Fri, 27 January 2023
In this Training Principles episode, we dive into the topic of recovery. Krissy Moehl, Sean Meissner, Dr. Matt Laye, and Kerry Gustafson share their expertise on how to properly recover after a run or race.
Some key takeaways from the show include:
We also discuss common recovery mistakes that runners make and how to avoid them. Overall, the goal of the episode is to provide listeners with practical tips and strategies for recovering effectively after a run or race, to prevent injury and improve performance.
Links that you might find useful:
· Krissy’s book, Running Your First Ultra
· Sean’s race Peterson Ridge Rumble 40mi/20mi in Oregon
· Prime Sports Institute in Bellingham, WA
· Prime Sports Institute videos that can help you recover
Don't forget to check out our website and social media channels for more trail running tips and inspiration. Happy Trails!
Fri, 20 January 2023
After years of base training, AJW has put his podcast bib on and launching his own podcast, "Crack a Brew With AJW". Andy will have discussions with members of the trail and ultra-community to sit down, have a beverage and discuss running, life and how the two intersect.
Andy has an amazing lineup of guests for his first season, and you will not want to miss them. We will be promoting how to find and subscribe to his podcast soon - our crew is still working on all the details. Follow AJW on Twitter, FaceBook or Instagram as we button up the details. Of course, we will let you know on all our channels where and when to listen and subscribe.
If you want to learn more about Courtney, listen to these previous episodes with her
Fri, 13 January 2023
In this episode, we talk with Ultrarunning historian Davy Crockett, about another legendary ultramarathon runner who has been referred to as the "Greatest of All Time" (G.O.A.T.). Pam has won numerous ultramarathons, including the Badwater Ultramarathon, which is considered one of the toughest races in the world.
This is an incredibly inspiring conversation about one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners of all time. Whether you're a runner yourself or just looking for motivation and inspiration, this episode is a must-listen. You can learn more about Pam in the article on Ultrarunning History.
Davy Crockett, the host of the podcast, "Ultrarunning History"
You can learn more about Davy and his many works at Ultrarunninghistory.com
Check out her interview with David Letterman
Thu, 5 January 2023
Today we are discussing the age-old question: are ice baths good for your health? It is a topic that has divided fitness enthusiasts and athletes for years, with some claiming that ice baths can help reduce muscle soreness and inflammation, while others argue that they can be harmful to the body.
First, let us define what an ice bath is. An ice bath is a recovery method in which a person immerses their body in a tub of cold water and ice for a brief period, usually 10-15 minutes. The water temperature is typically around 50-59 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now, let us dive into the potential benefits of ice baths. Some proponents of ice baths argue that the cold water can help reduce inflammation and muscle soreness after a workout. This is because cold water can constrict blood vessels, which can help reduce swelling and inflammation. In addition, cold water can numb nerve endings, which can provide temporary pain relief.
However, it is important to note that the research on the effectiveness of ice baths is mixed.
We decided to find out what the research has to say. Alex Hutchinson has written about the research multiple times and he joins The Nation to review the research and give us his opinion.
Alex mentioned the book The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning
Here are some of his articles:
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