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EP 429: Can Failure Make us More Successful? with Coach Ian Sharman

Aug 10, 2019 56:12

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Based on a BBC article by Ian Leslie, "Why Suffering Setbacks Could Make You More Successful",we discuss how this can be true in your training, racing, personal and professional life.

Leslie argues that trauma of losing can actually do you more GOOD than harm; "turning pain into rocket fuel".  

Coach Ian Sharmanjoins The Nation to discuss how this trauma or setbacks can help you become a better athlete, learn how to achieve more, and become happier.

check out Sharman Ultrascoaching services

 

EP 428: Brothers Born in the Furnace of Adversity with Chadd Wright

Aug 2, 2019 01:15:13

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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:

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

Check out Jesse Itzler's 29O29 Challenge

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

EP 427: Giddyup with Jeff Browning

Jul 25, 2019 01:04:39

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Jeff Browning shows patience and maturity as he continually places in the top 10 at some of the most competitive races.  He recently finished in the top 10 for the 4th time in a row at Western States 100 in June.  We talk to Jeff about

His initial conversion from mountain biking to running How becoming fat adapted has helped him recover quicker His race strategy and philosophy Coaching

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

EP 426: Brittany Peterson Runs FAST!

Jul 12, 2019 01:05:20

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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

EP 435: That's a Wrap - Western States 100 - 2019 Post-Race Review

Jul 2, 2019 52:57

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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.

EP 434: 2019 Western States Preview

Jun 28, 2019 01:04:11

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369 runners will toe the line Saturday.  Each of them with a story.  AJWmeets up with us at The Aid Station in Auburn, CA to preview some of those stories of note and give us his prognostications on the podiums.

Join us for the first-ever 20-hour video streamcast HERE

Look for weekly articles from AJW in the Taproom at irunfar.

EP 434 - Join in and Interact with the 20-Hour Stream-Cast of Western States 100

Jun 22, 2019 21:21

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Join us next week (June 29-30) for the first ever 20-hour video stream-castof the iconic Western States 100.

We will be streaming live video from The Aid Station in Auburn.  Come by and say, "Hi".  We will have aid station snacks and beverages there too.

We discuss the details of the stream cast and where you can join in to follow the race, your favorite runners and learn more about WSER and trail running.

EP 433 - Cruel Jewel 100 - It Takes a Tribe with Ash Walsh

Jun 15, 2019 01:10:01

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EP 432: Training the Uphill Athlete - Steve House

Jun 9, 2019 01:03:47

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A few weeks ago we interviewed Coach Scott Johnstonabout the book he co-authored with Steve House and Kilian Jornet.  We now sit down with Steve to understand his contribution to this amazing book.

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

EP 431: Our First Live Stream Podcast - 18 Hours Long?!?!?!

Jun 3, 2019 55:35

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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

EP 430: Going Mental with Chadd Wright

May 25, 2019 01:24:03

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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

EP 429: Mike Wardian Has an Apocalypse Bag

May 18, 2019 01:07:15

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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.

EP 428: How to Set Big Goals with Cat Bradley

May 11, 2019 01:11:39

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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.

EP 427: HOKA's 100K World Record Challenge Announcement!!

May 2, 2019 01:35:55

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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.   

 

EP 426: Training the Uphill Athlete - Scott Johnston

Apr 27, 2019 01:06:40

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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.

EP 424: Tim Twietmeyer & Hal Hall Legends

Apr 20, 2019 01:32:52

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Tim Twietmeyer has finished Western States 25 times under 24 hours and 5 first place finishes.  Hal Hall has finished 30 Tevis Cup finishes  (Western States trail horse endurance ride) with multiple 1st place finishes. 

Tim and Hal received a "Tile" in downtown Auburn California recognizing their contributions.  We sit down and chat about the history of WS trail, training horses vs training a human. 

Craig Thornley RD of WS 100 helps host this podcast that was recorded live at Auburn Running Company. 

We had a great time, we hope you enjoy as much as we did. 

You can find a the live video on the WS FaceBook site. 

 

EP 424: A Love Letter to Running - Martin Dugard

Apr 13, 2019 01:02:58

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Marty Dugard is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and a  lifelong runner.  He also is the coach for the JSerra High School Running Lions Cross Country teams. He is also a friend of TRN, joining us a few years ago to teach how to seek for a better version of ourselves.

We discuss his newest book, To Be a Runner: How Racing up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Talking on a 5K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)

Check out his other books HERE

Ep 423 - What Defines our Limits - "Endure" author Alex Hutchinson

Apr 5, 2019 01:06:09

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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:

Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions That Have Transformed Our World

Ep 422 -Sunny Blende Returns!

Mar 29, 2019 01:00:16

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We finally caught up with our dear friend and favorite sports nutritionist, Sunny Blende.  Although she is "retired", she still can help us understand the important human engine and how to fuel it for endurance sports.

We based our discussion on active.com's article "5 Pre-race Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid" by Kelly Bastone

Previous Podcasts with Sunny:

Unbreakable review with Sunny Blende Ultrafuel for Ultrarunners  Fueling for your first Ultra Metabolic Efficiency Training Fueling In The Heat Carb Burning vs. Fat Burning

EP 421: Sally McRae - Mountains are her Music

Mar 26, 2019 01:16:53

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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

Ep 420 8 Things Ultrarunners Should Do to Improve Their Training - Coach Jason Koop

Mar 15, 2019 01:06:27

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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

Ep 419 : Candice Burt Takes a Dose of Her Own Medicine.....And LOVES It!

Mar 8, 2019 01:14:56

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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!

EP 418 Dos and Don'ts of Race Day

Mar 3, 2019 38:24

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Today was the 30th Annual Way Too Cool 50K .  We sit down at the race with Victor Ballesteros and Kenzie MacPail to discuss their favorite Dos and Don'ts of race day.

EP 417 TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 7

Feb 23, 2019 01:29:00

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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

AJW's Coaching Warren Pole's Company:  33 Shake's new products and get a discount Brad Kearns' Freezer Chest Therapy

Ep 416 - Run for Your Life Again with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Feb 9, 2019 01:08:27

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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!

Ep 415 How to Continue When Things Go Wrong

Feb 4, 2019 01:23:44

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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

Ep 414 Suffering?

Jan 26, 2019 01:15:25

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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

Ep 413 The Happy Runner with David and Megan Roche

Jan 18, 2019 01:23:38

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Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer

Ultra Runners and Coaches David and Megan Roche join The Nation to talk about their new book, the Happy Runner.

LIVING IN ALL CAPS Embrace the process Why talk about the bad stuff with running? "We don't give a fudge about your result Chaotic unpredictability and futility of results chasing Talent as an uncontrollable initial condition Removing comparison from evaluation

Learn more about David and Megan's coaching at SWAPRunning (SWAP stands for Some Work, All Play).

Ep 412 What is CBD Oil and Can It Help My Running?

Jan 12, 2019 51:05

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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

Annual Game Show: BoulderDung

Jan 5, 2019 58:44

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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

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance - PART 3

Dec 28, 2018 01:02:57

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

PART 1 HERE. PART 2 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:

Chapter 7 Oxygen Chapter 10 Fuel Chapter 12 Zapping the Brain

Ellie Greenwood and Ian Sharman: Out With the Old, In With the New

Dec 14, 2018 01:03:37

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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

 

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance - PART 2

Dec 7, 2018 01:11:52

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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

Western States 100 - Post Lottery Discussion

Dec 3, 2018 01:26:42

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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

Tribe with Sebastian Junger

Nov 25, 2018 01:05:00

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It is hard for humans to survive on their own.  They need a tribe.  Challenges and pressures are hard on an individual in a group, but much greater for an individual in isolation. We talk about the ancient tribal human behaviors: loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation - that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering.  What can we learn from our tribe?  What can we do to help our tribe flourish.

Just over a year ago, we did a podcast referring to Sebastian Junger's book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.  As it turns out, Sebastian was a runner, and a pretty good one.  Today, Sebastian joins The Nation and help us understand the concept of Tribe better and how it can relate to running.

Pick up this book in audio or in print

Relying on Myself - Taking the Mental Side of Training to the Extreme

Nov 16, 2018 01:33:07

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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, rejoins The Nation to dive into the mental side of endurance sports.  He recently competed in a unique challenge: 24 hours in an enclosed shipping container trying to run as many miles on a Trueform treadmill.  No light, no watch, no data, virtually sensory deprived.  Listen to his experience in preparation and execution.  There are many things that we all can take away and use in attempting new challenges.

Short video of the challenge

Ideas that came from the podcast:

"The less stuff I have, the more I rely on myself" Advice vs. opinion - different levels of importance Practice vs. training "pushing the mind's mind away" Slice the problem - Big problems  have Big solutions.  Break these Big problems into smaller problems and find the small solutions for them.

Check out these links:

Crooked Butterfly Tosh's Instagram

Training Missions: Preparing for The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race

Nov 11, 2018 01:08:40

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Returning guest, Chadd Wright joins The Nation with his training partner and teammate Shawn Webber to discuss their "training missions".  They are preparing to run the inaugural running of The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race in New Zealand in January 2019.

You can follow their training missions on Facebook

Listen to Chadd's original podcast, "Readiness Through Training"

TERMS of the TRAIL with Ashley & AJW

Nov 3, 2018 01:07:33

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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.

Dancing with the Trail with Danny Dreyer

Oct 28, 2018 01:20:26

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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"

Calling an Audible with AJW - Enjoying Trail Running When you Can't Run

Oct 20, 2018 57:36

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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

Things That can Totally Blow Your A-Race

Oct 12, 2018 01:03:10

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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! Jimmy's BLOG on 5 ways to DNF at Javelina Jimmy's Coaching website: Jimmy's Contact

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down with our 3 Coaches

Oct 6, 2018 01:07:32

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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

How to Run For Your Life with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Sep 28, 2018 01:10:09

Description:

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!

Anatomy of a DNF - TdG 2018

Sep 21, 2018 01:02:43

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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!

PATH Projects Leki Tailwind Nutrition Aftershokz Arc'Teryx

Training Intensity and Periodization with Andy Dubois

Sep 14, 2018 01:13:48

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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?

Brad Kearns - Get Over Yourself

Sep 4, 2018 01:28:17

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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

Training for Tour Des Geants

Aug 31, 2018 44:09

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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

Chasing Volcanoes with Richard Kresser

Aug 25, 2018 01:03:00

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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

20 Things Pacers and Crew Should NOT Do

Aug 16, 2018 01:15:19

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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

 

Multi-Stage and Adventure Racing with Emilie Lecomte

Aug 10, 2018 01:12:15

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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

Is it Ben and Jerry's or Not?

Aug 2, 2018 01:21:15

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Ben and Jerry's is famous for their creative and unique ice cream flavors.  Today we try to make a correlation between these flavors and Ultrarunning.

Cory Reese, aka FastCory, joins 33 Shake co-founder and resident TRN European Corospondent, Warren Pole to either use real Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavors or a made up flavor to discuss interesting facts about trail and ultra running.

Be sure to check buy Cory Reese's latest book, Into the Furnace.  And get 10% off your purchase of anything at 33 Shake with code TRN33

Items Discussed:

Heat Training Badwater training article Benefits of Infrared Heat Training How Much Does an Extra Pound Slow You Down? The 6633 Ultra - 350-mile race across the Arctic Circle

This photo is Warren Pole walking with one of the racers 1/2 way through the Yukon Arctic Ultr

Baby It's Hot Outside- Sally McRae's Badwater Report

Jul 28, 2018 01:03:00

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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

Candice Burt: Wise Ol' Sayings

Jul 21, 2018 01:17:20

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Runner, Race Director and founder of Destination Trails Candice Burt joins as we take 'wise old says' and turn them on their heads.  We examine the classic saying........ from the trail point of view. 

 

Links below

Candice's Races

YouTube video Jocko GOOD"

 

13 Things I Learned or Relearned from My Last 120km - Romain Blanchard

Jul 14, 2018 59:33

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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

Grab Bag with Don & Scott

Jul 7, 2018 48:47

Description:

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

Identity-Based habits by James Clear Why Saunas are good for you

The Black Dear from Germany:

Western States 100 Post Race Live

Jun 25, 2018 25:29

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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!

Western States Preview 2018 with AJW and Sally McRae

Jun 23, 2018 01:01:58

Description:

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

Emy LeComte from Tour de Geants to Western States!

Jun 15, 2018 01:17:59

Description:

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

Fact or Fiction: The Truth is Out There

Jun 8, 2018 01:09:07

Description:

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

Daydreaming is Healthy for Runners - Dr. Phil Maffetone

Jun 2, 2018 01:08:09

Description:

"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".

Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts:

Dr. Phil Maffetone Unplugged Dr. Phil Maffetone was RIGHT all along! Take Your Shirt Off and Get Some Vitamin D - with Dr. Phil Maffetone Phil Maffetone: How can Rhythm Improve Your Efficiency? Breaking the 1:59 marathon with Dr. Phil Maffetone Dr. Phil Maffetone - Building a Better Athletic Brain Phil Maffetone transcribed! Eat to Win with Dr. Phil Maffetone. Dr. Phil Maffetone - Speed up by slowing down

Get the Maffetone App HERE

Take the 2 Week Test

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

Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

Live Audience Podcast with Maggie Gutterl and Courtney Dauwalter

May 25, 2018 01:12:04

Description:

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

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

May 18, 2018 01:17:56

Description:

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

 

Suck Less Today with Brian Chontosh

May 12, 2018 01:26:09

Description:

Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, and his friend TJ Murphy join The Nation for a thought-provoking discussion on endurance events:

Sometimes you mind has a mind of its own & can trick you Your mind is always looking for comfort and satisfaction Don't be reckless Need to find your reason to participate - not for someone else, not for social media, it needs to be personal Don't go into a race thinking you won't think about quiting Predict the Future Recognize it / witness it Accept it Put a time limit on it "Don't not do now what you're going to regret later" How do you lead a team from point A to point B?

Check out these links:

Crooked Butterfly Tosh's Instagram our Previous podcast with Tosh regarding Tribe SleepMonster Adventure Race in Sweden Primal Quest Expedition Arrowhead 135

Slow Down for Better Performance and Health with Brad Kearns

May 5, 2018 01:24:00

Description:

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 just returned from the Paleo F(x) conference and chats with The Nation about

Balancing of a rigid training plan and listening to your body. Slowing your training down to get more training effect Stress hormones Sleep more

Brad's morning smoothie video

Brad's cold therapy video

Check out the Primal Endurance Podcast

The Primal Endurance book

Primal Blueprint web site

The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Apr 27, 2018 01:05:37

Description:

ECEP, Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation to talk about the Chip and Dan Heath best selling book, The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.

We discuss why certain experiences can jolt us, elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our running, life and work.

Check out AJW's article on Power of Moments at Irunfar

Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer:

May 11-13: Pisgah National Forest Ultrarunning Training Camp

May 25-28 Memorial Day Ultrarunning Training Camp SOLD OUT

June 6-10 Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp

July 8-14 Rob Krar Ultra Camp

Discovering a New Reality with Adam Campbell

Apr 20, 2018 01:28:50

Description:

Adam Campbell spent the first 17 years of his life on the beaches of Nigeria where he developed his love of the outdoors. He now calls the Canadian Rockies home where he is an environmental & business lawyer. He is also a co-owner of Canada’s largest trail running series.

He has competed in, and regularly placed on the podium at, some of the world's most challenging and competitive mountain running races and trail ultramarathons.
-Ultra Trail Mount Fuji
-Hardrock 100
-UTMB
-Squamish 50
-Canadian mountain running championships.

We met Adam in 2014 at the finish of Hardrock 100 where he finished 3rd despite he and Aaron Heidt being struck by lightning on Handees peak.  Our podcast with Adam after his finish.  Our video with Adam.

On August 30th, 2016, Adam experienced a near fatal accident while attempting the Horseshoe traverse through Roger’s Pass in BC, with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones.  Adam talks about his experience, lessons learned and his new reality of being a trail runner.

On May 9th, a movie about Adam's experience will be available to download at Arc'teryx.  You can view the trailer HERE

Adam will also be touring with the film screening at these Arc'teryx brand store locations:

Vancouver April 21 Portland May 5 Toronto May 26 Denver May 31 New York May 25

VIDEO of Adam's Ted Talk

Instagram: @adamo1979
Facebook: Adam Campbell
Twitter: @campbelladam79

Shifting Gears - Ben and Brittany Lighting

Apr 14, 2018 01:50:54

Description:

"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it" - Dennis P. Kimbro

 

This is one of Ben Light's favorite quotes.  Ben and Brittany Light rejoin The Nation to talk about how your attitude and perception can SHIFT to something better. We can

SHIFT our attitude SHIFT our training SHIFT our outcome SHIFT into a different gear SHIFT out of neutral and quit spinning our gears to move forward SHIFT our perception of what is possible SHIFT the finish line

Follow Ben

Web Site Instagram

Great video to help motivate you to SHIFT

Living Life Outside the Comfort Zone with Stephanie Case

Apr 6, 2018 01:05:12

Description:

THE Ultra Running Girl, Stephanie Case, joins The Nation from Afghanistan a few short days after experiencing the jaws of the 2018 running of the Barkley Marathons.

Stephanie has not only run many of the world's toughest trail ultras, but has extended her comfort zone by living in some very dangerous places in the world as a United Nations Human Rights Lawyer.

Stephanie shares her experiences at Barkley, her three finishes at Tour de Geants, UTMB and others.

Please consider supporting Stephanie's charity, Free to Run, an organization that uses running and outdoor adventure to empower and educate women and girls who have been affected by conflict.  If you can make a donation GREAT.  If you can't, please find out more, follow Free to Run on social media and share with your friends:

Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

Stephanie's Ted Talk

TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 6

Mar 30, 2018 01:05:33

Description:

TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ultra trend-setter, Candice Burt join as contributing authors to the sixth edition of TRN Audio Magazine.  Articles include:

Planning Your Race Calendar I'd Rather Play Power Ball Run-cation How Men and Women Run Marathons Differently Lions, Snakes and Bears, Oh My! Fasting Your Way to Health Video Article I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing Your Pace Doesn't Affect The Motion

Register for one of Candice's many cool races

Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer:

May 11-13: Pisgah National Forest Ultrarunning Training Camp

May 25-28 Memorial Day Ultrarunning Training Camp SOLD OUT

June 6-10 Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp

July 8-14 Rob Krar Ultra Camp

Dylan Bowman Improve your performance with Hypoxia training

Mar 24, 2018 01:12:25

Description:

Dylan Bowman joins The Nation to teach us about high altitude training.  We talk about hypoxia training, the different types and benefits of using the gear.

Killian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg's acclamation and climb of Cho Oyu VIDEO Hypoxico 

"Runners Are Crazy" - Greg McMillan

Mar 17, 2018 57:33

Description:

Coach Greg McMillan joins The Nation again to explain

VO2Max - is it your friend? Is your Personality a blessing or a curse? Your best at all times Dancing along the trail The goal of being durable and disciplined

Past podcasts with Greg:

Avoid the Race Day Freakout Give it a Rest

Greg's books:

You (Only Faster) Surviving the Marathon Freakout

Running Never Felt so GOOD- with Danny Dreyer

Mar 10, 2018 01:02:55

Description:

Coach Danny Dreyer joins The Nation to help us understand running economy and biomechanics.  Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). He teaches us that good alignment and posture will allow you to become more efficient and reduce the number of injuries.  Some things we discuss:

The 4 gears of running- check out this video that shows the same cadence at different speeds Mindful Practice Good posture and alignment Gradual Progress "run until you can't, walk until you feel guilty"

Get 15% off a ChiRunning Hills and Trails course by using the code, "Trail15"

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

How to Race in -25° and Snow with Richard Kresser

Mar 3, 2018 01:12:17

Description:

Richard Kresser loves a challenge. One of those has been on his radar for six years.  The Arrowhead 135 is an endurance event held in Minnesota during one of the coldest times of the year.  Temperatures are regularly below zero (Fahrenheit), including a record -42° in 2011.  This does NOT include the wind chill!  This race could be the anti-hero of the Badwater 135 and brings with it some very unique challenges including:

gear you must carry.  Usually pulled in a pulk (a sled that the runners pull behind them) shoes? sleep? cold acclimatization hydrating & keeping your water liquid only 3 aid stations wearing latex gloves

Sally McRae, who knew she did all that?

