Trail Runner Nation (Podcasts)

Coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, founder and coach of the SoCal Coyotes running group, joins The Nation to do a preview of the 2016 running of the Badwater 135 mile race.  JDF talks through the history of this race that routes from the lowest elevation to the highest elevation in the contiguous U.S.  This will be Jimmy's second running of the grueling run.  He teaches us about his training plan and his crew and pacer strategies.  

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Follow the race HERE

Check out JDF's podcast, "Do Inspiring Sh*t"

 

Direct download: jdf_135.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm CST

Dr. Stephanie Howe Violett recently finished her PhD in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at Oregon State.  She has taken her passion of running and transformed it into a career as an exercise physiologist, coach and sports nutritionist.  She joins The Nation to discuss

  • How to fuel during a run or race
  • Apetite hormones
  • Pallet fatigue

She then shares her Simple Rules:

  • Eat real food
  • Chill out the day before a race
  • Be nice

Check out her blog HEREwith some really good recipes

Check out her new Web Page HERE: posts about nutrition and coaching

Endurance by Stephanie HERE

Direct download: Stephanie_Howe_2.0.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm CST

Jim Walmsley was attempting his first 100 mile race at Western States in 2016.  Shortly after the start, he captured and maintained the lead for the first 92 miles extending his lead by nearly 50 minutes AND on pace to break Timmy Olsen's course record.  But then the unthinkable happened, he missed a turn and ran 2-1/2 miles in the wrong direction.  Jim joins The Nation to talk about his preparation for the race, his strategy, his execution and how he finished the race.

His splits (courtesy of John Medinger)

Red Star to Robinson Flat, 1:54 - Fastest ever

Robinson Flat to Last Chance, 1:35 - Fastest ever

Last Chance to Devils Thumb, 0:48 - 3rd fastest

Devils Thumb to Michigan Bluff, 1:14 - 2nd fastest

Michigan Bluff to Foresthill, 0:51 - Fastest ever

Foresthill to River crossing, 2:10 - 3rd fastest

Photo courtesy of Gary Wang

Direct download: Jim_Wamsley_1.0.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm CST

This year's Western States 100 is a few short days away.  Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation to talk about

  • the field of runners that have been training hard and will be toeing the line on June 25
  • His 9-month journey from hip surgery to his lean preparation for Hardrock 100 in less than 1 month.
  • How to train and race in the heat
  • "Master Carnage Sweeper"

AJW

AJW's tips for racing on a HOT day

AJW's "Intriguing Stories at the 2016 WS100"

iRunFar's Western States 100 Women Preview

iRunFar's Western States 100 Men Preview

Rob Krar's Ultra Training Camp

Direct download: AJW_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:39pm CST

Tim Tollefson is joins The Nation to talk about his rise from a local cross country athlete to 2014 USA 50K Trail National Champion, finishing 2nd at the 2015 Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (101K) and team member of the Nike Trail Team.  He leaks his Simple Rules to performing at a high level and his success.

Tim's 2nd Place Finish at CCC 101K 

Mammoth Sports Center

Tim on Twitter

Tim on Instagram

Direct download: Tim_Tollefson_v1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

Sally McRae sets out on the WS100 trail for a simple 15 mile out and 15 mile back and ends off course.  Crawling through brush, standing an a ledge with a 50 foot drop, melting snow to hydrate, rock climbing and riding a tram was NOT part of the original plan.  

Fresh off the trail and straight to the microphone we hear first hand of "What happened out there Sally?!!" 

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Direct download: Sallys_Lost_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am CST

Wish you were tougher mentally?  Tough enough to achieve some goals that may throw mental or physical road blocks in your way?

Dr. Duncan Simpson  is Assistant Professor in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology and is the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Program.  He joins The Nation to explain how research has uncovered 10 ways you can become mentally tough.

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Here is our first podcast with : "Getting in Your Head"

Direct download: duncan_Going_Mental.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:20pm CST

Keira Henninger is a Mom, elite ultra-runner, race director, nutritionist, coach and amateur chef.  Whew! 

She joins The Nation to talk about her struggle, diagnosis and recovery from adrenal fatigue.  You can read more about her story HERE.  She praises her Doctor, Dr. Alex Tuggle for listening and showing her a path to repairing her adrenal glands and return to the activity level she loves.

Find out more about 

Divas & Dudes Running Club

Women's Trail Running & Nutrition

Join her at one of her many RACES

Direct download: Keira_Henniger_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

This is the first in the series of podcasts talking about SIMPLE RULES.  Let's face it, trail and ultrarunning can be very complex, especially when the adrenaline is pumping, the legs and mind are weary, or the sun sets on a early morning start.  Kathleen Eisenhardt, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford, explains the advantages of developing simple rules for life and business in a podcast that we recently listened to.  We extrapolated her premise to the sport we love.

Get the Book 

Get the Audio Book

 
 
Direct download: simple_rules.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm CST

iRunFar.com has been entertaining and educating trail and ultrarunners for 11 years.  Founder, Bryon Powell, joins The Nation to discuss his latest book, co-authored by Meghan Hicks, "Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running"  Meghan and Bryon rely on their decades of trail experience to help the beginner and the veteran trail runner excel and enjoy the trail more.

bryon2 Meghan and Bryon working hard at Western States 100

Find more information about "Relentless Forward Progress"

Check out the photos on TrailPorn.com

warrenWarren Pole reporting on his 3.3 Lessons Learned from the 33 Shake American Tour.

Direct download: Bryon_Powell_5.13.16.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm CST

The Nation's East-Coast producer and favorite headmaster, Andy Jones-Wilkins, joins a lively discussion on over training.  

  • How to recognize it (in yourself and your friends) 
  • How to avoid it
  • How to come back from it

Some key words that we talk about:

  • Puddle of Muck
  • Eeyore-ish
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Brain Housing Group
  • Conditioning
  • Blubber

Join AJW in his Taproom here

Direct download: Overtraining.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm CST

Author, nutritionist, endurance athlete and coach,MattFitzgerald, joins The Nation again.  Mattrecently competed in the grand daddy of them all, Boston Marathon,again just a few short weeks after completing his first 50-milerace, American River50,  We discuss his transition to 50 and itrolls into what is different between a marathon and 50 miler.

Check out Matt's DQS App.

Here is the link to his latest book, if you haven't read hislatest book, "How Bad Do you Want It?Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle"

Direct download: Matt_F_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am CST

Warren and Erica Pole, co-founders of 33Shake (no, not a European dance move), join The Nation on their North American adventure tour to educate us on the nutrition industry and introduce us to their revolutionary new gel.

