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Trail Running Podcasts, Resources & Discussion

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Stress + Rest = Growth - with the 3 Coaches  

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to play the Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down game covering these topics:

NSAIDS Cryotherapy Whoop - recovery tracker Foam Rolling

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

UTMB: The Biggest 100 Miler in the  World - Part 2  

The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) has become one of the world's most desired races.  Why?

This race series lasts from August 28th - September 3rd (2017) and offers many different race distances with breathtaking views.

Majo Srnik is running UTMB for the first time and gets advice from 2014 4th-place finisher Jason Schlarb

We talk about

aid station foods fuling strategies how the 6:00 pm start effects runners Mandatory Gear List
UTMB: The Biggest 100 Miler in the  World - Part 1  

The Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB) has become one of the world's most desired races.  Why?

This race series lasts from August 28th - September 3rd (2017) and offers many different race distances with breathtaking views.

UTMB veteran and podium finishing Tim Toloffson and Sally McRae join The Nation to discuss this amazing race.

Mandatory Gear List Sign up for Tim & Sally's coach, Mario Fraioli's "Morning Shakeout"
Trail Runners; TRIBE or Community?  

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 suffering.  What can we learn from our tribe?  What can we do to help our tribe flourish.

East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Brian Chontosh sit around the table to talk about the Sebastian Junger book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.  Don met Brian, a decorated and retired Major in the Marine Corp and Navy Cross recipient, international adventure racer last year as they were experiencing the Tahoe 200-mile Endurance Run.

 

Visit Brian's company, Crooked Butterfly

Get coached by AJW

Partners

BioTropic Labs

Under Armour

Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion  

Do you ever have thoughts and feelings you don't want?

Sport and exercise psychologist,  Dr. Simon Marshall and 3-time Xterra world champion, Lesley Paterson join The Nation to help us understand how the brain works and how we can train it to make our training, racing and personal life better.

They co-authored the book, "Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion"

You can learn more about their unique coaching paradigm HERE Simon coaches your brain and Lesley coaches your body.

Try out their FREE "Smog Report" personalized advice to optimize your training

Fun video introduction of the book.

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Under Armour Mountain Running Series

Enter the code: TRNATION at checkout for 20% off registration

Check out Under Armour's new trail shoes

Dr. Phil Maffetone was RIGHT all along!  

Dr. Phil Maffetone rejoins The Nation to talk about insulin resistance and the addictive properties of sugars.

Read his article, "Overfat Pandemic"

We also discuss the recent Nike sub 2-hour marathon event and Dr. Phil's "1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach-Here's How IT Will Go Down, and What it Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing"

Get the Maffetone App HERE

Take the 2 Week Test

Get a taste of Dr. Maffetone's best articles HERE

Phil Maffetone's MUSIC

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!  

Recently, Scott had a friend ask him in a text, "what kind of running shoes should I buy?"

Wow!  how do you answer that question with a short reply text?  One of the subjects that can monopolize a LONG training run or a ultra race is about shoes.  We all like to talk about them.  We all have our opinions and preferences.  And the stories.....we can recall races from years ago and vividly remember which shoe we ran in.  Some of us die a little when a manufacture discontinues or modifies our favorite shoes.  Who isn't guilty of going to the store and buying 5-6 pair of your favorites before they are gone?

We get the unique opportunity to talk to Steven Shorter, a shoe designer for Altra Running.  He talks to us about how he became a shoe designer, the process of developing a new shoe, why shoes are always changing, some trends in running footwear...opening the curtain and giving us a sneak peak to some of the new Altra models.

Make sure you listen to this podcast on a tempo run, because you might find your HR elevate a little.

Our Podcast with Golden Harper, Altra Running founder.

Post Race Wrap Up- 2017 Western States 100  

AJW and Tim Twietmeyer join us on the track at Placer High School (finish of the Western States 100) to talk about how the last 30 hours played out.  There were 369 well trained athletes that toed the line.  All of these runners demand our respect and admiration; they are examples to us of goal setting, hard work, and courage. This year's race played out to be very unique and challenging.

Also joining us is this year's 7th place finisher, Jacqueline Merrett, to discuss her first time running.

Stephanie Howe Violett, 12th place, joins us with her husband, Zach Violett (2016 finisher) to discuss her day and lesson's learned.

Results

2017 Western States 100 Preview with Andy Jones-Wilkins  

AJW joins us in Studio G two days prior to The Big Dance.  Andy just came off his own 100-mile adventure, Bighorn 100, last week.  We talk about skating on mud, Biblical rain storms, concussions, and "shared suffering".

We then get into this years WS100;

The Course this year  changes environmental challenges ("running on a pizza store") wait list drug testing Some amazing people & stories to watch Vaticinate who the top Men and Women will be
Preparing for Western States 100 with Stephanie Howe Violett  

Dr. Stephanie Violett is a patient elite athlete that has learned a lot over the last year of recovering.  8 days prior to her third running of Western States 100, she joins The Nation to discuss how her simple rules of running and life have changed.