Feb 24, 2018 55:44

Description:

Sally and Don talk about stuff 

Scott is 30K up in a plane and can't join us.

*show notes by Don 

 

The Science of Nutrition

Feb 17, 2018 01:11:52

Description:

Dr. Art Zemach and co-founder of Tailwind Nutrition, Jeff Vierling join The Nation to discuss Nutrition.

Dr. Art Zemach Jeff Vierling

We talk about the Macro-nutrients carbohydrates and protein.

Types of Carbs - are they all created equally? Does the body need carbs? What about training your body to burn fat? Why proteins? Glycemic Index The Golden Hour How do macronutrients help us maximize oxygen utilization?

Get a chance to preorder Tailwind Nutrition's new product, REBUILD

Intuitive Training with Courtney Dauwalter

Feb 10, 2018 01:05:10

Description:

Courtney Dauwalter rejoins The Nation after earning a golden ticket into the 2018 Western States 100.  She has won her last six races and was overall winner at three of those.  She has been the first human to cross the line at 10 of the races she started including a 10 hour buffer between second place at the 2017 Moab 200.

Courtney talks about her "old school" method of training which includes a more intuitive focus rather than a specific training program.  Part of this includes consistency and adhering to AJW's "10-minute rule"

Previous podcast with Courtney

Jay Dicharry Teaches us How to Rewire our Running

Feb 3, 2018 01:02:17

Description:

Jay Dicharry is a board certified sports clinical specialist and one of America’s leading physical therapists, coach and author of “Anatomy for Runners” and “Run Like an Athlete”,  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.

Jay helps will motivate you to become a better runner by introducing his new book, "Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run For Stability, Strength, and Speed"

Are we really BORN to run or do we EVOLVE to run? What is the difference between SPECIFIC practice and DELIBERATE practice Should we do static drills or dynamic drills? Cushion or minimal shoes?

Chadd Wright - Readiness Through Training

Jan 27, 2018 01:13:10

Description:

Navy SEAL, Chadd Wright joins The Nation to discuss how BUDS training has prepared him to be a better trail and ultra runner.

We talk about

Setting goals high Tune out the white noise and don't let obstacles get in the way of you achieving your goals "get through the morning" mentality Mental toughness techniques: 4x4 and visualization Sleep deprivation The essential gear

VestPac is the pack that Chadd uses.

Dr. Phil Maffetone Unplugged

Jan 21, 2018 01:16:03

Description:

This is a fun podcast with Dr. Phil Maffetone.  Our original intent was to talk about his new book, "The Overfat Pandemic: Exposing the Problem and Its Simple Solution for Everyone Who Needs to Eliminate Excess Body Fat".

As we began our discussion pre-recording, we found that our discussion took us down another interesting path: A path that involves music, its origin, how it is composed, challenges, how we listen, etc.  Dr. Maffetone explains that music helps stimulate brain activity and releases dopamine, a chemical in your brain that affects your emotions, movements and your sensations of pleasure and pain.  Here are a few links that we spoke about:

Phil Maffetone's Music Dan Wilson Manchester Orchestra Song Exploder podcast

We hope you enjoy this interesting trail detour with us.

Two of Dr. Maffetone's MUST HAVE books:

The Big Book of Health and Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

Finding the Truth & Debunking Myths with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Jan 13, 2018 01:12:27

Description:

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation to discuss many health and fitness myths.

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!

Link to the Zero Runner, Dr. Mark spoke about

Link to TrueForm Runner and Training- Dr Mark's favorite gait training machine 

Ultra Running Magazine's Karl Hoagland

Jan 6, 2018 01:06:28

Description:

UltraRunning Magazine, widely recognized as the Voice of the Sport®, has been around since it was first published in May 1981.  Karl Hoagland became the owner and publisher in 2013 and continues to make it the most relevant periodical for our sport.  Karl joins us mid-publication of the February 2018 issue to discuss the magazine, his running experience and what is ahead for the magazine and ultrarunnning.

• Karl Hoagland took over as owner and publisher of URM in 2013 from “Tropical” John Medinger
• Hoagland is a former investment banker and hotel entrepreneur, having worked at Goldman Sachs, Montgomery Securities and founded the regional independent hotel Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants.
• Hoagland began his ultra-obsession in 2003 with the Quad Dipsea and has now completed more than 73 ultras. Among many standout performances, he finished 14th at the 2010 Western States 100, and going for his TENTH silver buckle in 2018

Holiday Game Show - Year 3

Dec 30, 2017 46:29

Description:

Our annual TRN game show is hear!  We hope you enjoy the fun we have with four amazing contestants:

Returning Champions: Team Beast Coast

Ashley Walsh, AKA Rufus hails from Georgia.  She is a social marketing savant and can be followed on all social media channels as AshRuns100s. Ashley is training for her eighth 100-miler, the Cruel Jewel in May, where AJW will pace her to most-certain success. East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins, AKA A. Jizzle Wizzle.  AJW hails from Virginia where he is the esteemed headmaster at Stuart Hall.  He can be found weekly in the Tap Room and available for coaching services at CTS.

This year's Challengers represent the EU: Team Hastings

Warren Pole, co-creater of 33 Shake, nutrition that is great for you. Warren coined the now common phrase, "Running with the Mayor".  He recently completed a U.S. cross-country tour with the 33 Shake mobile.  You can now try the chia energy gels free HERE. TRN Game show newby is originally from a small town in Scotland but now resides in California.  Welcome Lesley Paterson.  She is a rugby player turned triathlete and is a two-time XTERRA Triathalon World Champion.  Earlier this year, she joined us with her husband Dr. Simon Marshall to discuss their book, “The Brave Athlete, Calm the F*ck Down and rise to the occasion”.  You can find out more about her at Lesleypaterson.com

Listen to past game show episodes:

2015 Edition. Watch the Video 2016 Edition

The Poles Reach Deep into Santa's Bag

Dec 26, 2017 01:30:17

Description:

European Executive Producers, Erica and Warren Pole, take a flight on Santa's sleigh to join us in studio for a holiday grab bag (aka. drop bag or TRN Audio Magazine) we call: Santa's Running Bag.

Be sure to listen to the entire podcast to find out how to get a FREE sample of 33 Shake products HERE.

Keys to Running Strong for a Lifetime

Dec 17, 2017 59:32

Description:

Have you ever worried if/when you will have to stop running?  Have you had a lull in your training regime and want to get back to your running self?

Jonathan Beverly, a lifetime runner, photographer, writer and coach teaches us about the 9 keys to lifelong running.  He interviews over 50 runner to find out what the common threads are to stay motivated and loving running.  He compiles these in his new book, Run Strong Stay Hungry, 9 Keys to Staying in the Race.

Unitasking - Andy Jones-Wilkins & Meghan Laws

Dec 10, 2017 01:16:34

Description:

In today's busy culture we often revere a person that can multi-task.  Should we?  Is there a benefit to focusing on one thing?

Coaches Andy Jones-Wilkins and Meghan Arbogast Laws (AKA The Queen) join The Nation to discuss the benefits of Unitasking.

AJW's Article on Unitasking

"Four Ways You can Increase your Productivity by Unitasking"

Women Multitask 10 hours more per week than men

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III's infamous quote is at 2:03 of this VIDEO

Interested in coaching from these two awesome coaches?

Meghan Arbogast Laws Coaching

AJW's Coaching

Here is the photo of the bobcat outside Meghan's home during the podcast

Did you know? Race Day Photography

Dec 2, 2017 01:15:24

Description:

If photography had a podium you would find these photographers sharing the space reserved for the elite. 

We speak with  

Luis Escobar at http://www.allwedoisrun.com/

Scott Rokis at https://www.scottrokis.com/

Howie Stern at http://www.howiestern.com/

As well as the shared site hosted by Howie and Scott site  http://run200photos.com/

 

*Scott Warr did not produce the show notes. This explains why they are short and well.......LAME.  

 

 

Grab that Bag Colin Trower

Nov 26, 2017 01:11:06

Description:

Ultra runner and dirt bagger, Colin Trower joins The Nation to talk about his life on the road with his family and what he has learned from the Trail community from his travels around the U.S.

Follow Colin on FaceBook & Instagram

DNF - Do Nothing Foolish

Nov 18, 2017 01:26:46

Description:

Only moment's after his DNF at the 2017 Rio Del Lago 100, coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, founder and coach of the SoCal Coyotes running group invites The Nation to have a frank and vulnerable discussion about coming up short.  When should you pull the plug on a race?  Does a failure define you?

Visit the partners of this podcast at the TRN's Partner's page

Fixing Your Feet with John Vonhof

Nov 11, 2017 01:14:25

Description:

John Vonhof is the foot magician for ultra runners.  There are countless people that have reached further on an ultra run or even earned a belt buckle because of the tireless work that John has done.  We had John on the podcast over three years ago (Listen here).  Since then his book, "Fixing Your Feet - Injury Prevention and Treatment for Athletes" has been updated to its SIXTH edition.

Visit John's website to learn more about how to help prevent foot issues and what to do when you get them.

The ART of crewing with Brittany Light & Sarah McKnight

Nov 4, 2017 01:50:39

Description:

The crew of three recipients of the 200-mile Triple Crown join The Nation to discuss how to take care of your runner in these multi-day events.

Sarah & Michael McKnight and Brittnay & Ben Light recount stories from the 2017 triple crown races:

Bigfoot 200 Tahoe 200 Moab 240 Michael, Sarah and Killian McKnight Ben and Brittany Light The Light's jeep with penthouse

Courtney Dauwalter Sets the Bar at Moab 200- 238 miles in 57 HOURS !!!

Oct 27, 2017 01:01:06

Description:

2017 was the inaugural year of the mis-named Moab 200, a 238-mile endurance race in the desert of southern Utah.  Along with the 98 gritty people that finished this race, Courtney Dauwalter, stunned observers with a first-place finish.....ahem.....nearly TEN HOURS before the second place finisher!  Fellow finishers, Cameron Hanes and our own Don Freeman (Triple Crown of 200-milers recipient), help The Nation understand how she did this only one month after finishing sixth (first place female) at Run Rabbit Run 100 & two weeks after a first place at The Bear Chase 50.

Grit: That Space Between Giving Up and Going All In

Oct 21, 2017 01:01:40

Description:

Why do we put so much emphasis on talent rather than our effort?  In the book Grit:The Power of Passion and Perseverance author, Angela Duckworth helps us understand that EFFORT counts twice as much as talent when trying to achieveing a goal.

Talent X Effort = Skill

Skill X Effort = Achievement

Gu Energy Labs' VP of innovation and R&D, Magda Boulet

and East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins

join The Nation to discuss Grit.

What is Grit Where do we get it? Can it be learned? Can we increase our grittiness? Is Talent or Effort more important Four elements of GRIT Interest or passion - we must enjoy what we are doing we must find ways to reignite that passion. We must be patient to develop the interest. The capacity to practice - daily discipline of trying to do things better than the day before Purpose - What ripens passion is the conviction that your work matters.  (See WHY podcast) Hope - rising to the occasion.  Focusing on things that you can control when things are going wrong

Take the Grit Test to see where you are on the grit scale

Visit Angela Duckworth's web site on Grit

Check out Don't Dilemma at mile 144 of the Moab 240-mile race: VIDEO

Repost: Crush Every Race from 5K to Ultra with Brian MacKenzie

Oct 13, 2017 01:00:15

Description:

In December of 2014, we spoke with 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".  He joined 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"

 

Start With WHY

Oct 7, 2017 57:21

Description:

Why do you run?  In most cases, people talk about the HOW or the WHAT to try and explain this.  When it comes down to it, we need to have a well understood WHY before we can successfully change our behaviors.

Over 5 years ago, we read a life-changing book by Simon Sinek, "Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action".  Although this book can be related to many aspects of your life, we take it to the trail to see how it will fare.  We talk about the biology (not the phycology) of the power of the WHY and how fun it is to discover why other people run.

Get a jump start on the subject by watching this Ted talk (viewed over 34,000,000 times) by Simon Sinek.

Visit Simon's web site

Get the book

Use this worksheet to begin uncovering and defining your Why, How and What: TheGoldenCircle

Cameron Hanes Aims for 240 Miles

Sep 29, 2017 01:18:12

Description:

Outdoorsman, best-selling author, adventurer and runner, Cameron Hanes joins The Nation to talk about his passions: bow hunting big game around the world and endurance running.  He completed the Bigfoot 200 in 2016 and is a couple weeks away from the start of the inaugural Moab 240 mile endurance run.  He has a unique complimentary sport of bowhunting.  We ask him to compare the two sports and what he has learned from participating at a high level.

Learn more about Cameron:

Youtube Channel

Keep Hammering Podcast

WebSite

How to Avoid Stomach Distress

Sep 23, 2017 01:32:12

Description:

How many times have you been having a great run and then BAM, your stomach goes south?  In this podcast, Warren Pole, from 33 Shake and Brad Kearns, from Primal Endurance, join The Nation to discuss how to minimize stomach problems.

Article from TrainRight.com:Stomach issues

TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 5

Sep 16, 2017 01:00:09

Description:

TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins, is the guest author of 3 articles in the fifth edition of TRN's Audio Magazine.  Articles include:

 

Run Like Cockroaches Under the Bright Shiny Moon Do What you Want From Rucky Chucky to Kroger's Canteen and all the Places in Between Loquacious Help! My Ink Won't Let me Sweat Get Back to Nature Philosophy

Find out more how AJW can be your coach

Sleep- The Other Half of Training with the Sock Doc

Sep 8, 2017 01:19:46

Description:

Dr. Steven Gangemi, Sock Doc, teaches us why SLEEP is a very important to your training.  We discuss

Why is sleep so important? Do athletes need more sleep? What is good restful sleep? What are some of the factors that keep us from restful sleep? Are stimulants effecting our sleep? Common signs of poor sleep Sleep monitors, are they useful? Can you "catch up" on sleep?

Read Sock Doc's article on sleep

Here is another article: How Elite Athletes Use Sleep Routines to Boost Their Confidence and Win Medals

Learn more from Sock Doc at these sites:

http://systemshealthcare.net/ ~ AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO NATURAL HEALTH CARE

http://sock-doc.com/ ~ NATURAL INJURY TREATMENT AND PREVENTION FOR ATHLETES

http://www.drgangemi.com/ ~ HEALTH. FITNESS. LIFE.

Who is Dean Karnazes?

Sep 2, 2017 01:03:50

Description:

Are you kidding?  Many of us owe Dean for informing and encouraging us to get into Ultra or Trail Running via his books:

UltraMarathon Man - Confessions of An All-Night Runner 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance! Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss NEW - The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace

or his many amazing adventures.  Some of these being:

running Western States 100 15 times since 1994, including four top-10 finishes running 10 Badwaters including a 1st and 2nd finish

Constantine Karnazes, Karno, or Dean visits with The Nation with his good friend, Michelle Barton about his longevity, training, life balance and his new book.

Visit his web site: Ultramarathonman.com

Bigfoot is Real - a Race Report

Aug 26, 2017 01:26:33

Description:

A week after the 2017 Bigfoot 200 Endurance Race, we look back at the race from a few different perspectives:

Finisher, Don Freeman (finishing in 23rd) Race Director, Candice Burt 200-mile virgin, Bob Crowley - who is registered for the 2017 Tahoe 200!!!!! Crewman, Scott Warr

Stress + Rest = Growth - with the 3 Coaches

Aug 19, 2017 01:15:25

Description:

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to play the Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down game covering these topics:

NSAIDS Cryotherapy Whoop - recovery tracker Foam Rolling

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

UTMB: The Biggest 100 Miler in the World - Part 2

Aug 11, 2017 01:22:04

Description:

The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) has become one of the world's most desired races.  Why?

This race series lasts from August 28th - September 3rd (2017) and offers many different race distances with breathtaking views.

Majo Srnik is running UTMB for the first time and gets advice from 2014 4th-place finisher Jason Schlarb

We talk about

aid station foods fuling strategies how the 6:00 pm start effects runners Mandatory Gear List

UTMB: The Biggest 100 Miler in the World - Part 1

Aug 5, 2017 01:07:50

Description:

The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) has become one of the world's most desired races.  Why?

This race series lasts from August 28th - September 3rd (2017) and offers many different race distances with breathtaking views.

UTMB veteran and podium finishing Tim Toloffson and Sally McRae join The Nation to discuss this amazing race.

Mandatory Gear List Sign up for Tim & Sally's coach, Mario Fraioli's "Morning Shakeout"

Trail Runners; TRIBE or Community?

Jul 29, 2017 01:16:43

Description:

It is hard for humans to survive on their own.  They need a tribe.  Challenges and pressures are hard on an individual in a group, but much greater for an individual in isolation. We talk about the ancient tribal human behaviors: loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation - that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering.  What can we learn from our tribe?  What can we do to help our tribe flourish.

East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Brian Chontosh sit around the table to talk about the Sebastian Junger book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.  Don met Brian, a decorated and retired Major in the Marine Corp and Navy Cross recipient, international adventure racer last year as they were experiencing the Tahoe 200-mile Endurance Run.

 

Visit Brian's company, Crooked Butterfly

Get coached by AJW

 

Under Armour

Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

Jul 15, 2017 01:18:51

Description:

Do you ever have thoughts and feelings you don't want?

Sport and exercise psychologist,  Dr. Simon Marshall and 3-time Xterra world champion, Lesley Paterson join The Nation to help us understand how the brain works and how we can train it to make our training, racing and personal life better.

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

You can learn more about their unique coaching paradigm HERE Simon coaches your brain and Lesley coaches your body.

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

Fun video introduction of the book.

Follow Simon and Lesley on Twitter

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Under Armour Mountain Running Series

Enter the code: TRNATION at checkout for 20% off registration

Check out Under Armour's new trail shoes

Dr. Phil Maffetone was RIGHT all along!

Jul 8, 2017 01:17:46

Description:

Dr. Phil Maffetone rejoins The Nation to talk about insulin resistance and the addictive properties of sugars.

Read his article, "Overfat Pandemic"

We also discuss the recent Nike sub 2-hour marathon event and Dr. Phil's "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 Training and Racing"

Get the Maffetone App HERE

Take the 2 Week Test

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

Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

Jun 28, 2017 59:09

Description:

Recently, Scott had a friend ask him in a text, "what kind of running shoes should I buy?"

Wow!  how do you answer that question with a short reply text?  One of the subjects that can monopolize a LONG training run or a ultra race is about shoes.  We all like to talk about them.  We all have our opinions and preferences.  And the stories.....we can recall races from years ago and vividly remember which shoe we ran in.  Some of us die a little when a manufacture discontinues or modifies our favorite shoes.  Who isn't guilty of going to the store and buying 5-6 pair of your favorites before they are gone?