This face to face interview in Studio G to talk about their tour, how 33 shake can help your performance, and some of their experience on the tour thus far.

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Follow the tour HERE and the latest from 33 Shake on social sites: Facebook and Twitter

Direct download: Warren_and_Erica_33.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:23pm CST

Every runner has a mentor.  Dan Williams is a mentor for more people than he realizes.  Imagine your training partner is Ann Trason, as you work through strategies to negotiate a 100 Miles through heat, hills and miscellaneous chaos. After countless miles, mishaps and success you end up with some serious trail knowledge.  

Now imagine sitting down and talking to them.  One wearing a 2000 mile silver buckle and the other, owner of a a-one-of-a-kind 1000 Mile silver buckle converted by WS into a bracelet.  Dan and Ann drop some of this knowledge on this podcast.  This is one for the archives.  Thank you Dan and Ann!  

Special co-hosts Sally McRae and Ann Thilges

Direct download: Dan_and_Ann.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Has your crew or pacer ever stretched the truth to get you to perform better?  Have you ever wondered if you could push yourself just a little bit more?  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.  In his recent article in Ultrarunning Magazine, Matt explains that our mental potential might still be underestimated.

Visit Matt's Blog: Laying It Down

Follow Matt on Facebook and on Twitter

Here is the Working Memory and Spacial Attention Training Game

Direct download: Matt_Laye.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:26pm CST

Trail Runner, Model, film maker, adventure seeker, Whitney Powell joins The Nation for a rookie stab at our favorite podcast: Drop Bag. As you will see, she quickly passed us and lead the pack to a strong finish.  Don also brings a new spin to the podcast.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Funniest things you've seen on the trail
  • Fasted Runs
  • Prink, Haphazard, Doer
  • Pet Peeves
  • A "picture is worth a thousand words"
  • Music

You can hear Whitney on her podcast, Women In Sports Podcast (WISP) or after April 1st on Jimmy Dean Freeman's new podcast - stay tuned for more information.

Follow Whitney on Instagram, Facebook

Photo of Whitney competing in the Antarctica Marathon.  for more adventure races go to http://marathon-adventures.com/

White Continent Marathon Finish

Direct download: whitney_P.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am CST

We have done many podcasts regarding a low carb, fat-burning diet.  Sage Canaday joins The Nation to offer a counterpoint.  Sage Canaday is a world-class successful athlete that prescribes to a high-carb lifestyle.  Sage has been an ovo lacto vegetarian for most of his life and has transitioned into a traditional vegetarian with whole foods.  Find out how his experiment of one has fueled him to top performances and relatively little over-use injuries.

Check out Sage's Coaching Site

Check out his Youtube Channel: Vo2max Productions

Sage's FaceBook Page

Sage's Twitter Feed

Direct download: sage_canaday.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:36am CST

Over the last few years, there have been a surprising increase in the number of films about trail running.  These films help capture the culture of our sport.  Film-maker, Myles Smythe and film festival organizer, Robert Rhodes join The Nation to speak about this phenomenon.  We are also graced by the always entertaining whit and wisdom of ultra running's only Andy Jones-Wilkins.

Join your trail tribe at an upcoming screening at one of the many Trails in Motion events.

Treat yourself to This Is Your Day, by Myles Smyth.  If you enter the coupon code, WeAreNation, you will receive a discount.

Join AJW at the Thomas Jefferson 100K on March 12, 2016

Direct download: YOUR_DAY.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm CST

The Sock Doc, Dr. Steven Gangemi, joins The Nation after expunging his socks and going barefoot.  We catch up with the Sockless Doc and talk about:

Link to Dark chocolate macadamia nut bark recipe

Direct download: SOCK_DOCK_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am CST

  • Magic Moments
  • What's in a Trail Name?
  • Are We Loopy?
  • They're Always Stealing 'me Lucky Charms
  • The Dictator's Closet
  • How to Deal with a Running Rut
  • Pardon me, madam, but do you happen to have any Lime Gu?
Direct download: TRN_Audio_Mag_ed._2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:50am CST

Our favorite British corespondent, Warren Pole,  joins The Nation to talk about nutrition and the small cottage industry he and some mates started.  33 Shake is high-nutrition food that deliver a difference you can feel.  Born from his desire to feel better and fuel more effectively, Warren discusses the low-quality of the many current sports nutrition products and how 33 Shake is different.

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And finally, it is available in the United States!  SHOP HERE If you enter the code, "TRN33" you will receive 10% off your order.

Their US tour is tentatively scheduled for:

April 1-30: West Coast
May 1-31: central USA
Jun 1-27: East Coast
 
If you want them to visit your running club, store, etc. please contact them and schedule a date:
Twitter: @33shake
Direct download: WARREN_33_Mas_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella joins The Nation to help us understand the evolution of the American dietary guidelines.  We discuss:

  • What is Insulin Resistance and why is it important?
  • What is the best way to lose and maintain weight?
  • Does the calories in / calories out method of weight loss work?
  • How can your diet help you with your cholesterol levels?
  • How much does your genetic background play in your weight and health?
  • Can we manage risk factors for certain diseases by what we eat and manage insulin levels?
  • Can athletes have insulin sensitivity?

Please read Dr. Cucuzzella's article

Visit The Natural Running Center for a TON of additional information.

Check out Healthy Running

Dr. Mark's video on Principles of Natural Running

 

 

Direct download: cuc_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm CST

The Trail Running Tribe is a unique community.  We are tied together by our shared experiences and the relationships formed from adversity and achievement.  

Stephen was a member of the trail-running group Wasatch Mountain Wranglers. An experienced ultra runner, completing distances from 50 to  200 Miles.  

He was also an experienced skier.  On Sunday January 31st  in Park City Utah,  Stephen went skiing and was caught in an avalanche.  He was located on Tuesday morning.  

We pay tribute to Stephen in this special podcast episode.  We encourage the Trail Running Community to meet up at the Trail Head Go Fund Me.   He is survived by a wife and two small children.

Read more HERE

Direct download: Stephen_Jones_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am CST

Zach Bitter's 402.5  laps around the track at the Desert Solstice Track Invitational held in  Phoenix AZ  in 11 hours, 40 minutes and 55 seconds is enough to capture the New American Record. Keep in mind, the record he broke was his own. 

Zach averaged a 7:00/mile pace.  This remarkable pace includes anytime needed to stop and refuel, gear change, problem solve and anything else that can pop up in 100 miles. 

Join co-hosts Ann Trason and Sally McRae as we talk about fast times, pure running, fat adapted athletes and much more.

