Trail Runner Nation (Podcasts)

The recording after the recording.  Bonus Miles is the recording that you can listen to if you support TRN at the Ambassador or Business level our Patreon Page

Check out the other benefits and MORE are coming soon!

Direct download: bonus_miles.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm CST

Are you ready to turn over a new leaf and want to experience the trails? There is much to learn on your new adventure and you are going to LOVE IT!

Our Coaches, Krissy Moehl , David Roche and Ian Sharman are back. They share with us personal stories from their past that helped them learn to become better runners.

Links: Michelle Jenneke dancing before her race & US Olympic Luger, Kate Hansen dancing before her run.

You can find out more about Krissy:

Ian can be found:

David's stuff:

Direct download: Coaches_Stories_-_1-15-21_7.37_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm CST

Dr. Phil Maffetone helps us understand the difference about over-weight and over-fat.  We discuss why is so difficult to lose weight because our understandings may be in error.

If we lose excess fat, we will become healthier and more efficient runners.

Book: Overfat Pandemic - Exposing the problems and its simple solution for everyone who needs to eliminate excess body fat 

Article: "Six Reasons Weight-Loss is so Darn Difficult"

Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts:

Get the Maffetone App HERE

Take the 2 Week Test

Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE

Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

 

Direct download: Phil_RERUN_-_1-9-21_12.03_AM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am CST

Ultrarunners, adventurists, and amateur historians, Bob Crowley, Tim Twietmeyer, Jennifer Hemmen and Elke Reimer set out to retrace the steps of the Forlorn Hope through the California Sierra Nevada mountains. We discuss their amazing journey and how it can help us put perspective on our lives and our sport.

In the winter of 1846-47 a group of pioneers were headed to California when they were trapped in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. The snow was over 20 feet deep, they were running out of food, and the group wasn't working together. Three unsuccessful attempts were made to escape and get help from California.

On December 16, 1846 a small group began another attempt on homemade snowshoes with enough food for six days; hoping it would take around 10 days to make the 100 mile journey.

Check out the short 3 minute video photographer Keith Sutter produced about the adventure.

You can find out more about this heroic endurance feat and about the memorial event and how to track them at ForlornHope.org. Some of their photos can be seen here.

Direct download: 2021.1.1_EP_504_Forlorn_Hope_Recap.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am CST

This is the 9th volume of the award winning audio magazine. We have a couple editorial columnists that join us to wish you Happy Holidays.

Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

Learn more about Sally or hire her as a coach.

Don didn't share his resources for his topic, so we are assuming he made everything up.

Direct download: 2020.12.25_EP_503_TRN_Audio_Mag_FINAL_EDIT.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

Author of the best-selling book, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall rejoins The Nation over 11 years since its publishing. Over 3 million copies have been sold. Find that bag of chia seeds, make some Iskiate and lace up your huarache sandals. Do you still have your Vibram five-fingers?

We talk with Chris about the impact of his book and where we have gone as a running community in the last decade. We talk a bit about two of his other books, Natural Born Heros and Running With Sherman

Direct download: 2020.12.18_ChristopherMcDougall_w_Teaser.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm CST

Author, Athlete, Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker and friend of TRN Matt Fitzgerald joins us to talk about his new book that is just now released, The Comeback Quotient - A Get-Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life.

"Physical fitness enables an athlete to do hard things, mental fitness enables an athlete to deal with hard things, and no athlete realizes his or her full potential without both." We dive into Matt's research to find out what this mental fitness is and how we can develop more.

Video of Jacko Willink's, "Good"

You can find all 28 of his books, more about his coaching services and speaking HERE

Direct download: 2020.12.11_EP501_Final_Edit-2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:36am CST

In the winter of 1846-47 a group of pioneers were headed to California when they were trapped in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. The snow was over 20 feet deep, they were running out of food, and the group wasn't working together. Three unsuccessful attempts were made to escape and get help from California.

On December 16, 1846 a small group began another attempt on homemade snowshoes with enough food for six days; hoping it would take around 10 days to make the 100 mile journey.

Tim Twietmeyer and Bob Crowley, have been trying to understand this story for over six years. This episode is an explanation of their findings and announcing their memorial trek 174 years later.

You can find out more about this heroic endurance feat and about the memorial event and how to track them at ForlornHope.org.

Direct download: 2020.12.4_EP_500_Forlorn_hope.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:50pm CST

One of our favorite types of podcasts are to throw out a word and discuss it with smart people. That is why we invited Andy Jones-Wilkins back on to talk about "Patience". In fact, AJW has written about patience on iRunFar recently: "Patience in Trying Times". And back in 2013, "Ultrarunning Skill #3: Patience". Needless to say, he was WAY ahead of Don and Scott....not new.

Hire Andy as a coach!

Direct download: 2020.11.27_EP499_Patience1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:24am CST

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella has been running his entire life and has many marathons, six completions of the JFK 50 and two completions of the Comrades Marathon. But this fall he ticked of his first 100-miler! We talk to him about his great achievement and what he learned at the first inaugural Rim to River 100.

We also reminisce about his 20 episodes with us beginning in the 2012! Here is a link to the first episode we did with him.

Here is the finish line VIDEO of Dr. Mark

Here is his race report

Direct download: 2020.11.20_EP498_Dr.Mark.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:14am CST

The famous Western States 100 began from a horse race that started back in 1955. SIX years prior to this (1949), Pack Burro racing had been a prize-paying sport that started in the mountains of Colorado.

Here is a fun video produced by Salomon a couple years ago with Max King and Ryan Sandes trying the race.

Past guest and running shoe enthusiast, Brian Metzler, rejoins The Nation after we found out he has participated in many of these unusual events.

Make sure you read Brian's book, Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & cool of Running Shoes

Listen to the episode on shoes we did with Brian.

Check out Christopher McDougall's book about his experience running with a donkey, Running with Sherman

Direct download: 2020.11.13_EP497_BurroRacing.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:43am CST

Coaches Ian SharmanDavid Roche and Krissy Moehl rejoin The Nation to answer questions you submitted via social media. Topics include:

  • Taking time off after a big race
  • How to be safe on the trails
  • How to know you are ready for the next challenge
  • Are back to back trainings necessary?
  • How to incorporate stationary bike into training
  • How to increase training duration and/or time

More about Krissy Moehl

Ian's Stuff

More about David Roche:

Direct download: 2020.11.6_EP496_TheCoaches.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am CST

We brought together running representatives from three continents

We asked them to talk about running topics that are current in their corner of the world.