We get the unique opportunity to talk to Steven Shorter, a shoe designer for Altra Running.  He talks to us about how he became a shoe designer, the process of developing a new shoe, why shoes are always changing, some trends in running footwear...opening the curtain and giving us a sneak peak to some of the new Altra models.

Make sure you listen to this podcast on a tempo run, because you might find your HR elevate a little.

Our Podcast with Golden Harper, Altra Running founder.

Post Race Wrap Up- 2017 Western States 100

Jun 26, 2017 01:18:39

Description:

AJW and Tim Twietmeyer join us on the track at Placer High School (finish of the Western States 100) to talk about how the last 30 hours played out.  There were 369 well trained athletes that toed the line.  All of these runners demand our respect and admiration; they are examples to us of goal setting, hard work, and courage. This year's race played out to be very unique and challenging.

Also joining us is this year's 7th place finisher, Jacqueline Merrett, to discuss her first time running.

Stephanie Howe Violett, 12th place, joins us with her husband, Zach Violett (2016 finisher) to discuss her day and lesson's learned.

Results

2017 Western States 100 Preview with Andy Jones-Wilkins

Jun 22, 2017 01:20:02

Description:

AJW joins us in Studio G two days prior to The Big Dance.  Andy just came off his own 100-mile adventure, Bighorn 100, last week.  We talk about skating on mud, Biblical rain storms, concussions, and "shared suffering".

We then get into this years WS100;

The Course this year  changes environmental challenges ("running on a pizza store") wait list drug testing Some amazing people & stories to watch Vaticinate who the top Men and Women will be

Preparing for Western States 100 with Stephanie Howe Violett

Jun 17, 2017 59:43

Description:

Dr. Stephanie Violett is a patient elite athlete that has learned a lot over the last year of recovering.  8 days prior to her third running of Western States 100, she joins The Nation to discuss how her simple rules of running and life have changed.

"Fueling on the Fly" article

Previous podcasts with Stephanie:

Stephanie Howe Violett Shares Her Simple Rules Stephanie Howe: Nutrition for losing weight vs. improving fitness

You can find Stephanie and some of her YUMMY recipes here:  StephanieHoweViolett.com

Instagram Facebook Twitter Nathan Sports Vapor Howe Cliff Bar The North Face

 

Majo Srnik from Zero to Ultra

Jun 11, 2017 01:24:27

Description:

Michelle Barton learns that Scott Warr is hiking the Sierras this week and suggests she take over the show.   She invites her Luna teammate Majo Srnik on and we talk about running in Mexico, USA and Canada.  We discuss barefoot running, his first ultra is a 24 hour race and more.  Turns out Michelle can win races and produce a podcast. 

You can find Majo on Instagram at majocalgary 

This episode brought to you courtesy of Tailwind Nutrition and Ultrarunning Magazine.  You can find them on our  Partners Page at TrailrunnerNation.com 

 

PS These are not Scott's show notes.  

TRN Audio Magazine - 4th Edition

Jun 3, 2017 01:29:18

Description:

Michelle Barton and Warren Pole join The Nation as guest writers for this new installment of the Audio Magazine.

Here are some links to what we discussed:

Warren's Ted Talk he referenced: David Epstein, "Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?" 1904 Olympic Marathon "More Efficient Sleep" by Warren Pole Is A Lack of Sleep Before a Race Really A Bad Thing? Running on No Sleep

The Keto Reset with Brad Kearns and Zach Bitter

May 27, 2017 01:36:14

Description:

Top endurance athlete, author, podcaster and coach, Brad Kearns rejoins The Nation to talk about fueling and metabolism.  Fat-adapted poster-child and coach, Zach Bitter co-hosts and gives us perspective from his experiences.

The Primal Endurance book

Primal Blueprint web site

Link to Brad's previous podcast, "Going Primal" 

Becoming Stubborn with Devon Yanko and AJW

May 20, 2017 01:07:58

Description:

The word Stubborn has a negative connotation in many cases.  In this podcast, Devon Yanko and Andy Jones-Wilkins dive deep into the philosophy of stubborn.

Is it good for an unltrarunner to be stubborn? How do you know when to give up? Or is this a time to take your heels in and persevere? Where is the line? Stubbornness can be a result of successful experiences but can be detrimental when you lose perspective.

Life in A Day, a film by Billy Yang featuring Devon Yanko

If you are in the California North Bay, go try some "Cuisine Genius" made by Devon at M.H. Bread and Butter

Racing vs. Surviving an Ultra with Andy Dubois

May 13, 2017 01:30:54

Description:

How many times have you killed the first half or two-thirds of a race, the wheels come off the bus, and then it is a question of survival for the last quarter?

Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to discuss how we can prepare and execute a race and increase our chances of racing others or ourselves the entire distance.  Michelle Barton, joins to cohost and give perspective from her 80 wins.

Here is the ARTICLE that we refer to during the podcast.

Link to Andy's previous podcast, "Is Supplementary Salt Needed in a Race?"

Altra-Runners Meghan, Zach and Nicole

May 6, 2017 01:20:24

Description:

The Nation gathers at Gold Country Run and Sport to do a live podcast with Meghan Arbogast, Zach Bitter and Nicole Kalogeropoulus.  All three run for Altra Running and will be toeing the line at the 2017 Western States 100.  We talk with these athletes about their training, preparation, and philosophies of running 100 miles.  Some of the topics include:

training intensity longevity training cycles base building interval / track workouts power hiking

Metabolic Flexibility with Christopher Kelly

Apr 29, 2017 01:11:46

Description:

Christopher Kelly, a professional endurance mountain biker, joins The Nation to explain how his dependance on sugar and carbohydrates began causing him some health issues including pre-diabetic blood sugar levels.  After listening to his busy physicians he took control of his health and began learning everything he could.  He then began a diet reset that evolved into a high fat and lower carbohydrate lifestyle.  He compares his experience with our co=host, Zach Bitter and the benefits they have seen.

You can find Christopher Kelly on his podcast, "Nourish, Balance, Thrive" or you can get more information on his coaching and testing services at NourishBalanceThrive.com

Zach Bitter and his coaching services can be found HERE 

Sh#@ You Don't Do On The Trail

Apr 21, 2017 59:54

Description:

Tim Twietmeyer and Bob Crowley join The Nation to help the Noob with trail etiquette.

Here is their list:

Trail Etiquette

Girlie Man Failed Liftoff Pass The Ass Too Close Carole (or Carl) Can’t Un-see That Blood Letting Downwind

Aid Station Etiquette

Wayne’s World Rule Double-Dipper Ice This! Drip Dip Beam Blind Ear Bud Bud Ska’s The Limit

Technical Talk with 3 Fast Coaches

Apr 15, 2017 52:23

Description:

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

Power Meters - do they have a place in trail running? Supplemental Ketones - can they help us? Marijuana in training and racing

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Deliberate Practice Leads to Success

Apr 11, 2017 01:06:16

Description:

Do you want to be a great runner?  Do you want to perform at your best?  In Malcom Gladwell's best-selling book, Outliers - The Story of Success, we are introduced to the 10,000 hour rule.  Gladwell explains that we can become an expert at something if we do it for 10,000 hours.  This is based on research done by clinical psychologist, Anders Ericsson.  Anders expands on this theory by saying that the 10,000 hours must be done with deliberate practice.  TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins  joins The Nation with Magdalena Boulet discuss the idea of deliberate practice and how we can become much better by following its simple rules:

Set good goals Break things down to simple movements and practice them with purpose Push yourself out of your comfort zone Get feedback

AJW's article on Deliberate Practice

Anders Ericsson's book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Great podcast: Freakenomics - How to Become Great at Just About Anything

It's OUR Land. How to Protect It

Apr 1, 2017 52:05

Description:

Regardless where you live in the world, we all enjoy our sport on public lands.  In the U.S.A., we have over 640 million acres (259 million hectares) of public lands.  These lands are managed for us by many different federal agencies.  Quietly, there are deals being made that will transfer this management from the federal to the state level.  WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

Ultrarunner, Emily Peterson joins The Nation to help us

understand what and how this is going on, why we should care, where we can get more information and how we can make our voices heard and how we can keep these lands available to our community

Regardless of where you live, we need to help protect and preserve our outdoor trails.  Become informed and take action.

 Run Wild Instagram  Run Wild t-shirt fund raiser  Outdoor Industry Association referenced report specific to Utah  Patagonia's produced video regarding Bear's Ears National Monument  Outside Magazine's article Run Wild Website An example of HOW being involved can help Join the Run-in on Earth Day, April 22.  Go for a run, post a photo and tag #runwild #TRN

Running for Fun with Michelle Barton

Mar 25, 2017 01:04:11

Description:

Michelle Barton started running ultras 14 years ago.  In this short career, she has amassed an impressive resume including:

1st place at her second 100-mile race (Javelina Jundred in 2006) 80 wins 5 over-all wins (men and women) over 24 course records broke 5 course records & 5 wins within a 6 week time frame

We talk to Michelle about how her love of the outdoors led to her running and how her running, training and gear have changed over the years.

VIDEO of this year's Caballo Blanco Ultra in Mexico.

Follow her Father's 78-mile run on his 78th birthday HERE

Follow Michelle:

Instagram: MichellemBarton

Facebook: Michelle Barton https://www.facebook.com/michellesierra2000

Facebook athlete page: UltraBarton

Twitter: Michelle Barton

Strava: Michelle Barton https://www.strava.com/athletes/6991071

 

Check out Travis Macy's book, "Ultra Mindset" and 

$150 off THE ULTRA MINDSET ACADEMY eCOURSE: 8 weeks 20 min/day on your own schedule Weekly group video call with Travis Usual tuition fee $385; TRN listener tuition fee $235 www.travismacy.com/courses

Contact Travis via his web site for the discount.

Fastest Known Time Adventures of the Year with Buzz Burrell

Mar 18, 2017 01:10:12

Description:

Buzz Burrell, Brand Director at Ultimate Direction, adventurer, ultra runner, and modern-day explorer, joins The Nation to talk about how hydration has evolved over the years and where he believe it is going.  He also talks about the first annual Fastest Known Time Of the Year awards that were recently published in the March 2017 issue of Ultrarunning Magazine.

Ultrarunning Magazine's Fastest Known Time Of the Year Article

Fastest Known Times website

Ultimate Direction Website

Trail Running Stories - Fact or Fiction?

Mar 11, 2017 01:15:58

Description:

Team Beast Coast, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ashley Walsh,  won our last game show, "$100,000 Pyramid - Nation Style".  They join The Nation along with two additional West Coast teams

Team "Smells Like Wasatch Spirit", Jimmy Dean Freeman and Deirdre Greenholz

Team "Over Here", Don and Scott (we made up the game and the rules = Advantage😂)

Each participant came to the podcast with 2 items, either fact or fiction.  The other teams guess if it is either.  Losers have to run 3000' of vert.

Ashley's Smoky Mountain Memories Trail Camps

Jimmy Dean Freeman's SoCal Coyotes

Andy's CTS Coaching Services

Life in a Day - 4 Inspiring Women at 2016 WS100

Mar 4, 2017 01:36:18

Description:

Film-maker Billy Yang joins The Nation to introduce the characters of his recent film, "Life in a Day", an inspirational story four women running the 2016 Western States 100.  Billy, Magda, Anna Mae, and Devon join us to talk about the race and the film.

Magdalena Boulet
Anna Mae Flynn

Devon Yanko

Kaci Lickteig (unable to join us)

After screening his film in many locations, Billy will be making it available to watch on his web site and youtube channel.

Vulnerability: Our Greatest Measure of Courage

Feb 25, 2017 01:15:29

Description:

The word "vulnerability" has traditionally had a negative connotation; only the weak are vulnerable.   Andy Jones-Wilkins and Candice Burt join The Nation to discuss an alternative definition: a definition of power and ownership.

AJW's articles on vulnerability:  "Becoming Vulnerable"  and "Vulnerability: Strength or Weakness"

Brené Brown's book, "The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage"

Brené Brown's Ted Talk video

The movie, "In and Out" trailer

Guarantee yourself some vulnerability at one of Candice Burt's races: Destination Trail Run

How Can the Science Help You Train and Race Better? Part 1

Feb 18, 2017 01:12:42

Description:

Recently, Travis Macy underwent a battery of tests at eNRG Performance in Boulder, Colorado.  We were intrigued to see what these tests were, why he decided to undergo them, and how he can use this information to change his diet and training to be an efficient endurance runner.  Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD, METS II & Leadville 100 finisher, joins the conversation to help us understand.

Here are the tests that they did:

Metabolic Efficiency (ME) testing Lactate Threshold (LT) testing Sweat Sodium Concentration Testing VO2max Testing

In this podcast, we dive into the ME testing.  We will cover the other tests in upcoming podcast episodes.

If you have more question please email Dina at dina@enrgperformance.com

What is Fell Running? with Nicky Spinks

Feb 11, 2017 01:22:55

Description:

To quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"

Nicky Spinks is an accomplished fell runner out of northern England.  Nicky and Warren Pole join The Nation to discuss what Fell running is, its origins, and where it fits with trail and ultra running.

We discuss one of the famous fell run challenges, the Bob Graham Round. Named after Bob Graham, who in June 1932 broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24-hour period, at the age of 42.

Each summer around 100 of the most highly tuned ultra-distance fell runners will attempt the 66-mile, 27,000 ft of ascent within the allotted 24 hours. Only one in three will succeed.  To date approximately 2055 people have completed the single round in 24 hours.

Nicky has set records on the Bob Graham Round in previous years.  In 2016, on her 10th anniversary of overcoming breast cancer, the 49-year-0ld bested the record for the DOUBLE Bob Graham Round.  This covers over 132 miles, 52,000' of ascent over 84 summits.  She did this in an amazing 45-1/2 hours!

Video about the Bob Graham Round with Salomon Running athlete Ricky Lightfoot

Nicky Spinks article re. her Double Bob Graham.

Video of Nicky completing the Double Bob Graham.

We also added a few words to our glossary:

Tussic

Moore

Heather

Jelly Babies

Tops

Clag

Peet

And finally,  to quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"

 

Nowhere Near First with Cory Reese

Feb 7, 2017 01:05:24

Description:

Cory Reese, AKA Fast Cory, started running later in life and has become obsessed.  He has an entertaining way to share his experiences from the "back of the pack" via his BLOG, his column in Ultrarunning Magazine, and his social media pages.

Cory shares his life journey in his new book, "Nowhere Near First".

Have a Trail Running Adventure This Year

Jan 27, 2017 01:23:44

Description:

Billy Yang and Jimmy Dean Freeman join The Nation to discuss trail running adventures.  They can take all forms and can be very complex or simple weekend affairs.  Do more than a routine training runs this year.  Have a running adventure!

See more of Billy Yang's film on Youtube

Mt. Gaoligong Video

TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 3

Jan 21, 2017 01:25:48

Description:

Sally McRae and Warren Pole join the nation to review the newest volume of the TRN Audio Magazine.  Here is a list of the articles we discuss:

Tipping Point Blinded by the Light I may be Having a Heart Attack Goal!!!! This Season's Must Have Color is Orange Motivation: What is Your Goto Mantra? Brake or Break? Is that English? In the Long Shadow of Mont Blanc Now

Jacko Willink "Good" video

33 Shake weekly winners:

ejb74 https://www.instagram.com/ejb74/ Getting high in boise foothills   Staffsergeantrichardallan https://www.instagram.com/p/BPBnUw3DQA6/?taken-by=staffsergeantrichardallan Running the sights in DC   Todd Chandler Snowy trails https://www.instagram.com/p/BPP_lBHDxHw/?taken-by=toddchandler

TRN Time Machine with Tim Twietmeyer

Jan 14, 2017 01:10:56

Description:

We jump in the TRN time machine and travel back to 1988 to compare how trail running has changed.  Tim Twietmeyer, 25-time, silver buckle owner and 5-time champion of Western States 100, join The Nation to discuss.

Winners of the 33shake photo promotion.  Each will receive 10 Satchels of the chia energy gel.  Post your photo/video on social media and tag #fuledby33shake and #inspiredbytrn to enter the weekly drawing.

Kristian Bak (Twitter @kristianbak79) from Denmark https://twitter.com/KristianBak79?lang=en-gb, great Danish trail shot   Laurie Nakauchi for a rocking team run shot https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAffSPjhVO/?taken-by=nakasmooch&hl=en   Sebastien Durandeau for this moody winter trail shot https://www.instagram.com/p/BPBLI6Rhiqy/?taken-by=oregoncoastrunner&hl=en

The Diet of the World's Fittest People with Matt Fitzgerald

Jan 7, 2017 01:14:48

Description:

Matt Fitzgerald (sports nutritionist, writer, athlete, coach) hits another home run with his latest book, "The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World's Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel and Perform Better".  (Whew, that was an endurance title).  Matt took the last two years to do in depth with the top endurance athletes from different sports and from around the world.

 

3 winners of the 33 Shake promotion:

1 Liz Morgan McGarraugh- bagged her goal of 1700 miles in a year, which - rather brilliantly - is 33 miles a week. What an excellent number.  PHOTO 2 Benfitz1.0  - for some great slow-mo trail action videos and an Instagram feed that is, basically, nothing but trail running. Apart from a few posts of trail running injuries…VIDEO  3 Lisa Fogg-Evans - awesome first night time solo trail run, hard core! VIDEO   You can win too.  Just post a photo or video showing how you enjoy the trails and tag it with #fueledby33shake and #inspiredbytrn.  A chance to win 10 satchels of 33 Shake energy gels and a chance to be the first (in the USA) to receive the 33 Shake All-in-one shake.

Rear-N-Review (this is Don's title)

Jan 1, 2017 01:19:12

Description:

Don and Scott look back on the last 5 years of podcasts and revisit the great guests and topics from 2016.

Top downloaded TRN Podcasts since 2011

Top downloaded TRN Podcasts in 2016

Holiday Game Show - Year 2: The Revolution

Dec 24, 2016 53:44

Description:

This is our second annual holiday game show edition!  We pinned the European Union against the East Coast of the USA.This year Andy Jones-Wilkins and Warren Pole rejoin with team mates Donna Ní Cuarta and Ashley Walsh.

 

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.   

Listen to last year's game show

Chasing Flow

Dec 16, 2016 01:20:48

Description:

Dr. Mihály Csikszentmihályi describes flow as being "completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one...Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost".

Wow!  How do we bottle that and release it on race day?

AJW's article on Flow "The Pleasure of Flow" Podcast with Phil Maffetone, "How can Rhythm Improve Your Efficiency?" Dr. Mihály Csikszentmihályi's book, "Flow: The Psychology of Happiness: The classic Work of How to Achieve Happiness" AJW's mother's best selling book, "A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman"

If you want to read ahead, here is the basis of an upcoming podcast on Vulnerability.

 

Eric Byrnes Hits a Home Run in Ultras

Dec 10, 2016 01:34:46

Description:

Eric Byrnes retired from major league baseball with a batting average of .259, 109 home runs, 396 RBIs, and an OBP or .320.  Now what does he do?  One thing that is taking up some of his time is trail and ultra running.  Eric explains how his experience in MLB has helped him in becoming a passionate trail runner.

Diamond to the Rough video

Learn more about the Pat Tillman Foundation

The Tipping Point with AJW & Zach Bitter

Dec 3, 2016 01:03:29

Description:

"The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire".  Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling book published in 2000, "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference"  can translate in to our sport.  Andy Jones-Wilkins and Zach Bitter join The Nation to discuss what some of these little things are and some of the people that have been influential in making trail and ultra running more popular.