 

 

Direct download: Zach_Ann_Sally.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am CST

 

Candice Burt proves that experience and execution are two key ingredients if you want to stand on the podium at the finish line.  

HURT100 is legendary for challenging even the toughest of Ultrarunners.  Candice seems to enjoy the 100 mile distance as long as you add crazy climbs, mud, slick rocks and humidity. 

You can find Candice's blog at WildDefined.com   Discover her artwork and poetry. 

Link over to Destination Trail and find Bigfoot 200,  Tahoe 200, Bigfoot 120M and 100K, Bellingham Trail Running Series, Bellingham Trail Marathon and Cle Elum Ridge 25K and 50K

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Hurt100_CB.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am CST

Brad Kearns was one of the top professional triathletes for nine years.  During that time, he won 30 titles worldwide including an amazing streak of seven victories in a row.  Brad teaches The Nation how he learned the hard way how to train for success.  In his new book with Mark Sisson, "Primal Endurance" they teach us how to 

  • Go faster on less training
  • Lose excess body fat and keep it off
  • Reduce Stress
  • Train Intuitively 
  • Have fun training!

Check out the Primal Endurance Podcast

Learn about the 21-day Transformation

Direct download: BK_is_Primal.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:16pm CST

 

January is time to review what was accomplished in the previous year and look optimistically into the coming year.  The Nation is joined by Andy Jones-Wilkins, Ian Sharman and Billy Yang to discuss:

1. Top male performance

2. Top female performance

3. Top American story

4. Top European story

5. Biggest Surprise

6. Trends in the sport

7. Predictions for 2016

Make sure you check out Billy's year end retrospective video HERE

Make sure you see all the 2015 ultra running statistics in the upcoming issue of UltraRunning Magazine

On the podcast Ian and Don had a gentleman's disagreement:  Ian accused Don of referencing unreliable DATA to support his erroneous claim that ultrarunning is a shrinking sport.  Ian, on the other hand, sites UltraRunning Magazine as the most reliable warehouse of archived trail data: illustrating a healthy and expanding sport.   After careful review following the podcast, including comparing finishing times between Ian and Don, Ian position clearly won the day. Ultrarunning is a thriving sport. 

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Direct download: Year_in_Review_2015.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:32pm CST

The Nation goes rogue and kicks it game show style.  We adapt the 1970's game show, "100,000 Pyramid" to create a trail running version.  Join Andy Jones-Wilkins, Carilyn Johnson, Warren Pole and Sally McRae as they go head to head giving and guessing trail running lingo.  We may have pulled some laughing muscles on this one.

You can also watch the video of the game show HERE.

Direct download: 100k_TRN_final_audio.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

Your watch timer goes off.  It is time for another Salt Cap.  You come into an aid station and you are covered with a salty brine on your forehead.  It's time for some potatoes and salt.   How important is that salt in your training and racing?

Andy DuBois, one of Australia's top endurance coaches, joins The Nation to discuss Salt.  Andy is an accomplished elite endurance athlete including a top finish at UTMB and other wins.  He has a pedigree of certifications and is always on the cutting edge of research and coaching.

We talk about

  • Is there a correlation between cramping and low salt consumption?
  • What is important in monitoring salt levels?
  • What to worry about if we consume too much salt?
  • The placebo affect?
  • Will rinsing your mouth with a brine solution do anything?
  • What can we do to avoid cramping?
  • How to cool your body
  • How important is plyometrics in training?

Here is a link to our interview with Tim Noakes on his new book Waterlogged

Direct download: Andy_Dubois_salt.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:42pm CST

Internationally recognized sports psychology and coach, Dr. Jim Taylor, joins The Nation to discuss his recent four-part blog series of the Fear of Failure.  We discuss the most common fears of failure:

  • They will disappoint parents
  • friends will no longer like them
  • will be ostracized by their peer group
  • will experience embarrassment or shame
  • will be worthless people
  • all their efforts will be a waste of time
  • will experience the devastation of not achieving their goals.

He then explains how we can break out of these fears to reach "total success".

This is the second time Dr. Taylor has joined The Nation.  Here is his first podcast on how to deal with pain in an endurance event.

Direct download: dr._Jim_Taylor_1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:52pm CST

Amy Albu is an ultra verteran.  Despite her youthful age, Amy has been running for 21 years and has 16 Mountain Masochist finishes to her name, including a recent 4th place in 2015.  She is also the women's leader in the Beast Series and one race away from setting a new women's record.

It is hard to believe, but in February 2014, she snapped her lower leg and ankle during a race.  We talk to Amy about her injury, surgery, recovery and return to running at an elite level.

Andy Jones-Wilkins is the executive producer and Tap Room host for this podcast.  He compares his diagnosed end-stage arthritis and current recovery from hip socket resurfacing surgery.

Need a good orthopedist?  Try AJW's Doc, Dr. Thomas Gross of Midlands Orthopaedic

Need a good Physical Therapist? Try AJW and Amy's PT, Eric Magrum at HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehab at the University of Virginia.

Direct download: AJW_-_AMY_2.2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

December means a lot of things, for Ultra Runners it is the Lottery Season.  WS, Leadville, Hardrock and others.

With 3.515 people in the drawing and  nearly 250 slots open  Jimmy Dean throws a twist and challenges us to come up with reasons why we should be pleased if we miss  getting our ticket pulled.

Join WS runners Jennifer Benna, Katie Desplinter and Billy Yang as we wrestle this topic.

Jennifer Benna's Blog and the home of the film centered around the 2010 WS100 and the amazing race finish here at Journey Films 

Katie DeSplinter Blog here at Breaking & Excellent Points

Billy Yang Films .  You can find his Western Time film covering Sally McRae's attempt to land a top 10 finish.

Billy Yang's Film - From Squaw to Auburn the story of Billy's 2015 Western States 100 #WinADateWithBillyYang

Jimmy Dean Freeman, TRN SoCal Correspondent, Coach and lead Dog at So Cal Coyotes RunningJimmy Dean Freeman's Inspired Running Blog

 

Direct download: Why_NOT_2.1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm CST

The Nation has no geographic boundaries, although it is easy to stay in our own "world".  Today Ultra Runner and Coach, Sondre Amdahl, joins The Nation to educate them on the world of ultra running.  Sondre is an elite runner and coach from Norway.  He recently finished 4th in the Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT).  Ian Sharman also joins as co-host to help us understand what this race is.  The Ethics of UTWT are

  • Equality in Sports
  • Self Respect
  • Respect for others and the environment
Direct download: Ian_and_Sondre_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:23am CST

Gia Madole began running ultras two years ago.  In 2014, she WON the Tahoe 200 mile endurance run and followed up by winning the Bigfoot 200-mile endurance run in August.  Gia joins The Nation to adapt your training and race strategy for a 200 mile race.