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Photo: Jubilee Paige
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Photo by by Martina Valmassoi
Find out more about Hillary HERE. And check out this cool VIDEO
 
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Mark Agnew climbs on the Annpurna 55km ultramarathon trail race. Photo: Flawsome Pictures
Learn More about Mark HERE and the SCMP Page. You also might be interested in his team's ocean rowing HERE
 
Direct download: 2020.10.16_EP493_CurrentEvents_Draft1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm CST

Zoë Rom had a great birthday this year. She woke up and set out to run the 17-mile, 5400' ascent to Capitol Peak. Capitol Peak is one of the infamous "14ers" (peaks in Colorado over 14,000' elevation). It is a class 4 climb that is rated "high" in exposure, rockfall potential, and Route-finding. It is also know for the "knife edge" near the top. She had a good day and ended up setting the supported FKT in 5 hours 37 minutes.

Zoë is also the assistant editor at Trail Runner Magazine, runner, climber, coach and host of the new Trail Runner Magazine in-house podcast called DNF.

We talk to Zoë about her FKT and about how DNFs are successes that propel us to become better.

Check out Zoë's coaching website

Photos by TJ David

Direct download: 2020.10.9_EP492_ZoeRom.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:20pm CST

Earlier this summer Adam Kimble broke the supported FKT (fastest known time) on the 171-mile circumnavigation of the Tahoe Rim Trail in 37 hours 12 minutes. The Tahoe Rim Trail is a long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada in the United States. The trail ranges in elevation from 6,240 feet at the outlet of Lake Tahoe to 10,338 feet at Relay Peak in Nevada. Adam broke Killian Jornet's 2009 record by 20 minute. Adam is multi-talented: playing division 1 college baseball and won on the famous "The Price is Right" TV game show.

We speak to Adam about his recent accomplishment and the lessons he learned on his first attempt the year prior. We also learn about how he fuels for races and "palate fatigue"

Some of Adam's accomplishments include

  • Discovery Channel's "The Wheel" contestant
  • Winner of two self-supported multi-stage races
  • podium finisher at three 100-milers
  • 2016 ran from California to Georgia in 60 days
  • 2017 FKT running the length of Great Britain with Kris King

Learn more about Adam by checking out his web site and his coaching site, Run On Dirt Coaching

Adam's social channels: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

photos by Helen Pelster

Direct download: 2020.10.02_EP491_AdamKimble.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:18am CST

One of the many conversations we enjoy on the trail is how each of us were introduced to trail and ultra running. Each of us has our own story. Although each of these stories are unique, there are some relatable common threads. In the book, The Rise of the Ultra Runners - A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, Author Adharananad Finn explores these stories as he walks through his journey into ultra running with the final destination of running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), a 106-mile race through the French Alps.

Check out Adharanand's web site: The Way of the Runner and his podcast

Running with the Kenyons

Direct download: 2020.9.25_EP490_RiseOfUltra.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am CST

Who knew watching someone walk would be a more popular spectator sport than baseball, football or horse racing? During the 1870s and 1880s, that was the case. Sold out arenas watched competitors walk around tracks almost non-stop for six days straight going over 500 miles. Some walking contests were created from wagers that had athletes walk hundreds of miles between cities....in the snow! Pedestrianism may be the long lost relative of our sport! Author Matthew Algeo joins The Nation to teach us about a long-forgotten sport, known as pedestrianism. This sport spawned America's first celebrity athletes, made them rich and opened the doors for immigrants, African Americans and women.

Matthew Algeo has written many books that evolve around interesting events in American history. He is a journalist that has reported from four continents and these stories have appeared on some of the most popular public radio programs. Matt currently lives in Sarajevo with his wife, Allyson, and his daughter, Zaya

His book, "Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport" is a fun read that might teach you some strategies on how to be a better runner!

Find out more about Matthew and his other books on his website

Direct download: 2020.09.11_EP488_Pedestrianism.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am CST

Running is one of the world's most popular forms of exercise but is sometimes accompanied with injuries.  It is easy to do a quick web search for these injuries, but will often find contradicting treatments. Our expert physical therapists, Dr. Joe Uhan and Dr. Asher Kyger Henry review your common injuries and offer solutions.  A theme evolved around

  • Movement
  • Strength
  • Efficiency

Find out more about Asher Kyger Henry's practice and coaching

Check out Joe Uhan's coaching and services

Direct download: 2020.09.04_EP487_MovementIsMedicine.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:14am CST

Andy Jones-Wilkins is not a stranger to big training blocks and high mileage, but it has been nearly four years since he has run 100 miles in one week. This year has been unique and without any races, Andy decided to push his boundaries and set his BHAG: Run 100 miles in one week. He shares the five gold nuggets he learned from his adventure.

Read his pre run expectation at iRunFar Tap Room

Hire Andy as a coach!

Direct download: 2020-08-28_EP486_AJW_100-Mile-Week.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am CST

Coaches Ian SharmanDavid Roche and Krissy Moehl rejoin The Nation to answer questions you submitted via social media. Topics include:

  • Is there a training load gain running with strollers?
  • Is there a fitness transfer from heat to elevation?
  • How to treat tightness and cramping in lower calf muscles.
  • How to train for longer races when time is limited by work, family, and life?
  • How to get in long training runs when it is so HOT....every day?
  • How to make a comeback after a year or more off?

More about Krissy Moehl

Ian's Stuff

David stuff

Direct download: 2020-08-21_EP485_AskTheCoaches.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am CST

Two legendary Race Directors, Scotty Mills and Julie Fingar join The Nation to discuss when we will get back to racing, what to expect when we toe the line, and our responsibilities as racers as we transition back to racing.

