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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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Winning mountain, ultra and trail runner Emelie Forsberg approaches every race with grit, grace and a smile. Considering her race results, including wins at The Rut 50K, Kendall Mountain Run, Transvulcania, Mount Marathon Race, Hamperokken Skyrace and Matterhorn Ultra to name a few, as well as setting impressive FKTs, including her recent on the Kungsleden Trail in Sweden, the approach seems to be working.

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This is sugar. Sweet, sticky, syrupy, goodness. A delight to our taste buds … yet the bane of our existence.

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As the holidays approach, so do the familiar smells and flavors reminiscent of the season. Those of turkeys (or Tofurkies), mashed potatoes, stuffing, eggnog, gingerbread cookies, and pumpkin pie. Surrounded by... Read more »

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Let’s face it, during the holidays we sometimes get stuff that we don’t exactly want, or necessarily need. Rather than getting your favorite trail runner “stuff” that will probably just get placed in the closet full of other new stuff, why not just get the gift of holiday cheer, in the form of beer! Beer... Read more »

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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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Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from the first chapter of Camilla V. Saulsbury’s ‘Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook.’  For runners, the food pyramid is something like this: … Continue reading "DIY Seed Power Bars"

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We like to assume that increased training translates to better health and, thus, more energy. However, when we increase training for a long race, we are sometimes left feeling lethargic, … Continue reading "Train Smart, Eat Right"

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You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I agree—it can make or break your day, and workout. Have you ever eaten the wrong … Continue reading "Nail Breakfast"

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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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Trail runner, Olympic-medalist marathoner and American record holder, Deena Kastor, is still running strong. She recently put out a new book, Let Your Mind Run, where she describes what she’s gleaned … Continue reading "Getting Juiced – Deena Kastor Shares Her Favorite Recipes"

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Alan McCubbin has been an Accredited Sports Dietitian for 15 years. In that time he’s worked with a variety of athletes across a range of sports, from complete beginners to Olympians. For the past 10 years he’s mostly focussed on endurance Read More ...

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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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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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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. After eating a nutritious breakfast, Tayte drove up the hill to Mt. Hood this past Sunday for the Gnar Gnar trail race.  For me, the more real food I include in my diet the better.... Read more »

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“I feel drunk!” My words slurred and vision blurred as I stumbled on day two of my first-ever, multi-day trail run—traversing the Sierra Nevada Range from east to west (and … Continue reading "High Octane Fuel"

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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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Spring Energy Gels Price: $30 for 12 gels Spring Energy seemed to recently pop on the scene by storm. All at once, runners everywhere swore by the nutrition brand. I’ve tried … Continue reading "First Look: Spring Energy Gels"

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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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It’s the last day in our series of articles that offer a taster of the types of articles and information that some Ultra168 patreons can get access to via the Ultra168 insiders tier of support. If you haven’t seen, Ultra168 Read More ...

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What’s the nutrition secret of professional runners? It’s not Paleo or gluten-free or vegan. It’s that almost everyone who sustains high mileage for an extended time is a talented eater … Continue reading "The Nutrition Secret of the Pros"

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It’s 7:45 p.m and the sweat from your “easy” run is still crystallized on your brow. You still need to stretch, foam roll, do core, work out your plantar with the lacrosse ball, meditate, edit your … Continue reading "Chipotle Black Bean Burgers: A Hangry Runner’s Quick Fix"

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Let’s face it, nutrition in races can be a bit hit and miss for most people. What worked perfectly in training, can often be thrown out of the window in races due to a variety of reasons. A change in Read More ...

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Trail Butter’s Dark Chocolate & Coffee Nut Butter Blend Price: $6 to $65 Trail Butter is an almond butter-based blend that comes in a medium-sized pouch with a twist off cap (small, one-use pouches are … Continue reading "First Look: Trail Butter Fuel"

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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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Snow Monkey Hemp Ice Treat Price: $7 When presented with a treat that is paleo, gluten free, nut free, vegan and dairy free, one might be skeptical—dubious even. We runners love our healthy bowls and green drinks and protein-rich bars, but there is a line, right? Snow Monkey is aiming to change all that with … Continue reading "First Look: Snow Monkey Hemp Ice Cream"