  • How much should you run weekly?
  • What pace?
  • Race strategy
  • How much should you sleep
  • Crewing?

Gia is a coach a G-Fit

Direct download: Gia_200_miles.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm CST

On November 7, 2015, Don Freeman toed the line of the 15th annual Rio Del Lago 100 Endurance Run on a whim, with a strong base and years of experience, but with little focused training.  He created a specific race day strategy and then executed the plan with the discipline of a seasoned Yogi.  Andy Jones-Wilkins, Sally McRae, and a surprise visit from Ann Trason join The Nation to find out how a plan and execution can help anyone looking to accomplish the extraordinary.

Direct download: Calculated_Risk.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm CST

Ultrarunning champion and coach, Ian Sharman, joins The Nation to announce his Golden Ticket Race Series of Western States 100 qualifying races.  We also explore the following:

  • U.S. Skyrunning Series
  • How to determine the right coach for you
  • Heart Rate training
    • Pitfalls to avoid
    • Judging your intensity
  • Keys to successful downhill running.
Direct download: Ian_Sharman_Golden_Ticket.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm CST

Photographer, musician, ultra runner, dirtbag, 7-time Hardrock 100 finisher, Howie Stern joins The Nation to talk about

  • caring for your trail running dogs
    • hydration
    • dog pace
    • canine nutrition
    • verbal leash
  • how to dirtbag 101
  • trail / ultra photography
Direct download: Dirtbagin_it.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm CST

Ultra Race Director and Covergirl, Candice Burt, joins The Nation for our first edition of our Audio Magazine.  Tune in to hear more about:

  • How to dress for wet/cold weather
  • "Where the Wild Things Are"
  • Time to Get Strong
  • Progressing from 100 milers to 200 milers

Check out:

Candice's Blog

Candice's Races

Direct download: TRN_MAG.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm CST

Author, Nutritionist, endurance athlete and coach, Matt Fitzgerald, joins the Nation to talk about what motivates us and how to train our brain to push our limits to a higher level.  In his new book, "How Bad Do you Want It: Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle", he relates exciting stories of athletes that have pushed beyond their mental limits to achieve extraordinary results.   As Matt relates what recent studies in neuroscience has taught us and how we can incorporate that into our training.  This is all woven into a dozen heart-pounding stories of endurance athletes.

Direct download: Matt_F.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

Marty Dugard is a runner, he coaches the JSerra High School Running Lions Cross Country teams, and is a New York Best-Selling author of over 14 books.  So it made sense for him to put pen to paper and speak about something he is passionate about.  But he did it from a different angle than most.   His book "To Be a Runner doesn't refer to becoming a better runner - or even a runner at all.  It is about the process of seeking that better version of ourselves through the daily, mind-altering discipline of challenging personal limits."

Coach Dugard captures some of the essence of WHY we run: what motivates us, what hurts us, what drives us to wake up before the sun and race up a hill to reach a summit that cannot be seen with a headlamp.  If you are a runner, you will find a kinship with this book.  If you aren't a runner, you will understand why people run.

Keep Pushing...Always!

Check out his other books HERE

Direct download: Martin_Dugard_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm CST

The Ultra Race of Champions, UROC, is being held in Auburn, CA tomorrow.  This nomatic race is very unique.  We visit with race directors, Francesca Conte and James Gill, to find out more about this race and what they are creating.

For other races by Francesca and James, visit Bad to the Bone

Click here to register

Direct download: UROC_2.1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:35am CST

Dr. Phil Maffetone rejoins The Nation after the release of his new book, The Endurance Handbook: How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your Body.

Phil brews up a cozy cup of his fat-burning coffee (for non-coffee drinkers, try Phil's Shake) to talk about rhythm of music, life and its importance in efficient running.

Phil's Two-Week Test

Phil's Music Site

Five-Minute Power Break

Direct download: PHIL_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am CST

Warren Pole sits down with TRN  and reaches deep into the grab bag.  What do cat walks, crusty leather suits and ropes with knots doing on a podcast about trail running?  We do our best to tie it all together.

Article on Breathing

Direct download: warren_pole_33.2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm CST

Founder of Altra RunningGolden Harper, joins us to talk about how running injuries motivated him to innovate a different shoe and then begin a new shoe company that is competing against the giants in the business.  Golden knows something about running.  Between the ages of 10 and 14, Golden ran 5 marathons, debuting with a State Record 3:08 performance.  He followed that up with a 2:57 performance that was good for a National Best for age 11.  At age 12, he ran the St. George Marathon in 2:45:34, setting a world best.  In addition to competitive running, Golden grew up working in the family's specialty running store where he educated other runners on proper gait and fitting them in the correct running shoes.  Golden continued his passion by earning a degree in Exercise Science: Fitness & Wellness with a Business Management emphasis from BYU.  Golden tells his story of how he used his home toaster oven to delaminate traditional shoes and re-engineer them to help others prevent injuries.  Today Altra is one of the top shoes in the trail and ultra community.

Some of the first modified shoes they made:

First Ever Instinct Proto Jazzy Zero Jeremy's First Zero Drop Shoes

Kenyan Runner in Slow Motion

Anton Krupika video of running

Altrarunning.com

Golden's Blog

Altra Running Blog

Direct download: Golden_Shoes.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:44am CST

Dr. Jim Taylor is internationally recognized for his work in the psycology of endurance sports. He has worked with several pro cycling teams, has been consultant to USA Triathlon, and has worked junior-elite, age-group, world class and Olympic athletes in cross-country sking, triathlon, cycling, swimming and running. 

Ian Torrence joins us as we discuss the time between the alarm and the gun on race morning.  We dig deep into Dr. Taylor bag of tricks for dealing with pain in a long run. 

Author of 14 books and over 750 articles Dr. Taylor's work can be found on his website at DrJimTaylor.com 

 

Direct download: dr_taylor_4.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:45am CST

Mike Wardian loves to run.  He loves to race.  He loves to compete.  He loves to test himself at different differences and types of races.  Mike just came off of his first 100-mile victory at Easter States 100.  When asked what his favorite distance is, he'll try to give you an answer but really never find one.  In 2014, Mike toed the line at 54 races, finishing in the top 10 at 44 of those.  He has won the US 50K championship three times and been the fastest at the US 100K championships.  In 2012, Mike ran 2:21 at the US Olympic Trials in Houston and turned around the next morning to run 2:31 at the Houston Marathon.