Scotty Mills has raced over 200 ultras and has directed races from 50k to 100 miles including the iconic San Diego 100.  Julie Fingar is an elite runner with many podium Finnishes including Angeles Crest 100, Rocky Racoon 100, Rio Del Lago 100, Headlands 100 and top 10 finisher at Western States 100.  She is also owner of NorCal Ultras, the engine that produces some of the biggest and oldest trail races, including Way Too Cool 50K, American River 50 Mile, and Rio Del Lago 100 mile races.

Check out ITRA's Race Guidelines: a framework of standard operating guidelines that race organizers from around the world can reference, so that we can restart trail running events confident that we are applying good practice to keep our community of trail runners - including participants, volunteers and host communities - safe.

Direct download: 2020-08-07_EP484_ToleratingTheTransition.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:23am CST

Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, Terry Fletcher  and Don recount their adventure and lessons learned after they completed the Trueform Runner Challenge": a couch to 100-mile" attempt through the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California.

Check out the amazing motionless treadmill that promotes efficient running, the Trueform Runner

Check out Tosh's links:

Follow Terry Fletcher on  Instagram

Direct download: POST_WSER_Uno.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm CST

Alyssa Clark recently set a world record for the number of consecutive marathons: 95 marathons in 95 days.  Join us as she explains how this started out as a way to cope with COVID quarantine when she was living in Italy and kept pushing her goal.  We all can learn from her determination, her grit, her passion and love for running.

Learn more about Alyssa:

Direct download: ALYSSA_runs_26.2_plus.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:01pm CST

Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, and  Terry Fletcher join The Nation to discuss the upcoming adventure, the Trueform Runner Challenge: a 100-mile event through the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California.  We visit with the group to discuss their expectations and training:

  • The Mind's Mind
  • Physical vs. Mental side
  • How big is your fuse and what to do if you blow it?

Check out the amazing motionless treadmill that promotes efficient running, the Trueform Runner

Check out Tosh's links:

Direct download: wser_july.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CST

This is an episode we have been wanting to do for a long time.  We love our dogs and they love to join us on the trails.  However, there are many questions that come up concerning the safety of our companions.

Ultrarunner and dog-lover, Victor Ballesteros and Veterinarian, Dr. Xuân Mai Võ, join us to talk about their passion for the trail, outdoors, and their furry companions.  Some of the topics covered:

  • What breads are the best?
  • Where to find a good trail running dog?
  • When can our pups start running?  How far?
  • Safety concerns for our dogs.  How to deal with heat
  • What can we learn from our pets?
  • Canicross (Canicross USA)

Some additional resource links:

For the BEST sports bags visit Victor's company, Victory Sport Design and get 15% off with code trnpups

 

 

Direct download: DOGS_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm CST

Michael was looking for a new wet suit online and clicked on a link that said "trail running" because he had never heard of it.  This started a pivot in his life that would eventually lead him to be a product line manager for Salomon and living in France with his wife, Steph.  Mike joins us to explain why this sport and community quickly drew him in and how it has enriched his life.

Read more about Michael's story HERE

Watch Michael talk turkey about Salomon's 2020 offering in this VIDEO

Direct download: Ambrose_Mike_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am CST

Michael McKnight set the fastest cumulative time for the triple crown of 200-milers, Bigfoot 200, Tahoe 200, & Moab 240  in 2017.  Around the same time, he began his journey to become a fat-adapted runner.  Three years later and without a race on the calendar, he wondered if he could run 100 miles without food, relying on his fat burning engine.  In the early hours of May 8, he began his self-made 100-mile route around Cache Valley, UT (see map below).

In this podcast, we

  • talk to Michael two weeks prior to his project about his idea, preparation, and expectations.
  • 5 days after his project, we spoke with him about lessons learned and his experiences
  • talk to Jeff Browning, Michael's coach about fat adaption and how this might help you

Check out Michael's previous podcast, EP 431: Chasing the Triple Crown of 200s with Michael McKnight

Here is Jeff Browning's previous podcast: EP 427: Giddyup with Jeff Browning

Check out Jeff's coaching web site: GoBroncoBilly.com 

Podcast photo by VanhornPictures

Direct download: 100_with_0.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:05pm CST

Peter Bakwin and Buzz Burrell popularized the term Fastest Known Times when they set the FKT on the John Muir Trail in 2000.  A few years later they created the website that helps our community record cool routes around the world.  With the cancellation or postponing of many races this year, more people are "projecting" adventures that might lead to an FKT.  Buzz joins us to talk about the rise in popularity of FKTs and how you can participate!

 

Tune into the Fastest Known Time Podcast

Listen to Buzz's past podcast with us.

Direct download: BUZZ.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm CST

Coaches Ian Sharman, David Roche and Krissy Moehl join The Nation to debate matters of trail running consequence in a new game called, "Bonk or No Bonk.

More about Krissy Moehl:

Sharman Ultras coaching services

More about David Roche:

Direct download: Nada_Bonk_Quad.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:06pm CST

In our first call in show, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella fields calls from Nation Listeners from around the world.  We field questions regarding

  • Risks of fasted runs
  • Rehab from meniscus injuries
  • Training for a marathon vs. a mountain ultra
  • Best treadmills for running indoors
  • How to avoid injury and run pain free

Please consider supporting Dr. Cucuzzella's running store, Two Rivers Treads or call them for expert advice. 304-885-8843

Visit the Natural Running Center

Direct download: Call_in_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

We often hear that, "ultra running is 90% mental and the rest is in your head".....or something like that.

Returning favorite guest, Dr. Simon Marshall and 3-time Xterra world champion, Lesley Paterson join The Nation to help us understand how the brain works and strategies to help us perform at a higher level.

Visit their website: BraveHeartCoach.com to learn more or to schedule 1/2 hour mental coaching sessions.

Check out their new Xterra Podcast

They co-authored the book, "Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion"

Try out their FREE "Smog Report"personalized advice to optimize your training

Fun video introduction of the book.

Follow Simon and Lesley on Twitter

Here is the link to our previous podcast with Simon and Lesley

Direct download: BACTFD.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm CST

Volume 8 of the Pulitzer Prize winning TRN Audio Magazine is now available at your corner newspaper stand.

