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EP 433 - Cruel Jewel 100 - It Takes a Tribe with Ash Walsh
Ash Walsh, racer, and AJW, pacer, recount the carnage that they experienced at The Cruel Jewel 100 mile race in Georgia in May.
EP 432: Training the Uphill Athlete - Steve House
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 gre…
EP 431: Our First Live Stream Podcast - 18 Hours Long?!?!?!
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…
EP 430: Going Mental with Chadd Wright
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 …
EP 429: Mike Wardian Has an Apocalypse Bag
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 s…
EP 428: How to Set Big Goals with Cat Bradley
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…
EP 427: HOKA's 100K World Record Challenge Announcement!!
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 …
EP 426: Training the Uphill Athlete - Scott Johnston
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 S…
EP 424: Tim Twietmeyer & Hal Hall Legends
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…
EP 424: A Love Letter to Running - Martin Dugard
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 bet…
Ep 423 - What Defines our Limits - "Endure" author Alex Hutchinson
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 di…
Ep 422 -Sunny Blende Returns!
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 a…
EP 421: Sally McRae - Mountains are her Music
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 le…
Ep 420 8 Things Ultrarunners Should Do to Improve Their Training - Coach Jason Koop
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 Ul…
Ep 419 : Candice Burt Takes a Dose of Her Own Medicine.....And LOVES It!
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, s…
EP 418 Dos and Don'ts of Race Day
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
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 …
Ep 416 - Run for Your Life Again with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
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…
Ep 415 How to Continue When Things Go Wrong
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 Fa…
Ep 414 Suffering?
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
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 g…
Ep 412 What is CBD Oil and Can It Help My Running?
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…
Annual Game Show: BoulderDung
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
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 …
Ellie Greenwood and Ian Sharman:  Out With the Old, In With the New
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 g…
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Nov 28th, 2011
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May 25th, 2019
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