Join Mike on the virtual trail to discuss his passion for running and love for the community.

Mike is available as a coach and has openings now!  If you are interested EMAIL him.

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Direct download: M_Wardian_4.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm CST

TRN has been fans of Ethan Newberry, the Ginger Runnerever since he began his entertaining gear reviews.  We finally sit down with Ethan to discuss his views on running, entertainment, and the trepidation of one's first 100-mile race.

Ginger Runner Video Channel

Chuck Norris Rap

Harry Potter Rap

Direct download: GRL_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm CST

Why do ultrarunners keep going?  The pain says stop but the mind says GO!   Join Ann TrasonAndy Jones-Wilkins and Lee "Mac" McKinley as we discuss this topic in detail. 

Direct download: Why_we_dont_quit_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm CST

The prodigal daughter returns!  Faith is back in studio to discuss where she has been and the welcoming return to trail running.  At some point, we all take a break from trail and ultra running.  Why do we come back?  How do we come back?  Faith discusses her exploits into the Ironman and why she is coming back to the trails.

Direct download: Faith_is_Back_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:05pm CST

When Andy Jones-Wilkins isn't pouring cold brew in his Taproom, you can find him at the highest profile races.  Recently returning from 2015 WS100 and Hardrock 100 he shares his trail side insight of the strongest runners in our sport including; Magda BouletRob KrarKilian Jornet and Anna Frost.   

Direct download: AJW_WS_HRH_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm CST

Even if you are less than 50 years old, you will find this podcast very educational.  Joe Friel is an endurance sports coach that has worked with athletes of varying levels up to elites.  He holds a masters degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathalon and USA Cycling certified coach that has written fourteen books on endurance including the subject of our podcast, "Faster After 50, How to Race Strong For the Rest of Your Life".  He is also the founder of Training Peaks, a web-based software company focused on endurance training.

We focus on

  • What are the endurance myths of growing older?
  • What actually happens to our body as we get older?
  • How can we mitigate these factors and train smarter to optimize endurance performance and slow Father Time?
Direct download: Fast_after_50.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:53pm CST

Sally Edwards is best-selling author, entrepreneur, professional triathlete, professional speaker, and iPhone app developer.  She was a pioneer in the inception of ultramarathoning, finishing in the top 3 at Western States 100.  She co-founded Fleet Feet Sports running franchise and the American River 50 mile Endurance Run.

Ultrarunning Magazine recently re-published an article that Sally wrote in 1983, "Ultramarathoning  - A dying Sport".  We invited Sally to Studio G to take a retrospective look at the sport and where it has come.

Sally is passionate about getting people healthy and moving.  Her recent venture is Heart Zones, a fitness technology and education company that uses smart devices with the vision to get America fit.

upbeatDownload the Upbeat App  an app that matches your music to your cadence.

HOMEWORK: We touched on a book that Sally wrote, "Be a Better Runner: Real World, Scientifically-proven Training Techniques that Will Dramatically Improve Your Speed, Endurance, and Injury Resistance".  She has promised to come back and discuss the gold nuggets with The Nation.

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Direct download: Sally_Take_2.1.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Top athletes, Aliza Lapierre and Paul Terranova, join The Nation to discuss taper.  They are both in the middle of their taper for Western States 100.  We discuss why you should taper, how they do it differently and what to expect.

Alizapaul

Direct download: Taper_Mas.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm CST

Andy Jones-Wilkins joins Race Director of the Western States 100Craig Thornley  to discuss the 2015 course, the race, and who to watch.  As always, the gong accompanied this podcast.

gong

Men's Preview

Women's Preview

Direct download: Craig_and_AJW_TapRoom.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm CST

Candice Burt joins us to

Check out Candice's races at Destination Trail Running

Direct download: Trending_with_Candice_Burt.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:17am CST

Jimmy Dean Freeman capped his 2014 running season by running SIX 100-mile endurance runs.  This weekend will be his first 100 miler since then.  He talks about his where he is physically, but more important emotionally and mentally.  He discusses his plan for running the San Diego 100 miler - his first time.

Check out the SoCal Coyotes

Direct download: JDF_SD100.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:29pm CST

We have often said, "The podcast is a trail run without the running."  

Join  Ann TrasonSally McRae and Billy Yang as we cover a lot of ground in 90 minutes.

 

Direct download: Ann_in_Forresthill.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am CST

Sally McRae and Billy Yang were in Northern California for the Western States 100 training weekend as they are preparing for their race in 36 days.  So we bribed them with sushi to join us for a podcast.  We gave Sally the task of jotting down 5 topics on her flight.....and that's where it all begins.....

  • Massages
  • Self defense apparati
  • What animal are you most afraid of?
  • Sally's bear encounter.  See the video HERE
  • Strength training
  • Ann Trason as a coach!
  • etc. etc.

Take the boys as they forecast how many times Sally laughs - the answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast.

Direct download: Sallys_Napkin.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am CST

Trail conversation with Don and Scott

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:29am CST

Travis Macy, professional ultra-endurance athlete, coach, teacher, husband and father of two joins us to talk about his new book, "The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports and Life".  This book is a set of simple principles for daily life that includes embracing fear, rewriting the stories we tell ourselves, and mastering the art of asking for help.

"We constantly send our kids -and ourselves- the message that if you struggle something is wrong.  If you're doing something right, it will feel nice and easy; it will be fun.  Struggle should be halted as soon as possible at all times because it will probably lead to suffering and, even worse, failure.  The problem with the message above is that it flies in the face of what we know to be the truth about learning and general process, namely, that if you never struggled, growth is almost impossible because lack of growth only shows complacency with in a comfort zone." - The Ultra Mindset

The book is available at most book outlets including Amazon and available to listen on Audible.

Direct download: Travis_UltraMindset.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm CST

Ryan Sandes joins us to talk about his recent FKT at Cape Town Table Mountain.  We talk about training, racing, mental toughness and how running can prepare us for life's challenges. And a host of other topics that happen when your sitting down and chatting with a runner for 60 minutes!

