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Good news! Your Singletrack team will be hosting an aid station at the Hillbilly Half and Mountain Marathon this March. It’s one of the most fun and gnarliest races in the area that you definitely should sign up for. And we’ll be there, so of course it will be wild. Also on this week’s show: …

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The crew retells their latest fun-filled adventure at the boggy North Slope of the Capitol Forest. Weather-related race cancelations are discussed and what a lobbying group for trail runners would focus on. Deep stuff. Show Notes: The Capitol Forest Orcas 100 cancelation email A Mighty Wind – on iTunes.

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Your hosts discover new to them sun-filled trails so close to home and introduce Capitol Forest. The usefulness of micro spikes is debated and how one finds the physical and mental energy to get up and go on regular training runs. Show Notes: Doug’s favorite song of all time. TopoMaps+, the essential mapping tool to keep …

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Doug runs the Nookacamps Winter race, actually runs it twice! And finishes it, with his grandpa. You’re awesome Grandpa Scott, and you too Doug, well done. You’re beloved hosts also discuss the on-boarding of new technology and how to cook the best taco meat. Like the white experts they are. Thanks to Rickey Gates and …

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 Mathias did it! He finished his winter project of running every damn single street in Olympia, Washington. The team (even Barbara Walters makes an appearance) have a lengthy conversation around goal setting, personal dreams, and life affirming projects. That is the essence of these short, weird, fun few years we walk and run on this …

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 Topics in this week’s episode include the UTMB draw, cherry coke, and dynamite. Doug signs up to Run the Rut mountain race, again! And the team gets political by yelling at asshats cutting down trees at Joshua Tree National Park due to the government shutdown. Show Notes: UTMB Draw Results announced The Rut Mountain …

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 It’s the new year and plans must be made, dreams hatched, and projects planned. Share with us your dream adventure project for 2019 via audio message and we’ll include in an upcoming show. Oh, and don’t forget to stretch after your run. Shownotes: Deutscher Alpenverein celebrates 150 years with re-release of ‘Fire and Ice’ …

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Groundbreaking Obscure. Memorable. Hilarious. Artistic. Sometimes, there are movies that are too good to not be shared, Fire and Ice is one of them. In this week’s episode, Mathias and Doug give themselves a present by discussing the 1986 German Ski Film, Fire and Ice. Full of memorable quotes, ski dancing, tongue rolling and incredible …

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Singing, seriousness, and storms! Mathias and Doug continue their conversation about running the streets, respond to listener feedback, running with saws and even get into the technical details on route planning and tracking. Despite Doug’s best efforts to derail Mathias with random comments, your favorite co-hosts also manage to find time to talk about Zinke’s …

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Let the year-end extravaganza begin. Your hosts review their best runs of the last year, and shares tips on how to make a vegan pavlova, while eating pork jerky. Commitments are made to volunteer more in the new year and how to strike up the right conversations at the next family holiday gathering. Show Notes: …

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 In this brief chat Douglas and Mathias discuss the pros and cons of creating your own ultra adventure vs. participating in organized races. Mathias drinks whiskey with a headlamp on while sharing the progress on his EverySingleStreet project using a SPOTX satellite messenger. Later your favorite hosts make an urgent appeal to take the …

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In this week’s jam packed episode, Mathias embraces the holiday spirit, Douglas makes 90s hip hop references, we discuss running the roads of Olympia for #RunEveryRoad or #everysingleroad and then we dive back into our amazing gear reviews. We also highlight the brand new Summit Book 2019, now available on our website, and Douglas answers …

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This week, Mathias and Doug catch up on the latest running projects they have been enduring, wax poetic about the Olympic Peninsula’s Mount Ellinor and work up an appetitive talking about Pizza, Burgers and Shakes with this week’s sponsor, Eastside Big Toms. After the break, your co-hosts chat about the upcoming holidays and then dive …

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 We’re awake again! Your faithful hosts are recapping Day 2 of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (including celebrity sightings!), chat about their #OptOutside plans, and share their favorite pies for Thanksgiving. Yes, it is that time of the year! Shownotes: Best pizza place in Denver, you might just see Kilian too. Kilian Jornet: ‘Summits …

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Live from the OR show in Denver, Colorado, Mathias and Douglas discuss the trade show in great length while trying to stay awake after long trips to get there. Stoked by the environmentally friendly new products, political activism of the Outdoor Industry, talking to new and old favorite companies, and a few quirky contraptions, your …

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The crew makes a heartfelt plea to use your senses and go out and vote. Really, life as we know it depends on it. They also talk running slumps, how to review products review in-kind and pacing friends on really big races. Shownotes: On Cloudventure Peak Trail Running Shoe Sponsors: Got a product you want to …

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After a whirlwind travel week your friendly neighborhood podcasting hosts share stories of fall adventures at castles in Germany, running into friends on Cub Peak above Hoodsport, WA and how much broken fingers hurt. They didn’t talk about cured ham or delicious cakes, which they regret deeply. Mathias also shares his first big race signup …

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How many questions can Doug and Mathias answer in very short period of time. Not diddle-daddling allowed. They also cover the joy of running while traveling to far away places and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming Holiday Gift Guide show. Shownotes: Burn it down – AWOLNATION Killing in the name of – Rage …

