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Trail Runner Nation is devoted to sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community - from beginners to the pros! We offer tips and discussion regarding race nutrition, pacing strategy, mental focus and much more from well-respected members of the trail community.

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Trail Runner Nation is devoted to sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community - from beginners to the pros! We offer tips and discussion regarding race nutrition, pacing strategy, mental focus and much more from well-respected members of the trail community.

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New to trail running.

By B1gJoeSma11 - Nov 24 2019
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Got my first Belt Buckle this weekend and it feels so great. Thanks for the great informative and encouraging topics and guest. Keep it coming.

Love convos with Courtney!

By BonnieB47 - Oct 29 2019
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Enjoy these convos. Love the episode with Courtney! She’s the best!

iTunes Ratings

804 Ratings
Average Ratings
418
348
20
7
11

New to trail running.

By B1gJoeSma11 - Nov 24 2019
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Got my first Belt Buckle this weekend and it feels so great. Thanks for the great informative and encouraging topics and guest. Keep it coming.

Love convos with Courtney!

By BonnieB47 - Oct 29 2019
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Enjoy these convos. Love the episode with Courtney! She’s the best!

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Trail Runner Nation is devoted to sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community - from beginners to the pros! We offer tips and discussion regarding race nutrition, pacing strategy, mental focus and much more from well-respected members of the trail community.

Eat to Win with Dr. Phil Maffetone

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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

May 30 2013

1hr 7mins

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How Bad Do You Want It?

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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.

Oct 09 2015

1hr 10mins

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Dr. Phil Maffetone - Building a Better Athletic Brain

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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:

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Nov 21 2013

1hr 29mins

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Ep 439: Running is My Biggest Teacher - Ray Zahab

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

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

Follow Ray on his social channels:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

I2P Twitter 

I2P Instagram

I2P Facebook

Oct 25 2019

1hr 2mins

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Anton Krupicka - Living "In the High Country"

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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"

Oct 24 2013

1hr 16mins

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Stephanie Howe: Nutrition for losing weight vs. improving fitness

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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

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Sep 26 2013

1hr 13mins

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Roman Urbina runs with the Tarahumara

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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

Aug 30 2013

1hr 13mins

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Sunny Blende: Carb Burning vs. Fat Burning

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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!

Other Podcasts with Sunny:

"Race Course in Review" by Vasque Running Shoes

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Jan 23 2014

58mins

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Making Lemonade at the Barkley Marathons with Jared Campbell

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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

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Apr 25 2014

1hr 10mins

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

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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"

Jun 02 2016

1hr 19mins

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Sally McRae - Digging Deep at Western States

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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.

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Jul 03 2014

1hr 52mins

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Lanny Bassham - Mental Management!

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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

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Download a free audio book at Audible

Feb 07 2014

1hr 8mins

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

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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

Jul 28 2018

1hr 3mins

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Cameron Hanes Aims for 240 Miles

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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

Sep 29 2017

1hr 18mins

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Phil Maffetone: How can Rhythm Improve Your Efficiency?

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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

Sep 18 2015

1hr 16mins

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Healthy Eating with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

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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

Feb 06 2016

1hr 6mins

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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: running Comrades & Sports Medical Conference

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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

Aug 16 2013

1hr 19mins

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

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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.

Oct 27 2017

1hr 1min

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Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultra Running

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

Hal joins The Nation to talk about

See The Long Haul Trailer #1 & Trailer #2

Read Mike Wolfe’s account of their FKT record HERE

Visit Rogue Valley Runners

Check out some of Hal’s races:

Pine to Palm

Lithia Loop

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Dec 18 2014

1hr 4mins

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

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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

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool head TORCHES made for trail running at Petzl

Get a free audio book download at Audible

Oct 03 2014

57mins

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EP 444: Anatomy of a Comeback

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

AJW's Coaching

AJW's Tap Room

Sally's Coaching

Check out this short VIDEO to learn more about Sally

Nov 30 2019

1hr 12mins

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EP 443: Can Jello Speed Up Recovery with Alex Hutchinson

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Avid Runner and Author, Alex Hutchinson joins The Nation to discuss:

  • Eliud Kipchoge's recent

Nov 22 2019

1hr 9mins

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EP 442: Avoiding the "Toilet Bowl of Doom" with Coach Jay Dicharry

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

Here are some photos of drills we discussed:

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

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

Check out MOBO Board and get a discount!

