on this single track trail can hear James loud and clear as we discuss the Beer Mile, shoes, pain and other stuff you will only understand if you are a tail runner. Grab your ear buds and take James for a run. P.S. James likes to run the hills.
Direct download: james-barstad-ultra-talk.mp3
Category:Motivation & Race Mentality -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

Ever thought you might be able to run with the worlds fastest ultra-runners in a 100 mile foot race? Well try running it with a camera strapped to your back and looking through the lens. Filmmaker and ultra-runner J.B. Benna takes us behind the scenes of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, home of the Western States 100 and the epic race of 2010 that stretched from Squaw Valley to Auburn California.
Direct download: jb-benna.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am CDT

JB Benna and crew strap on cameras and put us up front with the lead runners as they fight for position in the epic event 2010 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Grab some GU and buckle up as JB takes us on a great ride. We review his new film Unbreakable with ultrarunner and sports nutritionist Sunny Blende.
Direct download: unbreakable-with-sunny-blende.mp3
Category:Gear Reviews -- posted at: 11:54am CDT