Trail Runner Nation



Trail Running Podcasts, Resources & Discussion


  • Run Faster & Farther with Less Effort

    09/03/2012 Duración: 01h06min

    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

    03/03/2012 Duración: 41min

    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

    26/02/2012 Duración: 26min

    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

    21/02/2012 Duración: 58min

    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

    16/02/2012 Duración: 43min

    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

    13/02/2012 Duración: 50min

    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

    09/02/2012 Duración: 45min

    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?

    03/02/2012 Duración: 39min

    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

    01/02/2012 Duración: 01h05min

    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!

    25/01/2012 Duración: 38min

    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

  • Meet the Gear Ninja!

    24/01/2012 Duración: 16min

    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

    20/01/2012 Duración: 49min

    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

    16/01/2012 Duración: 51min

    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

    11/01/2012 Duración: 50min

    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

  • Training secrets from two champions

    09/01/2012 Duración: 01h02min

    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?

    05/01/2012 Duración: 25min

    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

    03/01/2012 Duración: 11min

    Trail Runner Nation's own web ninja & ultra-runner Tim Smith joins us to talk about the very cool features of our website, 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

    31/12/2011 Duración: 41min

    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

    21/12/2011 Duración: 41min

    Trail running is full of challenges and solutions. So 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

    16/12/2011 Duración: 30min

    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 for a full resource of training tips for optimal performance.

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