Trail Runner Nation

On this episode, we're joined by Christopher McDougall, the author of the best-selling book Born to Run. Christopher's new book with coach Eric Orton, "Born to Run 2 - The Ultimate Training Guide.", which is a practical guide to running for everyone from amateurs to seasoned runners, about how to eat, race and train effectively.

Chris was one of our first guests when we started the podcast and we talked about his first book and how we are designed to run long distances. Now 14 years after the book was published, we ask Chris if he believes we are still born to run.

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Learn more about Chris and his great books at his web site

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am CST

Welcome to a new episode of Trail Runner Nation, the podcast that explores the sport of trail running and beyond. In this grab bag episode, we have our good friend Andy Jones-Wilkins, a frequent contributor over the years and host of the new "Crack a Brew with AJW" podcast. Season 2 of his podcast will be starting soon.  Don't miss an episode.  If you haven't listened to season 1, check out the great discussions he has with RD, Craig Thornley, Jim Walmsley, Anton Krupicka, Courtney Dauwalter, Ellie Greenwood, Nikki Kimball and Arlan Glick!

In this episode, we ask Andy what he learned from his first season.  He drops hints to his season 2 guests.  We also delve into various topics that are related to running and life. We talk about the Cactus Roulette, a crazy race at Clinton Lake State Park in Lawrence, Kansas.  Also mentioned is the resource book Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof now in its 7th Edition.  Check out his website.  Find out why Andy and Don owe Scott a HUGE apology!


So whether you're a seasoned trail runner or a newbie, this episode has something for everyone. So grab your favorite beverage and tune in to Trail Runner Nation, where we explore the trails and the many paths that life can take us.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:30pm CST

In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Eoin Everard, a physiotherapist with a PhD in Biomechanics, to discuss how to get to the starting line of a race or adventure in the best shape possible.

Dr. Everard is a certified athletic therapist who works with top athletes to help them perform at their peak. He's also an accomplished runner himself, boasting an impressive running resume that includes being a sub-4 minute miler, a sub-14 minute 5k runner, and a five-time Irish National Champion in the 1500 and 3000m.

In this episode, we'll explore the correct and most effective training plan for your unique physiology, whether you're a neuromuscular-type or aerobic-oriented runner. We'll also discuss how to keep your body healthy as you train, so you don't break down or get injured as you get closer to your event.

Check out Eoin's website HERE

He is also the author of the book Get to the Line in the Best shape possible - get the most out of the time and effort you put into your training - Free audio download 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm CST

Today, we are excited to have Jason Fitzgerald, founder of Strength Running and author of the book "Running for Health and Happiness", with us to discuss how to create a running workout plan based on your baseline mileage.

Article, “Baseline Mileage: A Better Way To Boost Weekly Running Mileage”

As runners, we know the importance of having a structured training plan to help us reach our goals and improve our overall performance. However, it can be challenging to know where to start, especially if you are a beginner or have never followed a training plan before.

That's why in this episode, Jason will walk us through the key steps in creating a personalized training plan that is tailored to your baseline mileage. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your running to the next level, this episode is for you!

Jason Fitzgerald 
• hosts the podcast and website Strength Running.  
• is a USA Track & Field certified coach,
• frequent contributor on PodiumRunner, Runner’s World, Active, MapMyRun, The Art of Manliness, Lifehacker and others.  

After you subscribe to his podcast, follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CST