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Trail Running Podcasts, Resources & Discussion


  • EP 522: Failure is Part of Success

    28/05/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    In running failure might manifest itself as a DNF at a race or a failed workout. Many of us are programmed to believe that failure is bad. In this episode, we will challenge that fallacy and talk about how failure is part of the design process of becoming a better runner and human. Returning guest, Adam Kimble joins us with a couple friends, Jim O'Brien and Connor Crouch to recount a discussion they recently had on a run about DNFs and failures. Learn more about Adam by checking out his web site and his coaching site, Run On Dirt Coaching. Adam's social channels: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Mentioned on the episode: Desert Runners Movie

  • EP 521: A Runner's High with Dean Karnazes

    21/05/2021 Duración: 40min

    We all love a good story about trail running. In Dean Karnazes' latest book, "A Runners High - My Life in Motion", he tells stories that you will easily draw you in and might remind you of similar situations that you might have been in. The stories will make you laugh, questions our sanity as runner, and make you think about life and running. Listen to Dean's previous episode, "Who is Dean Karnazes?" Dean is an accomplished author of four other best sellers: 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 The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace To learn more about Dean, visit his web site:

  • EP 520: State of The Nation

    14/05/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    This past year has broken from the normal and thrown some curveballs, challenges and outright disappointments to our lives inside trail running.  We thought it would be a good discussion to talk about the state of The Nation, the trail running community that we all enjoy and love. Andy Jones-Wilkins joins us to talk about some of the changes and what that may mean to our sport. Links of interest: Ultrarunner Magazine's article from 2017 written by 9 important races in the US, "Why We Won't Pay: UTMB, ITRA and the 'Pay For Points' Racket"  AJW's Taproom article, "Forty-One Years at the American River 50 Mile: The Longevity of Tim Twietmeyer Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

  • EP 519 The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and Ironman Announce A New Partnership:

    06/05/2021 Duración: 01h15min

    This week on Trail Runner Nation, we have a special edition of our podcast. UTMB race co-founder Michel Poletti joins us from Chamonix, France, along with four other guests, from Bellingham, Washington, to Boulder, to Chamonix. The topic? A new partnership announced today between the iconic triathlon brand and what is perhaps the world’s most famous trail race. Trail Runner Nation was one of the first media outlets in the world to receive the news. We taped this show Tuesday night, Chamonix time, and held it until the embargo expired at 4 am east coast time, Thursday, May 6. We’ll continue to cover this story in future podcast episodes, as it evolves. For now, you can check out highlights of our conversation on our Trail Runner Nation Youtube Channel, and read a summary of highlights in this blog post on our web site. What’s your opinion of this news? The Trail Runner Nation conversation continues in the new Trail Running Community at Ultrasignup. Check it out HERE. Our Guests: Michel Poletti is one of the fo

  • Simple Rules with Stephanie Howe

    30/04/2021 Duración: 58min

    This is an "Out and Back", encore episode that we recorded in 2016 with Dr. Stephanie Howe. She had 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 Appetite hormones Pallet fatigue She then shares her Simple Rules: Eat real food Chill out the day before a race Be nice

  • Intuitive Training with Courtney Dauwalter

    23/04/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    This is an encore episode with Courtney Dauwalter that we recorded back in February 2018.  We hope you enjoy the timeless wisdom that Courtney shares with The Nation.   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

  • EP 518: Better Than Nothing: Building a Habit of Discipline and Consistancy

    16/04/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    The Dalai Lama has said, "The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” East Coast Correspondent joins The Nation to talk about consistency and discipline. Sometimes it is very easy to set goals and get started. For many, failure can come just as easy if we set too high of expectations. We talk about ideas and tactics that have helped us when there are 6 reasons not to get the work done. Sometimes it means doing something so minuscule that it is just a bit more effort than doing nothing at all. These small wins help us psychologically and physically to get a step closer to our desired outcome. Here is the link to Scott's Tedtalk that he couldn't remember. Christine Carter teaches about her "better than nothing" philosophy that helped her become a runner after failing initially. Check out these previous episodes with similar topics - EP 458: Motivation vs. Discipline - Grit: That Space Between Giving Up and Going All In Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iR

