Fri, 24 February 2017
The word "vulnerability" has traditionally had a negative connotation; only the weak are vulnerable. Andy Jones-Wilkins and Candice Burt join The Nation to discuss an alternative definition: a definition of power and ownership.
AJW's articles on vulnerability: "Becoming Vulnerable" and "Vulnerability: Strength or Weakness"
Brené Brown's book, "The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage"
Brené Brown's Ted Talk video
The movie, "In and Out" trailer
Guarantee yourself some vulnerability at one of Candice Burt's races: Destination Trail Run
Fri, 17 February 2017
Recently, Travis Macy underwent a battery of tests at eNRG Performance in Boulder, Colorado. We were intrigued to see what these tests were, why he decided to undergo them, and how he can use this information to change his diet and training to be an efficient endurance runner. Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD, METS II & Leadville 100 finisher, joins the conversation to help us understand.
Here are the tests that they did:
In this podcast, we dive into the ME testing. We will cover the other tests in upcoming podcast episodes.
If you have more question please email Dina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri, 10 February 2017
To quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"
Nicky Spinks is an accomplished fell runner out of northern England. Nicky and Warren Pole join The Nation to discuss what Fell running is, its origins, and where it fits with trail and ultra running.
We discuss one of the famous fell run challenges, the Bob Graham Round. Named after Bob Graham, who in June 1932 broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24-hour period, at the age of 42.
Each summer around 100 of the most highly tuned ultra-distance fell runners will attempt the 66-mile, 27,000 ft of ascent within the allotted 24 hours. Only one in three will succeed. To date approximately 2055 people have completed the single round in 24 hours.
Nicky has set records on the Bob Graham Round in previous years. In 2016, on her 10th anniversary of overcoming breast cancer, the 49-year-0ld bested the record for the DOUBLE Bob Graham Round. This covers over 132 miles, 52,000' of ascent over 84 summits. She did this in an amazing 45-1/2 hours!
Video about the Bob Graham Round with Salomon Running athlete Ricky Lightfoot
Nicky Spinks article re. her Double Bob Graham.
Video of Nicky completing the Double Bob Graham.
We also added a few words to our glossary:
And finally, to quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"
Mon, 6 February 2017
Cory Reese, AKA Fast Cory, started running later in life and has become obsessed. He has an entertaining way to share his experiences from the "back of the pack" via his BLOG, his column in Ultrarunning Magazine, and his social media pages.
Cory shares his life journey in his new book, "Nowhere Near First".