Featured articles :

  • Is Longer Better?
  • Good Until the Last Drop
  • Give me 5
  • You Never Forget Your First Time
  • Does the Tail Wag the Dog?
  • Running, Is it Good for Your Knees?
  • Don't Believe the Hype
  • How Much?

Anton Krupicka "Indulgence" Video

JB Benna's "Unbreakable" Movie - Free for a limited time

The effects of various drugs on spider webs spider web

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If you are interested in getting some great quality facemasks check out these two manufacturers:

C29Mask

Theramasks

Direct download: Audio_Mag.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm CST

Earlier this week we posted a podcast discussing the situation with COVID-19.  Since then, many communities have been directed to "shelter in place".  This doesn't mean we cannot continue with our passion of running.

As promised, this is the follow up podcast with Coach and Prognosticator, Andy Jones-Wilkins.  The discuss the subject of what we can do now.  If we approach this with the right attitude (as many ultra runners do), we can see this as a great opportunity to try something new or experiment with something in our training.  Let us know what you are planning to do.  Let's occupy social media with our trail running spirit of optimism and motivation!

We also chat with Julie Fingar, RD for NorCal Ultras, about the ramifications RDs have to deal with and how they are trying to innovate and create options for runners.

Direct download: COVID_19_AJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm CST

SPECIAL EDITION:

We recently posted a letter from the Ultra-Endurance Sport Science & Medicine web site.  This letter makes recommendations for our sport during this pandemic.  Dr. Marty Hoffman, co-author, joins us to explain how this virus can affects our community.  Bob Crowley, Trail Animals Club, also explains how this affects our race season.

Here is the link to Corrine Malcolm's article at irunfar

For an updated status on race cancelations:

Be a solution, Be kind...mãs!

Direct download: COVID_19.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am CST

There are many high profile races out there and many of those are very difficult to get into.  The good news is there are many GREAT races that you might not know about.  It the New TRN produced podcast, Trail Hacks highlights one of these amazing races.  We speak with the Race Director to better understand the characteristics of the race. We then get with a veteran runner to give us a hack or two that might help us successfully complete the race.

In our inaugural Trail Hacks Podcast, we speak with Scotty Kumar, producer of the award winning podcast Ten Junk Miles.  His team runs the Badger Trail Races held on August 1-2.

Register HERE

Be sure to subscribe to Trail Hacks podcast where ever you listen or visit www.trailhacks.run

Direct download: TrailHack_EP_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm CST

Don found a recent article, "13 Things You're Probably Doing That Are Sabotaging Your Run" by Erin Kelly on Bustle.com

We decided to make a game to discuss the points.  TRN friends:Donna NiCuarta and Warren Pole join us to debate the pros and cons of each point.

Direct download: Dice_Hat_Topic_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

If you have been trail running for a while, you inevitably have been mentored by others with a lot of experience and wisdom.  This is where Trail Runner Nation was born - to provide a venue to share this knowledge with a broader audience.  Stephanie Howe  joins us to discuss some of the great golden nuggets of knowledge that we have learned.

Make sure you check out Stephanie's web site for coaching or nutritional consultation.

Direct download: Stephanie_Runs_Fast.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm CST

Nearly 8 years ago we recorded a podcast where we talked about the SoCal Coyotes' philosophy.  These tenants are common throughout our tribe.  Coach Jimmy Dean Freeman joins us to discuss its relevance eight years later.

Click HERE to watch the video

Click HERE to listen to the original podcast

Direct download: JDF_bullsheetoe.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

In this edition of Grab Bag, Alex Hutchinson and Matt Laye join us as we try an find out the truth behind:

  • Over breathing?
  • Can we become so efficient that we are burning less energy than a sedentary person?
  • Is there a benefit to stretching?
  • How does your microbiom affect health?
  • Can smiling improve performance?
  • Do we have limits to the number of calories we can process?

Links that of stuff we talked about:

  • Stronger by Science Podcast
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6934128/
  • https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1907805
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31872558
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
  • term=gut%20microbiota%20fermentation%20determines%20the%20efficacy%20of%20exercise%20for%20diabetes%20prevention&cmd=correctspelling

Matt Laye is an endurance athlete and PhD in medical physiology and an assistant professor of health and human performance at The College of Idaho.  Matt is a coach at Sharman Ultra and a regular contributor to Ultrarunning Magazine

Visit Matt's Blog: Laying It Down

Follow Matt on Facebook and on Twitter

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 

Follow Alex on Twitter

Check out Sweat Science

Direct download: _GB_w_Alex_and_Matt.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm CST

Dr. Phil Maffetone helps us understand the difference about over-weight and over-fat.  We discuss why is so difficult to lose weight because our understandings may be in error.

If we lose excess fat, we will become healthier and more efficient runners.

Book: Overfat Pandemic - Exposing the problems and its simple solution for everyone who needs to eliminate excess body fat 

Article: "Six Reasons Weight-Loss is so Darn Difficult"

Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts:

Get the Maffetone App HERE

Take the 2 Week Test

Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE

Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

 

Direct download: PHIL_2.0.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:34pm CST

Ellie Greenwood elaborates on a few recent articles she wrote in Ultrarunning Magazine:

Reigniting Your Passion, November 2018

Finding Gratitude in Slower Times, September 2019

Band of Runners, November 2019

Direct download: Ellie_Greenwood.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:25pm CST

Matt Fitzgerald (sports nutritionist, writer, athlete, coach) has been doing some endurance writing with his 2019 published "Life is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance".  In May, he will be releasing, "Running the Dream; One Summer Living, Training and Racing with a Team of World-Class Runners Half My Age".  We talk to him about his journey as he trains with Hoka's NAZ elite team of professional runners in Flagstaff, AZ.

  • Having fun helps us become better runners
  • Judgement is more important than toughness
  • Depletion runs

He also has launched an interesting cool new running camp concept, "Endeavorun".  Check it out.

Direct download: Fitz.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:36pm CST

Don and Scott review the podcasts from 2019 and the many amazing guests that have joined us and helped us become better, smarter, more efficient runners.  What were your favorite gold nuggets?