How to Make a Comeback with Pam Reed

Nov 24, 2016 01:05:46

Description:

Pam Reed recently broke her leg.  Our East Coast Executive Producer and Headmaster, Andy Jones-Wilkins, joins The Nation to discuss what it takes to make a comeback from injury, in a race, from professional setbacks, personal relationships, etc.

Pam's previous podcast: "Visualization and Leaping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Pam Reed"

Pam Reed's book, "The Extra Mile"

Check out the TRN Store for great holiday gifts for you or your runner.

The "Tao of Running" with Gary Dudney

Nov 19, 2016 59:40

Description:

Gary Dudney is a prolific writer and can be seen in "Ultra Running Magazine", "Trail Runner", "Runner's World", "Running Times", and others.  He has run over 200 ultras and 50 Hundreds.  He joins The Nation to explain what he has learned over the years, especially how to find joy in the journey of running.

The Tao of Running Website

The Book: "The Tao of Running: Your Journey to Mindful and Passionate Running"

 

Don't Give a Voice to Your Suffering with Gary Robbins

Nov 12, 2016 01:04:47

Description:

Gary Robbins has won the HURT 100-mile trail race 3 times and many other races.  He is also a coach and race director.  Gary joins The Nation to talk about

his experience at Barkley Marathons "scraping" his "10 essentials for safe backcountry adventures, trail running style" pacing and fueling "fade-rate"

Check out

Gary's coaching site Gary's Coast Mountain Trail Series  The Squamish 50 The Red Bull 400 m at Whistler

photo credit Brian McCurdy

 

Sally McRae's "Phone-Cast"

Nov 10, 2016 01:10:09

Description:

Sally McRae is busy.  She called, we agreed to hit record and now we have the first ever TRN "Phone-Cast" with Sally. 

Photo Credit: Billy Yang 

Joe Uhan - Marble in the Groove

Nov 4, 2016 01:07:52

Description:

Dr. Joe Uhan is a physical therapist, Board­-Certified Orthopedic Specialist, coach.....oh, and he can run!  Joe can be seen and read regularly on IRunFar and UltraRunning Magazine.  He joins The Nation to talk about running efficiency and bio-mechanics.   Running efficiently is very simple, but NOT EASY.  Here are some links to what we discussed:

Joe's Ultrarunning Magazine's November article, "Central Governor and Stride" Joe's IRunFar article, "The Western States Killing Machine, Part Two: The Marble in the Groove" 100 -ups video with Joe Additional 100-up video Shaggy from Scooby Doo running model

How to learn more from Dr. Joe

Uhan Performance - get a running gait analysis! Joe's blog

Take Your Shirt Off and Get Some Vitamin D - with Dr. Phil Maffetone

Oct 28, 2016 01:18:47

Description:

Dr. Phil Maffetone has changed the way most of us eat, train, run and live our lives.  He joins The Nation to talk about the social stress of the "No Pain, No Gain" philosophy, hydration, getting enough vitamin D, using fish oils, and much more.

Here are some links to things we discussed:

"Social Stress of 'N0-Pain No-Gain'" article HR threshold test The MAF Test Dr. Maffetone's Books Phil's Music

Trail Running is More Than Just Running...

Oct 18, 2016 01:06:37

Description:

  Coach Travis Macy

and Andy Jones-Wilkins

join The Nation to discuss why trail running is more than just logging miles and how it becomes part of who we are.  In TRN style, we approach this topic by throwing out words that spark these ideas:

Faith Calm/Stillness Therapy Nook Community Failure Technology/gear Grain

Impact Moderating Behavior with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Oct 4, 2016 01:20:26

Description:

TRN regular and running guru, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella joins The Nation to do a brief recap of this years Freedoms Run, a race he has directed for the past 8 years.  We then talk about the "pendulum swinging back to minimalist shoes" and how it is important to have good running form.

Check out the 3 Efficient Running Training Modules that Dr. Mark and the U.S. Air Force created.

Here is the most popular 8:26-minute running video that demonstrates proper running form. Here is the Coach's Eye APP that Dr. Cucuzzella talked about. Here is the blog post, "Two Week Running Natural Running Tour of Duty", that was discussed. Here is more information about Amazing Correct Toes available at Two Rivers Treads

Don't forget to check out

The Natural Running Center

Get some shoe advice and buy some shoes at Two Rivers Treads or call them at 855.878.7323

Meghan Arbogast's Secret to Running Forever

Oct 1, 2016 01:14:40

Description:

Meghan Arbogast has been running for over 30 years and continues to be competitive with other runners that are 1/2 her age.  She seems to be getting faster!  She joins The Nation to discuss how she got into running, her training regime, love for running, race strategies and her favorite Taco Bell menu item.

Hire Meghan to Coach you HERE

New Yorker article, "Meb Keflezighi, Bernard Lagat, and the Secret to Running Forever"

Wally Hesseltine video.  72-year-old Western States 100

205.5 Reasons to Run the Tahoe 200 - Race Report Part 2

Sep 24, 2016 01:11:32

Description:

This is Part 2 of the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run just finished up a week ago.  There were over 100 people that started this race of 205.5 miles, including our own Don Freeman.  We are doing a tw0-part podcast devoted to the race report (because this is twice as long as a 100-mile race, duh).

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Jimmy Dean Freeman join this podcast to cover the experience of running the race from the eyes of Don

 

Check out Candice's other races at Destination Trail

205.5 Reasons to Run the Tahoe 200 - Race Report Part 1

Sep 17, 2016 01:19:27

Description:

The Tahoe 200 Endurance Run just finished up a week ago.  There were over 100 people that started this race of 205.5 miles, including our own Don Freeman.  We are doing a tw0-part podcast devoted to the race report (because this is twice as long as a 100-mile race, duh).

Race creator and Director, Candice Burt, joins us with Donna Ní Cuarta, a volunteer that flew over from London.

In Part 1 we will cover

The Race Course Special Equipment The Volunteers

Part 2 will cover the experience of the race through the eyes of a racer....Don :)

Check out Candice's other races at Destination Trail

Registration for the 2017 Tahoe 200 opens on November 5 at 9:00pm PST at Ultra Sign Up or link to the registration page from the Tahoe 200 web site.

Running For Happiness and Health with Jason Fitzgerald

Sep 6, 2016 01:07:46

Description:

USA Track & Field certified coach, elite athlete, and author of "Running For Happiness and Health: A Beginners Guide to Faster Pain-Free Running",  Jason Fitzgerald joins The Nation to discuss some of the basics of running.  Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran, Jason's book will give you practical advice and drills that can help you become a more fit, faster runner while reducing the chance for injury.  We discuss:

How to prevent injuries Strength and core workouts Goal oriented motivation for fun Discipline vs. motivation Is the 10% rule for everyone? Consistence is the "secret sauce" From from the beginning Short Hill repeats are the secret for injury prevention What are Strides? and how can they help you?

Visit his Website Strength Running or visit his blog

Contact Jason HERE

 

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out"

Sep 4, 2016 01:14:57

Description:

That is one of John Wooden's quotes.  He would have been a great ultra running coach.

John's great niece, Kelley Puckett, joins The Nation to discuss Jimmy Dean Freeman's race report from the 2016 Badwater 135 mile race.

Why Would You Consider an Ultra Event?

Aug 27, 2016 01:41:50

Description:

Lee McKinley, a well-accomplished ultra runner and tri-athlete, lends his wisdom to the podcasts as we discuss why we choose to go to the next level.  Lee is competing in his third Ironman Kona in this October and talks about how his training has changed over the years.  We also pressure Don into signing up for the Tahoe 200 mile race in September.

Race Director of the Tahoe 200 Candice Burt joins the discussion.  Running 200 or Directing 200 which one is easier.  You will have to decide after listening. 

Spitting in the Soup - A doping discussion with Mark Johnson

Aug 19, 2016 01:02:45

Description:

Mark Johnson has been around the endurance community as a participant and as a reporter and photographer.

He shares with The Nation his new book, "Spitting in the Soup - Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports".

In this book, Mark teaches us about the history of performance enhancing drugs in sports.  Doping has been around for a long time, for many reasons, but only recently banned.  Take a listen to this podcast and then go read the book.  It will give you a much more informed perspective about drugs in sports.

Pacing: How to Be the Best Pacer with Victor Ballesteros

Aug 4, 2016 01:22:47

Description:

Victor Ballesteros is an accomplished trail runner that has evolved into starting his own business, Victory Sport Design.

Victor has developed some strong opinions on how to be a good pacer from his experience as a racer and pacing many of his friends.  A few years ago he penned a great article on pacing, "The heART of Pacing".  He joins The Nation to discuss his experiences and wisely teaches us how we can prepare to help our runners perform at their best.

Check out Victor's Band, Voodoo Switch!  This podcast closes with one of their songs. FUNK OUT!

Ultra Mindset for Life - Travis Macy

Jul 30, 2016 59:24

Description:

Endurance athlete and coach, Travis Macy, rejoins The Nation to expound on his book, Ultra Mindset.  We take the lessons learned from ultra running and translate them in to life: business, relationships, parenting, etc.

Our original podcast with Travis

Check out the course, Ultra Mindset For Endurance Athletes.  The cohort begins on October 29, 2016

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

2016 Hardrock 100 Race Review with AJW and Scott Mills

Jul 23, 2016 01:11:41

Description:

Andy Jones-Wilkins and Scott Mills join The Nation to talk about their 2016 finishes at Hardrock 100.  This was AJW's second finish and Scott Mills' ninth finish.  They talk about their different training strategies and race day strategies and how it unfolded:

Training:

How to avoid overtraining Pain vs. aches Heart Rate training Breathing training Altitude training

Race Day:

Phases of a race Avoiding the negative chatter How to pull yourself back from a DEEP funk Strategies for steep climbs and descents Trekking poles

Andy's Race Report in the Tap Room

Scott Mills is the Race Director for the San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run

"The World's Toughest Foot Race" with Jimmy Dean Freeman

Jul 16, 2016 01:22:54

Description:

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.  

Follow the race HERE

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

 

Stephanie Howe Violett Shares Her Simple Rules

Jul 8, 2016 01:00:56

Description:

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 HERE: with some really good recipes

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

Endurance by Stephanie HERE

Jim Walmsley 2016 WS100 Race Report

Jun 29, 2016 01:03:36

Description:

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

Western States 100 Race Report with AJW & Bethany Patterson

Jun 28, 2016 44:20

Description:

2016 Western States is in the books.  Like every year the race treats us to a number of stories.  The trail is the stage for tales of racing for the Top Ten positions, racing the cut off or simply completing an epic challenge.  

Join Andy Jones Wilkens and Bethany Patterson (F7) as we discuss some of the moments that make this 30 hours so special.

2016 Western State 100 Preview with AJW

Jun 22, 2016 01:00:33

Description:

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'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

Simple Rules of Tim Tollefson

Jun 17, 2016 01:07:38

Description:

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

Sally McRae Get's Lost!

Jun 10, 2016 01:23:32

Description:

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?!!" 

 

10 Ways You Can Become Mentally Tough with Dr. Duncan Simpson

Jun 3, 2016 01:19:21

Description:

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.

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

Keira Henninger Recovering from Adrenal Fatigue

May 27, 2016 01:05:45

Description:

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

Simple Rules

May 22, 2016 40:05

Description:

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

   

"Where the Road Ends" with Bryon Powell

May 14, 2016 01:06:14

Description:

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.

 Meghan and Bryon working hard at Western States 100

Find more information about "Relentless Forward Progress"

Check out the photos on TrailPorn.com

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

Friends Don't Let Friends Over-train?

May 7, 2016 01:12:04

Description:

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

Matt Fitzgerald; Is 50M 2x's tougher than 26.2

May 2, 2016 01:09:16

Description:

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"

Warren and Erica Pole Do the 33 Shake

Apr 25, 2016 55:32

Description:

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.

33shake-co-founders-lo-res

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

2000 Mile Western States Silver Buckle - Dan Williams

Apr 16, 2016 01:29:32

Description:

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

Is It More Than Running?

Apr 8, 2016 01:09:38

Description:

We start with the premise, "There must be more to this, it can't be just exercise."  We hear takes from guests Ann, Zach, Mike and Karis.

We love to run.  What else do we love about our sport?

 

Can it all be in your head? with Matt Laye

Mar 30, 2016 57:59

Description:

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

Whitney Powell Plays Drop Bag

Mar 19, 2016 01:21:03

Description:

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/

Carb up with Sage Canaday

Mar 11, 2016 01:26:00

Description:

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

This Is Your Day - The Story of Inspiration, Endurance, Devotion

Mar 5, 2016 01:27:03

Description:

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

Sock Doc Goes Sockless with TRN

Mar 1, 2016 01:31:13

Description:

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:

Is chocolate good for you? Slosh Tubes Get More Fit With Two-a-days  How to Reduce Stress with sleep and deep breathing The Power Siesta Consistency: Smart Training Adapting to your training.  How to avoid it Is Ketosis good? Climbing 25-foot trees IS good cross training.  LINK to Video

Link to Dark chocolate macadamia nut bark recipe

TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 2

Feb 21, 2016 01:10:50

Description:

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?

The British are Coming with Warren Pole

Feb 14, 2016 01:06:32

Description:

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.

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: Email: contact@33shake.com Twitter: @33shake Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuperfoodSuperfuel

Healthy Eating with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Feb 6, 2016 01:06:53

Description:

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

 

 

Stephen Jones May you Run Más

Feb 5, 2016 08:29

Description:

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

Zach Bitter 100 Miles in 11:40

Jan 30, 2016 01:12:20

Description:

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.

 

 

Candice Burt HURT100

Jan 23, 2016 01:29:03

Description:

 

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

 

 

 

 

Brad Kearns Goes Primal!

Jan 16, 2016 01:16:15

Description:

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

A Look Back at 2015 & Look into 2016

Jan 7, 2016 01:34:15

Description:

 

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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100,000 Pyramid - Trail Runner Nation Style

Dec 25, 2015 57:54

Description:

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.

Is Supplementary Salt Needed in a Race? with Coach Andy DuBois

Dec 18, 2015 01:06:32

Description:

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

Fear of Failure - with Dr. Jim Taylor

Dec 10, 2015 55:23

Description:

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.

From Injury to Simpatico with Amy Albu

Dec 5, 2015 01:15:38

Description:

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.

9 Reasons You DON'T Want To Be Chosen In the WS100 Lottery

Dec 2, 2015 01:08:43

Description:

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

 

Ultra Trail World Tour (UTWT) with Sondre Amdahl

Nov 28, 2015 01:08:33

Description:

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

How to WIN Two 200-Mile Races With Gia Madole

Nov 18, 2015 01:08:30

Description:

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

100 Miles - A Calculated Risk

Nov 14, 2015 01:20:59

Description:

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.

Ian Sharman's Golden Ticket

Nov 7, 2015 01:10:45

Description:

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.

Dogs and Dirtbags - with Howie Stern

Oct 30, 2015 01:17:22

Description:

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

TRN Audio Magazine featuring covergirl Candice Burt

Oct 17, 2015 01:16:19

Description:

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 Training Your Diaphram article Progressing from 100 milers to 200 milers

Check out:

Candice's Blog

Candice's Races

How Bad Do You Want It?

Oct 10, 2015 01:10:45

Description:

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.

Coach Martin Dugard Teaches Running and Life Lessons

Sep 29, 2015 01:28:20

Description:

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

UROC The Ultra Race of Champions

Sep 25, 2015 52:46

Description:

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

Phil Maffetone: How can Rhythm Improve Your Efficiency?

Sep 19, 2015 01:16:24

Description:

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

Warren Pole - Ye Ol' Grab Bag

Sep 12, 2015 01:28:23

Description:

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

Altera: To Mend or Fix Something That Is Broken

Sep 5, 2015 01:03:49

Description:

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:

  

Kenyan Runner in Slow Motion

Anton Krupika video of running

Altrarunning.com

Golden's Blog

Altra Running Blog

Dr. Jim Taylor - Endurance Sport Psychologist

Aug 28, 2015 01:06:04

Description:

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 

 

"Iron Mike" Wardian

Aug 22, 2015 01:07:36

Description:

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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Ginger Runner Live

Aug 15, 2015 01:24:04

Description:

TRN has been fans of Ethan Newberry, the Ginger Runner, ever 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

Why don't we quit when it hurts?

Aug 7, 2015 01:03:06

Description:

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. 

The Band is Getting Back Together!

Aug 1, 2015 58:51

Description:

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.

AJW Goes Point to Point at Western States and Hardrock

Jul 17, 2015 01:14:20

Description:

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.   

Faster after 50 with Joe Friel

Jul 7, 2015 52:21

Description:

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?

Ultra running - a Retrospective Look with Sally Edwards

Jul 6, 2015 01:31:42

Description:

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.

Download 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.

What's in a Taper? with Aliza Lapeirre & Paul Terranova

Jun 23, 2015 58:34

Description:

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.

2015 Western States Preview with AJW and Craig Thornley, RD

Jun 18, 2015 01:18:34

Description:

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.

Men's Preview

Women's Preview

Leg Sucking Mud! with Candice Burt

Jun 11, 2015 01:02:21

Description:

Candice Burt joins us to

Teach us how to be a hipster ultrarunner How to organize a 200-mile endurance run How she is prepping for next week's Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail Run 100-miler.  Please help her with race info by using #CandiceRunsBighorn on Twitter and Facebook Her experience at the Ultra Fiord 108-miler in Patagonia, Chile where she finished 5th overall.  See her Blog Post 

Check out Candice's races at Destination Trail Running

JDF Loses His Mojo.....or Does He?

Jun 6, 2015 01:01:04

Description:

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

Catching up with Ann Trason at Mile 62

May 29, 2015 01:28:44

Description:

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.

 

Sally McRae's Jet Blue Napkin

May 23, 2015 01:30:46

Description:

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.

Grab Bag: Embark on an Adventure and Learn About Yourself

May 16, 2015 50:52

Description:

Trail conversation with Don and Scott

The Ultra Mindset with Travis Macy

Apr 28, 2015 01:02:30

Description:

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.

Ryan Sandes: Racing, Training and a little Philosophy from South Africa

Apr 24, 2015 01:05:10

Description:

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     

 

 

 

Le Conga Line: the DOs and DON'Ts of Ultra Running

Apr 18, 2015 01:03:25

Description:

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"

When should you consider insoles?

Apr 5, 2015 42:28

Description:

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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18 Dumb Things Ultrarunners Say and Do with Ultra 168

Mar 28, 2015 59:01

Description:

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

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Pacific Crest Trail - Counter Point

Mar 21, 2015 18:58

Description:

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?

You Can Help Save the Pacific Crest Trail

Mar 18, 2015 18:40

Description:

 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! 

 

 

The Importance of Patience with Sycamore, Emily and Ian

Mar 13, 2015 01:02:05

Description:

Join Coaches Emily Harrison and Ian Torrence teach us why patience is important in Ultrarunning.  

Guest host is Sycamore:

If you are looking for a coach, they can be found at McMillan Running

You can read Ian's article, "Patience and the Ultramarathoner"

Trail Running's Film Festival - Rob Rhodes

Mar 7, 2015 01:05:27

Description:

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 

 

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

Visualization and Leaping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Pam Reed

Feb 28, 2015 01:25:23

Description:

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:

First person to complete a 300-mile run without sleep (in slightly less than 80 hours) 2003 set the women's record for the USATF 24-hour track run Only woman to have won Badwater 135 outright (did it twice!) Author of the book, "The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness" Get the audio book for Free using the coupon code: TRNation at Audible

 

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

Running for Your Life with Dr. Ryan Green Part 1

Feb 20, 2015 01:11:12

Description:

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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UltraRunning Magazine May 1981 is our Guest

Feb 14, 2015 55:07

Description:

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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Avoid the Race Freak Out - Greg McMillan

Feb 7, 2015 01:09:06

Description:

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.