  • EP 517 Eat To Train

    09/04/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Leadman*, ultrarunner, sports dietitian and former olympic athlete coach, Bob Seebohar says that we should, "eat to train, not train to eat". Our fueling is as important in our training as aerobic and anaerobic training. Bob even wrote the book on it, Metabolic Efficiency Training, Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat He discusses the simple methodology he prescribes to athletes to help them improve their nutrition and fuel burning with periodization and the simple "hand method" of fueling. Bob owns and runs eNRGPerformance in Colorado, but consults virtually around the world. Check out these links: - - *Completing all six Leadville endurance events in 7 weeks

  • EP 516: I Hate Running and You Can Too

    02/04/2021 Duración: 59min

    A book written by runner, adventurer, skier, biker, speaker and climber, Brenden Leonard. Brendan takes his unique skill of illustrations take a fun, tongue-in-cheak look at our lifestyle as runners. It is a reminder to the experienced runners to not take themselves to seriously and to new runners to understand that running isn't all rainbows and unicorns. Buy a few copies and share them with your local running tribe and fuel your next training runs with topics. Link to Brendan's 2018 movie, How to Run 100 Miles. Find more about Brendan at Semi-Rad. or follow him on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you check out his podcast, Off The Couch

  • EP 515: Can Science Trump Intuition?

    26/03/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    Alex Hutchinson rejoins The Nation to help us understand the latest research as it relates to endurance sports.  We discuss: What Marathoners (and Badminton Players) Think About Yes, Walking is Sometimes Faster Than Running Uphill Don't Judge a Runner's Efficiency by Their Stride Scientists Weigh in on the Great Trekking Pole Debate Listed to our podcast series with Andy Jones-Wilkins and Magda Boulet as we discuss each chapter of Alex's Book, Endure: Mind,Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance: Podcast #1: The Unforgiving Minute, The Conscience Quitter, Heat, Belief Podcast #2: The Central Governor Theor, Pain and Training the Brain Podcast #3: Oxygen, Fuel, and Zapping the Brain What Defines our Limits - with Alex Hutchinson Follow Alex on Twitter Check out Sweat Science      

  • EP 514: Ask The Coaches YOUR Questions Answered

    18/03/2021 Duración: 01h19min

    Our Coaches, Krissy Moehl , David Roche and Ian Sharman are back to answer questions that YOU asked on our TRN hotline. This episodes questions come from Collin from Memphis, TN Doug from Chamonix, France Bailey from the White Mountains of New Hampshire Matt from Minnesota Jen from the UK (but residing in France) Lori from Ft. Worth, Texas Links to stuff Don committed Scott to put in the show notes Megan Roche as guest on the Running for Real Podcast Three-Minute Mountain Legs with David Roche Eight-Minute Speed Legs with David Roche David's stuff: - David and Megan’s coaching at SWAPRunning (SWAP stands for Some Work, All Play). - Their book, the Happy Runner - David and Megan’s new podcast, “Some Work, All Play” If you have a question for the coaches on a future episode, please call and leave a message at +1 530-492-5006

  • EP 513: Moms Run This Trail - Part 2

    12/03/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    We continue our discussion about being a mom and trail running with Sally McRae, Anna Frost, and Stephanie Howe. Download Part 1 HERE Learn more about these amazing moms/athletes: You can find out more about Anna Frost's coaching and her jewelry at her website Make sure you check out Stephanie's web site for coaching or nutritional consultation. Sally can be found HERE for coaching and inspiration

  • EP 512: What's in AJW's Drop Bag?