Dr. Jay's Blog: An Athletes Body

Dr. Jay's Instagram

Nov 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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Ep 441: An Outdoor Life with Sunny Stroeer

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

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

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Nov 08 2019

1hr 4mins

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Ep 440: How to Finish Your Next Race Much Faster with Karl Meltzer

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

Check out Karl's Coaching Services 

Karl's Speadgoat Races

AJW's Tap Room

AJW's Coaching

AJW's Almanac Podcast

Nov 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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Ep 439: Running is My Biggest Teacher - Ray Zahab

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

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

Follow Ray on his social channels:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

I2P Twitter 

I2P Instagram

I2P Facebook

Oct 25 2019

1hr 2mins

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Ep 438: Running to the Edge - Matthew Futterman

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Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed is a new book by New York Times Deputy Editor Matthew Futterman

Matt, a avid runner, tells the story of the evolution of running from the 1950s, when it was just as odd to see a naked person walking down the street as it is to see someone running, until today.  He describes this evolution of speed and endurance through the story of Bob Larsen, a hall of fame track field coach.  He explains what we have learned about running science through the experience that Coach Larsen had coaching the small-town Jamul Toads to a national championship and coaching the great Meb Keflzighi's amazing career.

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Oct 18 2019

55mins

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Ep 437: Recalibrate and Re-engage

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

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

The Trail Animals running club

Oct 14 2019

1hr 40mins

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Ep 436: Patrick Reagan- Enjoying the View

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Patrick Reagan has had a fun year from defending his win at at Javalina Jundred, setting a personal best at the Hoka 100K Challenge, and placing 8th at his first attempt at Western States 100.   Our conversation with Patrick include how he has learned from mentors along the way, his love for running long distances, how he takes breaks, etc.

Check out his web site and coaching at PatricReaganRunning.com

Or follow him on social media

Facebook

Instagram

Oct 05 2019

1hr 8mins

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Ep 435: Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down with the Coaches

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

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

Visit

College of Idahowith Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

Sep 20 2019

55mins

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Ep 434: Courtney Dauwalter is a 4.4...What's your GRIT score?

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Courtney Dauwalter is the fastest woman at UTMBin 2019!  She continues to impress us with her determination, resilience and GRIT.  We put Courtney on the spot in this podcast by measuring her GRIT according to Angela Duckworth's GRIT Calculator.  We discuss where she got her grit and how to increase ours.

Take the Grit Scale Test

Listen to our podcast about GRIT

Past podcasts with Courtney:

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

Intuitive Training with Courtney Dauwalter

Live Audience Podcast with Maggie Gutterl and Courtney Dauwalter

Sep 20 2019

1hr 13mins

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EP 433: What Can We Learn - Running in Europe vs. USA?

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Sally McRae and Billy Yang just returned from Europe where Sally ran UTMB for the fifth time.  We talk to Sally and Billy about what things Americans need to know when going to Europe to run and visa versa.

Check out Sally at her web site, instagram, and twitter

Check out Billy Yang a his web site, instagram, and his podcast

And just in case you were interested in the tiny phone:

Sep 09 2019

1hr 31mins

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EP 432: Run and Become - The Next Level

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What does it take to run 3100 miles within 52 days around a city block in Queens, NY?

The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race is an annual pilgrimage that began back in 1997.  It is the longest certified race in the world.

Runner and Filmmaker, Sanjay Rawal, explores this race and three other cultures from around the world to understand the primal necessity of running and how these cultures connect with nature and are changed / transcending to a new level of being.  It is an experience where we connect our feet with Mother Earth and our breath with the sky - being in the moment and finding joy and gratitude for that moment.  We discuss the levels of running from the physical to the mental and then a newer, higher level that is meditative or spiritual. Sanjay's movie, "3100: Run and Become"is a must watch.

Watch the trailer to the movie, "3100- Run and Become" 

You will NEED to buy the movie wherever you buy your movies.  Here is the link to Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play

Aug 30 2019

1hr 20mins

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EP 431: Chasing the Triple Crown of 200s with Michael McKnight

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In 2017, Michael McKnight won the fastest cumulated time for the triple crown of 200-milers, Bigfoot 200, Tahoe 200, & Moab 240.

Last week he set a new Bigfoot 200 record by over 4 ours finishing in 51:33 - 18 hours faster than his first attempt in 2017.  We sit down with Michael and talk about how his training and strategies have changed since 2017.

Aug 23 2019

1hr 4mins

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Ep 430: It's Easier to Keep Up Than it is to Catch Up - with Tosh

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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, join The Nation to discuss this simple but complex topic.

  • Why is it easier to keep up?
  • When we fall behind, we have a tendency to try and find a shortcut
  • Good enough isn't
  • Keeping up vs. getting ahead

Check out these links:

Aug 16 2019

1hr 16mins

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

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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

Aug 10 2019

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

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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:

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

Check out Jesse Itzler's 29O29 Challenge

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

Aug 02 2019

1hr 15mins

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EP 427: Giddyup with Jeff Browning

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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 

Jul 25 2019

1hr 4mins

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EP 426: Brittany Peterson Runs FAST!

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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

Jul 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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

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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.

Jul 02 2019

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