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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Brain Training with Matt Fitzgerald

Jan 31, 2015 01:05:30

Description:

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"

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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Never Wipe Your A$$ With A Squirrel - Jason Robillard

Jan 23, 2015 01:23:29

Description:

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

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running and Ultramarathons: Expert Advice, and Some Humor on Training, Competing, Gummy Bears, Snot Rockets and more The Barefoot Running Book: The Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running

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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Things to Consider when Dating an UltraRunner with Candice Burt & Faith (wha?!?!)

Jan 16, 2015 01:09:29

Description:

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.

 

 

 

 

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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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: The Magic of Human Fascia

Jan 9, 2015 59:06

Description:

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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Reflections of 2014 with AJW and Ian

Jan 2, 2015 01:13:55

Description:

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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Lost and Found Drop Bag - 1st annual call in show!

Dec 25, 2014 53:56

Description:

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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Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultra Running

Dec 18, 2014 01:04:59

Description:

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

Hal joins The Nation to talk about

his newly published book, “Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultra Running” his 2013 Fastest Known Time record on the John Muir Trail with team mate, Mike Wolfe and the newly released Journey Film, “The Long Haul” Most common questions runner ask him in his store How to properly pass on a single track

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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Crush Every Race from 5K to Ultra with Brian MacKenzie

Dec 5, 2014 01:00:15

Description:

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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Breaking the 1:59 marathon with Dr. Phil Maffetone

Nov 25, 2014 01:08:06

Description:

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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Sock Doc digging deep into the Grab Bag

Nov 14, 2014 01:23:08

Description:

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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Rob Krar's Beard

Nov 7, 2014 01:02:21

Description:

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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Sunny Blende: How has Endurance Nutrition Changed?

Oct 31, 2014 01:10:21

Description:

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:

Unbreakable review with Sunny Blende Ultrafuel for Ultrarunners  Fueling for your first Ultra Metabolic Efficiency Training Fueling In The Heat Carb Burning vs. Fat Burning

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Turning Traditional 100-mile Training on its Head

Oct 24, 2014 01:10:51

Description:

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:

Perfect efficient running form (i.e. The Pose Method) Strong core and intense, regular power lifting 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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Ian Torrence opens the Grab Bag!

Oct 15, 2014 01:11:22

Description:

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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Geoff Roes: Working My Way Back

Oct 8, 2014 01:02:16

Description:

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:

Susitna 100 CR Resurrection Pass 100 CR 2-time winner: Wasatch Front 100 Hurt 100 CR The Bear 100 Western States 100 CR Santa Barbara 100 CR by over 3-1/2 hours!

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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How to Run Faster, Farther and Injury-Free for Life with Dr. Nicholas Romanov

Oct 4, 2014 57:19

Description:

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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Ashley Walsh: 9 Ultrarunning Norms You Can Break - Part 1

Sep 27, 2014 54:57

Description:

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

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

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JDF - Original Six Hundo - SUCCESS!

Sep 19, 2014 01:17:33

Description:

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

Old Dominion, June 7, 2014 Western States, June 28, 2014 Vermont Trail, July 19, 2014 Angeles Crest, August 2, 2014 Leadville Trail, August 16, 2014 Wasatch Front, September 5, 2014

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

Last Great Race Finishers

Last Great Race Statistics

 

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

You can't run Six 100-mile races without your feet.  Foot Kenetics makes a revolutionary foot care product, RunGoo that can prevent blisters and other body chafage.  Get FREE shipping by using TRN2014 at checkout.

Tahoe 200: But What if I CAN?

Sep 12, 2014 01:07:33

Description:

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 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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Candice Burt: How to be Tough as Nails

Sep 4, 2014 01:15:49

Description:

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

Candice's article, How to be Tough as Nails Mentally for Your 100 Miler Link to study on smiling

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JDF - Original Six Hundo - 5 Down - Mentor Stan Jensen

Sep 4, 2014 01:13:56

Description:

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

You can't run Six 100-mile races without your feet.  Foot Kenetics makes a revolutionary foot care product, RunGoo that can prevent blisters and other body chafage.  Get FREE shipping by using TRN2014 at checkout.

Dr. Duncan Simpson: Getting in Your Head

Aug 29, 2014 01:03:40

Description:

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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Warren Pole - Chaffage, Hobos and Underwear

Aug 21, 2014 01:48:21

Description:

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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JDF - Original Six Hundo - 4 Down - Mentor Marshall Ulrich

Aug 14, 2014 01:05:39

Description:

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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David Horton: Professor of Ultrarunning

Aug 6, 2014 01:03:34

Description:

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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JDF - Original Six Hundo - 3 Down - Mentor Thomas Green

Jul 30, 2014 01:04:56

Description:

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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Making the jump to the next distance with Alex Varner

Jul 25, 2014 01:04:28

Description:

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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JDF - Original Six Hundo - 2 Down - Mentor Ian Sharman

Jul 17, 2014 53:09

Description:

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

You can't run Six 100-mile races without your feet.  Foot Kenetics makes a revolutionary foot care product, RunGoo that can prevent blisters and other body chafage.  Get FREE shipping by using TRN2014 at checkout.

Adam Campbell - Struck By Lightning at Hardrock 2014

Jul 16, 2014 21:17

Description:

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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Hardrock 100 - "No Whining" Dale Garland, RD

Jul 4, 2014 58:43

Description:

On July 11, 2014, 141 lucky lottery winners will tow the line at one of the most demanding 100-mile endurance runs in the world, the Hardrock 100. This race began as a tribute to the toughest of the tough miners that worked in this high-altitude, picturesque paradise of western Colorado.  Race Director, Dale Garland, joins the Nation to talk about the history and demands of this course.  The course boasts of and average altitude over 11,000 feet, 34,000 feet of ascent and 34,000 feet of descent.  There are 7 summits over 12,000' and 4 summits over 14,000'.  Most runners get to see the sun set twice with the average finish time of 41 hours (cutoff time of 48-hours).  Because of the harsh environment and changeable weather, Dale calls this a race for the "post graduate" ultra runner.

Trail Runner Nation will be in Silverton, CO this year with Petzl (Hardrock sponsor) to provide podcasts with athletes, live updates via social media and video clips of these amazing athletes and the beautiful scenery!.

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Sally McRae - Digging Deep at Western States

Jul 3, 2014 01:52:54

Description:

Sally McRae pushed her body, mind and spirit to finish F10 at the 2014 Western States 100.  Sally tells her 21 hour 24 minute experience of victory and her lessons learned.

 

 

 

 

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The Value of a Plan: Bob Crowley- Part 2

Jun 26, 2014 01:28:16

Description:

Bob Crowley joins us to build off our previous podcast with him.  In "Ultra Trail Running Culture: Bob Crowley- Part 1 we discussed the tenets of being an ultra trail runner, part 2 and part 3 will focus on the emphasis and importance ultra trail runners place on mental preparation for an event.  Specifically, what does one do to plan, prepare, and execute and review to optimize the experience of running an ultra event.

There are four stages of mental training for a 100-mile event (some of these may transfer to shorter distances, but we will focus on the 100-miler because of its uniqueness)

Plan Prepare Execute Review

In Part 2 we talk about Planning and Preparing.

Bob refined Sunny Blende's, "What to Do When Things Go Wrong" sheet for running Hard Rock: HRH When Things Go Wrong - Bob Crowley

Previous podcasts with Bob:

Bob Crowley & Josh Katzman - Trail Running Culture, Are We at Risk of Losing it? 

Ultra Trail Running Culture - Bob Crowley- Part 1

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Chris Vargo and Sally McRace Spend 73 Minutes in One Spot

Jun 21, 2014 01:23:39

Description:

We catch up with Sally McRae and Chris Vargo to find out how their training is going and talk about common questions they receive as coaches.  We field some questions from live Nation listeners, Ian MacNairn and Emir Dedic.

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JDF - Original Six Hundo - 1 Down - Mentor AJW

Jun 17, 2014 37:28

Description:

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 just completed the "Old Dominion".  Jimmy joins us with his virtual coach, Andy Jones Wilkins, to get a race report, discuss recovery for his second race, the Western States 100

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

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

You can't run Six 100-mile races without your feet.  Foot Kenetics makes a revolutionary foot care product, RunGoo that can prevent blisters and other body chafage.  Get FREE shipping by using TRN2014 at checkout.

Malcolm Law Goes One Step Beyond

Jun 13, 2014 01:10:46

Description:

Amazing trail runner and author of the book One Step Beyond  Malcolm Law and his equally talented wife Sally Law sat down with us and discussed how a small gift in the form of a book became the spark for a dramatic change in life.  Malcolm spun on his heel, leaving the corporate world to become a trail  adventurer and a major fundraiser for Leukemia & Blood Foundation of New Zealand.  

Malcolm Law set out to perform a world-first attempt to run New Zealand’s seven renowned ‘Great Walks’ in seven consecutive days.  It would take 3-5 days to "Walk" each of the sections so in trailrunner fashion he decided he should run them. 

Malcolm has set a new adventure and equally agressive fund raising goal.  Running 50 Peaks in 50 days  combined with a fund raising goal well over 250K for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

You can find more about Malcolm on his website http://runningwildnz.com/

Wanna FREE signed copy of One Step Beyond.  Join the contest ending June 18th, 2014.  Complete this sentence, "You know you have Gone One Step Beyond when you..."    Submit   #OneStepBeyond on Twitter or at TRN FaceBook for a chance to be chosen by Malcolm.

Curing Folks of Diet Cult Brainwashing - Matt Fitzgerald

Jun 6, 2014 01:04:59

Description:

"There is no such thing as the One True Way to eat for maximum health.  No diet cult is better than the rest, and a person need not join any diet cult to attain maximum health. An agnostic approach to healthy eating that forbids nothing, smiles upon eating for pleasure, and encourages individual choice can do the job just as well or better" - Matt Fitgerald, Diet Cults

Well known sports writer, nutritionist, athlete and trainer, Matt Fitzgerald joins the Nation to discuss how diet cults have taken over our culture, vilified many foods and lead us with fear to join their restrictive diets.

This is NOT another diet book, but rather a captivating book that invites us to objectively look at different diets and figure out, through scientific research, what is healthy eating.

Links:

Free Audible download of "Diet Cults"

Purchase the book

Link to Matt's previous podcast, "The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel"

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Jimmy Dean Freeman's Summer Fun - SIX 100 mile runs

Jun 6, 2014 29:32

Description:

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

Prior to each run we collect a recap from the previous race, bring a mentor to help repair our athlete and commit Jimmy to a prediction.

This should be fun......for us.

This podcast expert:  David "Sniper" Snipes: Sniper has completed >40 100-mile runs, including Jimmy's first challenge: the "Old Dominion"

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

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

From Ian's Cabin w/ Em, KD & Dom

May 31, 2014 01:34:43

Description:

In the middle of the official Western States Endurance Run training weekend, we relax with

Ian Torrence

Emily Harrison

Dominic Grossman

Katie DeSplinter

We chat about

the weekend training Is trail running an activity or a way-of-life Mental Taper How has social media affected ultra running? If you could enter a trail running time machine, would you choose to dial back the dial 100 year? or forward 100 year?

Links:

McMillan Running

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Training with Ann Trason and AJW

May 22, 2014 01:16:06

Description:

So if you get a chance to have a running discussion with Ann Trason and Andy Jones Wilkins at mile 55.7 on the Western States 100 Trail, what would you ask?

We throw the kitchen sink at them both and came up with a jumbolia of topics that will make you laugh, gasp, motivate, and train you.

Register for Ann's new trail race series, Overlook Endurance Runs: 50k, 50-mile, and 100K

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What is it Like to Run 135 Miles - with Josh Spector

May 17, 2014 01:21:24

Description:

We posted a video on April 9th about Josh Spector's experience running his first 135-mile race, The Brazil 135.  To date it has had over 2 Million views - because it is that good!  Josh's first 135-mile run was on an unfamiliar course in a foreign country,  he talks to us about the difference between 100-milers and running 135 miles, how to prepare yourself for running in a foreign country, and how to enjoy the journey.

Josh is currently training for the grueling Badwater 135 this summer.

Josh's BlogTwitter, and Facebook

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Athlete Motivation: Part 2 - The Sock Doc

May 9, 2014 59:17

Description:

Many athletes fail to make progress or they see their fitness regress due to three main factors:

You become injured You are training improperly You’ve simply lost the desire to train, or train like you used to

Dr. Stephen Gangemi, the Sock Doc,  joins The Nation to discuss the science behind motivation.  From your brain to your gut, we will discuss the physiological and mental aspects of motivation and how you can regain the Eye of the Tiger!

Here are the links to the first two articles that are the basis of this podcast:

Athlete Motivation Part 1: It's In Both of Your Brains

Motivation Part II: Healing and Optimizing Your Two Brains

Motivation Part III: Why Your Motivation Stinks, Literally

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Athlete Motivation: Part 1 - The Sock Doc

May 9, 2014 01:16:45

Description:

Many athletes fail to make progress or they see their fitness regress due to three main factors:

You become injured You are training improperly You’ve simply lost the desire to train, or train like you used to

Dr. Stephen Gangemi, the Sock Doc,  joins The Nation to discuss the science behind motivation.  From your brain to your gut, we will discuss the physiological and mental aspects of motivation and how you can regain the Eye of the Tiger!

Here are the links to the first two articles that are the basis of this podcast:

Athlete Motivation Part 1: It's In Both of Your Brains

Motivation Part II: Healing and Optimizing Your Two Brains

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FEET - Injury prevention and treatment with John Vonhof

May 2, 2014 01:02:53

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One of your most important tools as a runner is your feet. You need to take care of them or your training/race may be foiled. John Vonhof literally wrote the book on how to take care of your feet: "Fixing Your Feet".  This book is now in the FIFTH edition!  John joins The Nation to discuss the basic principles of foot care:

How you can have healthy & happy feet Footwear Insoles Gaiters Blister prevention and treatment What to keep in a foot care kit Taping your feet

You can learn more by visiting his website HERE.

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Making Lemonade at the Barkley Marathons with Jared Campbell

Apr 25, 2014 01:10:25

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Jared Campbell paid his $1.60 and a pack of cigarettes for his third attempt and second finish at the 2014 Barkley Marathons, a niche race in a niche sport.  Since the race's inception in 1986, only fourteen runners out of about 800 have completed the 100 mile race within the official 60 hour cut-off.  Jared is one of two racers that have finished the race twice.  Jared joins The Nation to discuss one of the most difficult trail races and his view on training.

You can learn more about Jared at his blog, Door5 and read more about his race at Barkley Marathons HERE.

Watch the 2014 Barkley Marathons Movie TRAILER and find out more about the movie HERE

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Get on your Mark, Get Set, and listen...mas! Dr. Mark

Apr 18, 2014 01:06:20

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Dr. Mark joins us again to cover some interesting topics:

America College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world’s authority on exercise and health,  just released an article, "How to Select a Running Shoe", refining their position. Should you follow your doctor's treatment recommendations blindly?  What questions should you ask and what drugs to be careful of as a runner.  There was an article in Runners World talking about some medications you should avoid as a runner. Breathing is an important component in endurance sports.  Can we learn to breath better?.  What are things to consider and what are some exercises to learn to breath better?   Check out this video of some exercises you can do. A few ways to help you improve your running gait: You need to check out THIS WEBSITE.  You can get a PHd in running gait from these videos.  Another LINK that has more gait analysis information.

Where to find Dr. Cucuzzella:

Boston Marathon: Monday, April 21 Harpers Ferry Half Marathon: Saturday, May 10 Two Rivers Treads Running Store The Natural Running Center

LINK to all of Dr. Cucuzzella's podcasts with The Nation.

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Give Me a Break! Discussion with Dr. Ryan Green

Apr 17, 2014 01:23:43

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Dr. Ryan Green is a certified athletic trainer and holds a doctorate in kinesiology.  He is a father, husband, runner and cancer survivor.  He recently discovered the benefits of tacking a running break.  We covered the following topics:

Running Breaks - how long and how? Are their benefits to stretching? How should you warm up or should you? (Dr. Green's warm up lunge series) How to treat injuries? Ice Cup Massage

Visit Ryan's running store at Varsity Sports.

Visit Ryan's new web site: www.RunDocRyan.com

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....On the Run with Andy Jones-Wilkins

Apr 9, 2014 01:13:22

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If you could run one last 100 miler with a personal-best time and then never run again OR you could be guaranteed to be able to run three miles a day for the rest of your life, but never run another 100, what would you choose?

Andy Jones-Wilkins answers this question and other philosophical questions.  AJW will be running his tenth and final Western States 100 this June.  He has remained a competitive threat in this event and a HUGE fan of this race and trail running.  We talk with Andy about two of his recent blog posts on iRunFar:

Problem Solving on a Run Stillness on The Run

Other topics covered:

How do you get your kids involved in running? What is the "Sawchuk Seven" and is it true?

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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#sufferbetter: Patagonia's new marketing campaign

Apr 5, 2014 01:04:49

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George Plomarity, Patagonia's Team Sports Sales and Marketing Rep, joins The Nation to talk about their marketing campaign called #sufferbetter.  We discuss what this means to the ultra runner and how you can share your experiences with the community and possibly win a full Patagonia kit.  Post your story and photos on Twitter or Instagram and you will be registered for a monthly drawing.

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Gordy Ainsleigh: Trail Running Makes Me Happy

Mar 29, 2014 01:22:35

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"One of the most wonderful things that has happened to the world is Trail Running", says Gordy Ainsleigh in a face to face conversation we recently enjoyed.  Gordy talks about where ultra trail running has gone and his thoughts on where is is going.  He talks about his passion for the sport and his secret to life-long running.  He answers some of the Nation Members' questions too.  Find out why Gordy believes in cotton t-shirts, grape juice and beards - even in the summer months.

Gordy has finished Western States 100 twenty-two times, most recently in June, 2007, though he unofficially completed the race in just over 30 hours (the official cuttoff) in 2010.  his fastest time is 20:55 in 1984, after starting 8 minutes late.

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Karl Meltzer - Race Strategy

Mar 21, 2014 01:04:36

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Karl Meltzer is the record holder for the most 100-mile trail wins and most 100-mile wins in one season.  He joined the Nation with a studio audience the day before Way Too Cool 50K to discuss his race strategies:

How does he break up a 100-mile race How does he alter his training when he is injured How has his training changed over the years His multi-day records and upcoming attempt to break the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail record How is a multi-day race different mentally and physically from a 100-mile race

He also talks about Wings For Life World Run coming up on May 4th.  100% of the $50 race fee goes to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Check out this video of Karl's Red Bull Human Express, his 2064-mile Pony Express record run in 2010.