    05/03/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    We reconnect with Andy Jones-Wilkins to play one of our favorite podcast games, Drop Bag. We each pull a "relevant" topic out of our drop bag and discuss. Here are some of the stuff we talked about: Link to Ultrarunning Magazine's article by Bob Crowley, "Head, Heart and Soul: The Future of Trail Running" If you want a deal on Ultrarunning Magazine click HERE Link to AJW's Trail Love Letters Stan Jensen's Run 100s website Christine Carter's TedTalk, "The 1-Minute Secret to Forming a New Habit" and Brad Kearn's Morning Routine and his podcast Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

  • EP 511: Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding with Dr. Daniel Lieberman

    27/02/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    Have you ever woken up and groaned as you fought with yourself to get out the door to run? You are not alone. That is in our biology. We evolved to want to conserve energy. The idea of exercising is only something that we've been doing relatively recently. Dr. Daniel Lieberman's new book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding is a great read. Evolutionary biologist, Dr. Daniel Lieberman joins us to discuss what this means for us as passionate runners. Dr. Lieberman wrote the 2004 article, Born to Run: Here is the video Dr. Mark Cucuzzella mentioned. Please check out Dr. Mark's running store, Two Rivers Treads and his podcast.

  • EP 510: Moms Run This Trail

    19/02/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    How do you adapt to the changes the body goes through during and after pregnancy? We talk with three mothers: Sally McRae, Anna Frost, and Stephanie Howe about their expectations and experiences. You can find out more about Anna Frost's coaching and her jewelry at her web site. Make sure you check out Stephanie's web site for coaching or nutritional consultation. Sally can be found HERE for coaching and inspiration. For the Bonus Miles, subscribe to our Patreon Channel at the Ambassador level or higher.

  • BONUS Miles with Dr. Phil Maffetone

    17/02/2021 Duración: 17min

    We have made this BONUS MILES with Dr. Phil Maffetone is free this week. If you missed the original episode, get it HERE.   If you want to hear all the bonus miles, please consider supporting TRN on our Patreon Channel at the Ambassador level or higher. Check out his new book: Get Strong: The natural, no-sweat, whole-body approach to stronger muscles and bones Get the Maffetone App HERE Take the 2 Week Test Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

  • EP 509: Get Stronger with Dr. Phil Maffetone

    12/02/2021 Duración: 58min

    How can we become stronger? Dr. Phil Maffetone joins us to uncover the simple yet effective way to improve our strength and improve our lifestyle. Book: Get Strong: The natural, no-sweat, whole-body approach to stronger muscles and bones Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts: Why is Weight-Loss so Difficult Even for Runners? Dr. Phil Maffetone Daydreaming is Healthy for Runners 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

  • BONUS Miles with Will Fortin and Richard Kresser

    10/02/2021 Duración: 22min

    We have made this BONUS MILES with Will Fortin and Richard Kresser free this week. If you missed the original episode, get it HERE.   If you want to hear all the bonus miles, please consider supporting TRN on our Patreon Channel at the Ambassador level or higher.

  • EP 508: Front v. Back of the Pack with Richard Kresser & Will Fortin

    05/02/2021 Duración: 01h10min

    What are the differences when you are racing at the front of the pack v. back? Richard Kresser and Will Fortin join us to help us understand. Richard finished 1st in the 2016 Bigfoot 200 and then turned around the next month and swept the Tahoe 200 course with good friend Will Fortin. We discuss each experience and which he enjoyed more. Will adds an additional perspective as an aid station captain at Bigfoot where they have to stay open for over 50 hours! Check out the 2 previous episodes with Richard: How to Race in -25° and Snow and Chasing Volcanoes Here is the video of Richard's Tour de Volcanoes. Richard also puts on skim races in Washington State HERE Cover Photo by Howe Stern

  • EP 507: Two Fun Adventures - with Mike Foote & Rob Krar and with Cory Reese

    30/01/2021 Duración: 50min

    With few races being held it takes creativity to create your own challenge. In this episode we talk to a few runners that did just that. Mike Foote and Rob Krar set an amazing FKT on a Grand Canyon R2R2R crossing in the frigid temps of December 31, which included a naked swim across the Colorado River TWICE! You can see their video HERE. You can find out more about Rob's camp and coaching HERE. You can check out Mike's mountain races at The Rut or at The Runner's Edge. But you don't have to be so elaborate in your planning to have an adventure. Cory Reese shows us that it just takes a simple idea. His challenge was a 23-mile route connecting all eight Mavericks (convenience store) around his town with the added challenge of eating something unhealthy at each! You can find Cory each month in Ultrarunning Magazine as a columnist and check out his book, Nowhere Near First:Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back of the Pack

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