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Trail Runner Nation is devoted to sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community - from beginners to the pros! We offer tips and discussion regarding race nutrition, pacing strategy, mental focus and much more.

Trail Runner Nation is devoted to sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community - from beginners to the pros! We offer tips and discussion regarding race nutrition, pacing strategy, mental focus and much more.
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Trail Runner Nation is devoted to sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community - from beginners to the pros! We offer tips and discussion regarding race nutrition, pacing strategy, mental focus and much more.






Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

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 that has been done in recent years that will change the paradigm you may have about endurance. He explores the relationship of the mental and the physical and what we have learned from scientists on how we can maximize our potential. Andy Jones-Wilkins and Magda Boulet join The Nation to discuss four key chapters in the book,...


Suck Less Today with Brian Chontosh

Ultra Adventurer and leadership coach, Brian Chontosh, and his friend TJ Murphy join The Nation for a thought-provoking discussion on endurance events: Check out these links: Crooked ButterflyTosh's Instagram Previous podcast with Tosh regarding TribeSleepMonster Adventure Race in SwedenPrimal Quest ExpeditionArrowhead 135


Slow Down for Better Performance and Health with Brad Kearns

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 Brad's morning smoothie video Brad's cold therapy video Check out the Primal Endurance Podcast The Primal Endurance book Primal Blueprint web site


The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

ECEP, Andy Jones-Wilkins joins The Nation to talk about the Chip and Dan Heath best selling book, The Power of Moments- Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. We discuss why certain experiences can jolt us, elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our running, life and work. Check out AJW's article on Power of Moments at Irunfar Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer: May 11-13: Pisgah National Forest...


Discovering a New Reality with Adam Campbell

Adam Campbell spent the first 17 years of his life on the beaches of Nigeria where he developed his love of the outdoors. He now calls the Canadian Rockies home where he is an environmental & business lawyer. He is also a co-owner of Canada’s largest trail running series. He has competed in, and regularly placed on the podium at, some of the world's most challenging and competitive mountain running races and trail ultramarathons. -Ultra Trail Mount Fuji -Hardrock 100 -UTMB -Squamish...


Shifting Gears - Ben and Brittany Lighting

"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it" - Dennis P. Kimbro This is one of Ben Light's favorite quotes. Ben and Brittany Light rejoin The Nation to talk about how your attitude and perception can SHIFT to something better. We can Follow Ben Web SiteInstagram Great video to help motivate you to SHIFT


Living Life Outside the Comfort Zone with Stephanie Case

THE Ultra Running Girl, Stephanie Case, joins The Nation from Afghanistan a few short days after experiencing the jaws of the 2018 running of the Barkley Marathons. Stephanie has not only run many of the world's toughest trail ultras, but has extended her comfort zone by living in some very dangerous places in the world as a United Nations Human Rights Lawyer. Stephanie shares her experiences at Barkley, her three finishes at Tour de Geants, UTMB and others. Please consider supporting...


TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 6

TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Ultra trend-setter, Candice Burt join as contributing authors to the sixth edition of TRN Audio Magazine. Articles include: Run-cationVideo ArticleI Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing Your Pace Doesn't Affect The Motion Register for one of Candice's many cool races Meet up with Andy at one of his training camps this summer: May 11-13: Pisgah National Forest Ultrarunning Training Camp May 25-28 Memorial Day Ultrarunning...


Dylan Bowman Improve your performance with Hypoxia training

Dylan Bowman joins The Nation to teach us about high altitude training. We talk about hypoxia training, the different types and benefits of using the gear. VIDEOHypoxico


"Runners Are Crazy" - Greg McMillan

Coach Greg McMillan joins The Nation again to explain Past podcasts with Greg: Avoid the Race Day Freakout Give it a Rest Greg's books: You (Only Faster) Surviving the Marathon Freakout


Running Never Felt so GOOD- with Danny Dreyer

Coach Danny Dreyer joins The Nation to help us understand running economy and biomechanics. Danny is the creator of the popular ChiRunning (and ChiWalking). He teaches us that good alignment and posture will allow you to become more efficient and reduce the number of injuries. Some things we discuss: video Get 15% off a ChiRunning Hills and Trails course by using the code, "Trail15" Get Danny's book, "ChiRunning book: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running"


How to Race in -25° and Snow with Richard Kresser

Richard Kresser loves a challenge. One of those has been on his radar for six years. The Arrowhead 135 is an endurance event held in Minnesota during one of the coldest times of the year. Temperatures are regularly below zero (Fahrenheit), including a record -42° in 2011. This does NOT include the wind chill! This race could be the anti-hero of the Badwater 135 and brings with it some very unique challenges including:


Sally McRae, who knew she did all that?

Sally and Don talk about stuff Scott is 30K up in a plane and can't join us. *show notes by Don


The Science of Nutrition

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. Get a chance to preorder Tailwind Nutrition's new product, REBUILD


Intuitive Training with Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney Dauwalter rejoins The Nation after earning a golden ticket into the 2018 Western States 100. She has won her last six races and was overall winner at three of those. She has been the first human to cross the line at 10 of the races she started including a 10 hour buffer between second place at the 2017 Moab 200. Courtney talks about her "old school" method of training which includes a more intuitive focus rather than a specific training program. Part of this includes consistency...


Jay Dicharry Teaches us How to Rewire our Running

Jay Dicharry is a board certified sports clinical specialist and one of America’s leading physical therapists, coach and author of “Anatomy for Runners” and “Run Like an Athlete”, Jay established his reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the University of Virginia’s SPEED Clinic. He now resides in Bend, OR where he is the Director of REP Lab where Jay blends clinical practice and engineering to better understand overuse injuries and helps prevent them before they...


Chadd Wright - Readiness Through Training

Navy SEAL, Chadd Wright joins The Nation to discuss how BUDS training has prepared him to be a better trail and ultra runner. We talk about VestPac is the pack that Chadd uses.


Dr. Phil Maffetone Unplugged

This is a fun podcast with Dr. Phil Maffetone. Our original intent was to talk about his new book, "The Overfat Pandemic: Exposing the Problem and Its Simple Solution for Everyone Who Needs to Eliminate Excess Body Fat". As we began our discussion pre-recording, we found that our discussion took us down another interesting path: A path that involves music, its origin, how it is composed, challenges, how we listen, etc. Dr. Maffetone explains that music helps stimulate brain activity and...


Finding the Truth & Debunking Myths with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

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 them some questions! Link to the Zero Runner, Dr. Mark spoke about


Ultra Running Magazine's Karl Hoagland

UltraRunning Magazine, widely recognized as the Voice of the Sport®, has been around since it was first published in May 1981. Karl Hoagland became the owner and publisher in 2013 and continues to make it the most relevant periodical for our sport. Karl joins us mid-publication of the February 2018 issue to discuss the magazine, his running experience and what is ahead for the magazine and ultrarunnning. • Karl Hoagland took over as owner and publisher of URM in 2013 from “Tropical” John...


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