Trail Runner Nation

The Nation has no geographic boundaries, although it is easy to stay in our own "world".  Today Ultra Runner and Coach, Sondre Amdahl, joins The Nation to educate them on the world of ultra running.  Sondre is an elite runner and coach from Norway.  He recently finished 4th in the Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT).  Ian Sharman also joins as co-host to help us understand what this race is.  The Ethics of UTWT are

  • Equality in Sports
  • Self Respect
  • Respect for others and the environment
Direct download: Ian_and_Sondre_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:23am CDT

Gia Madole began running ultras two years ago.  In 2014, she WON the Tahoe 200 mile endurance run and followed up by winning the Bigfoot 200-mile endurance run in August.  Gia joins The Nation to adapt your training and race strategy for a 200 mile race.

  • How much should you run weekly?
  • What pace?
  • Race strategy
  • How much should you sleep
  • Crewing?

Gia is a coach a G-Fit

Direct download: Gia_200_miles.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm CDT

On November 7, 2015, Don Freeman toed the line of the 15th annual Rio Del Lago 100 Endurance Run on a whim, with a strong base and years of experience, but with little focused training.  He created a specific race day strategy and then executed the plan with the discipline of a seasoned Yogi.  Andy Jones-Wilkins, Sally McRae, and a surprise visit from Ann Trason join The Nation to find out how a plan and execution can help anyone looking to accomplish the extraordinary.

Direct download: Calculated_Risk.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm CDT

Ultrarunning champion and coach, Ian Sharman, joins The Nation to announce his Golden Ticket Race Series of Western States 100 qualifying races.  We also explore the following:

  • U.S. Skyrunning Series
  • How to determine the right coach for you
  • Heart Rate training
    • Pitfalls to avoid
    • Judging your intensity
  • Keys to successful downhill running.
Direct download: Ian_Sharman_Golden_Ticket.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm CDT