Direct download: YIR_scott_and_don.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:06pm CST

AJW joins us for a quick recap of 2019 performances in ultrarunning.  It includes his picks for

  • Ultrarunner of the year (female and male)
  • Performance of the year (female and male)
  • Rookie of the year (female and male)
  • Surprise of the year (female and male)
  • Most inspirational

Please check out Andy's coaching services and his weekly Tap Room article!

AJW's Coaching

AJW's Tap Room

Direct download: AJW_year_in_review.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:28pm CST

Dr. Mark joins us to chat about many thinks including:

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: Dr_Mark_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm CST

What shoe did you run your first trail run in?  What shoe do you currently pine for?  We all love our shoes and probably have an unhealthy collection of shoes.  Brian Metzler, a running shoe geek for his entire life, joins The Nation to talk about SHOES....Oh the glorious shoes.  Over his life he has run over 75,000 miles and tested more than 1500 pairs.  As founding editor and associate publisher of Trail Runner Magazine and contributor at many other running magazines, he has a unique view of the history of shoes.  He finally wrote a book about shoes.  The history of shoes, why we are emotionally attached to them, their evolution, injury, and what we can expect in the future.

Buy the book HERE

Direct download: Kicksology.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm CST

Throughout your running experience, you might have experienced or are experiencing a running layoff due to many different reasons.  Sally McRae, The Yellow Runner , and Andy Jones-Wilkins, join The Nation to explore this topic:  Why do they occur, how to cope with them, and how to overcome the layoff.  They offer some good principles that can help you stage a comeback and how to help others in their's.  There is a bonus at the end of the podcast where we talk about vomit etiquette.

AJW's Coaching

AJW's Tap Room

Sally's Coaching

Check out this short VIDEO to learn more about Sally

Direct download: Comeback.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:54pm CST

Dr. Jay Dicharry rejoins The Nation to talk about biomechanics and how to work on the BASE of our form, the FEET.  Jay says that we can improve our efficiency and running economy up to 10% if we have correct foot mechanics, not to mention reducing many of the common over-use injuries.

Here are some photos of drills we discussed:

Jay established his reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the University of Virginia's SPEED Clinic. He now resides in Bend, OR where he is the Director of REP Lab where Jay blends clinical practice and engineering to better understand overuse injuries and helps prevent them before they become a problem.

2 previous podcasts with Jay:
-Making running more fun (2013)
-How to Rewire our Running (2018)

Check out MOBO Board and get a discount!

Dr. Jay's Blog: An Athletes Body

Dr. Jay's Instagram

Direct download: JAY_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:56am CST

Sunny Stoeer lived her life the 'right' way including an MBA from Harvard Business School and a successful career as a strategy consultant. She always felt happier outside pursuing running, climbing and mountaineering.  She took a risk and decided to leave behind the career in consulting and took up the dirtbag life and has found joy doing the things she loves.  We discuss some of the things that she learned from Harvard Business School can translate to Ultrarunning, adventuring and chasing FKTs

Check our her women-focused high altitude climbing adventures at AWExpeditions

 

Instagram

Facebook

Direct download: Sunny_5.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm CST

Karl Meltzer just won his record 41st 100-mile race in October at the Cloudsplitter 100- the most of any other person! He joins The Nation with Andy Jones-Wilkins to discuss one way to potentially shave HOURS off your next 100-mile finish. His philosophy: KISS- Keep is Stupid Simple. Trail running is a very simple and primitive sport that we might be making way too complicated and difficult. Making choices in your gear, drop bags, crew, pacing and aid station management can shave hour(s) off your time.  It might make it a more enjoyable experience too.

Check out Karl's Coaching Services 

Karl's Speadgoat Races

AJW's Tap Room

AJW's Coaching

AJW's Almanac Podcast

Direct download: Speed_Goat.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:24pm CST

Explorer, endurance athlete, mentor, coach, teacher...... All of these titles come to mind with we think of Ray Zahab.  Ray has been encouraging and mentoring other to push beyond their perceived limits for nearly 15 years with his personal expeditions, his expeditions with youth ambassadors, directing races, or guiding groups to remote places.  He created a company called "Impossible 2 Possible" = I2P that has influenced youth and teachers through expeditions in remote places throughout the world.

Ray explains that many people under estimate themselves and that taking risks and doing hard things brings fulfillment, joy and a desire to help others achieve great things.

Follow Ray on his social channels:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

I2P Twitter 

I2P Instagram

I2P Facebook

Direct download: RAY.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:35pm CST

We have all had disappointing finishes or the feeling of not accomplishing a goal.  How do you deal with these setbacks or roadblocks?

Bob Crowley discusses how he handled a disappointing DNF at Tor Des Geants in 2018.  He brings part of his team, Coach Meghan Laws, and Crew Cheif, Donna NiCuarta, to the table to help explain how he was able to evaluate, rebuild, train and execute his second attempt this year.

The Trail Animals running club

Direct download: TdG_BDM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am CST

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhanand Matt Layereturn to Trail Runner Nation to discuss some interesting topics including:

  • Poles or No Poles?
  • Strength or mobility work, which is preferred?
  • Should you specifically work to improve your form?
  • Mechanical efficiency & metabolic efficiency?

Visit

College of Idahowith Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Direct download: THUMBS_UP.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm CST

Former Navy Seal, endurance athlete, and bearded king, Chadd Wright rejoins The Nation to discuss a mission-mantra that he learned on the Seal Team:

Rules for Chadd's "last man standing" training mission with Jesse Itzler and Mark Brown recently:

  1. Chadd says when the run is over
  2. No Negativity
    1. Share something that you are grateful for on each lap
    2. No profanity

Check out Jesse Itzler's 29O29 Challenge

Sponsor: Native Deodorant use promo code TRN for 20% off first purchase

Direct download: CHADD_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

The women's field at Western Statesis always very deep and exciting to watch.  This year was no exception.  With record low temps and a stacked women's field, the race had many surprises and nail-biting battles.

Brittany Peterson battled with Clare Gallagher at this year's Western States 100 to finish a close second place.  Brittany slows down just long enough to recount her epic finish at the race.