Find Ryans Website here at RyanSandes.com     

 

 

 

Direct download: Ryan_Sandes_FKT.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:49am CST

Warren Pole joins The Nation to discuss the finer DOs and DON'Ts of Ultra Running.  We build on an article from Competitor Magazine, "Dos and Dont's From Top Ultramarathoners"  and an article from Outside Magazine, "Hal Koerner's Ultrarunning Commandments"

Direct download: Warren_do_and_dont_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm CST

John Hinds is the founder and owner of Cadence® Insoles. He has been involved in athletics since he was a kid and in search of the perfect insole ever since. For the last 22 + years he has been a physical therapist focusing on orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, helping people get back on their feet as quickly as possible. John joins The Nation to answer some of these questions:

  • Who should use insoles?  Who shouldn't?
  • Who should go the the podiatrist?
  • Does my foot weaken and become dependent?
  • When can you use an over-the-counter insole?
  • Do they wear out?
  • Do I need to spend my whole paycheck to get good insoles?
  • How do insoles differ?
  • How are Cadence® Insoles different?

 

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Direct download: HINDS.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:21am CST

One part of the Ultra 168 team, Marcus Warner, joins The Nation to discus an article they wrote.  Dan and Marcus reside in the drop bear capital of the world, Sydney, Australia.  They began the blog/website to share their passion for the trails and has evolved into a great resource for our community, wherever in the world you live.

Video of Marcus being chased by a bear on the Western States Trail.

Like them on Facebook

Follow them on Twitter

Direct download: Marcus_180_Warner.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

The Nation has received some opposing views from our latest podcast, "You Can Help Save the Pacific Crest Trail".  Mike Miller, an environmental biologist and trail runner, joins us for a different view of the PCTA's recent stance on trail racing.

 

What do you think?

Direct download: Mike_PCT_hugger.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:01pm CST

 Candice Burt joins us to share the news and point us to the petition 

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is lobbying and advising the USDA Forest Service to ban recreational events on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). If they succeed, no new trail running events nor growth of existing events will be allowed on the PCT.  Our existing trail running events could also be in jeopardy of receiving future permits.  Read about the PCTA's stance HERE

Please join The Nation by speaking out against this ill-advised policy by

  • Signing the petition that Candice Burt created
  • Consider posting on the PCTA facebook  page and commenting on their post about their stance with your opinion. The more we express ourselves, the more the PCTA and USDA Forest Service will understand our point of view and the size of the trail running community
  • Call Beth Boyst, the Pacific Crest Trail Administrator for the USDA Forest Service: bboyst@fs.fed.us (707) 562-8881 to express your concerns
  • Share your concern with your social media group and encourage them to stand with The Nation!

Right now the PCT is being threatened, tomorrow it could be your favorite trail or race! 

 

 

Direct download: PCT_petition.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm CST

Rob Rhodes joins The Nation to tell us about he biggest film festival for runners that is taking place all over the world!  The Trails In Motion is an annual international film tour that brings a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts at film festival-styled events in more than 25 countries.

You can find a screening HERE 

trails in motion

 

Rob also started and leads a group for trail runners in the San Francisco Bay area called the Bay Trail Runners

Direct download: ROB_3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

Today is Pam Reed's 54th Birthday.  She celebrated by going on a 20-mile run and joining The Nation.  She has completed over 110 ultramarathons with a list of amazing accomplishments:

 

She recently finished The Arrowhead 135 that takes place in the coldest part of winter in the coldest city in the lower 48 states, Northern Minnesota).  The average finish rate is less than 50%.  She finished 15th overall and 2nd Female!

Pam joins The Nation to discuss how visualization has aided her to successfully completing over 110 ultramarathons.  She discusses how to step outside your comfort zone and attempt something hard.

Check out her interview with David Letterman

Direct download: Pam_Reed_54.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm CST

Ryan Green, Phd, ATC teaches us the steps you can take for a lifetime of running enjoyment.

Stuff we mentioned:  Candice Burt's 200/100 daily workout

Running Times Masters Runners 10-Minute Strength Circuit

Book, "Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul" by Stuart Brown

Contact Dr. Green at ryan@varsityrunning.com or visit his web site: Varsity Running

Check out Candice's amazing races at Destination Trail Run

Here is the Dr. Green's presentation we referenced: run for your life


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Direct download: DR_Green.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am CST

Coach Jimmy Dean Freeman joins The Nation to walk down memory lane.  34 years ago Ultrarunning Magazine published its first issue.  What has changed in the last 34 years?  You'd be surprised.

Take a look at the old issue HERE

JDF's dancing belt


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Direct download: UltraRunning_Magazine.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm CST

Coach Greg McMillan, Mcmillan Running, joins the Nation to discuss how to peak, prepare and work through the inevitable freak out that we feel as we get close to race day.  His book, Surviving the Marathon Freak-Out, is a great handbook that the novice to experienced runner can use to help successfully prepare for your next race.

marathon

Check out the video of Dick and Rick Hoyt

Prefious Podcast with Greg:  Give it a Rest with Greg McMillan

Check out Candice Burt too!

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm CST

Athlete, coach, nutritionist and writer, Matt Fitzgerald, joins The Nation again to discuss how the brain works in training, racing and athletic performance.  He discusses specific training programs that can help you can improve your performance.  Get his book, "Brain Training for Runners"

brain training

  • How is Brain Training different from mental training?
  • 2 Feedback loops: collective, objective and subjective
  • Periodization
  • The 2 walls
  • high intensity training during base training
  • 4 phases of brain training
  • how plyometrics can help your effeciency
  • Anticipatory Regulation

Learn more from Matt's new coaching portal at PEAR Sports

Matt's other podcasts with The Nation:

Matt Fitzgerald - The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel

Curing Folks of Diet Cult Brainwashing - Matt Fitzgerald

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Direct download: Matts_Running_Brain.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm CST

Jason Robillard is a writer, ultrarunner, recreational pro MMA fighter, occasional teacher, and running coach.  He has written a few books on ultrarunning including:

He joins Sally McRaeWarren Pole and the Nation to discuss the "Pulitzer Prize-winning" novel, "Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel: A trail running, ultramarathon and wilderness survival guide for weird folks"

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Running Naked
  • Boob wobble (and junk wobble)
  • How to get rid of annoying running partners
  • Qualities of good running partners

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Direct download: Jason_Wipes.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

Candice Burt joins us from Hawaii, where she is preparing for her third running of the HURT 100.   Faith Lehman (Goss) comes out of retirement to join in this not-so-heated debate about the pros and cons of being in a relationship with an ultra-runner.

Candice dating schem

 

 

 

 

Check out all of Candice's RACES including the second running of the Tahoe 200 and the brand new Bigfoot 200/120 race in the Pacific Northwest.

