Fri, 27 August 2021
Trail Runner Nation began in November of 2011 with a singular purpose or WHY: To share knowledge with our Nation of runners that will help them become better runners, run longer. In this candid conversation, Don and Scott talk about how this WHY was formed and how it has guided the podcast: from choosing guests and topics.
We credit this clarity to a book by Simon Sinek, "Start with Why". We highly recommend it to everyone that might be looking at life or projects that are a little blurry. As an appetizer, please watch Simon in his 18-minute Ted Talk from 2010.
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Fri, 20 August 2021
EP 534: Kilian Up Close: Trail Running, Risk Taking, Family & More with the World's Greatest Trail Runner
Kilian Jornet, 33, is one of our generation's greatest endurance athletes. He is a six-time Skyrunner World Series champion, and has stood atop the podium at trail races around the wold, most notably the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Western States Endurance Run, and Hardrock Hundred Mile Run. Jornet has set fastest known times on mountain peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and holds numerous ski mountaineering records.
Guest Hosts Anna Frost and Stephanie Howe speak with Kilian from his home in a quiet Norwegian village where he lives with his wife, noted trail racer Emilie Forsberg, two daughters, a labradoodle, eleven sheep and a menagerie of farm animals.
You will find that Kilian is humble and thoughtful. You will find out where he ranks a 24-hour track run on his "fun scale". He is passionate about our environment and brining up his family and teaching future generations about how to keep the planet safe.
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Fri, 13 August 2021
One thing most runners have in common is that we will inevitably puke: literally and figuratively. How do you react to these situations? Dr. Rob Bell is a certified Mental Performance Coach with years of academic research and real-life coaching experience. He will help us to put these situations into perspective, frame them and then use them to propel us to improved performance and fulfillment.
Dr. Rob Bell's seventh book, Puke & Rally: It's Not About the Setback, It's About the Comeback
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Fri, 6 August 2021
Badwater 135 mile race is dubbed the world's toughest footrace. It begins at the lowest elevation in the USA (280 feet below sea level) and runs over three mountain ranges in the blistering heat of Death Valley, climbing 14,600' to end at the portal to Mt. Whitney. Some of the greatest ultra runners have run this race. This was Sally McRae's second attempt. In 2018 she finished a personal-disappointing seventh place. This year she won and won big. She joins co-host Krissy Moehl to discuss her training journey, what drove her to the win and how she is recovering.