Check out her technical running camp that Brittany and Cody Lind are hosting HERE

Learn more about how Brittany runs fast HERE

Paul and Cody's Coaching site is www.g20running.com

Direct download: F2_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm CST

This year's Western States 100 did not disappoint.  The course, the competition, the runners, the volunteers, the crew and pacers showed up in spades.  Join AJW as we review the big stories, review AJW pre-race picks, and relive the electricity from this past weekend.

Look for weekly articles from AJW in the Taproomat irunfar.

Direct download: WS_report.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm CST

Direct download: ash.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm CST

We unveil our new project that we are attempting the WSER18 hour podcast.  Join AJW and Bob Crowley, our event producer, as we discuss what we will be attempting, what you should expect and where you can either tune in OR come by and visit while we broadcast.

We will begin streaming at 5:00pm PT on race day and will continue until the last finisher crosses the line.

Click HERE to watch the live video stream-cast

The Auburn Aid Station

Trail Animals Club

UltraLive

Direct download: AJW_kick_off.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CST

Chadd rejoins The Nation to discuss a recent race: Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra -a Last Man Standing race.  He describes what this type of race is and the mental challenges that come with a loop course with no finish line.  Chadd discusses how his training as an elite Navy Seal helps him prepare and run grueling races.  He explains how these techniques can help you through difficult times in a race and in life.

Follow Chadd on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Direct download: Chadds_a_Badass.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am CST

Iron Mike Wardian is like the sunshine: he seems to be everywhere.  Mike has been successful in every race distance.  He has won the US Championships in 50K, 50M, and 100K distances.  He has qualified multiple times for the US Olympic trials, and still loves running 5Ks.  He has set world records as the fastest stroller marathon, 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.  Last year he ran 10 marathons in 10 days (on 7 continents) - average time was sub 3 hour.

So far he has RACED over 1100 miles in 2019!

We sit down and talk to him about his beginnings, how he recovers magically, his secret to wellness, the amazing Hoka One One earlier this month, his passion for running and his love for the community.

Direct download: IRON_MIKE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am CST

Cat Bradley continues to be a rising star and we found out why when we sat down with her at Fleet Feet Sacramento for a live-audience recording.  She discusses how she developed a love for the outdoors and running, how she sets audacious goals, and how she deals with set backs.  Cat is a true ambassador of the trail and you will find out as you get sucked into her amazing story and personality.

Direct download: Cat_1.12.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CST

Hoka One One may have kept the worlds best running secret for the world record attempt May 4th 2019.  

When a company like Hoka looks for the perfect race venue and finds calendar doesn't meet the criteria, they build their own event.  

Join us as we talk with the Senior Sports Marketing Manager, Mike McMannis   and Head Product Designer Matt Head about the details behind the event and the new CARBON X shoe. 

You can join the event LIVE by logging into the Hoka One One FaceBook page and watch the event go down.  Hoka has provided  professional videographers and 4 professional commentators to give you the best seat in the house.   

 

Direct download: CARBON_X.2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm CST

How does Killian Jornet train?  Scott Johnston, a world class athlete and experienced coach teams up with two of the world's most experienced mountain athletes to help teach us the keys to training. Training the Uphill Athlete is the new book by Scott, Steve House and Killian Jornet.  Scott discusses the keys to training for endurance and mountain performance.

Check out their website, Uphill Athlete, is a great resource of knowledge with over 240 articles, coaching, training plans, etc.

Direct download: SJ.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am CST

Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance author, Alex Hutchinson, joins The Nation to discuss endurance: what it is, what defines our limits and the science that helps us understand it.

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

Check out Alex's other books:

Direct download: ALEX_H_ENDURE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm CST

After trying to keep up with Sally McRae, we caught up with The Yellow Runner to discuss some key things that you might be doing that can sabotage your run.

This topic is based on an article by Erin Kelly at Bustle

Check out this short VIDEO to learn more about Sally

Direct download: Sally_2_-_32619_12.24_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

CTS Training Director, Jason Koop, joins The Nation to talk about his recent Tweet:

Check out Jason's book, "Training Essentials for Ultrarunning"

Jason Koop is the Head Coach for CTS-Ultrarunning. He is the author of ‘Training Essentials for Ultrarunning’ which has become the benchmark book for ultramarathon training. During his coaching career, he has managed over 100 endurance coaches and several hundred atheltes of all types, abilities and sports. He is coach to many of today’s top ultramarathon athletes including Dylan Bowman, Kaci Lickteig, Timothy Olson, Stephanie Violett, Dakota Jones, Kelly Wolf and many others. He is also an accomplished ultrarunner in his own right having finishes in some of the most difficult races on the planet including the Badwater 135, Hardrock 100, Leadville Trail 100, Wasatch 100, Bear 100 and Western States 100

Direct download: Coach_Jason_Koop_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm CST

Candice Burt joins The Nation to give us a report of her 3rd Place overall title at Delirious W.E.S.T 200 Mile Ultra.  Candice is arguably one of the pioneers in designing and directing the 200+ mile endurance races.  Until a few short weeks ago, she had never toed the line at the distance (in a race).  Listen to her experiences and stories.

In a short month she will also be beginning her attempt to break the FKT of the Arizona Trail, the 800-mile trail from Mexico to Utah through Arizona.

Check out Candice's races at Destination Trail and sign up for a race!

Direct download: Candice_200_west.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

Volume 7 of the Pulitzer Prize winning TRN Audio Magazine is now available at your corner newspaper stand.

Featured articles have been submitted by AJW and Warren Pole and include:

  • Ice To See You: Big Reds, Blue Balls, and Skinny Minis in Eastern Europe
  • What's the Point
  • MS is BS
  • This Tastes a Little Salty
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Lucky Ones
  • Is Running with Papa Roach The Last Resort?
  • Sir WM Cubitt - It Can Be Way Way Worse

Check out

Direct download: AUDIBLE_w_VAJW.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm CST

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation for the twentieth time to take a second look at his new book, "Run For Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy". Get the book at Two Rivers Treads for free if you buy $130 in running gear

Dr. Mark's First Podcast back in 2012, "Run Faster & Farther with Less Effort"

Here is the link to Dr. Mark's experience in the centrifuge.

