Trail Runner Nation
Alex Hutchinson is back to discuss some of his most recent articles he published at Outsideonline:
  • Why Cyclists Can Handle Heat Better than Runners
  • New Data on How Your Arm Swing Affects Running
  • Do Endurance Athletes Get More Cavities?

Alex Hutchinson is an avid runner and author.  We did a series of podcasts on his book, Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Previous Podcasts where we discuss the specific chapters of Endure:

  • Podcast #1:   The Unforgiving Minute, The Conscience Quitter, Heat, Belief
  • Podcast #2: The Central Governor Theory, Pain and Training the Brain
  • Podcast #3 : Oxygen, Fuel, and Zapping the Brain

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Direct download: TRN_Alex_Hutchinson.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm CDT

Our good friend and running doctor, Mark Cucuzzella, joins us again to discuss common medical issues that you might experience on the trail, causes and treatments.

Make sure you watch his 8:25 Video that show the principles of natural running.

Be sure to spend some time learning at The Natural Running Center web site.

Visit Two Rivers Treads running store either in person or call them and ask them some questions!

Direct download: Trn_w_Mark_Cucuzella.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am CDT

Head Coach and Executive Director of the Hoka Northern Arizona Elite Team, aka Hoka NAZ Elite, Ben Rosario helps us understand how the pros train.  You might be surprised that there are many things they do that you can too!  Regardless of your ability level, age, or experience, we can learn some key principles that will help us run faster and/or further.  
  1. Sleep
  2. Nutrition
  3. Strength Training (you don’t have to have a gym membership)
  4. Stretching
  5. Taking it easy on easy days
  6. BONUS – Pacing
You can learn more in the book he co-authored with Matt Fitzgerald, In their new book, Run Like a Pro (Even If You’re Slow): Elite Tools and Tips for Runners at Every Level,  they help us understand that we can reach our potential if we include some of these training techniques and strategies.
Direct download: TRN_w_Ben_Rosario.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:30am CDT

A few weeks ago we spoke with Addie Bracy about mental training.  We loved it so much we bought her book, Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills for Ultra Success, and asked AJW if he would join us to talk about the principles she writes about.

Visit her mental performance page at Strive Mental Performance

Direct download: TRN_Addie__AJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

We often see photos of people, especially outside the USA, running with poles.  Running with poles can be more efficient - using both legs and arms to help you uphills.  Have you ever considered running with poles or not sure how to use them proplerly?  In this month's Training Principles episode, we get some sound advice from four professional runners, Max King, Courtney Dauwalter, Sabrina Stanley, and Tim Tollefson on how to be successful with poles.

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Direct download: TRN_TP_Poles-2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am CDT