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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 still loves running 5Ks.  He has set world records as the fastest […]

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Take a run with Rob Steger (34 of Highlands Ranch, CO) host of The Training For Ultra podcast. Rob is also the author of his book Training for Ultra. In this episode Rob shares

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Zach Ornelas won American River 50 miler just over a year ago. Then he represented the US at the IAU Trail Championships in Spain, then he  won the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships at Tussey Mountainback. Less than two months later he finished California International Marathon (CIM) with a three …

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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 how she deals with set backs.  Cat is a true […]

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host “Sherpa” John Lacroix as he explores motivation. In this episode he discusses intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, as well as the 10 other types of motivation that exists.

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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 we talk with the Senior Sports Marketing Manager, Mike McMannis […]

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host “Sherpa” John Lacroix as he explores the concept of Human Potential. In this episode Sherpa defines what Human Potential is by breaking it down, and discussing how

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Jimmy Elam has been running competitively since he was nine years old. He was an All American in college, ran his first and only marathon in 2:21, and has had tremendous success in the MUT scene, setting a CR at the wild and competitive Broken Arrow Skyrace, pushing Walmsley hard …

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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 Scott, Steve House and Killian Jornet.  Scott discusses the keys to training for […]

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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” in downtown Auburn California recognizing their contributions.  We sit down and chat about the […]

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Anna Mae Flynn had an incredible performance at Lake Sonoma on Saturday, finishing it off by overtaking race leader YiOu Wang in the final 1/4 mile of the race. At the finish line she was offered a Golden Ticket to Western States Endurance Run and she told RD Craig Thornley …

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host “Sherpa” John and his guests Jamie Reichler and Sheryl Wheeler as they dive deeper into runner’s responses from the 2019 Stories Ultra. In this episode we hear

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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 better version of ourselves. We discuss his newest […]

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Last weekend Gabi Maudiere lined up at American River 50 miler and felt off from the start. She battled stomach issues the whole way, never able to shake the nausea and finally throwing in the towel at mile 42. So what happened? She’s run the distance before. Heck, she’d won …

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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 discuss the specific chapters of Endure: Podcast #1:   The Unforgiving Minute, The Conscience Quitter, Heat, […]

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Guillaume Arthus joins me to talk about an acronym he’s been using to describe alt-format events in this wacky sport of ours. MEAN stands for Mind – Endurance – Autonomy – Navigation and describes events with increased mental strain, abnormally long distances, many, many hours of alone time, and map …

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Take a run with Ultra Stories host “Sherpa” John as he tells tales of The Barkley, and the Niwot’s Challenge. Sherpa ran in the 2010 Barkley Marathons completing one successful loop of the course

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RunBum RD Sean Blanton joined me for a discussion about a call he made this past weekend that I have serious disagreements with. What better way than to discuss the issue on a live call, agree to disagree, then move on to better topics like Barkley, media, sponsors, Anton, podcasts, …

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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 active.com’s article “5 Pre-race Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid” by Kelly Bastone Previous Podcasts with […]

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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 learn more about Sally  

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In this episode we dive into tales and concepts from the 2019 Stories Ultra. Sam Wagner and Kate Welle join Sherpa John to listen to race interviews and discuss the subject matter. First, we

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Where Ryan Lange lacks in raw leg speed or a monster VO2 max, he makes up for in enthusiasm for the trails. Ryan’s 21, lives in Jersey, and besides running 200s, also likes to DJ at EDM events and hunt white tail deer. In a sport made of people with …

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Kami Semick was at the top of her game 10 years ago, ran for a few years, then stopped completely. Now she's back at it, but with an entirely new outlook on racing.

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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 Ultrarunning’ which has become the benchmark book for ultramarathon training. During his coaching career, he has managed over […]

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Take a run with Gary Dudney, a 66 year old ultrarunner from Monterey Bay, CA. Gary has been running ultras since the mid-90s, and in that time has has finished 68 one-hundred milers, and

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Miguel Ordorica has paced and crewed Kaci Lickteig in most of her races since she hit the ultra scene. What's he learned along the way?

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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, she had never toed the line at the distance (in a […]

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Take a run with Faith Raymond, a 53 year old ultrarunner from Groton, CT. In this episode we hear how Faith transitioned from endurance horse rides, to ultramarathons. We briefly discuss the history of

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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.

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Dani Moreno (HOKA/rabbit) lined up for her first trail ultramarathon last week and ran away with the USATF 50k Trail Championship title. Nice work for her first ultra! Want to hear more about her training and whether we’ll see her at more ultras? Make no mistake, Dani Moreno’s no newbie …

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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 Europe What’s the Point MS is BS This Tastes a Little Salty […]

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Matt Daniels will be the first sub 4 minute miler to line up for Western States Endurance Run this June. In his first 100k last weekend, Matt won a Golden Ticket by leading from early on in the race and he’s ready to bite off even more this summer. With …

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Take a run with Nathan Sanel, a 50 year old ultrarunner from St. Johnsbury, VT. In this episode Nathan and Sherpa discuss the ultra mindset, most pointedly discussing the art of facing, accepting, and

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A podcast without a guest! I run down some of the top MUT stories from the week. Links: Jeff Browning’s strength routine. Ethan Newberry’s new race in Washington…Tiger Claw! Ryan Sandes’ Tarawera Report Kelly Agnew’s latest problem: Stealing from his employer. More on his problem cheating in ultras. More on the Piece of String race. This Week …

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Take a run with Mirna “The Mirnavator” Valerio, a 43 year old ultrarunner from Montpelier, VT. In most running circles, Mirna needs no introduction. In this episode we talk about Mirna’s journey into running

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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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Amy Puzey lined up at Houston Marathon after a perfect block of training, but when the gun fired, she fell apart. What happened, and how can she prevent it next time?

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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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Brittany Peterson joins Sarah and I to talk about her recent win at Bandera and Golden Ticket win. How will she translate her skyrunning skills to The Big Dance? We'll see in June!

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How many people win UROY and qualify for the Olympic Trials in the half marathon in the same year? Not many. Jim shares his story right this way---->

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Take a run with host Sherpa John as he sits down with Kate Welle and Sam Wanger of Golden, CO as a follow up episode to last week’s interview with Marshall Ulrich. In this

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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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Sarah and I chat with FKT/UD head honcho Buzz Burrell about the ethics and people behind FKTs and where our sport is headed. We also talk aging, mixed drinks, podcasts, and more.

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Take a run with Marshall Ulrich, 67 of Evergreen, CO. This episode was recorded in front of a LIVE studio audience at RNK Running & Walking in Parker, CO. Marshall Ulrich is the author

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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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I’ve been semi-obsessed with trail running in the Himalayas since my race in India two years ago. I found the trails, the people, the exchange rate, and the culture perfect for getting in some big miles, so I asked an expert to join me on this episode to talk about …

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Take a run with Karey Cooper, 38 of Forest Ranch, CA. Karey is the owner and race director of the Loco Race Series in Northern California. In this episode we hear about the devastating

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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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