Check out our video simulcast HERE

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Nike Trail Elite Team Introduction and First Race Domination

Mar 12, 2014 01:15:03

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We talk with three of Nike's newly-formed Trail Elite Team: Sally McRaeChris VargoAlex Varner, and Team Manager: Pat Werhane.  This interview was recorded the afternoon before Chris and Alex finished #1 and #2 at a 1200-participant, Way Too Cool 50K.  Some of the topics we discuss are:

How to adjust for weather or course conditions? Is there race-day cooperation between team mates? Trusting your training Pre-race pump up songs

Sally: “Back it up” by Gwen Staphanie

Chris: “Helecopter” by Bloc Party

Alex: “The Sign” by Ace of Base       uhhhhh, yea :)

Core strength exercises

Check out our video simulcast HERE

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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When Ultra Runners Go Too Far - Candice Burt

Mar 1, 2014 01:21:34

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Nation member, Candice Burt joins us to discuss a recent lighthearted  blog post she wrote on how ultra runners take things to excess.   DUH!   That's who we are. 

Fun article about people that make up excuses for not racing well.

Here are some of the races she directs:

Tahoe Rim 200 mile race

Bellingham Trail Marathon 

Bellingham Trail Running Series

Cle Elum Ridge 50k & 25K

Rainshadow Running

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Ultra Trail Running Culture - Bob Crowley - Part 1

Feb 22, 2014 01:29:42

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Ultra Trail Running is distinctly different in culture and mental preparation than other running or endurance sports.  Veteran Trail Ultra Runner, Bob Crowley, visits with the Nation about what is unique about this sports culture.

Is there a difference between "doing" an ultra run and "being" an ultra runner? What are some of the tenets of the trail running culture? Are we losing the ultra trail running culture with the mass appeal and participation recently? How can we keep the culture? How does this culture helps us prepare mentally for the experiences that accompany a long trail race

An interesting perspective from Geoff Roes in his article, "Ultrarunning is Dead"

Join the Trail Animals Running Club

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Ashley Walsh plays Grab Bag

Feb 15, 2014 57:28

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Ashley Walsh has been busy weaving a tapestry of trail philosophy on her blog AshRuns100s, training and racing.  In fact, she recently killed it at Pistol 100 Mile in TN, where she won with a sub 20-hour finish!  You gotta run this one just for the buckle!

 

 

 

 

Grab bag topics include:

Motivation vs. Commitment There is a season for everything How to guarantee a DNF Gear or no Gear?

Ashley, always up for a challenge, was dared by her husband, Dan, to include this list of words. Did she succeed?

 

 

 

 

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Lanny Bassham - Mental Management!

Feb 8, 2014 01:08:43

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If "ultra running is 90% mental and the other 10% is in your head", shouldn't we train our brain?  Is there a repeatable process for winning?

Lanny Bassham went from a kid that others said would never compete as an athlete to a 2-time Olympic medalist and 4-time world champion with four world records.  All winners have common threads that they do differently than everyone else.  He has discovered a formula to preparing mentally to be a champion.  Since retiring from competition, he continues as a coach to many World and Olympic champions, Fortune 500 companies, the United States Secret Service, the US Navy SEALS, the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, the US Marine Corps Marksmanship Unit, and the FBI.

"With Winning in Mind" is in it's third edition and is a MUST read for all Nation Members.

Learn more at Lanny's web site:  Mental Management

You will learn about the

three circles of the Mental Management System three phases of a task goal getting how to use rehearsal as a mental tool How an imagined imprint can be just as real as an actual imprint. How can we be better coach your children

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Ben Greenfield: easy tips to increase your fitness

Feb 1, 2014 55:45

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Get out your dictionary and slow down the playback on your MP3 player!  Ben Greenfield, fitness expert and top ranked Iron-Man triathlete teaches about

Cold Thermogenisis Exercise throughout the day How Fasting can help you turn your body into a fat-burning machine How to "Grease your Groove" The importance of breathing correctly

Ben can be found on four of his own podcasts:

Endurance Planet Git Fit Guy Ben Greenfield Fitness Rock Star Podcast

You can also find other valuable articles and tools on many of his web sites:

Ben Greenfield Fitness Quick and Dirty Tips Endurance Planet Pacific Elite Fitness Rock Star Triathlete Academy Super Human Coach Network

Here are some of the links to information that we talked about

Fasting e-book by Dr. John Berardi "Running on Air" book by Budd Coates Nose Breathing Benefits by Dr. John Douillard Cold Vest Power Lung Elevation Training Mask

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Sunny Blende: Carb Burning vs. Fat Burning

Jan 23, 2014 58:56

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What if there was a nutrition training program that is NOT a calorie-deficient diet, NOT low-carb / Atkins-like, NO need to count calories, and requires NO special foods or supplements?

Our favorite nutritionist, Sunny Blende, teaches us how to train our metabolism: increase our fat burning enzymes so we can be efficient running machines!

Sunny's Metabolic Efficiency article Phil Maffetone's 180-Formula Bob Seebohar's book "Metabolic Efficiency Training" Matt Fitzgerald's book "Racing Weight Cookbook" Vitargo and Ucan Outro Song by DJ A Smooth

Other Podcasts with Sunny:

Unbreakable review with Sunny Blende Ultrafuel for Ultrarunners - Sunny Blende Fueling for your first Ultra - Sunny Blende Metabolic Efficiency Training with Sunny Blende and Tim Flemming Sunny Blende - Fueling In The Heat

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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The 7 Myths of Trail Running with Jimmy Dean Freeman

Jan 17, 2014 01:12:05

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Trail Runner Nation's Southern California corespondent, Jimmy Dean Freeman, joins the Nation to discuss new year's resolutions and goal setting.

Stuff we referenced:

 Vanessa Rodriguez wrote for Active.com, "7 Ultrarunning Myths That Hold you Back". "Mind the Gap" from Jimmy's blog. Ted Video: Derek Sivers: "Keep your goals to yourself" Never too old to start: Fauja Singh, the guy who ran his first marathon at age 89! Helen Klein, now 91, started running at age 55.  She is the oldest woman to run a sub 24-hour 100-mile race. She finished the Grand Slam at age 66.

Here are SOME steps we came up with to achieving your running goals:

Set the goal - don't worry about the myths that hold you back or what other people say Identify the obstacles that might get in your way - plan how you will overcome them Break the goal into smaller, more realistic goals Do something everyday that get you closer to that goal Adapt the plan as necessary Celebrate along the way

Check out our new sponsor's, "Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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Dr. Robert Portman: Optimizing your energy systems

Jan 10, 2014 01:13:28

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Dr. Robert Portman is and exercise scientist and coauthor of three books,

Nutrient Timing The Performance Zone Hardwired for Fitness

and has authored hundreds of articles on how nutrition can improve fitness, health and athletic performance.

Dr. Portman teaches us that there are five macro-nutrients that an endurance athlete needs to know how to use: Water, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats, and electrolytes.  By knowing WHEN and HOW MUCH to use  the macro-nutrients,  we can raise our performance, avoid bonking and G.I. distress.

Once we understand how to utilize these macro-nutrients, there are micro-nutrients that can further tweak and enhance our performance.

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Portman has reshaped sports nutrition and the development of energy products with proven performance and recovery benefits, including: Endurox R4, Accelerade and now Body Glove SURGE, an energy shot for endurance athletes.

Unsure of how much hydration and nutrition to use on your next workout?  Check out The Portman Calculator: easily compute your hydration and nutrition needs for a workout or race.

Here are some other interesting articles that Dr. Portman has written:

Sleep your Way to a Better Race Time The Myth of Long Acting Carbohydrates The Muscle Recovery Mediator

Check out our new sponsor's, "Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

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

Jan 3, 2014 01:16:06

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With over 20 books written for the endurance athlete, Matt Fitzgerald is one of the sport's leading authors.  Some of his other best sellers are:

Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance Iron War-Dave Scott, Mark Allen, & the Greatest Race Ever Run The Runner's Body: How the Latest Exercise Science Can Help You Run Stronger, Longer, and Faster

Matt talks to us about his book, "Run-The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel".  Some topics include:

Should a dose of suffering be included in your training? The Black Box of ingredients that you open on race day How to learn to train your body by listening to it

Follow Matt on Twitter or on Facebook

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Monica Giuliani living La Dolce Vita in Italy

Dec 27, 2013 01:03:13

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Italian Nation Member, Monica, paints a picture of Italian trail running!  Monica lives in the middle of some amazing mountain running.  She explains trail running culture, race demographics and gear choices of Italian runners. One of the forty-seven ultras in 2014 is the Tour Des Geants, a 330 KM (205 mile) race with a 150 hour time limit.

Book a trip to Italy and Corri di più!!

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: Cadence and Breathing

Dec 20, 2013 01:08:59

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Class is in session.  Dr. Mark talks about

Cadence: what is the most efficient, how to determine yours, does it make a difference if you are tall or short? Breathing: what is the most effective way to breath?  How to practice and what are the benefits? How long does it take to change body composition? Treadmills What are the latest trends in running shoes that he saw at 2013 The Running Event

Here are some valuable links:

Dr. Mark's video on the "Natural Running Principles"  Natural Running Center The self propelled treadmill: Samsara Fitness' Trueform Running University Healthy Running Two Rivers Treads running store Dan Lieberman's new book, "The Story of the Human Body"

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Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Download a free audio book at Audible

Chris Vargo: Mountain Crusher

Dec 14, 2013 01:44:18

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Chris Vargo is relatively new to the trail running scene, but has quickly found his place at the front of the pack; including a 3rd place finish at the 2013 North Face Endurance 50 Mile in San Francisco.  You can watch a great video of the 2013 TNF50 lead runners HERE.   Chris talks about how he started in trail running, his training including pool runnning, his successes, the TNF50 race, and overcoming his alcoholism.

Chris can be found on Facebook and Twitter and will soon have a blog.

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Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

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Western States 100 AJW and Craig Thornley

Dec 8, 2013 01:13:10

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On the evening of two of the most popular 100-mile race lotteries (Western States 100 and Hardrock 100),  Andy Jones-Wilkins and Craig Thornley (race director) join the Nation to discuss the mystic and draw of Western States 100, the new 2015 qualifying standards, "micro competitions", the future of ultrarunning, and how to maintain longevity in the sport.

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Sally McCrae opens the TRN Grab Bag

Nov 29, 2013 01:10:49

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Coach Sally McRae joins Trail Runner Nation and opens up the official TRN Grab Bag: running topics that are in the news or on our mind.

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Dr. Phil Maffetone - Building a Better Athletic Brain

Nov 22, 2013 01:29:36

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Dr. Maffetone teaches us that

the brain's role is often overlooked in training and racing, how to improve brain function through biofeedback stimulation, and how to develop and maintain a better athletic brain.

Buy Dr. Phil Maffetone's Big Book of Endurance Training and Running

Buy The Big Book of Health and Fitness

Previous Podcast with Dr. Maffetone:

Speed up by Slowing Down Eat to Win Transcription of Eat to Win

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Ian Torrence - Preparing for Winter...head to toe

Nov 15, 2013 01:06:48

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Ian Torrence has won 51 ultras and run over 170.  He coaches for McMillan Running.  Ian joins us to talk about what you need to do to prepare for cold weather running - starting from the head to the toes.  He recaps his successful inauguration of the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line Ultra, a 100-mile ultra or relay event.

 

 

 

 

Here is Ian's earlier podcast:: How to Build a Bonkproof Body

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Warren visits TRN - in PERSON

Nov 8, 2013 01:46:32

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Warren Pole joins the Nation in person!  The authorities let Warren and his wife, Erica, into the U.S. with their TRN work visa.  We were able to not only have a great trail running discussion, but also break bread and share 18 miles of the Western States trail with him (with no bonking).  

Candice Burt, RD, announces a great new RACE for 2014!

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Where in the world is Anna Frost?

Nov 2, 2013 01:16:22

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It has been 8 months since we last talked to Anna Frost (check out her original podcast HERE).  She has been recovering from a couple debilitating injuries, but has continued to tour the globe representing TEAM SALOMON.  She talks about her most recent trip to Morocco, where she trained with Mohammad Ahansal, 18-time finisher of the Marathon des Sables (winning 4 times and coming in 2nd ten times).

Anna talks candidly about how she learned to take time off so that she could heal and what kind of cross training she did to try and keep in shape.  And find out what her next great adventure is.

Visit Anna's BLOG and take a look at Anna's cool JEWELRY.

You can follow Anna on Facebook or Twitter.

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Anton Krupicka - Living "In the High Country"

Oct 24, 2013 01:16:32

Description:

Anton has come off a busy year of running and training culminating in the release of the Joel Wolpert film, "In the High Country".  (A MUST have $15 purchase)

Tony talks about:

his mountain running life-style and philosophy running form - efficient and quick making the movie his Nolan's 14 adventure running and racing in Europe

HERE is the link to the first of three videos about Tony's attempt at Nolan's 14 this summer

HERE is the link to one of our favorite videos of Tony running.

HERE is the link to his Blog, "Riding the Wind"

JB Benna - Unsupported 175 mile Tahoe Rim Trail Record Holder

Oct 10, 2013 01:06:44

Description:

JB Benna, producer of the film Unbreakable, is also a heck of a runner.  He proved this in October 2013 by breaking the 175 mile unsupported Tahoe Rim Trail FKT at 58h 43m 12s!  JB attempted the run in honor of Michael Popov, the previous record holder, who passed away tragically in 2012.  JB explains Why and his training, race, fuel, and hydration strategies, lessons learned and how he became friends with his individual body parts.

Check out the other cool films JB has produced at Journey Film

Here is a map of the Tahoe Rim Trail

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Candice Burt- The Every Person's Guide to Trail Running Lingo

Oct 10, 2013 01:27:39

Description:

Candice Burt, elite trail runner and active blogger, recently created a glossary of terms that trail runners use.  For example:

Paleo Bonk FKT Minimalist

Finally, there is a simple dictionary for you to share with your non-trail running friends and family so they can join in the conversation and understand what you are trying to communicate.

Candice's blog can be found HERE

Check out the races that she directs / co-directs at Bellingham Trail Running

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

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Keith Hatfield: Fix Your Legs

Oct 5, 2013 01:04:56

Description:

Keith Hatfield Keith is a certified physician assistant of 15 years  who had a 10 year career as a certified athletic trainer prior to that, including two years working in professional baseball with the Kansas City Royals organization.  He discusses the following common lower leg ailments that runners might experience:

Runner's Knee IT Band (stretch video) Meniscus Pain Planter Faciiatis

As an athlete, Keith suffered from planter faciiatis and tried most of the products that help stretch the foot.  Out of necessity, he invented the Hatfield Strap. If you suffer from planter faciiatis, you might want to give his sit strap a try.

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Stephanie Howe: Nutrition for losing weight vs. improving fitness

Sep 27, 2013 01:13:25

Description:

Stephanie Howe, exercise physiologist, North Face elite runner, and coach, discusses nutrition with us.  Stephanie is a coach with Rebound Oregon with Jay Dicharry (his podcast)

Diet fads Super foods losing weight vs. improving fitness: how and when to focus on each Fish oils which carbs should you use when training/racing? iRunFar interview with Stephanie Howe after winning Speadgoat 50K on 2 weeks training after and injury.

Stephanie's Blog

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Sunny Blende - Fueling In The Heat

Sep 14, 2013 01:15:26

Description:

Your race is a couple days away and you find out that the temperature is going to be unseasonably hot.  How should you change your race strategy?  Sunny Blende discusses what you should change and how the heat will affect you.  She also teaches us that heat acclimatization will benefit us in multiple ways even if our race isn't hot!  We reference the article that Sunny wrote for the September 2013 issue of UltraRunning Magazine.

Here is a list of our other podcasts with Sunny:

December 4, 2011 Unbreakable Review February 21, 2012 Ultrafuel for Ultrarunners June 5, 2012  Fueling for your First Ultra September 21, 2012 Metabolic Efficiency Training

We also mentioned the Australian, Cliff Young.  Here is a video.

AC100 + Leadville100 = Tired Jimmy Dean Freeman

Sep 9, 2013 01:31:05

Description:

Jimmy Dean Freeman sets his sites on the  2014  Last Great Race .   This race combines 6 of the toughest 100M races  in the same year.  In preparation JDF shares his experiences at running AC and Leadville within 13 days of one another.   

Oral Hydration Salts

Jimmy Dean's Blog Inpired Running

Closing Song:  Son's Gonna Rise by Citizen Cope

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Adventure Training - Sally McRae and her posse climbing peaks

Sep 6, 2013 01:10:48

Description:

Start this podcast by watching this VIDEO

Sally McRae, Josh Spector, David Daley, and Billy Yang put together this training adventure challenge as a way to prepare for their upcoming race, Run Rabbit Run 100 mile race.  A one day summit of the three largest peaks in Southern California - they dubbed it "The Triple Crown", but it has also been called the 8000M Challenge.

Mt Jacinto, San Gorgonio, and Mt. Baldy 40 miles of running 14,500 vertical feet of climbing 18.5 hours total time 305 miles of driving between trail heads

Sally brings her posse (Josh, Billy, Colin Cooley, and Ethan Newberry) to talk about ADVENTURE TRAINING.  It is a great way to mix up your training schedule and put yourself in a mock-type racing paradigm.  It is a great way to build relationships with your friends and create some memories.

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Roman Urbina runs with the Tarahumara

Aug 31, 2013 01:13:54

Description:

Pura vida is a characteristic Costa Rican phrase. It literally means pure life, however, the real meaning is closer to "plenty of life", "full of life", "this is living!", "going great", or "real living"

What better way to celebrate Pura Vida and trail running than to take a vacation to Costa Rica and participate in  La Ruta Trail Race, a 50K or 100K of challenging trails.

Wanna make it even better? How about inviting some Tarahumara to participate and give some of the entry fees to their struggling tribes. Wanna make it even better?  If you are a TRN member (and let them know), you will get a $100 discount on the race entry!

Roman Urbina, a world-class multisport athlete who also puts on the Ruta de Los Conquistadore, a three-day  mountain bike race that goes from the pacific to the atlantic - also named as Time Magazines, "top 10 most difficult endurance races" - has developed a trail race that you will love!

The 100K was described by famed Tarahumara, Silvino Cuberase Quimare (From the Novel Born to Run) as "one of the hardest ultras I've done".  It claims 13,000-foot total elevation gain and tropical heat for the first half of the race.  HERE is a fun video that Costa Rica TV produced.

If you are interested, please contact Roman and he will even help make arrangements for you, your family, and friends: rurbina@adventurerace.com

Get a free audio book download at www.audiblepodcast.com/trn

Warren Pole - Hit for six!

Aug 23, 2013 01:24:46

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Warren joins us to talk about what has been on his mind:

Running isn't just for runners anymore.  Despite your epigenetics, there are more people running today - even those who with body types that do not lend themselves to this sport.  Boils down to the nature v. nurture debate. His new diet: no wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.  After a month, guess how he feels? Fell running (or mountain running) popular in Northern England.  Originated in Scotland in 1040. Stu Mittleman, "Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster by Exercising Slower" The Skinny on Obesity  7 part video series The new Royal prince and how that will effect trail running around the world.

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: running Comrades & Sports Medical Conference

Aug 17, 2013 01:19:41

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Dr. Mark has had a busy summer.  He recently returned from running the oldest and largest ultra marathon,  Comrades Marathon in South Africa.  This 89 km course started in 1921 and has nearly 20,000 participants annually.  Our Dr. finished a respectable 869 out of 19,524.  While he was out there, he also attended the Sports Medical Conference with Dr. Tim Noakes.

Check out our web site for more links that we talked about www.trailrunnernation.com


Vanessa Runs - Everywhere

Aug 11, 2013 01:00:01

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In 2012, Vanessa quit her job, sold all her possessions, purchased and RV and set off to live a life she had been dreaming of.  She and her companion, Shacky, are traveling around the Americas " living day-to-day, bartering or trading for things that we need, sometimes doing freelance or contract work, and following our whims wherever they take us".  We talk to Vanessa about her new book, "The Summit Seeker" a story of her life and how she has ventured to this point.  She shares what she has learned about running from Malcom Gladwell, Alberto Salazar and Bilbo Baggins.