"Fueling on the Fly" article

Previous podcasts with Stephanie:

Stephanie Howe Violett Shares Her Simple Rules Stephanie Howe: Nutrition for losing weight vs. improving fitness

You can find Stephanie and some of her YUMMY recipes here:  StephanieHoweViolett.com

Instagram Facebook Twitter Nathan Sports Vapor Howe Cliff Bar The North Face

 

Majo Srnik from Zero to Ultra  

Michelle Barton learns that Scott Warr is hiking the Sierras this week and suggests she take over the show.   She invites her Luna teammate Majo Srnik on and we talk about running in Mexico, USA and Canada.  We discuss barefoot running, his first ultra is a 24 hour race and more.  Turns out Michelle can win races and produce a podcast. 

You can find Majo on Instagram at majocalgary 

This episode brought to you courtesy of Tailwind Nutrition and Ultrarunning Magazine.  You can find them on our  Partners Page at TrailrunnerNation.com 

 

PS These are not Scott's show notes.  

TRN Audio Magazine - 4th Edition  

Michelle Barton and Warren Pole join The Nation as guest writers for this new installment of the Audio Magazine.

Here are some links to what we discussed:

Warren's Ted Talk he referenced: David Epstein, "Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?" 1904 Olympic Marathon "More Efficient Sleep" by Warren Pole Is A Lack of Sleep Before a Race Really A Bad Thing? Running on No Sleep

The Keto Reset with Brad Kearns and Zach Bitter  

Top endurance athlete, author, podcaster and coach, Brad Kearns rejoins The Nation to talk about fueling and metabolism.  Fat-adapted poster-child and coach, Zach Bitter co-hosts and gives us perspective from his experiences.

The Primal Endurance book

Primal Blueprint web site

Link to Brad's previous podcast, "Going Primal" 

Becoming Stubborn with Devon Yanko and AJW  

The word Stubborn has a negative connotation in many cases.  In this podcast, Devon Yanko and Andy Jones-Wilkins dive deep into the philosophy of stubborn.

Is it good for an unltrarunner to be stubborn? How do you know when to give up? Or is this a time to take your heels in and persevere? Where is the line? Stubbornness can be a result of successful experiences but can be detrimental when you lose perspective.

Life in A Day, a film by Billy Yang featuring Devon Yanko

If you are in the California North Bay, go try some "Cuisine Genius" made by Devon at M.H. Bread and Butter

Racing vs. Surviving an Ultra with Andy Dubois  

How many times have you killed the first half or two-thirds of a race, the wheels come off the bus, and then it is a question of survival for the last quarter?

Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to discuss how we can prepare and execute a race and increase our chances of racing others or ourselves the entire distance.  Michelle Barton, joins to cohost and give perspective from her 80 wins.

Here is the ARTICLE that we refer to during the podcast.

Link to Andy's previous podcast, "Is Supplementary Salt Needed in a Race?"

Altra-Runners Meghan, Zach and Nicole  

The Nation gathers at Gold Country Run and Sport to do a live podcast with Meghan Arbogast, Zach Bitter and Nicole Kalogeropoulus.  All three run for Altra Running and will be toeing the line at the 2017 Western States 100.  We talk with these athletes about their training, preparation, and philosophies of running 100 miles.  Some of the topics include:

training intensity longevity training cycles base building interval / track workouts power hiking
Metabolic Flexibility with Christopher Kelly  

Christopher Kelly, a professional endurance mountain biker, joins The Nation to explain how his dependance on sugar and carbohydrates began causing him some health issues including pre-diabetic blood sugar levels.  After listening to his busy physicians he took control of his health and began learning everything he could.  He then began a diet reset that evolved into a high fat and lower carbohydrate lifestyle.  He compares his experience with our co=host, Zach Bitter and the benefits they have seen.

You can find Christopher Kelly on his podcast, "Nourish, Balance, Thrive" or you can get more information on his coaching and testing services at NourishBalanceThrive.com

Zach Bitter and his coaching services can be found HERE 

Sh#@ You Don't Do On The Trail  

Tim Twietmeyer and Bob Crowley join The Nation to help the Noob with trail etiquette.

Here is their list:

Trail Etiquette

Girlie Man Failed Liftoff Pass The Ass Too Close Carole (or Carl) Can’t Un-see That Blood Letting Downwind

Aid Station Etiquette

Wayne’s World Rule Double-Dipper Ice This! Drip Dip Beam Blind Ear Bud Bud Ska’s The Limit
Technical Talk with 3 Fast Coaches  

Ian Sharman, Joe Uhan and Matt Laye return to Trail Runner Nation to discuss some interesting topics including:

Power Meters - do they have a place in trail running? Supplemental Ketones - can they help us? Marijuana in training and racing

Visit

College of Idaho with Assistant Professor, Matt Laye

Sharman Ultra - Endurance Coaching

Uhan Performance

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