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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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Enjoyable but too long and volume is recorded way too low

By Me & Meeeeeee - Jun 13 2019
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I do enjoy this podcast but they do run a little to long. And the worst thing about this podcast is that it is recorded at a much lower volume than my other podcasts. If there is much background noise even with AirPods in and the volume all the way up I can’t hear them. Please please record at higher volume.

Two thumbs up

By Bama Chuck - Nov 14 2018
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This remains my favorite, most entertaining and informative podcast!

iTunes Ratings

773 Ratings
Average Ratings
396
343
18
4
12

Enjoyable but too long and volume is recorded way too low

By Me & Meeeeeee - Jun 13 2019
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I do enjoy this podcast but they do run a little to long. And the worst thing about this podcast is that it is recorded at a much lower volume than my other podcasts. If there is much background noise even with AirPods in and the volume all the way up I can’t hear them. Please please record at higher volume.

Two thumbs up

By Bama Chuck - Nov 14 2018
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This remains my favorite, most entertaining and informative podcast!
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Trail Runner Nation

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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.

Rank #1: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #3: 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
56 mins
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Rank #4: JDF - Original Six Hundo - 3 Down - Mentor Thomas Green

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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

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.

Go Buy some RunGoo, people!

Buy some RunGoo people!! 

Jul 29 2014
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #5: The Diet of the World's Fittest People with Matt Fitzgerald

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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.
Jan 07 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #9: 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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PARTNERS OF THE NATION

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

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

Get 20% off your purchase of INJINJI socks and wearbles by typing in the coupon code "TRNation" at check out (Valid in the USA only)

Get $5 off your first purchase at HARRYS by using the promo code "TRN" at check out.

Dec 18 2014
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #11: Brain Training with Matt Fitzgerald

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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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PARTNERS OF THE NATION

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

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

Get 20% off your entire Injinji order by entering code: TRNATION at checkout (Valid in the U.S. only)

Jan 31 2015
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #12: Ginger Runner Live

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

Ginger Runner Video Channel

Chuck Norris Rap

Harry Potter Rap

Aug 15 2015
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #13: Sh#@ You Don't Do On The Trail

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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
Apr 21 2017
59 mins
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Rank #14: Intuitive Training with Courtney Dauwalter

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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

Feb 09 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #15: Crush Every Race from 5K to Ultra with Brian MacKenzie

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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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PARTNERS OF THE NATION

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

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

Get 20% off your purchase of INJINJI socks and wearbles by typing in the coupon code "TRNation" at check out (Valid in the USA only)

Get $5 off your first purchase at HARRYS by using the promo code "TRN" at check out.

Dec 04 2014
1 hour
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Rank #16: Dr. Phil Maffetone was RIGHT all along!

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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

Jul 08 2017
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #17: The Science of Nutrition

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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

Feb 17 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #18: 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
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #19: Karl Meltzer - Race Strategy

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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

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition

Check out the cool headlamps made for trail running at Petzl

Mar 21 2014
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #20: 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
58 mins
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