Trail Runner Nation

We wanted to wrap up 2022 with one of our favorite type of episode, TRN Audio Magazine. Andy Jones-Wilkins joins us to discuss this and that with a guess the title game.

Links to stuff we mentioned:

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Direct download: TRN_Audio_mag_w_AJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm CST

Outcome goals are goals that focus on the end result or objective, while process goals are goals that focus on the steps or actions required to achieve the desired outcome. Outcome goals tend to be more specific and measurable, while process goals are more focused on the journey or process of achieving the outcome.

Coach Ian Sharman joins The Nation to discuss these different kinds of goals and helps us understand the pros and cons of each.

Outcome goals can be motivating because they provide a clear target to aim for, but they can also be discouraging if progress is slow or if setbacks occur. Process goals, on the other hand, can help to keep you on track and focused on the steps needed to achieve your outcome goal, which can lead to better long-term success.

Real Science of Sport podcast episode Ian mentioned regarding soccer penalty kicks.

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Direct download: TRN_w_Ian_Sharman.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:53am CST

Frank Hart rose to fame, popularity and wealth in the 1870 as one of the first African American athletes to break the color barrier as an ultra runner.

Davy Crockett, the host of the podcast, "Ultrarunning History" joins us to tell us this amazing story of Frank Hart and the early popularity of pedestrianism.

Get the book here. It's a great stocking stuffer!

Davy has run over 100 100-mile finishes since starting in 2004.  He is a race director of the Pony Express Trail 50 and 100 in Utah and was recently named Director of the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame.

You can learn more about Davy and his many works at 

Check out our earlier episode with Davy about the history of EP 556: The History of Ultrarunning

If this episode was interesting to you, you might like the episode we did on "Pedestrianism" two years ago.

Direct download: TRN_w_Davy_Crockett.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:08am CST

We recently read a blog post from Charlotte Grysolle, "15 Learnings Between a Neuroscientist & Navy SEAL Officer".  This article was based on the Jocko podcast between Jocko Willink and Dr. Andrew Huberman, "332: Influence & Ownership Over Your Physiological & Psychological Being".  We enjoyed it so much we thought we'd have a casual discussion about six points we thought were interesting and how they relate to running.

  • Optic Flow
  • Expand your visual field
  • Re-frame friction
  • Dopamine peaks
  • Physiological sigh
  • Making mistakes is key for learning

Check out the "GOOD" video from Jocko.

Direct download: TRN_Dec_9.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am CST

Coach Ian Sharman is one of the most consistent and successful trail and ultra runners. This year he had a few A-races that didn't go as expected. We talk through why.

We discuss knowing when to back off and how to keep running sustainable for the long term.

Some items that we discussed and we promised to link:

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Direct download: TRN_Ian_Sharman.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am CST