Dr. Ryan Green: The Shoe Doctor

Aug 5, 2013 01:28:29

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Ryan Green PhD has directed his mental prowess into the running shoe.  Ryan Green is the managing partner in Varsity Sports, a running specialty store with 4 locations in Louisiana.  He holds a PhD in kinesiology and a certified Athletic Trainer.

How many miles should your shoes last?   Yea or Nay to rotating your shoes?  Shoelaces  zero drop washing machines running gait and more 

Coach Sally McRae Answers the Hard Questions

Jul 30, 2013 01:22:49

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Sally McRae joins us to talk about the most common questions and issues she is asked by the athletes she coaches:

How do I deal with injuries? How much do I need to run? What about Cross Training? Nutrition? Why are you the "yellow runner"? How do you balance being a Mom, business owner, coach and STILL find time for your personal training?

Sock Doc Talks about Faith's spray-on-tan and crossfit peeing

Jul 24, 2013 01:17:26

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Dr. Steven Gangemi joins Faith, Don and Scott to talk about important trail running topics:

Spray on tans.  Groupon.  Glycemic index.  Trigeeks.  Crossfit peeing.  Knee pain.  Groupon.  Is orange the new tan?  Running depression.  Spray on tanning.  Waking up at night hungry.   Racing too often.   Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter.   Periodization.  Groupon. Simple!

Coach Sally McRae answers the hard questions

Jul 24, 2013 01:22:49

Description:

Sally McRae joins us to talk about the most common questions and issues she is asked by the athletes she coaches:

How do I deal with injuries? How much do I need to run? What about Cross Training? Nutrition? Why are you the "yellow runner"? How do you balance being a Mom, business owner, coach and STILL find time for your personal training?

The Western States 100M Experience

Jul 15, 2013 01:06:59

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In the shadow of the 2013 Western States 100 mile endurance Run, Scott, Faith and Don talk about the WS100 experience.  What's all the hype?  Is it different than any other run?  We take on the experience of the volunteers, pacers, crew and runner. 

Pacing and Crewing with Dominic & Katie

Jul 3, 2013 01:22:22

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Dominic Grossman and Katie Desplinter have had the benefit of running in the lead pack for many years.  What you may not know about them is that when they are not racing, they are avid volunteers pacing or crewing others.  Dom and Katie record this podcast pre-Western States 100 - where Dominic paced Tim Olsen to his second win in the second hottest year.  

We talk about strategies that can help you pace or crew AND how you, as a racer, can help your pacer and crew help you.

WS100 Tim Twietmeyer and Craig Thornley

Jun 27, 2013 01:14:29

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We join Ultralegend Tim Twietmeyer and Ultrarunner/Race Director Craig Thornley as we discuss the "Rules of the Trail"  Who knew there are 18 rules for running Western States 100?  Apparently each rule is a result of a circumstance that actually happened happened during the race. 

Heat Training for Summer Ultras - Danny Westergaard & Jimmy Dean Freeman

Jun 20, 2013 01:05:39

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In the Northern Hemisphere, we are now approaching the heat of the summer.  Make sure you prepare yourself by listening and learning from a couple people that really know how to train for heat.  Jimmy Dean FreemanSoCal Coyotes,  joins us with his friend Danny Westergaard.  Danny has run Badwater 6 times and done a triple crossing of Badwater (875 miles).  In seven years, Danny has crossed the Death Valley 16 times!

How long should it take to become aclimated? What strategies work best? What advantages will you have if aclimated?

Ian Torrence - Building a Bonk Proof Body

Jun 18, 2013 54:36

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Ian Torrence has a deep resume of trail ultras:

Finished over 170 ultras and has won over 50!   In 1999, he finished 16 ultras and 1 marathon and won 12.   In 2002, he completed the Grand Slam of Ultras 18 JFK finishes including 11 top ten finishes

He currently resides in the trail running mecca of Flagstaff, AZ where he trains and coaches for McMillan Running as their ultra-marathon coach.  Ian talks to us about his experiences and how his body and training has changed over time, how he has adjusted his training to continue to race successfully and tips he feels will help you build a bonk proof body.

Give it a Rest with Coach Greg McMillan

Jun 7, 2013 01:01:39

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Gary Avery said, "Optimal Stress + Optimal Rest = Optimal Progress"

Greg joins us from McMillan Running, an online resource / coaching for runners, to discuss how important REST is in our training.  He explains why "the most difficult situation is to be the fittest spectator at a race".  In a recent Runner's World article, "Give it a Rest", Greg explains how better we perform when we incorporate rest into our training schedules: rest during our weekly program and after a race.

Closing Song: "Feeling Way Too Damn Good" by Nickleback.

Eat to Win with Dr. Phil Maffetone

May 30, 2013 01:07:01

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To reach your athletic potential, Dr. Phil Maffetone shares the secret ingredient is in the kitchen.  Nutrition is the foundation for performance and recovery.   We open his Big Red Book and ask the author to connect his content to the trail.  We discuss protein, fats and carbohydrates as we literally sit at the kitchen table with Dr. Maffetone. 

Closing Song by Dr. Phil Maffetone   Title Rosemary

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-all-need/id211046312

Ashley Walsh and Jimmy Dean Freeman: BADWATER: Salton Sea Report

May 25, 2013 01:07:03

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Join Ashey and Jimmy Dean Freeman as they share their adventure at the inagural Salon Sea Ultramarathon.  Heat, rain, wind, COLD, 81 miles and 9,000 feet of climbing can make for an interesting race.  What can make it more interesting?  This is a team sport.  Grab three of your closest running partners, strap on the same bib number and run together. This is NOT a relay. 

Find Jimmy Dean Freeman at http://www.socalcoyotes.com/

Find Ashely Walsh at http://ashruns100s.com/

Follow Jimmy on Twitter @CoachJimmyDean

Follow Ashley on Twitter @Ashruns100s

Barefoot Terry completes his first 50 mile race

May 22, 2013 50:46

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Terry Orsi, aka Barefoot Terry, recently completed his first 50 mile event.  We talk to Terry about how he began running barefoot, why he advocates barefoot running and how he keeps his feet "smooth as a baby's bottom".

Bob Crowley & Josh Katzman – Trail Running Culture, Are We at Risk of Losing it?

May 16, 2013 01:37:12

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Bob Crowley has been trail running for over 21 years. Josh Katzman for 7 years. Both are members of the massive Trail Animals Running Club - a running club that has grown to exceed over 2500 member in the U.S.A. They join the Nation to discuss trail culture. Are we at risk of losing the unique culture that welcomed us all in? Will the culture change as the sport continues to grow? How can we maintain the culture?

Duncan Callahan – living and training at altitude

May 3, 2013 01:10:45

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Duncan Callahan lives and trains at over 7000' altitude in beautiful Colorado. He has finished in the top 10 in the last 33 races winning the prestigious Leadville Trail 100 twice! Duncan joins us to talk about: Training and racing at altitude How to mentally execute a race How making a peanut butter sandwich is similar to racing "Be the 4th Quarter guy" Cardiac Drift How to enjoy the process of transformation Learning how to balance life, work, family and running.

Warren Pole – Thoughts from London

Apr 30, 2013 01:10:20

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Change out of your spandex triathlete shorts and make sure you aren’t drinking during this podcast (you may find milk coming out your nose in a fit of laughter).  Warren Pole discusses three things that have been on his mind recently: Are Ironman Triathlons for pussies? (take note of Warren Pole’s image on this post) Aren’t injuries [...]

Dr. Cucuzzella – He can crush you with his knowledge

Apr 25, 2013 01:06:34

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Recount his observations while he was running the 2013 Boston Marathon His response to a recent study on barefoot running How to "live more and die less" Upcoming clinics Dr. Mark will be leading in the U.S.

Personal coaching session with Max King

Apr 12, 2013 51:26

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Max is not only a great runner and nice person, but he is also a student of the sport and coaches athletes. We couldn't turn down the opportunity to talk to him about his training, what he commonly helps athletes improve, and what he is personally working on to improve his running.

4 Keys to Race Execution

Apr 5, 2013 01:08:30

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Learn 4 key elements of race execution with Lee McKinley and Jimmy Dean Freeman

Sock Doc prescribes more sex!

Mar 28, 2013 52:10

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Get out your heart rate monitors! After two pretty technical, mind-blowing podcasts, we lighten things up with a nice discussion with Dr. Steve Gangemi, the Sock Doc about endurance sports and sex.

Jay Dicharry – Make running more fun!

Mar 21, 2013 59:44

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We talk to Jay about What is the right shoe for you? How many pairs should you have? His book that teaches us how to pre-screen your injury and find out the cause of the injury Rethink how you spend your training time-budget: by adding gym / strength training Should we do running drills or exercises that can help our form? What can you do new in your training that will give variety?

Dr. Tim Noakes – Are We Waterlogged?

Mar 14, 2013 01:14:41

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Dr. Tim Noakes discusses his new book, "Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports"

Why We Run – John Burkett

Mar 7, 2013 58:03

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John Burkett interviews runners from all walks of life and discovers that there are as many reasons WHY we run as there are people, come common threads that exist with all runners and that our reasons change with the different seasons of life.

Don and Scott talk about this and that

Feb 27, 2013 42:05

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Sometimes when Don makes the schedule, there is a mix up. We recorded this one night when a guest didn't show up so we decided to just take about trail stuff. The truth is, we can't even remember what we talked about to put in this description! So listen up and find out :)

Gary Gellin – Running and Racing with a Heart Rate Monitor

Feb 19, 2013 52:07

Description:

Learn how to use a heart rate monitor to train and race

Valentines Day Edition: Whatcha Love and Whatcha Don’t on the Trail

Feb 15, 2013 01:06:01

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Join Ashley Walsh and Jimmy Dean Freeman as we explore what we love and what we could live without on the trail. Ashley is nice. Scott is out of town and submits his list and appears as "Silent Scott" channeling his thoughts through Don. Jimmy streams organic wisdom from the trail gods. What's not to like? Apply a fresh Performance Enhancing Kokopelli to get the most out of this podcast.

Bill Katovsky: In a world that you may not feel in control, you have control to change your body and your fitness

Feb 9, 2013 01:23:17

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Bill Katovsky: In a world that you may not feel in control, you have control to change your body and your fitness

Warren Pole turns the table on TRN

Feb 5, 2013 01:39:36

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Warren Pole turns the table on Don, Faith and Scott and ASKS the questions!

Anna Frost: running around the world

Jan 31, 2013 01:10:34

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Jet-setting Anna Frost joins us from New Zealand to talk with the Nation about running around the world.

Dr. Phil Maffetone – Speed up by slowing down

Jan 23, 2013 01:15:33

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We sit down with Dr. Maffetone to discuss his book, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing - 509 pages of endurance training methods that have helped countless athletes perform at their highest level.

Bryon Powell of irunfar

Jan 15, 2013 01:07:05

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Bryon Powell is an accomplished runner, placing in the top 10 of Leadville 100 and winning his age group (under 30) at Western States 100. But he is also the Runner-in-Chief of irunfar, a website dedicated to bringing ultrarunners timely news, race coverage and results, gear reviews, running advice and coaching. Irunfar was voted one of Outside Magazines "Top Running Blogs" in 2011 and a premiere web site for all things ultra. Over the years it has grown into an all-star team of runner/writers that share information to our community.

Dr. Cucuzzella & Sock Doc: What did you learn in 2012?

Jan 10, 2013 01:01:59

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We talk to Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and Dr. Steven Gangemi about what they learned in 2012.

Unpacking Pandora’s Box with Ashley Walsh and Jimmy Dean Freeman

Dec 29, 2012 01:00:21

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Pandora's Box turned out to be a bit larger than we thought. After an hour and 48 minute podcast we still have some more work to do. Join Ashley Walsh and Jimmy Dean Freeman as we discuss, "If you walk in your endurance run can you really really claim you ran the race?" Oh yeah, and JDF intro's the EPIC Bill Bradley into the mix.

Dana Gard and Steve Harrold: Who’s your Mentor?

Dec 22, 2012 01:21:59

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Ultra Running Veterans, Dana Gard and Steve Harrold share with us stories of who mentored them and how the sport of ultra running has changed.

Ashley Walsh and Jimmy Dean open Pandora’s Box

Dec 15, 2012 01:47:55

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Is running 100 mile races for everyone? What are you getting into when you open that box to begin training for and racing 100 mile races? What sacrifices will you need to make?

Sock Doc – Is running bad for your health?

Dec 13, 2012 01:10:27

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We had a great virtual run with Dr. Steven Gangemi, AKA cult leader, where we talked about many different things including the recent articles stating that running was bad for your health.

Finding Traction with Nikki Kimball

Dec 8, 2012 51:24

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We join Elite ultra runner Nikki Kimball and film director and producer Jaime Jacobsen as we talk about their new movie "Finding Traction": Nikki's quest to set a new record on the 273-mile, Vermont Long Trail.

Bart Yasso – Runner’s World Magazine

Dec 4, 2012 51:33

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Bart Yasso joins us to discuss his love for running. If you could describe a dream job you may find that Bart has been living that dream for 30 years. He is the worlds first Chief Running Officer allowing him to write his own job description. Perhaps no surprise that his work has allowed him to run over 1,000 competitive races on all 7 continents. Tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Dominic Grossman and Katie DeSplinter Talk about Running

Nov 26, 2012 52:01

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Dominic Grossman and Katie DeSplinter join TRN to talk about their experience at Liza Howard’s recent trail running camp with Team RWB, Katie’s recent win at Ozark Trail 100, How long does it take to get “race ready”, Their training schedule, Two-legged Star Wars creatures.

Warren Pole: Ultra Running and Work

Nov 21, 2012 01:09:44

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Our favorite Brit, UTMB finisher, good friend of the Mayor of Chamonix, and journalist extraordinaire: Warren Pole joins us to discuss how ultra running can teach us to be better in our professional careers... or can it? Warren drops Aristotle-like philosophy on the Nation Membership.

Picking running partners: a discussion with Carilyn Johnson

Nov 17, 2012 58:34

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Running partners can inspire motivate and help you reach your potential. Choose the wrong running partner and they may just drive you crazy. Ultra runner, Coach, Mother, and three-time member of the USA's 24-hour team and "smart aleck": Carilyn Johnson joins the nation to discuss important considerations to keep in mind when choosing who you run with.

Dr. Cucuzzella’s 3 tips for more efficient running

Nov 9, 2012 53:25

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The Trail Runner Nation's Doctor, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, is in the house and talks about 3 simple tips to think about as you are training in the coming months: don't overstride, lengthen your posture and go nip to hip!

Are you tough enough – with Ashley Walsh

Nov 3, 2012 01:01:48

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Ashley Walsh, a multi-100 mile finisher, free-lance writer, and tough chick, talks about how to become tougher, can you lose your toughness, how to train yourself to be tougher, etc.

PEK / Tailwind Challenge – Week 2

Nov 3, 2012 05:14

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[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] Lace up your shoes and jump into the 2nd week challenge of the PEK / Tailwind contest.  Listen to this short podcast announcement and then click HERE to share your story. [/tab] [tab title="Listen"] You can find us on iTunes or listen by using the player below. [/tab] [tab title="Download"] Click [...]

A record-breaking year for Mike Morton

Oct 30, 2012 55:56

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Mike Morton continues to have an amazing come back. In the last race season, not only did he win every race he entered, but he set new records as well. Mike is also an Ambassador for Team RWB and will be a coach at the upcoming trail running clinic on November 9-12, 2012 in Texas.

You know you’re an ultra runner if….

Oct 25, 2012 57:19

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Do you need to know if you're an ultra runner? Check out this link on run100s.com and join us as we discuss the list of reasons you may be an ultra runner.

It’s all in your head – Anna Hughes

Oct 19, 2012 37:39

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[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] Anna Hughes, ultra runner from Germany, mother of two and full-time employee talks to us about how important mental training is to ultra running. By training your mind, it is proven, your performance will increase.  Anna discusses what has worked for her in her running career. Anna is the creator of ultra-running-insights.com, [...]

Fall Training & Training Camp with Liza Howard

Oct 17, 2012 46:14

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Ultra Runner and running coach, Liza Howard joins us to talk about fall training and a great training camp she is hosting in Texas on November 9-12, 2012. Team RWB is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that is helping our U.S. veterans reintegrate into civilian life through a physical activity and community. There will be many high-profile runners and coaches on staff to help you become a better trail runner. You don't have to be a veteran to attend, but if you are... it's free of charge!!!

Where the wild things are – Adam Bradley goes 4700 miles!

Oct 13, 2012 01:06:20

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Our second interview with Adam Bradley, aka Krudmeister, a record-holding long-distance treker! The last time we talked to him he had just set a world record for a self supported Pacific Crest Trail trek. This summer Adam did a self-supported, human-powered trek over 4700 miles from Reno, NV to the Bearing Sea in Alaska. This is an amazing story of endurance. We talk "Krudmeister" about his 2 1/2 month journey through some of the American Continents most beautiful country, the wildlife he encountered, and his determination to keep going day after day.

Triple Dose of Jimmy Dean Freeman

Oct 6, 2012 58:14

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[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] Jimmy Dean Freeman Runs the Lake Tahoe Marathon Super Triple   He shows up to run 3 marathons in 3 days.  How did 3 marathons  turn into 124.6 miles ?  We bring JDF in studio to tell his story and  to help tune him up  as he is  the featured  Motivational Speaker at the [...]

Jamie Walker Part 2- POST Race: Palm to Pines 100 mile Endurance Run

Oct 3, 2012 15:40

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[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] STOP: Listen to Part 1 first Meet Jamie Walker, co-founder and president of Fit Approach..  She discusses her experiences at her first 100 mile race: Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run. In Part 1, TRN asks her a dozen questions regarding her expectations, race strategy and preparation.  In Part 2, we review [...]

Jamie Walker Part 1-PRE Race: Palm to Pines 100 mile Endurance Run

Oct 3, 2012 17:29

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[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] Meet Jamie Walker, co-founder and president of Fit Approach..  She is preparing for her first 100 mile endurance run: Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run.  In Part 1, TRN asks her a dozen questions regarding her expectations, race strategy and preparation.  In Part 2, we review these same questions and [...]

Aliza Lapierre: you never know who is in your back seat

Sep 27, 2012 01:13:39

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We catch up to Aliza Lapierre after an amazing 2012 race season. She talks about time off, base building, cross training, listening to your body, race selection, having a coach and much more!

Metabolic Efficiency Training with Sunny Blende and Tim Flemming

Sep 22, 2012 01:13:03

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Is your body a Ferrari or an AMC Pacer? Do you want to teach your body to burn more fat for energy? Sunny Blende and Tim Fleming Endurance Performance Training Centers join us to talk about Metabolic Efficiency Training. Sunny takes the test and tries the Metabolic Efficiency Training program and tells about her remarkable successes.

Sock Doc: He said, she said, NSAID – and other important stuff

Sep 19, 2012 01:29:25

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Join us on a 90 minute run with Dr. Gangemi. He talks about NSAIDs and all things important for the health of an endurance athlete. Most importantly, we talk to him about what he is doing in this photo...

Warren Pole in Living Color!

