Trail Runner Nation

Joe Grant has run and raced around the world and created some amazing adventures in his home state of Colorado.  Guest hosts Anna Frost and Stephanie Howe find out more about what makes Joe tick and why he feels running is an art.


Direct download: Joe_Grant_episode.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm CDT

Our Coaches, Krissy Moehl , David Roche and Ian Sharman join us to talk about some of the lessons that were learned from the 2021 Western States 100 race that might help you improve your performance.

You can find out more about Krissy:
- Krissy Coaching services
- Krissy's book, "Running your First Ultra"

Ian Sharman can be found at
- Sharman Ultras coaching services
- Ian's podcast, "PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast"

David's stuff
- David and Megan's coaching at SWAPRunning
- Their book, "The Happy Runner"
- David and Megan's podcast, "Some Work, All Play"

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Direct download: coaches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm CDT

Mimmi Kotka is a world class runner that lives part-time in the Chamonix Valley with her husband Toni and dog Enzo, giving tours of the mountains at Run the Alps.  Mimmi has won or been on the podium at a number of major trail races around the world. That list includes first place at the 101 km CCC and 121 km TDS races in Chamonix, France. She is a member of the Swedish National Ultrarunning Team.

Mimmi isn’t just a trail runner, either. She also has an advanced degree in Nutrition, and is a partner in Moonvalley. She has a fun sense of humor, and always has interesting insights to share on trail running.

Mimmi joins Anna and Stephanie to talk about her passions, her unconventional lifestyle and her struggle and triumph over RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)

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Direct download: mimmi.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm CDT

This week's podcast (Friday) will be hosted by two of our favorite guests, Anna Frost and Stephanie Howe.

Be sure to check out these links to their coaching and their events coming up:

Direct download: as_teaser-2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm CDT

It is no surprise that world-class athletes couldn't get to their level without a strong mental game. It could be argued that you need a strong mental game to push beyond your personal limits to a new plateau. 

Recent research reveals exactly how they do it - and now we can learn that formula and incorporate it into our athletics and other areas of our lives.

Noel Brick, PhD, research phycologist of endurance athletics and Scott Douglas, contributing writer for Runner's World, co-authored the titled book and help us understand how we can learn from these athletes to improve our performance on and off the trail.

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Direct download: Genius.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:26pm CDT

We invited Ryan Montgomery on our podcast to do a "Golden Nuggets" episode. Like some trail runs take interesting twists and turns and you end up discovery new and exciting vistas, our conversation turned to a fun and educational place. Our Soundman Ryan did a great job editing in the fragmented discussion. We hope you enjoy and will share it with other.

Ryan Montgomery started his running career in middle school while living in Alaska and continued throughout high school. He ran his first marathon at age 15! Ryan discovered trail running while attending college in Utah and quickly became a top performer. He has broken the 13-hour mark for running the 100-mile distance in 2019 at the USATF National Championships and will be representing Team USA in the 24-hour World Championships in 2021. Ryan is also an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.

Ryan runs for Altra and coaches with Mountain Endurance Coaching.

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Direct download: Different_Discussion-2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm CDT