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Trail Running Podcasts, Resources & Discussion

Episodes

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

Deliberate Practice Leads to Success  

Do you want to be a great runner?  Do you want to perform at your best?  In Malcom Gladwell's best-selling book, Outliers - The Story of Success, we are introduced to the 10,000 hour rule.  Gladwell explains that we can become an expert at something if we do it for 10,000 hours.  This is based on research done by clinical psychologist, Anders Ericsson.  Anders expands on this theory by saying that the 10,000 hours must be done with deliberate practice.  TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins  joins The Nation with Magdalena Boulet discuss the idea of deliberate practice and how we can become much better by following its simple rules:

Set good goals Break things down to simple movements and practice them with purpose Push yourself out of your comfort zone Get feedback

AJW's article on Deliberate Practice

Anders Ericsson's book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Great podcast: Freakenomics - How to Become Great at Just About Anything

It's OUR Land.  How to Protect It  

Regardless where you live in the world, we all enjoy our sport on public lands.  In the U.S.A., we have over 640 million acres (259 million hectares) of public lands.  These lands are managed for us by many different federal agencies.  Quietly, there are deals being made that will transfer this management from the federal to the state level.  WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

Ultrarunner, Emily Peterson joins The Nation to help us

understand what and how this is going on, why we should care, where we can get more information and how we can make our voices heard and how we can keep these lands available to our community

Regardless of where you live, we need to help protect and preserve our outdoor trails.  Become informed and take action.

 Run Wild Instagram  Run Wild t-shirt fund raiser  Outdoor Industry Association referenced report specific to Utah  Patagonia's produced video regarding Bear's Ears National Monument  Outside Magazine's article Run Wild Website An example of HOW being involved can help Join the Run-in on Earth Day, April 22.  Go for a run, post a photo and tag #runwild #TRN
Running for Fun with Michelle Barton  

Michelle Barton started running ultras 14 years ago.  In this short career, she has amassed an impressive resume including:

1st place at her second 100-mile race (Javelina Jundred in 2006) 80 wins 5 over-all wins (men and women) over 24 course records broke 5 course records & 5 wins within a 6 week time frame

We talk to Michelle about how her love of the outdoors led to her running and how her running, training and gear have changed over the years.

VIDEO of this year's Caballo Blanco Ultra in Mexico.

Follow her Father's 78-mile run on his 78th birthday HERE

Follow Michelle:

Instagram: MichellemBarton

Facebook: Michelle Barton https://www.facebook.com/michellesierra2000

Facebook athlete page: UltraBarton

Twitter: Michelle Barton

Strava: Michelle Barton https://www.strava.com/athletes/6991071

 

Check out Travis Macy's book, "Ultra Mindset" and 

$150 off THE ULTRA MINDSET ACADEMY eCOURSE: 8 weeks 20 min/day on your own schedule Weekly group video call with Travis Usual tuition fee $385; TRN listener tuition fee $235 www.travismacy.com/courses

Contact Travis via his web site for the discount.

Fastest Known Time Adventures of the Year with Buzz Burrell  

Buzz Burrell, Brand Director at Ultimate Direction, adventurer, ultra runner, and modern-day explorer, joins The Nation to talk about how hydration has evolved over the years and where he believe it is going.  He also talks about the first annual Fastest Known Time Of the Year awards that were recently published in the March 2017 issue of Ultrarunning Magazine.

Ultrarunning Magazine's Fastest Known Time Of the Year Article

Fastest Known Times website

Ultimate Direction Website

Trail Running Stories - Fact or Fiction?  

Team Beast Coast, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ashley Walsh,  won our last game show, "$100,000 Pyramid - Nation Style".  They join The Nation along with two additional West Coast teams

Team "Smells Like Wasatch Spirit", Jimmy Dean Freeman and Deirdre Greenholz

Team "Over Here", Don and Scott (we made up the game and the rules = Advantage

Life in a Day - 4 Inspiring Women at 2016 WS100  

Film-maker Billy Yang joins The Nation to introduce the characters of his recent film, "Life in a Day", an inspirational story four women running the 2016 Western States 100.  Billy, Magda, Anna Mae, and Devon join us to talk about the race and the film.

Magdalena Boulet
Anna Mae Flynn

Devon Yanko

Kaci Lickteig (unable to join us)

After screening his film in many locations, Billy will be making it available to watch on his web site and youtube channel.

Vulnerability: Our Greatest Measure of Courage  

The word "vulnerability" has traditionally had a negative connotation; only the weak are vulnerable.   Andy Jones-Wilkins and Candice Burt join The Nation to discuss an alternative definition: a definition of power and ownership.

AJW's articles on vulnerability:  "Becoming Vulnerable"  and "Vulnerability: Strength or Weakness"

Brené Brown's book, "The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage"

Brené Brown's Ted Talk video

The movie, "In and Out" trailer

Guarantee yourself some vulnerability at one of Candice Burt's races: Destination Trail Run

How Can the Science Help You Train and Race Better? Part 1  

Recently, Travis Macy underwent a battery of tests at eNRG Performance in Boulder, Colorado.  We were intrigued to see what these tests were, why he decided to undergo them, and how he can use this information to change his diet and training to be an efficient endurance runner.  Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD, METS II & Leadville 100 finisher, joins the conversation to help us understand.

