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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.
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
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 great resource of knowledge with over 240 articles, coaching, training plans, etc.
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
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
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 iRunFar
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: - BirotaFoods.com - AllAroundSnackCo.com *Completing all six Leadville endurance events in 7 weeks
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
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      
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
We have made this BONUS MILES with Pam Reed and Adam Kimble free. If you want to hear all the bonus miles, please consider supporting TRN on our Patreon Channel at the Ambassador level or higher.
Pam Reed and Adam Kimble have run in some of the most extreme weather conditions. They join us to talk about the challenges and a lure of running in extreme heat and extreme cold. Pam Reed Bio: First person to complete a 300-mile run without sleep (in slightly less than 80 hours) 2003 set the women's record for the USATF 24-hour track run Only woman to have won Badwater 135 outright (did it twice!) Author of the book, "The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness" Adam Kimble Bio: Discovery Channel's "The Wheel" contestant Winner of two self-supported multi-stage races podium finisher at three 100-milers 2016 ran from California to Georgia in 60 days 2017 FKT running the length of Great Britain with Kris King Check out his coaching site, Run On Dirt Coaching Adam's social channels: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  
The recording after the recording.  Bonus Miles is the recording that you can listen to if you support TRN at the Ambassador or Business level our Patreon Page Check out the other benefits and MORE are coming soon!
Are you ready to turn over a new leaf and want to experience the trails? There is much to learn on your new adventure and you are going to LOVE IT! Our Coaches, Krissy Moehl , David Roche and Ian Sharman are back. They share with us personal stories from their past that helped them learn to become better runners. Links: Michelle Jenneke dancing before her race & US Olympic Luger, Kate Hansen dancing before her run. You can find out more about Krissy: Krissy Coaching services Krissy’s book, “Running your First Ultra” Ian can be found: Sharman Ultras coaching services Ian’s new podcast, “PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast” 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”
Dr. Phil Maffetone helps us understand the difference about over-weight and over-fat.  We discuss why is so difficult to lose weight because our understandings may be in error. If we lose excess fat, we will become healthier and more efficient runners. Book: Overfat Pandemic - Exposing the problems and its simple solution for everyone who needs to eliminate excess body fat  Article: "Six Reasons Weight-Loss is so Darn Difficult" Other Dr. Maffetone podcasts: 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  
Ultrarunners, adventurists, and amateur historians, Bob Crowley, Tim Twietmeyer, Jennifer Hemmen and Elke Reimer set out to retrace the steps of the Forlorn Hope through the California Sierra Nevada mountains. We discuss their amazing journey and how it can help us put perspective on our lives and our sport. In the winter of 1846-47 a group of pioneers were headed to California when they were trapped in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. The snow was over 20 feet deep, they were running out of food, and the group wasn't working together. Three unsuccessful attempts were made to escape and get help from California. On December 16, 1846 a small group began another attempt on homemade snowshoes with enough food for six days; hoping it would take around 10 days to make the 100 mile journey. Check out the short 3 minute video photographer Keith Sutter produced about the adventure. You can find out more about this heroic endurance feat and about the memorial event and how to track them at ForlornHope.org. Some of their photos can be seen here.
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Created by
Trail Runner Nation
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 28th, 2011
Latest Episode
Apr 30th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
527
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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