Candice runs for Ultimate Direction.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:50am CST

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella joins us again to discuss:

  • Running a 50 mile run on minimal training
  • Racing for fun without stress
  • The Magic of Human Facia
  • Foam Rolling

For more incredible information, go to the Natural Running Center

Watch the 8:26 Video of efficient running

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am CST

On your New Year's run, tune into Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ian Torrence as they reflect on the highlights and changes in trail running in 2014.  Topics include:

  • Where has shoe evolution gone in 2014
  • "Don't fool with Mother Nature"
  • Kilian's dominance
  • Ultra Runners of the Year vs. longevity
  • Ian's WS100 2015 training
  • Birth and rise of the 200-mile race
  • Changes in big race qualifications & how that drives changes in other races
  • Has our culture changed in 2014?
  • Growth of the sport
  • The rise of ultra coaches
  • The expansion of the trail running movies
  • 2015 predictions

You can get coaching from Ian at McMillan Running

You can get coaching from AJW via irunfar.com

AJW Race: Thomas Jefferson 100K

Ian Torrence Races: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach 100 M

Gaspin' In the Aspen

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Direct download: AI_Year_in_Review_2014.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

Jimmy Dean Freeman and Sally McRae join The Nation to answer random questions from call in Nation Members.

Enjoy this fun and entertaining podcast on your holiday run!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to The Nation!

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Direct download: Call_In_Show_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm CST

Hal Koerner is a champion ultrarunner, shoe store owner, coach, race director, and movie star

Hal joins The Nation to talk about

See The Long Haul Trailer #1 & Trailer #2

Read Mike Wolfe’s account of their FKT record HERE

Visit Rogue Valley Runners

Check out some of Hal’s races:

Pine to Palm

Lithia Loop

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Direct download: Hal_K_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:32am CST

Brian MacKenzie, founder of crossfit endurance, ultrarunner and co-author of "Unbreakable Runner, Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong" with T.J. Murphy

joins The Nation to talk about how you can train for lifelong healthy and sustainable running by incorporating crossfit endurance training.  The main principles include

  • Develop correct and efficient running skills
  • Build running endurance without injury
  • Build functional strength, conditioning and mobility
  • Focus on nutrition

Get the book HERE

Brian's other book, " Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training"

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Direct download: Brian_McKenzie_is_Unbreakable.m4a
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am CST

Dr. Phil Maffetone joins TRN to talk about his new

book, "1:59:The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within

Reach—Here’s How It Will Go Down, and What It Can

Teach All Runners about

Although 90% of us are not going to be in contention of running that fast, each of us has our own “1:59”: getting in better shape, finishing a ½ marathon, running without injury for a long time, breaking a 24-hour 100-miler, etc.

Dr. Phil explains that there are small improvements that we can make that will allow us to attain our ultimate goals.

Get the book HERE

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Direct download: PHIL_runs_1.59.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm CST

Dr. Steve Gangemi (aka the sock doc) joins TRN

for grab bag Drop Bag

Topics include:

  • Weirdest thing you have seen on the trail
  • Importance of rest
  • Mitochondrial Bio-genesis
  • Perfume / Cologne debate
  • Consistency in training
  • Do you have the C & D?
  • Foam Rolling

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Direct download: SOCK_grabin__bag.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm CST

Ultrarunner of the year, Rob Krar, drops in to discuss

  • How he got started
  • How to juggle training and racing with a demanding job and family
  • His training philosophy and how it has changed
  • Plans for the future
  • His beard, of course!

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Direct download: Krar_Nov_6.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm CST

Sports nutrition for endurance athletes has changed in the last 20 years. What you need to Know.

  • What new theories have been discovered?
  • Has nutrient timing changed?
  • Have our bodies changed?
  • Has training and racing nutrition changed?
  • Are all sugars created equal?  Which is best for me? When?
  • "Train Low, Race High" philosophy

Check out this book: Unbreakable Runner: Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong

Previous Podcasts with Sunny:

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Direct download: Sunny_10.30.14.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am CST

Veteran ultrarunner, Monica Moore, joins The Nation with her coach, Seth Kotelnicki to explain how she trained for the recent Pine to Palm 100 in an nontraditional way.  Seth Kotelnicki is the owner of The Ranch Athletics.  His training method develops mental and physical endurance by concentrating on:

  1. Perfect efficient running form (i.e. The Pose Method)
  2. Strong core and intense, regular power lifting
  3. Regular moderate-length training runs

Find out more about Coach Seth, his gym and training methods on

Facebook        Twitter        Instagram      YouTube

Check out links of our CoHosts, Sally McRae and Billy Yang

 

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Direct download: seth_and_monica_.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:17pm CST

Ian Torrence has been a busy guy this summer participating in 9 races thus far - and winning 3 of them!  He joins us to talk about his recent race, Stagecoach 100, that he directed and had to cancel due to weather threats.  Ian then opens the TRN grab bag for a lively discussion on surprise topics.

You can tap into Ian's coaching skills at McMillan Running

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Direct download: Ian_Drop_Bag.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm CST

Geoff Roes is one of the best ultra trail runners to participate in this sport.  He has won many races and set course record on many of the most difficult 100-mile races in the United States including:

He was captured in the JB Benna film, Unbreakable, when he pulled off one of the greatest athletic come backs of all time!

Geoff elaborates on his recent article he wrote in Ultrarunning Magazine.  He began having severe symptoms affecting nearly every system of his body and how he has tirelessly struggled to understand the cause and remedy.  Although still not sure why or how this came upon him, he has come to peace with the joy of running and taking each day by day.

Check out Geoff's Alaska Running Camp

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm CST

Dr. Nicholas Romanov is a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method of running, which uses gravity as the primary force for forward movement, instead of muscular energy.  He is a world-renowned sports scientist who as consulted with elite athletes, professional sports teams, and the National Triathlon teams of Great Britain, United States, Mexico and Russia.

Supported by his latest research, his new thoroughly-illustrated book, "The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Free--for Life" Dr. Romanov explains how our bodies were meant to run and provides the new rules for running faster, longer and stronger:

  • 10 lessons to master correct running form
  • How to gauge your own body's training needs,
  • Simple training programs for different distances

Check out this VIDEO.

The book is now on sale anywhere you buy books.  AMAZON

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm CST

Ashley Walsh rejoins Trail Runner Nation to discuss some common norms that you should question:

  1. You don’t have to get faster
  2. You don’t need to run long on weekends
  3. You don’t need a sponsor
  4. You don’t need to apologize for a crappy race on social media

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm CST

Congratulations to Jimmy Dean Freeman and Andy Kumeda for completing the Original Six Hundo Challenge (aka The Last Great Race):

JDF buckles

They join a very small group of 35 athletes to have completed this task since 1989:

Last Great Race Finishers

Last Great Race Statistics

 

JoeJoe Kulak, Last Great Race record holder (114:23:49 set in 2003), joins The Nation to talk about Jimmy and Andy's incredible accomplishment.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:21am CST

Victor Ballesteros was the second place finisher at the inaugural Tahoe 200 mile Endurance Race beginning on Friday, September 5, 2014.  This 100-hour limited run circumnavigates Lake Tahoe in California.  With over 39,800 feet (12,131 meters) of ascent and 39,800 feet of descent, it proved to be one heck of a challenge for the 90 warriors that toed the line.