Here are the tests that they did:

Metabolic Efficiency (ME) testing Lactate Threshold (LT) testing Sweat Sodium Concentration Testing VO2max Testing

In this podcast, we dive into the ME testing.  We will cover the other tests in upcoming podcast episodes.

If you have more question please email Dina at dina@enrgperformance.com

What is Fell Running? with Nicky Spinks  

To quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"

Nicky Spinks is an accomplished fell runner out of northern England.  Nicky and Warren Pole join The Nation to discuss what Fell running is, its origins, and where it fits with trail and ultra running.

We discuss one of the famous fell run challenges, the Bob Graham Round. Named after Bob Graham, who in June 1932 broke the Lakeland Fell record by traversing 42 fells within a 24-hour period, at the age of 42.

Each summer around 100 of the most highly tuned ultra-distance fell runners will attempt the 66-mile, 27,000 ft of ascent within the allotted 24 hours. Only one in three will succeed.  To date approximately 2055 people have completed the single round in 24 hours.

Nicky has set records on the Bob Graham Round in previous years.  In 2016, on her 10th anniversary of overcoming breast cancer, the 49-year-0ld bested the record for the DOUBLE Bob Graham Round.  This covers over 132 miles, 52,000' of ascent over 84 summits.  She did this in an amazing 45-1/2 hours!

Video about the Bob Graham Round with Salomon Running athlete Ricky Lightfoot

Nicky Spinks article re. her Double Bob Graham.

Video of Nicky completing the Double Bob Graham.

We also added a few words to our glossary:

Tussic

Moore

Heather

Jelly Babies

Tops

Clag

Peet

And finally,  to quote Mr. Warren Pole, "If you fall in Fall running Fell, now you have something!"

 

Nowhere Near First with Cory Reese  

Cory Reese, AKA Fast Cory, started running later in life and has become obsessed.  He has an entertaining way to share his experiences from the "back of the pack" via his BLOG, his column in Ultrarunning Magazine, and his social media pages.

Cory shares his life journey in his new book, "Nowhere Near First".

Have a Trail Running Adventure This Year  

Billy Yang and Jimmy Dean Freeman join The Nation to discuss trail running adventures.  They can take all forms and can be very complex or simple weekend affairs.  Do more than a routine training runs this year.  Have a running adventure!

See more of Billy Yang's film on Youtube

Mt. Gaoligong Video

TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 3  

Sally McRae and Warren Pole join the nation to review the newest volume of the TRN Audio Magazine.  Here is a list of the articles we discuss:

Tipping Point Blinded by the Light I may be Having a Heart Attack Goal!!!! This Season's Must Have Color is Orange Motivation: What is Your Goto Mantra? Brake or Break? Is that English? In the Long Shadow of Mont Blanc Now

Jacko Willink "Good" video

33 Shake weekly winners:

ejb74 https://www.instagram.com/ejb74/ Getting high in boise foothills   Staffsergeantrichardallan https://www.instagram.com/p/BPBnUw3DQA6/?taken-by=staffsergeantrichardallan Running the sights in DC   Todd Chandler Snowy trails https://www.instagram.com/p/BPP_lBHDxHw/?taken-by=toddchandler
TRN Time Machine with Tim Twietmeyer  

We jump in the TRN time machine and travel back to 1988 to compare how trail running has changed.  Tim Twietmeyer, 25-time, silver buckle owner and 5-time champion of Western States 100, join The Nation to discuss.

Winners of the 33shake photo promotion.  Each will receive 10 Satchels of the chia energy gel.  Post your photo/video on social media and tag #fuledby33shake and #inspiredbytrn to enter the weekly drawing.

Kristian Bak (Twitter @kristianbak79) from Denmark https://twitter.com/KristianBak79?lang=en-gb, great Danish trail shot   Laurie Nakauchi for a rocking team run shot https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAffSPjhVO/?taken-by=nakasmooch&hl=en   Sebastien Durandeau for this moody winter trail shot https://www.instagram.com/p/BPBLI6Rhiqy/?taken-by=oregoncoastrunner&hl=en
The Diet of the World's Fittest People with Matt Fitzgerald  

Matt Fitzgerald (sports nutritionist, writer, athlete, coach) hits another home run with his latest book, "The Endurance Diet: Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World's Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel and Perform Better".  (Whew, that was an endurance title).  Matt took the last two years to do in depth with the top endurance athletes from different sports and from around the world.

 

3 winners of the 33 Shake promotion:

1 Liz Morgan McGarraugh- bagged her goal of 1700 miles in a year, which - rather brilliantly - is 33 miles a week. What an excellent number.  PHOTO 2 Benfitz1.0  - for some great slow-mo trail action videos and an Instagram feed that is, basically, nothing but trail running. Apart from a few posts of trail running injuries…VIDEO  3 Lisa Fogg-Evans - awesome first night time solo trail run, hard core! VIDEO   You can win too.  Just post a photo or video showing how you enjoy the trails and tag it with #fueledby33shake and #inspiredbytrn.  A chance to win 10 satchels of 33 Shake energy gels and a chance to be the first (in the USA) to receive the 33 Shake All-in-one shake.
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