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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 for free if you buy $130 in […]

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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 Facebook

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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

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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 give a fudge about your result Chaotic unpredictability and futility of […]

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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 may get you to consider an experiment of one. Key facts: It is not […]

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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

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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 we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research […]

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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 gift a running friend this Christmas and why? Sharman Ultra – Endurance Coaching

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PART 2.  You can listen to PART 1 HERE. The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance. […]

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The evening of the Western States 100 lottery, there are a few lucky few that are preparing their training plan but the majority are left to scan UltraSignUp for a plan B for 2019.  The Nation gathered at the Auburn-based The Aid Station (special virtual guest, AJW) to talk about this iconic race with Race Director, […]

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It is hard for humans to survive on their own.  They need a tribe.  Challenges and pressures are hard on an individual in a group, but much greater for an individual in isolation. We talk about the ancient tribal human behaviors: loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation – that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and […]

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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, aka Tosh, rejoins The Nation to dive into the mental side of endurance sports.  He recently competed in a unique challenge: 24 hours in an enclosed shipping container trying to run as many miles on a Trueform treadmill.  No light, no watch, no data, virtually sensory deprived.  Listen […]

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Returning guest, Chadd Wright joins The Nation with his training partner and teammate Shawn Webber to discuss their “training missions”.  They are preparing to run the inaugural running of The Revenant Ultra Adventure Race in New Zealand in January 2019. You can follow their training missions on Facebook Listen to Chadd’s original podcast, “Readiness Through […]

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There is a unique vocabulary for the Trail Running tribe.  Ashley Walsh and Andy Jones-Wilkins join The Nation to discuss some of these terms.

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We do a lot of power hiking on the trails, but we often neglect our form and biomechanics of walking.  Today, Coach Danny Dreyer rejoins The Nation to help us understand these important biomechanics and teaches us how to improve our walking efficiencies. Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). Link to the […]

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Like running plans, sometimes when you are producing podcasts, things go awry.  We were planning one podcast for this week, but ended up having a great discussion with Andy. AJW’s Coaching

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SoCal Correspondent, Jimmy Dean Freeman, rejoins The Nation as he and some of his clients are preparing for their A-races in the next few weeks.  We outline 10 things that you can do to sabotage your race and result in DNF.  See how many you have done and keep score! Jimmy’s BLOG on 5 ways to […]

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Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to discuss some interesting topics including: Ultrarunning is unhealthy Running by time is better than running by distance Hyperberic treatment vs hypoxic treatment Bottle are better than bladders stretching is good for PF Visit College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye Sharman […]

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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation to talk about 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 for free if you buy $130 in running gear Here is the link to […]

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Days after the conclusion of the Tor Des Geánts 2018 race, Don sits down with AJW, ECEP, and Scott to talk about this amazing experience. Description of the Tor Course description Community Communication between runners despite the language barrier Trail culture – a tribe without borders Mountain Running vs. trail running DNF – what does […]

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Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to help us understand training intensity and periodization is important in your training. Andy is one of Australia’s top endurance coaches.  he is an accomplished elite endurance athlete including a top finish at UTMB an other wins.  He has a pedigree of certifications and is always on […]

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Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get healthy, fit, and happy! Get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Host Brad Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record-holding Speedgolfer, and former #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a lively and sometimes spicy […]

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Don and Scott talk about training for Tour Des Geants.  How Bob Crowley and he have created fun and inspiring training programs & outings that have helped get them in shape for this epic event. Marking courses at Bigfoot – heavy pack and long miles with elevation 24-hours at K2 Colorado 14er altitude test Training […]

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Ultrarunner and Adventurer, Richard Kresser, spends a few minutes with The Nation to talk about the completion of his supported (although mostly self-supported) self-created and human-powered tour of 16 volcano summits in the Northwest U.S.  This Tour de Volcanoes is something Richard has been scheming and planning for years and 2018 became a reality. Richard […]

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ECEP (East Coast Executive Producer), Andy Jones-Wilkins, and SCC (SoCal Corespondent), Jimmy Dean Freeman come up with the TOP 20 things that a pacer or crew should NEVER do including: don’t assume the rules don’t apply to you don’t take the runner’s pace chart as fact don’t #fondleice don’t yell or demean, unless they request […]

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Frenchy, Emilie Lecomte, teaches The Nation about adventure racing and multi-day stage races.  We talk about European races vs. North America racing.  Then Emilie turns the table on Don and Bob Crowley asking them questions about their TdG training and plans for the September race. Lecomte notable records/wins Completed 40 ultras/multi-stage/adventure races, winning 19 (nearly […]

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Ben and Jerry’s is famous for their creative and unique ice cream flavors.  Today we try to make a correlation between these flavors and Ultrarunning. Cory Reese, aka FastCory, joins 33 Shake co-founder and resident TRN European Corospondent, Warren Pole to either use real Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors or a made up flavor to […]

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The Yellow Runner is just off her first finish at the grueling 135-mile Badwater Ultra.  This year saw record-breaking heat topping the thermometer at 127 degrees F (53 degrees C)!  Sally discusses: How she heat trained Infrared Saunas Managing heat during the race Crewing and pacing & setting expectations Unique rules of Badwater Do shoes […]

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Runner, Race Director and founder of Destination Trails Candice Burt joins as we take ‘wise old says’ and turn them on their heads.  We examine the classic saying…….. from the trail point of view.   Links below Candice’s Races YouTube video Jocko GOOD”