Sep 14, 2012 01:03:47

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Our good friend, Warren Pole, joins us again to recount the 2012 North Face Ultra Tour Du Mont Blanc. He describes his successful finish of this world-class event. Warren explains his revolutionary strategy: "Running with the Mayor" which aided Warren to move up 1100 places before he finished!

Best Long Run Advice

Sep 7, 2012 01:00:33

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Join TRN as they break down members responses to the websites Question of the Week, "Whats the best long run advice you have been given" Faith has a mouth full of Novocaine so we can provide a written transcript if necessary.

Dr. Cucuzzella is BACK!

Aug 30, 2012 56:53

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After a long summer of conflicting schedules, we finally connect again with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. We talk about: How many miles should your shoes last, post run ice - over rated or under utilized, NSAIDs - what are they and how should you use them and the 10% rule.

You learn a lot running 100 miles …..

Aug 17, 2012 01:11:24

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We talk to the Freeman quartet about lessons they learned from their recent running of the Angeles Crest 100.

Run with a Tailwind!

Aug 3, 2012 58:07

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Ten years ago Jeff Vierling finished his first Leadville 100 mountain bike race despite having terrible GI issues. That marked the day that he began his quest to find the perfect nutrition & hydration product. He didn't find it. So rather than changing sports to bowling, he decided to learn everything there was to know about nutrition and hydration and "bake" his own. This was the genesis of Tailwind Nutrition. We talk to Jeff about what he learned about nutrition and electrolytes and how Tailwind may just be the answer to many of our problems.

It’s better with Balance: Jason Billows

Jul 31, 2012 01:02:53

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Jason Billows is the founder of Thrive Coaching. This coach may tell you to sleep in, skip a workout or go get a massage. He may tell you to step up your intensity and make your workouts count. Jason reminds us time cannot be managed so we must manage our activity.

Warren Pole – are ultrarunners selfish?

Jul 27, 2012 01:07:23

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Warren Pole knows where the starting line is located. He also knows where the comic line is located, and he proudly steps right over that line with both feet. Here's hoping Warren stays out of bounds because that is where he performs his best work. Thank you Warren Pole for contributing to the podcast and representing Trail Runner Nation.

Taper? Why What and How with Katie Desplinter & Dominic Grossman

Jul 17, 2012 01:02:51

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Join Katie DeSplinter and Dominic Grossman as we talk about Tapering. You have trained hard, hit your race weight, taken care of all the logistics but their is something you can do to improve your performance by 3.5% and all it takes is kicking back?

Preparing and Running your first 100 Mile Race with Bill Carr

Jul 10, 2012 01:01:59

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Bill Carr joins us a few weeks after running his first 100 mile run. We talk to Bill about how his training changed to prepare for 100 miles, his expectations, his experiences and how he would do it differently. We also discuss Bill's unorthodox fueling strategy...

Sock Doc Part 3: Strength Training, Rest and Recovery

Jul 3, 2012 56:07

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[tabs] [tab title="Description" ] Dr. Steve Gangemi, aka the Sock Doc, joins the NATION again to continue our discussion on his training principles.  This podcast is devoted to part III and part IV: III.  Strength Training – does it help distance runners and how much it enough IV. Training = (working out + daily stress) [...]

Raw and Uncut 2: Ramblings with Jimmy Dean Freeman

Jun 28, 2012 58:16

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Jimmy Dean Freeman, our southern California correspondent, chats with Faith, Don and Scott about the 2012 Western States 100. Earthquakes, rain, snow, hail, record-low temperatures, records-broken, memories-made, goals-met, dreams-fulfilled, victory, defeat, agony, pain, joy, enlightenment: all were present again at this year's WS100.

Take a vacation – with Adventure Running Company

Jun 23, 2012 40:21

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Have you ever wished you could take a running vacation? Five days of supported running bliss and evenings filled with sharing ideas and stories of trail running? Andy and Kim Holak, veteran trail runners, enable the dream with their company: Adventure Running Company

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 4: Train don’t Strain

Jun 19, 2012 57:36

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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella joins us again to talk to us about the "H" words: Heat and Heart. Our community has been buzzing with the tragic deaths of Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco) and Arizonan, John Greer. We ask Dr. Mark if ultra running can be damaging to our health and how to deal with heat in training and race day expectations.

To bonk or not to bonk… Warren Pole

Jun 14, 2012 01:02:14

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Nation member Warren Pole talks about why British ultras aren't very cool compared to the way he imagines American ultras to be, the best ultra-running advice he has ever received, and his quest to complete the UTMB this year. After listening to this podcast, you may change the way you think about bonking.

Fueling for your first Ultra – Sunny Blende

Jun 6, 2012 58:34

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You may be able to finish a marathon with a few GUs, a piece of watermelon and some water, but that probably won't work for a 50K or beyond. WHY? Sunny explains how to fuel and what to eat to help you through your first ultra.

Eat and Run with Scott Jurek

May 30, 2012 47:09

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Scott Jurek is a trail runner, outdoor enthusiast, physical therapist, competitive athlete, chef, vegan and now author. Scott talks to us about his new book, Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. How does a seven-time Western States 100 winner, three-time Spartathalon winner, two-time Badwater winner... whew, we could go on and on... fuel for success? How did he get into running? How does he train? What is next for Scott? All these questions are answered in a short, informative and entertaining interview. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Run it Forward: 2500 mile run from Chicago to Santa Monica to benefit kids fitness education

May 26, 2012 24:15

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We catch up with Jimmy Dean Freeman who is part of a relay team consisting of 7 ultrarunners running nearly 2,500 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica California to help spread the message to elementary school children about fitness, self confidence, setting goals and realizing personal achievement. Jimmy experiences are grand as he is escorted by police, becomes part of a hootenanny, saves a turtle and he is only 1/2 way home!

Age Has Nothing To Do With It

May 26, 2012 58:59

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Frank Lieberman is living proof that It Has Nothing To Do With Age. At 60 he decided to ride Tevis Cup, a 100 mile horse race through the rugged Sierra Mountains. At 62 he ditches the horse and puts on a pair of running shoes and makes the same trip. At 68 he took 1st place at the Swanton Pacific 100 mile Ride and Tie event. He shares with us that Father Time lives in our mind and not in our heart.

Runners: Raw and Uncut #1

May 25, 2012 36:41

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What happens when you leave 3 runners in a room with a few mics. Scott sings his version O' Canada, Don finds his memory is failing faster than his leg turnover and Faith...well as usual, she comes across pretty good.

Dr. Peter Larson – So You’re A Heel Striker – It May Be OK!

May 18, 2012 01:05:46

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At TRN we have produced a number of megabytes talking about the benefits of forefoot striking. We have invited author of the book Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running, Dr. Peter Larson, to the podcast. He has recently been conducting research on the biomechanics of distance running in road races with his undergraduate students. Heel strikers unite, you no longer have to run at night under the cover of darkness to hide your running gait.

The Art of Pacing – Carilyn Johnson

May 14, 2012 01:12:53

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TRN joins elite ultrarunner and running coach Carilyn Johnson as we discuss the Art of Pacing. Who knew there was so much to this pacing stuff? Pacers should get a finishers shirt for all the work they put in for a runner.

The Sock Doc – Aerobic vs Anaerobic Training

May 1, 2012 01:18:59

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Dr. Steven Gangemi, aka the Sock Doc, joins the TRN podcast crew to discuss the training benefits of heavy breathing. Aerobic vs Anaerobic Training is a hot topic in the endurance community. How much, when, and why are questions we present to the doc. What follows is a great conversation and in the end we all learn a ton. Even Dr. Gangemi, who learns that the podcast crew has a lot to learn!

Dominic Grossman: The Art of Mountain Running

Apr 25, 2012 01:03:10

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Dominic plays the mountain profile like a concert pianist plays the arpeggio. A well-executed run is like making music. Join us as we discuss with Dominic what he has learned from his mentors and absorbed directly from the San Gabriel Mountain range. Running uphill, recovering on the downs and cruising the flats set the stage for a hit song. This is a must listen.

Trail Etiquette – On your left…I mean right!

Apr 20, 2012 49:18

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The trail doesn't come with directions. Jimmy Dean and Kate Freeman join the regular podcast crew to discuss the do's and don'ts of trail conduct. Tune in and compare your trail manners with the opinions of the TRN podcast team.

Mike Morton – There and Back Again

Apr 16, 2012 58:09

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Mike Morton, age 40, seems to be one of the top ultra runners lately. But some of you may be thinking his name sounds familiar. You’re right. Mike Morton, at the age of 25, was the first place finisher and set a new course record at Western States in 1997 but somewhat mysteriously disappeared from the ultra scene soon afterward. Where did he go? Faith, Don and Scott were honored to speak with Mike shortly after his record-breaking Umstead 100 mile race about his "sudden" comeback, his selfless service to his country and his super-human speed that has been bottled up.

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 3: A Smorgasbord of Running Topics

Apr 13, 2012 01:00:13

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Dr. Cucuzzella prescribes "Speed-play" and warns against "Speed-work." "If it's not fun, I'm not doing it." He has run 19 Boston Marathons, including a 2:37 at the age of 44. Maybe it's time to Speed-play? We cover a lot of ground on this podcast so plug in and hold on.

Faith’s 50 miler – You always remember your first!

Apr 11, 2012 42:54

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Join Don and Scott as they chat with Faith, fresh out of her first 50 miler. There were hamburgers, chafage, post-race blackouts and more! Listen to get the scoop.

Faith’s Prep Talk – Her First 50 Mile

Apr 4, 2012 59:29

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Join co-hosts Scott, Jimmy Dean and Don as they provide Faith with some quality race-day strategy for her first 50 mile race, along with great contributions from the Trail Runner Nation community.

Adam Bradley (aka Krudmeister) – Mexico to Canada in 65 days

Mar 27, 2012 10:31

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What was your longest back-to-back training run? How about a 40+ mile back-to-back-to-back. Repeated for 65 days. With no support! We talk to a record-holding fastpacker and trail runner to uncover how to take ultra-running to the extreme and see what other things we can learn from him.

The 9 and 1/2 Trail Running Commandments

Mar 19, 2012 38:08

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Scott, Faith and Don take on blogger Will Cooper's Nine and a Half Ways To Keep Running Real. He lists his top suggestions that every trail runner should follow. We turn each one inside out as we talk through them.

Dave Mackey – A chat with Ultrarunner of the Year

Mar 13, 2012 53:17

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Ultra Runner of the Year Dave Mackey discusses his training, Hoka shoes and his race day fueling. All we need now are his legs, heart, lungs and will-power. Dave also discusses balance as he juggles family, graduate school and training! Rumor has it several trail runners have spotted Dave's moisture wicking cape that he tucks beneath his shirt.

Run Faster & Farther with Less Effort

Mar 9, 2012 01:06:27

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Running Economy? What??? That's right, go faster and farther with less work! Dr Cucuzzella has your prescription. Get ready to hit the pause/rewind button because the Doctor is in and ready to unload some serious information onto Trail Runner Nation!

(Shoes – Orthotics)/Stretching = Podcast

Mar 3, 2012 41:49

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Dr. Gangemi, AKA The Sock Doc, joins us as we discuss shoes, orthotics, ice, stretching and more. The Sock Doc is an accomplished athlete and an expert in soft tissue management and body mechanics. Sounds like a guy we would like to take on a run.

Unleash the Power of the Kokopelli

Feb 27, 2012 26:14

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The Kokopelli has held a prominent role in folklore, culture and traditions. Many authorities believe this celebration is justified as it is probable the Kokopelli allowed the homo erectus to avoid extinction. On such authority is Professor Richard Nelson. His research has provided the first look at the powers of the Kokopelli. Dr. Nelson shares with us the benefits of applying and wearing the Performance Enhancing Temporary Tattoo available exclusively on our site.

Ultrafuel for Ultrarunners – Sunny Blende, MS

Feb 22, 2012 58:36

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Super carbs and super starches can be super confusing, but not for Sports Nutritionist Sunny Blende. She gives us the skinny on a new performance enhancing fuel source. Not convinced? We learn that ultrarunner of the year Dave Mackey used this new product at Bandera 100K.

Sh*t the founder of Invisible Shoes said

Feb 16, 2012 43:41

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Steven Sashen, the founder of Invisible Shoes and author of the popular 'Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say' video, joins us for an insightful discussion on topics including invisible shoes, running on a foot of cotton, a thin sheet of stainless steel and broken glass... Did I forget anything? About a million other disconnected tangents... Oh yeah, stay tuned at the end for a special bonus track where we keep the mic live for a post interview discussion!

Patagonia Gear – So Tough They Had to Name a Mountain After It

Feb 14, 2012 50:38

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When we say "Patagonia", you think of "The Mountain" or "The Gear". If Mark Hofmann and George Plomarity from Patagonia Outdoor Clothing and Gear have anything to say about it...the answer is "The Gear". George and Mark have plenty to say as we discuss the equipment that makes us want to run to the trail.

Top Ten Things Every Trail Runner Must Know – Part 3

Feb 9, 2012 45:29

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SoCal Coyotes Running Team's lead dog and every runner's coach Jimmy Dean Freeman joins us to discuss...well we may have to listen again to know exactly what we discussed! Take this podcast to the trail head and hang out with us as we chat about...stuff.

Compression Gear: You may look better…but can you perform better?

Feb 4, 2012 39:50

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Johnny West is loose with information as we discuss athletic compression apparel. What are the advantages to this gear? Come to think of it, all of the Superheros have worn compression gear...

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Drops the Knowledge Bomb on the Nation

Feb 1, 2012 01:05:04

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You may never lace up a pair of shoes the same after you listen to this podcast. Disclaimer: This podcast may be hazardous to the health of your traditional running shoe, orthotics and even your socks. Runners proceed with extreme caution.

Get off the Couch and Get a Coach!

Jan 26, 2012 38:11

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Have you ever considered what a coach could do for your Trail Game? Join champion ultra runner and ultraMOM Liza Howard as we discuss the advantages of a coach and how to locate the right one for you. Guess what...Liza Howard has a coach too! Liza can be found at http://www.lizahoward.com

Meet the Gear Ninja!

Jan 24, 2012 16:47

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TRN has a WEB Ninja and now a GEAR Ninja? What's next... Well what's now is an introduction to "The Trail Runners GEAR Tester". James turns gear upside down and inside out to get to the bottom of it all. Don't make a purchase until you consult your Gear Ninja.

Chris McDougall

Jan 21, 2012 49:40

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We have the chance to ask National Best Selling author and trail runner Christopher McDougall, "Why are we Born To Run?" Christopher doesn't stop with the WHY - he throws in some WHAT and HOW too. We discuss some of his "Aha" moments writing his book Born To Run. Grab some chia seeds and join us.

Shannon Farar-Griefer

Jan 16, 2012 51:44

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Shannon is an ultra-runner, ultra-mother and ultra-CEO for a trail favorite - Moeben Sportswear. She seems to take each challenge to the extreme. Join us as we chat with her the night before what she calls "A leisurely 50 mile race". Maybe this sport is all in our minds?

Inside the head of an ultrarunner

Jan 11, 2012 50:37

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With over 150 ultra marathons under their fuel belts, we join John Nichols and Lee McKinley to discuss race strategy. Compare your race strategy with the experience of the veteran runners. John's entertaining race report from WS100 is available under the podcast found at www.trailrunnernation.com

Training secrets from two champions

Jan 10, 2012 01:02:01

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Plug in and hang on as we chat with two frontrunners and pry some secrets about their race selection and training. Montrail athlete Erik Skaden and Fleet Feet athlete Mark Lantz slow down long enough for us to pick their brains about what works and what doesn't work.

Is running that far good for me?

Jan 6, 2012 25:41

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Have you ever wondered if running like Forest Gump was good for you? Dr. Marty Hoffman is asking that very question. Our trail doctor, Marty Hoffman has invited the trail running community to participate in an online study that will help answer our questions. We will learn his early predictions as this unique study launches.

TRN Community Updates, with Tim Smith

Jan 3, 2012 11:20

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Trail Runner Nation's own web ninja & ultra-runner Tim Smith joins us to talk about the very cool features of our website, http://www.trailrunnernation.com. Ninja Tim has created a social media site for trail runners. The content is community driven. Sometimes Tim finds the ninja training comes in handy as he has to keep some of the Nation members in line!

We chat with S! Caps creator Karl King

Dec 31, 2011 41:31

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Performance enhancing drugs in UltraRunning? Well not exactly...but Karl King has come close with S!Caps. Karl's contribution to the trail is legendary: Sodium 341 mg + Potassium 21 mg add heat + elevation, let simmer for a couple hours and you are ready to serve up a great day on the trail. In this podcast Karl shares with us how he developed S!Caps and ways we can use them to improve our trail experience. Thanks Karl King!

Top ten things every trail runner must know – Part 2

Dec 21, 2011 41:15

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Trail running is full of challenges and solutions. So TrailRunnerNation.com has helped us prepare part dos in the podcast series: The top ten things every trail runner must know part 2. We talk trying new things on race day, what trailrunners carry in their packs and we even mention yoyos.

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter – Calisthenics for the Brain

Dec 17, 2011 30:54

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Trail Runner Nation, the Good Doctor is in! Open up and say "Ahhhhhhhh" as sports psychologist and champion athlete Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter evaluates our most powerful organ - our brain; Dr JoAnn teaches us brain calisthenics. She is famous for the statement "The race is in the mind". So let's TRAIN THE BRAIN!!! Dr. JoAnn can be found at http://www.yourperformaningedge.com for a full resource of training tips for optimal performance.

Top ten things every trail runner must know – Part 1

Dec 16, 2011 31:44

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We asked TrailRunnerNation to share with us the hidden secrets of the trail. The do's and some of the don'ts and the whats and hows are clarified on this podcast. In the event of a Bonk break open this podcast and apply liberally.

UltraTalk with James Barstad

Dec 11, 2011 39:17

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Ultra-runner James Barstad joins Trail Runner Nation for some UltraTalk. Everyone on this single track trail can hear James loud and clear as we discuss the Beer Mile, shoes, pain and other stuff you will only understand if you are a tail runner. Grab your ear buds and take James for a run. P.S. James likes to run the hills.

J.B. Benna on filming Unbreakable

Dec 8, 2011 38:17

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Ever thought you might be able to run with the worlds fastest ultra-runners in a 100 mile foot race? Well try running it with a camera strapped to your back and looking through the lens. Filmmaker and ultra-runner J.B. Benna takes us behind the scenes of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains, home of the Western States 100 and the epic race of 2010 that stretched from Squaw Valley to Auburn California.

Unbreakable review with Sunny Blende

Dec 5, 2011 28:21

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JB Benna and crew strap on cameras and put us up front with the lead runners as they fight for position in the epic event 2010 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Grab some GU and buckle up as JB takes us on a great ride. We review his new film Unbreakable with ultrarunner and sports nutritionist Sunny Blende.

To Ultra or NOT to Ultra, that is the question…with Jimmy Dean Freeman

Dec 1, 2011 49:55

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Jimmy is a distance running coach, motivational speaker and ultra trail runner. He sat down with us to discuss the reality of how you'll feel during an ultra marathon and what to be prepared for mentally as a beginning ultra runner. Ultra veteran Lee McKinley joins the discussion to offer some additional wisdom.

Lee McKinley – Cross Training

Nov 29, 2011 18:53

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Ultrarunning veteran Lee McKinley shares his knowledge regarding the benefits of cross-training and how it helps his distance running both mentally and physically.

Podcast numero uno. Get to know The Nation!

Nov 29, 2011 18:46

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Check out our first podcast which explains just what is the Trail Runner Nation, how to get involved and what to expect from future episodes and around the website.