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: Dr._Mark_-_2819_9.40_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am CST

Chadd Wright and Shawn Webber rejoin The Nation to analyze their experiences at inaugural running of The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race in New Zealand in January 2019.

You can listen their original podcast, "Training Missions"

Visit their log on Facebook

Direct download: Reminant_part_dos_2_-_2419_7.09_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

Candice Burt and Tosh (Brian Chontosh) talk about suffering and this and that

  • Tosh's 10 minutes
  • Mental Vacation
  • Purposeful training
  • 15/5 rule
  • Broad-based athletic ability

Learn more about Crooked Butterfly Podcast and Humans of Ultra Podcast

Direct download: SUFFER_-_12519_7.31_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm CST

Ultrarunner, Caleb Simpson joins The Nation to discuss CBD Oil and how it might hold some benefits for you as a runner.  There are many incorrect perceptions and understandings about this cousin to marijuana, but there are some key differences that may get you to consider an experiment of one.

Key facts:

  • It is not derived from marajuana plants
  • It cannot get you high
  • It contains <0.3%THC
  • It is legal in all 50 US States
  • It is not a banned substance by athletic organizations

Learn more at HempDaddys

Get 10% off your first order with code, "TRN"

Direct download: CBD2_-_11119_8.41_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm CST

This year we adapt the boardgame, Balderdash, to a trail game.  AJW and Donna Nì Cuarta compete for the coveted TRN Crown!

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: BoulderDung_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55pm CST

PART 3 discussing three more chapters of the great book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.

East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins  rejoins The Nation to discuss three additional chapters:

  • Chapter 7 Oxygen
  • Chapter 10 Fuel
  • Chapter 12 Zapping the Brain

Direct download: Part_3_Endure_2_-_122818_7.54_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm CST

Two-time 100km world champion and Western States 100 record holder, Ellie Greenwood joins regular guest Ian Sharman to talk about what has changed in their Ultrarunning since they began:

  • Gear
  • Nutrition
  • Training

Bonus topic: what race would you gift a running friend this Christmas and why?

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

 

Direct download: E-N_and_L-E_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm CST

PART 2.  You can listen to PART 1 HERE.

The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.

East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins  rejoins The Nation to discuss three additional chapters in the book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

  • Chapter 3: the Central Governor Theory
  • Chapter 5: Pain
  • Chapter 11: Training the Brain
Direct download: ENDURE.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am CST

The evening of the Western States 100 lottery, there are a few lucky few that are preparing their training plan but the majority are left to scan UltraSignUp for a plan B for 2019.  The Nation gathered at the Auburn-based The Aid Station (special virtual guest, AJW) to talk about this iconic race with Race Director, Craig Thornley and two WS-icons and Board VPs, Tim Twietmeyer and Diana Fitzpatrick to discuss

  • The lure and increased popularity of the race
  • Changes in rules and lottery
  • The Future

Direct download: ALES_and_TRAILS_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:43am CST

There is a unique vocabulary for the Trail Running tribe.  Ashley Walsh and Andy Jones-Wilkins join The Nation to discuss some of these terms.

Direct download: TERMS_of_the_TRAIL_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

We do a lot of power hiking on the trails, but we often neglect our form and biomechanics of walking.  Today, Coach Danny Dreyer rejoins The Nation to help us understand these important biomechanics and teaches us how to improve our walking efficiencies.

Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking).

Link to the ChiRunning School that we spoke about

Get Danny's book, "ChiWalking Book: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy"

Get Danny's book, "ChiRunning book: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running"

Direct download: Chi_Walking_-_102818_9.34_AM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am CST

Like running plans, sometimes when you are producing podcasts, things go awry.  We were planning one podcast for this week, but ended up having a great discussion with Andy.

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: audible.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:40am CST

SoCal Correspondent, Jimmy Dean Freeman, rejoins The Nation as he and some of his clients are preparing for their A-races in the next few weeks.  We outline 10 things that you can do to sabotage your race and result in DNF.  See how many you have done and keep score!
Direct download: JDF_how_to_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm CST

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to discuss some interesting topics including:

  • Ultrarunning is unhealthy
  • Running by time is better than running by distance
  • Hyperberic treatment vs hypoxic treatment
  • Bottle are better than bladders
  • stretching is good for PF

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Direct download: thumbs_up_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation to talk about his new book, "Run For Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy". Get the book at Two Rivers Treads for free if you buy $130 in running gear

Here is the link to Dr. Mark's experience in the centrifuge.

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: dr_mark_4.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm CST

Days after the conclusion of the Tor Des Geánts 2018 race, Don sits down with AJW, ECEP, and Scott to talk about this amazing experience.

  • Description of the Tor
  • Course description
  • Community
  • Communication between runners despite the language barrier
  • Trail culture - a tribe without borders
  • Mountain Running vs. trail running
  • DNF - what does it really mean

Video of what the Tor is really like.

Special thanks to our loyal partners for their support of the Tribe, The Nation!

Direct download: Anatomy_of_a_DNF_-_91718_8.40_AM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to help us understand training intensity and periodization is important in your training.

Andy is one of Australia's top endurance coaches.  he is an accomplished elite endurance athlete including a top finish at UTMB an other wins.  He has a pedigree of certifications and is always on the cutting edge of research and coaching.

Previous Podcasts:

Racing vs. Surviving an Ultra with Andy Dubois

Is Supplementary Salt Needed in a Race?

Direct download: Andy_Dubuis_COACH_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm CST

Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get healthy, fit, and happy! Get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Host Brad Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record-holding Speedgolfer, and former #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a lively and sometimes spicy mix of shows: expert guest interviews, peak performance primers, and brief “Breather” shows for some quick laughs, smiles and inspiration.

Top endurance athlete, author, podcaster and coach, Brad Kearns rejoins The Nation

The Primal Endurance book

Primal Blueprint web site

Direct download: Brad_Kerns_Get_OVER_Yourself_2_-_9318_9.23_PM.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

Don and Scott talk about training for Tour Des Geants.  How Bob Crowley and he have created fun and inspiring training programs & outings that have helped get them in shape for this epic event.