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Romain Blanchard is a Frenchman living in Hong Kong running Ultras!  Romain recently ran a 120K race in Italy.  Like most of us, he had a wonderful experience and authored this great list of truths that he either learned or relearned.  We can all relate! Romain’s article  

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We didn’t get a guest so we did our own grab bag….ahem….Audio Magazine? Identity-Based habits by James Clear Why Saunas are good for you The Black Dear from Germany:  

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2018 was a HOT year for Western States 100.  All runners experienced ups and downs….literally and figuratively.  Despite the blistering hear, 2018 had the highest finish rate since 2012, which had record LOW temperatures. Jim Walmsley broke Timmy Olsen‘s fastest time set in 2012. Courtney Dauwalter laid down the second fastest women’s time in her […]

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At 5:00am PDT, the shotgun will sound in Squaw Valley unleashing 379 fortunate runners on their 100.2 mile journey to Auburn. Andy Jones-Wilkins and Sally McRae join The Nation to review the race and teach us who to watch. We wish all 379 the a best performance and experience that they will never forget. Billy […]

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French runner, Emy Lecomte is toeing the line at the 2018 Western States 100.  She has an impressive resume including a 2014 win at Tour Des Geants.  In addition to her first trip at Western States 100, she will also be participating in the 2018 UTMB. Don and Bob Crowley get some valuable tips from Emy […]

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Andy Jones-Wilkins and our Irish lucky charm, Donna Nì Cuarta, join us from Tahoe to plan Fact or Fiction, a fun conversation of common (and not so common) myths related to running, endurance, and health. Andy is in Tahoe participating in a CTS Ultrarunning camp and Donna is acclimating to the area as she prepares to run […]

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution” – Albert Einstein “Becoming aware of ourselves and our surroundings (near and far) is an important feature of a healthy brain” – Phil Maffetone Phil joins us to talk about why daydreaming is important […]

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Fleet Feet Sacramento recently hosted a trail running camp in Northern California.  We joined over 50 runners to host a live podcast Q&A with Maggie Guterl and Courtney Dauwalter.  Topic were broad but all started with the letter, “H”. Heat/Humidity Head (mental side) Hills Hydration Sponsors of the event: Salomon Nathan Sports UCAN DryMax

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The capacity to endure, from 5K to 240 miles to a relationship is an elusive skill that we search for.   Runner and journalist, Alex Hutchinson, exposes us to research that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance.  He explores the relationship of the mental and the […]

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Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, and his friend TJ Murphy join The Nation for a thought-provoking discussion on endurance events: Sometimes you mind has a mind of its own & can trick you Your mind is always looking for comfort and satisfaction Don’t be reckless Need to find your reason to participate – […]

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Brad Kearns was one of the top professional triathletes for nine years.  During that time, he won 30 titles worldwide including an amazing streak of seven victories in a row.  Brad just returned from the Paleo F(x) conference and chats with The Nation about Balancing of a rigid training plan and listening to your body. Slowing your […]

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ECEP, Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation to talk about the Chip and Dan Heath best selling book, The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. We discuss why certain experiences can jolt us, elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our running, life and work. Check out AJW’s article on […]

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Adam Campbell spent the first 17 years of his life on the beaches of Nigeria where he developed his love of the outdoors. He now calls the Canadian Rockies home where he is an environmental & business lawyer. He is also a co-owner of Canada’s largest trail running series. He has competed in, and regularly […]

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“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it” – Dennis P. Kimbro This is one of Ben Light‘s favorite quotes.  Ben and Brittany Light rejoin The Nation to talk about how your attitude and perception can SHIFT to something better. We can SHIFT our attitude SHIFT our training SHIFT […]

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THE Ultra Running Girl, Stephanie Case, joins The Nation from Afghanistan a few short days after experiencing the jaws of the 2018 running of the Barkley Marathons. Stephanie has not only run many of the world’s toughest trail ultras, but has extended her comfort zone by living in some very dangerous places in the world […]

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TRN’s East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ultra trend-setter, Candice Burt join as contributing authors to the sixth edition of TRN Audio Magazine.  Articles include: Planning Your Race Calendar I’d Rather Play Power Ball Run-cation How Men and Women Run Marathons Differently Lions, Snakes and Bears, Oh My! Fasting Your Way to Health Video Article […]

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Dylan Bowman joins The Nation to teach us about high altitude training.  We talk about hypoxia training, the different types and benefits of using the gear. Killian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg’s acclamation and climb of Cho Oyu VIDEO Hypoxico

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Coach Danny Dreyer joins The Nation to help us understand running economy and biomechanics.  Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). He teaches us that good alignment and posture will allow you to become more efficient and reduce the number of injuries.  Some things we discuss: The 4 gears of running- check […]

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Richard Kresser loves a challenge. One of those has been on his radar for six years.  The Arrowhead 135 is an endurance event held in Minnesota during one of the coldest times of the year.  Temperatures are regularly below zero (Fahrenheit), including a record -42° in 2011.  This does NOT include the wind chill!  This race […]

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Sally and Don talk about stuff Scott is 30K up in a plane and can’t join us. *show notes by Don

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Dr. Art Zemach and co-founder of Tailwind Nutrition, Jeff Vierling join The Nation to discuss Nutrition.             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 […]

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