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Pre-packaged running snacks are convenient and easy—but they can be expensive and full of unwanted ingredients. That is why we are searching high and low for do-it-yourself trail meals and snacks that will save you money, give you more dietary flexibility and taste amazing. Tested by dirtbags, for dirtbags. To participate, send your recipe and … Continue reading "Fuel for the Long Run: Carrot Banana Muffins"

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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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Pre-packaged running snacks are convenient and easy—but they can be expensive and full of unwanted ingredients. That is why we are searching high and low for do-it-yourself trail meals and snacks that will save you money, give you more dietary flexibility and taste amazing. Tested by dirtbags, for dirtbags. Grilled Halloumi Wraps Adapted from a … Continue reading "Fuel for the Long Run—Grilled Halloumi Wraps"

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Run Gum Price: $2 per pack or $23 per 12 pack Flavors: Cinnamon, Mint, Fruit Run Gum is chewing gum with caffeine, taurine and B vitamins. Designed by Nick Symmonds, a Brooks athlete who specializes in the 800- and 1500-meter events, Run Gum comes in a two-piece packet; each piece looks similar to a Nuun hydration … Continue reading "First Look: Run Gum"

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Munk Pack Protein Cookie MSRP: $17 for pack of 6 When the package of Munk Pack Protein Cookies was delivered to the Trail Runner office, there was a blurred frenzy of activity. Before I could choose a flavor for myself, they were gone. Not just bored editors in need of something to nibble while scrolling Facebook, … Continue reading "First Look: Munk Pack Protein Cookie"

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This is sugar. Sweet, sticky, syrupy, goodness. A delight to our taste buds… yet the bane of our existence. Or is it? Instead of swearing off the sweet stuff, let’s examine sugar from an objective lens. C6H12O6 , also known as glucose, is our body’s preferred source of energy. And not just during exercise. Even … Continue reading "The Sugar Lowdown"

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Check out my interview with Rob on Training For Ultras Podcast . Go to Podcast Interview

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I recently had the opportunity to chat with Rylee McDermott at Man Bun Run Podcast. Click on the link to go to the interview on iTunes. Go to Podcast Interview

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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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Nutrition. What we put into our bodies is just as important as the scrutiny we give to our training blocks. No matter how competitive an athlete you may be, how you fuel your body is integral to not only feeling good, but staying healthy as well. While there is no one way to eat, there […]

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Dr. Mark Cucuzzella rejoins The Nation to discuss many health and fitness myths. Make sure you watch his 8:25 Video that show the principles of natural running. Be sure to spend some time learning at The Natural Running Center web site. Visit Two Rivers Treads running store either in person or call them and ask […]

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European Executive Producers, Erica and Warren Pole, take a flight on Santa’s sleigh to join us in studio for a holiday grab bag (aka. drop bag or TRN Audio Magazine) we call: Santa’s Running Bag. Be sure to listen to the entire podcast to find out how to get a FREE sample of 33 Shake […]

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Over the next 2-3 months, I will be publishing three articles breaking down the three macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fats – and the role they each play in our daily nutrition and around exercise.

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No, I didn't run an ultra this weekend, I didn't push the physical limits like other did for instance at the 24-hour World Championships or the California International Marathon. Actually I didn't run at all since my fast, albeit 0.1-mile short,

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Episode 145 of Talk Ultra brings you an interview with Jeff Browning who has been dominating the 100-mile racing scene with a string of highly placed finishes – but how? Jeff tells us the secrets of his success in a fascinating interview. We …

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In December of 2014, we spoke with Brian MacKenzie, founder of crossfit endurance, ultrarunner and co-author of “Unbreakable Runner, Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong”.  He joined The Nation to talk about how you can train for lifelong healthy and sustainable running by incorporating crossfit endurance training.  The […]

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How many times have you been having a great run and then BAM, your stomach goes south?  In this podcast, Warren Pole, from 33 Shake and Brad Kearns, from Primal Endurance, join The Nation to discuss how to minimize stomach problems. Article from TrainRight.com:Stomach issues

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A week after the 2017 Bigfoot 200 Endurance Race, we look back at the race from a few different perspectives: Finisher, Don Freeman (finishing in 23rd) Race Director, Candice Burt 200-mile virgin, Bob Crowley – who is registered for the 2017 Tahoe 200!!!!! Crewman, Scott Warr

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