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Twenty-five episodes in and the crew is not slowing down. They are celebrating with new limited editions shirts – get some, people! Chips are eating, trails are run and races are selected for the new year. It’s a full show. Shownotes: Go Run a Trail – the super-limited, super-awesome shirt La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail …

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While drinking too much tea Doug and Mathias discuss the challenges of running on difficult downhill terrain. The team celebrates local parks and owls and highlights the gnarliest trails. Mathias gets a lesson on the history of cross country racing. And Doug learns about an ice skating rink for Olympia. Shownotes: Beast of Big Creek …

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We interview Joseph Bridges from Stagrack, a brand new roof rack coming to Kickstarter this October. Afterwards a heated discussion ensues about the virtues of building and kicking cairns. Mathias volunteers at an elementary school and Doug shares the latest on the #NatureWritingChallenge. Shownotes: Outwild – Intentional life design for the adventure and outdoor-minded Stagrack.com …

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The show is kicking off with an interview with Sanni McCandless about Outwild – The new event series, resource hub and fall festival for adventurers seeking community. Afterwards the team is discussing favorite race t-shirts, race starting line music, and Duck Tales. We’re also celebrating National Public Lands Day and towels. Shownotes: Outwild – Intentional …

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We’re officially introducing a rebranding of this fine outdoor podcast to the newly christened: SingleBREAD. Mathias bakes bread and Douglas eats it. Oh right, we’re also recapping our weekend runs up to Electric Peak and Mt. Gladys respectively. There’s a conversation about fall running and finding joy on trails in the lowlands once the snow …

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Back from vacation the team dives into a jam-packed show headlined by an interview with the awesome Jenny Vierling, cofounder of Tailwind Nutrition. The team discusses the benefits of training slow, the UTMB carnage from the prior weekend, new FKTs on the Wonderland Trail, and the endless/pointless discussion around people misbehaving in the wild. Phew… …

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Mathias shares some big personal news, which brings the hosts to question their facial hair choices. Recovery footwear is tested, approved and may or may not require a towel. Shownotes: Sole Oofos OluKai Shamma Hookit.com MathiasEichler.com Sponsors: Got a cool product to advertise? Get in touch.

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It’s finally family vacation time for Mathias and he’s in the exciting planning stages to escape the wildfire smokes in the Pacific Northwest and head to Yosemite. Douglas shares his childhood experiences from visiting this crazy popular National Park and they try to figure out how to make this trip the most memorable ever. We’ll …

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Between praising the virtues of night running and discussing the challenges of running on sandy beaches we’re bringing you this week an extra special interview with U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer representing Washington’s 6th District. Derek is co-sponsoring an important bill with bipartisan support that aims to help the National Parks with their maintenance backlog. There’s …

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We’re excited to bring you an exclusive interview with the ladies who just crushed the FKT on the Press Traverse in Olympic National Park. Also: Mathias runs up to Camp Muir at sunrise and Doug is stretching before his runs while dreaming of the cooler temperatures of fall. Shownotes: The Press Traverse on Fastest Known …

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Mathias finally gets to run a seriously epic route and makes Douglas envious. Delicious FourPoints energy bars are being throughly tested. Your hosts also take a look at the new premium features in Strava called ‘Summit’ and their cool route creation tool. The community board Fastest Known Time gets as cool facelift which inspires for …

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 In this very special episode we interview friend of the show Chuck Malinski, who with his friend Matt attempted to trail run/climb Mount Lena along the Hood Canal in Olympic National Park. With bad visibility the two got completely turned around and found themselves lost on the section beyond Upper Lena Lake. Stumbling through …

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The crew celebrates the perfect weekday run. Right out the door, a great mixture of terrain, like a great burger, it’s there for you when you need it most. Also: Mathias has a great idea on how to keep that commitment to our personal dream projects. It involves $150 and might get you a t-shirt, …

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Server transition – sorry about all the dust! Doug runs Bangtail Divide and is all smiles. Summer is here and our training runs are sweaty and sometimes shirtless. Mathias dreams up a new audacious project, that’s both doable and insane. SPONSOR: This episode of SINGLETRACK is brought to you by Heritage Bank – What’s your …

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Douglas tells us about his upcoming race: Bangtail Divide. Mathias almost died of heatstroke on his Kaiser loops. Both share their favorite drinks from the Fourth of July. The big topic they tackle is around how to properly train for a big race and how to not let your inflated expectations frustrate you on race …

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Your hosts take a deeper look at the gear that carried them through the Broken Arrow Skyrace and what food they love eating at aid stations. We answer the question how important mental strength is during a long race and how cool it would’ve been if Mathias’ iPhone had any juice left for some music …

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This is our very very special Road Trip episode. Douglas and I wanted to capture the thrill and the essence of our road trip all the way from Olympia to Squaw Valley by Lake Tahoe where we finally got to run the Broken Arrow Skyrace. There’s a lot in this episode, a detailed breakdown of …

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Almost road trip time! Your hosts are discussing plans for their trip down to Tahoe for the Broken Arrow Sky Race. Doug also gives a detailed play-by-play of his recent crash on the trails where he tripped downhills and fell flat on his face. Glad he’s okay! This is a great time to remind everyone of the …

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With less than two weeks to their first big race of the season Douglas and Mathias compare final notes and training runs thus far. When will tapering begin, what are their plans for nutrition on race day, and what shoes will they be wearing? Also: A first look at some planned adventures in the mountains …

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