  • Marking courses at Bigfoot - heavy pack and long miles with elevation
  • 24-hours at K2
  • Colorado 14er altitude test
  • Training at altitude with Hypoxico
Direct download: Tdg_don.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

Ultrarunner and Adventurer, Richard Kresser, spends a few minutes with The Nation to talk about the completion of his supported (although mostly self-supported) self-created and human-powered tour of 16 volcano summits in the Northwest U.S.  This Tour de Volcanoes is something Richard has been scheming and planning for years and 2018 became a reality.

Richard is always on the move and happened to be on the move during this podcast so we experienced some audio challenges.

Tour de Volcanoes by the numbers:

16 out of 16 active Volcano summits

2,400 miles of biking with 127,000 feet of elevation gain

On foot, 180 miles of climbing with 79,700 feet of gain

From starting Mount Lassen at the trailhead, to finishing Mount Baker at the trailhead, 25 days, 9 hours, and 58 minutes.

Listen to the past podcast with Richard about his Broken Arrow 135m race in -25 degree (F) temperatures

Also check out Richard's new Skimo series, Snow Goat Skimo

Direct download: Volcanoes_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:54am CST

ECEP (East Coast Executive Producer), Andy Jones-Wilkins, and SCC (SoCal Corespondent), Jimmy Dean Freeman come up with the TOP 20 things that a pacer or crew should NEVER do including:

  • don't assume the rules don't apply to you
  • don't take the runner's pace chart as fact
  • don't #fondleice
  • don't yell or demean, unless they request it :)
  • don't show up unprepared
  • don't complain

 

Direct download: 5_Things_YOU_shouldnt_do_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

Frenchy, Emilie Lecomte, teaches The Nation about adventure racing and multi-day stage races.  We talk about European races vs. North America racing.  Then Emilie turns the table on Don and Bob Crowley asking them questions about their TdG training and plans for the September race.

  • Lecomte notable records/wins
    Completed 40 ultras/multi-stage/adventure races, winning 19 (nearly 50%), podium all but 8 (80%),2 world records:
    WR holder: GR20 Corsica (41h22m)
    WR women’s holder: TdG (2014) (85h53m)

Emilie Lecomte full results

Emilie Lecomte blog

Emilie Lecomte Facebook

Emilie Lecomte Instagram

Direct download: TdG_8.8.18.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm CST

The Yellow Runner is just off her first finish at the grueling 135-mile Badwater Ultra.  This year saw record-breaking heat topping the thermometer at 127 degrees F (53 degrees C)!  Sally discusses:

  • How she heat trained
  • Infrared Saunas
  • Managing heat during the race
  • Crewing and pacing & setting expectations
  • Unique rules of Badwater
  • Do shoes really melt?
  • Hydration and nutrition during the event

Photo courtesy of  CARSON VIDEOGRAPHY

Direct download: BAAAD_WAATER_sm.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

Romain Blanchard is a Frenchman living in Hong Kong running Ultras!  Romain recently ran a 120K race in Italy.  Like most of us, he had a wonderful experience and authored this great list of truths that he either learned or relearned.  We can all relate!

Romain's article

Direct download: romain_let_us_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:37am CST

We didn't get a guest so we did our own grab bag....ahem....Audio Magazine?

The Black Dear from Germany:

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

2018 was a HOT year for Western States 100.  All runners experienced ups and downs....literally and figuratively.  Despite the blistering hear, 2018 had the highest finish rate since 2012, which had record LOW temperatures.

Jim Walmsley broke Timmy Olsen's fastest time set in 2012.

Courtney Dauwalter laid down the second fastest women's time in her debut.

Three of the top 20 finishers were women!

Direct download: 2018_post.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CST

At 5:00am PDT, the shotgun will sound in Squaw Valley unleashing 379 fortunate runners on their 100.2 mile journey to Auburn.

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Sally McRae join The Nation to review the race and teach us who to watch.

We wish all 379 the a best performance and experience that they will never forget.

Billy Yang's Video that you should watch before any of your races.

Video of pre-race meeting

Direct download: ws_2018.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

French runner, Emy LeComte is toeing the line at the 2018 Western States 100.  She has an impressive resume including a 2014 win at Tour Des Geants.  In addition to her first trip at Western States 100, she will also be participating in the 2018 UTMB.

Don and Bob Crowley get some valuable tips from Emy as they are preparing for their shot at Tour Des Geants.

Emy is not taking any chances at Western States.  She will be powered by the PEK!

Emy's web page

Direct download: Emy_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CST

Andy Jones-Wilkins and our Irish lucky charm, Donna Nì Cuarta, join us from Tahoe to plan Fact or Fiction, a fun conversation of common (and not so common) myths related to running, endurance, and health.

Andy is in Tahoe participating in a CTS Ultrarunning camp and Donna is acclimating to the area as she prepares to run Western States 100 in a couple weeks!

AJW's Coaching

Direct download: Fact_or_Fiction_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm CST

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution" - Albert Einstein

"Becoming aware of ourselves and our surroundings (near and far) is an important feature of a healthy brain" - Phil Maffetone

Phil joins us to talk about why daydreaming is important to our health and how it can help us become better runners. We discuss the similarities of daydreaming and visualization and if we can daydream while using other sensory inputs.  We talk about how we can become better daydreamers.

Phil's article, "Interpretation of Daydreams"

We begin the podcast with a review of Chapter 26 of "The Big Book of Endurance and Racing", called, "The Pain Game and How to Control It".

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Direct download: Phil_Daydreamer.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

Fleet Feet Sacramento recently hosted a trail running camp in Northern California.  We joined over 50 runners to host a live podcast Q&A with Maggie Guterl and Courtney Dauwalter.  Topic were broad but all started with the letter, "H".

  • Heat/Humidity
  • Head (mental side)
  • Hills
  • Hydration

Sponsors of the event:

Salomon

Nathan Sports

UCAN

DryMax

Direct download: Run_at_MB_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CST

The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential.

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Magda Boulet join The Nation to discuss four key chapters in the book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Chapter 1: The Unforgiving Minute

Chapter 4: The Conscience Quitter

Chapter 8: Heat

Chapter 13: Belief

 AJW's Coaching

 

Direct download: Endure_1.mp3
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