Candice

Candice Burt, the race director (masochist), of the race joins as co-host.  We were pleased to learn that an amazing 67% of the starters finished the race! Listen in to find out what this beast was all about, how this distance differs from your run-of-the-mill 100-miler.

 

 

Victor is CEO of Victory Sportdesign, THE best gear / drop bag available and works at San Francisco Running Company

Victor's band, Voodoo Switch, plays the outgoing music on this podcast, "Waiting"

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

Candice Burt rejoins The Nation to discuss the Tahoe 200, the first 200-mile race in North America.  The race will begin on Friday, September 5 and cutoff is the following Tuesday, September 9.  The race will be covered by

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:28pm CST

Join TRN and follow Jimmy Dean Freeman and Andy Kumeda as they take on the original SIX 100-mile runs in the "Orignial Six Hundo Challenge". #O6HC

Stan Jensen, caretaker for www.run100s.com joins us as Jimmy and Andy's mentor. Jimmy & Andy reflect on their  Leadville Trail 100 races and looks ahead to their FINAL, Wasatch Front 100 this weekend.

Follow Jimmy and Andy's challenge at #O6HC or @CoachJimmyDean or at Socal Coyotes

To read more about JDF's challenge read here: Six Hundos

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

Are you mentally tough to run an ultra?

Are you addicted to running?

Do you use imagery to make you a better runner?

Dr. Duncan Simpson is a Certified Sport Psych Consultant (CC-AASP), Assistant Prof in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology (SEPP) UG coordinator for SEPP  Barry University in Miami, FL.

He recently finished gathering information to help understand Ultra Runners.  Specifically:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Sports Imagery

Ultra running questionnaire

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Warren Pole returns to TRN for a spirited round of Grab Bag.  There are only 2 rules in TRN Grab Bag:

1.  Come with two topics.

2. Be prepared to comment on every topic. 

Some opics that came out of the grab bag:

  • Are ultrarunners becoming hobos?
  • underwear or commando?
  • Does ultrarunning cause tooth decay? ARTICLE
  • Ultrarunning is like child birth
  • Will the Grand Canyon forbid Rim to Rim running?

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Join TRN and follow Jimmy Dean Freeman and Andy Kumeda as they take on the original SIX 100-mile runs in the "Orignial Six Hundo Challenge". #O6HC

Legendary Marshall Ulrich joins us as Jimmy's mentor. Jimmy reflects on his AC100 race and looks ahead to his Leadville Trail 100 this weekend.

Follow Jimmy's challenge at #O6HC or @CoachJimmyDean or at Socal Coyotes

To read more about JDF's challenge read here: Six Hundos

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm CST

We met David Horton at the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run.  David Horton is a 5-time finisher of this race and the winner of the first two.  We discuss with him the unique qualities that make this race one of the toughest runs in the world.  David has also completed over 160 ultras, has 40 wins, and many other ambitious running endeavors.  This gives him the authority to teach a class at Liberty University on advanced running.  In fact, they must complete a 50K race to pass the class!  David recently wrote an article in the April 2014 Ultrarunning Magazine"Your First Ultra - You Can Do It" that offers some suggestions for your first ultra.

Some topics:

  • "Do I get to run or do I have to run?"
  • "No discomfort, no gain" philosophy vs. "No Pain, no gain"

Check out the Journey Film movie about David Horton's 2700 Pacific Crest Trail run  Here is a VIDEO clip.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

Join TRN and follow Jimmy Dean Freeman as he takes on the original SIX 100-mile runs in the "Orignial Six Hundo Challenge". #O6HC

Jimmy Dean Freeman's quest for the six original hundres in 13 weeks couldn't be accomplished without mentors like Thomas Green. Jimmy reflects on his race in Vermont and looks ahead to his hometown course of AC100 in this podcast.

Tom has completed more than 175 ultramarathons, including more than 40 races of 100 miles or more.  Tom is best known for being the first person to complete the “Grand Slam” of ultrarunning (the four major 100-mile trail runs in one summer) in 1986.  Tom recently finished WS as he is on his way in 2014 to repeating the Grand Slam 28 years later.

Follow Jimmy's challenge at #O6HC or @CoachJimmyDean or at Socal Coyotes

To read more about JDF's challenge read here: Six Hundos

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:02am CST

Alex Varner is an accomplished distance runner.  In April he completed his first 50 mile race, Lake Sonoma 50 miler, where he came in fourth place and earning a birth in the Western States 100 Endurance Run.  After just 2 1/2 months of training, he competed in his first 100 mile race finishing an impressive 7th place.  He seemed like the perfect person to talk about the many different race distances and how they differ.  From 5K to 100 miles, what are the differences in training, nutrition, pace, strategy, mental toughness, etc.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:39am CST

Join TRN and follow Jimmy Dean Freeman as he takes on the original SIX 100-mile runs in the "Orignial Six Hundo Challenge". #O6HC

On June 29, 2014, Jimmy completed the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, his second of six 100-mile runs.  Jimmy joins us with his virtual coach, Ian Sharman, to get a race report, discuss recovery for his third race, the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run, on July 19-20, 2014.  Ian is well qualified to coach JDF since he is the current record holder for the Grand Slam of Ultra Running, which he set last year.

Follow Jimmy's challenge at #O6HC or @CoachJimmyDean or at Socal Coyotes

To read more about JDF's challenge read here: Six Hundos

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm CST

Adam Campbell - Struck By Lightning at Hardrock 2014

We were able to visit with 2014 Hardrock 100 third-place finisher, Adam Campbell,  moments after kissing the rock.  This was Adam's second 100-miler where he convincingly proved that he is build for endurance running.  Adam talks to us about how he finds time to trail while holding down a busy career as a lawyer, his philosophy about fitness, how the Hardrock 100 is unique and intimidating.  He also relates the full story of being caught on 14,058' (4285 M) Handies Peak in a storm, where he and his pacer were struck by lightning.

Interesting fact about Adam: He holds the Guiness World record for fastest marathon time in a suit: Video

Shortened VIDEO of the interview with Adam Campbell

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am CST