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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.






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...

Duration: 01:16:02

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

Duration: 01:12:26

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...

Duration: 01:06:27

Holiday Game Show - Year 3

Our annual TRN game show is hear! We hope you enjoy the fun we have with four amazing contestants: Returning Champions: Team Beast Coast Ashley WalshCruel JewelAndy Jones-WilkinsTap RoomCTS This year's Challengers represent the EU: Team Hastings Warren PoleHERELesley Paterson “The Brave Athlete, Calm the F*ck Down and rise to the occasion” Listen to past game show episodes: 2015 EditionVideo 2016 Edition

Duration: 00:46:28

The Poles Reach Deep into Santa's Bag

European Executive Producers, Erica and Warren Pole, take a flight on Santa's sleigh to join us in studio for a holiday grab bag (aka. drop bag or TRN Audio Magazine) we call: Santa's Running Bag. Be sure to listen to the entire podcast to find out how to get a FREE sample of 33 Shake products HERE.

Duration: 01:30:16

Keys to Running Strong for a Lifetime

Have you ever worried if/when you will have to stop running? Have you had a lull in your training regime and want to get back to your running self? Jonathan Beverly, a lifetime runner, photographer, writer and coach teaches us about the 9 keys to lifelong running. He interviews over 50 runner to find out what the common threads are to stay motivated and loving running. He compiles these in his new book, Run Strong Stay Hungry, 9 Keys to Staying in the Race.

Duration: 00:59:30

Unitasking - Andy Jones-Wilkins & Megan Laws

In today's busy culture we often revere a person that can multi-task. Should we? Is there a benefit to focusing on one thing? Coaches Andy Jones-Wilkins and Megan Arbogast Laws (AKA The Queen) join The Nation to discuss the benefits of Unitasking. AJW's Article on Unitasking "Four Ways You can Increase your Productivity by Unitasking" Women Multitask 10 hours more per week than men Major Charles Emerson Winchester III's infamous quote is at 2:03 of this VIDEO Interested in coaching...

Duration: 01:16:33

Grab that Bag Colin Trower

Ultra runner and dirt bagger, Colin Trower joins The Nation to talk about his life on the road with his family and what he has learned from the Trail community from his travels around the U.S. Follow Colin on FaceBook & Instagram

Duration: 01:11:04

DNF - Do Nothing Foolish

Only moment's after his DNF at the 2017 Rio Del Lago 100, coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, founder and coach of the SoCal Coyotes running group invites The Nation to have a frank and vulnerable discussion about coming up short. When should you pull the plug on a race? Does a failure define you? Visit the partners of this podcast at the TRN's Partner's page

Duration: 01:26:45

Fixing Your Feet with John Vonhof

John Vonhof is the foot magician for ultra runners. There are countless people that have reached further on an ultra run or even earned a belt buckle because of the tireless work that John has done. We had John on the podcast over three years ago (Listen here). Since then his book, "Fixing Your Feet - Injury Prevention and Treatment for Athletes" has been updated to its SIXTH edition. Visit John's website to learn more about how to help prevent foot issues and what to do when you get...

Duration: 01:14:24

The ART of crewing with Brittany Light & Sarah McKnight

The crew of three recipients of the 200-mile Triple Crown join The Nation to discuss how to take care of your runner in these multi-day events. Sarah & Michael McKnight and Brittnay & Ben Light recount stories from the 2017 triple crown races: Bigfoot 200Tahoe 200Moab 240

Duration: 01:50:38

Courtney Dauwalter Sets the Bar at Moab 200- 238 miles in 57 HOURS !!!

2017 was the inaugural year of the mis-named Moab 200, a 238-mile endurance race in the desert of southern Utah. Along with the 98 gritty people that finished this race, Courtney Dauwalter, stunned observers with a first-place finish.....ahem.....nearly TEN HOURS before the second place finisher! Fellow finishers, Cameron Hanes and our own Don Freeman (Triple Crown of 200-milers recipient), help The Nation understand how she did this only one month after finishing sixth (first place...

Duration: 01:01:05

Grit: That Space Between Giving Up and Going All In

Why do we put so much emphasis on talent rather than our effort? In the book Grit:The Power of Passion and Perseverance author, Angela Duckworth helps us understand that EFFORT counts twice as much as talent when trying to achieveing a goal. Talent X Effort = Skill Skill X Effort = Achievement Gu Energy Labs' VP of innovation and R&D, Magda Boulet and East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins join The Nation to discuss Grit. Take the Grit Test to see where you are on the...

Duration: 01:01:39

Repost: Crush Every Race from 5K to Ultra with Brian MacKenzie

In December of 2014, we spoke with Brian MacKenzie, founder of crossfit endurance, ultrarunner and co-author of "Unbreakable Runner, Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong". He joined The Nation to talk about how you can train for lifelong healthy and sustainable running by incorporating crossfit endurance training. The main principles include: Get the book HERE Brian's other book, " Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance...

Duration: 01:00:15

Start With WHY

Why do you run? In most cases, people talk about the HOW or the WHAT to try and explain this. When it comes down to it, we need to have a well understood WHY before we can successfully change our behaviors. Over 5 years ago, we read a life-changing book by Simon Sinek, "Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action". Although this book can be related to many aspects of your life, we take it to the trail to see how it will fare. We talk about the biology (not the...

Duration: 00:57:20

Cameron Hanes Aims for 240 Miles

Outdoorsman, best-selling author, adventurer and runner, Cameron Hanes joins The Nation to talk about his passions: bow hunting big game around the world and endurance running. He completed the Bigfoot 200 in 2016 and is a couple weeks away from the start of the inaugural Moab 240 mile endurance run. He has a unique complimentary sport of bowhunting. We ask him to compare the two sports and what he has learned from participating at a high level. Learn more about Cameron: Youtube...

Duration: 01:18:11

How to Avoid Stomach Distress

How many times have you been having a great run and then BAM, your stomach goes south? In this podcast, Warren Pole, from 33 Shake and Brad Kearns, from Primal Endurance, join The Nation to discuss how to minimize stomach problems. Article from issues

Duration: 01:32:11

TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 5

TRN's East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins, is the guest author of 3 articles in the fifth edition of TRN's Audio Magazine. Articles include: Run Like Cockroaches Help! My Ink Won't Let me Sweat Find out more how AJW can be your coach

Duration: 01:00:08

Sleep- The Other Half of Training with the Sock Doc

Dr. Steven Gangemi, Sock Doc, teaches us why SLEEP is a very important to your training. We discuss Read Sock Doc's article on sleep Here is another article: How Elite Athletes Use Sleep Routines to Boost Their Confidence and Win Medals Learn more from Sock Doc at these sites: ~ AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO NATURAL HEALTH CARE ~ NATURAL INJURY TREATMENT AND PREVENTION FOR ATHLETES ~ HEALTH. FITNESS. LIFE.

Duration: 01:19:45

Who is Dean Karnazes?

Are you kidding? Many of us owe Dean for informing and encouraging us to get into Ultra or Trail Running via his books: or his many amazing adventures. Some of these being: Constantine Karnazes, Karno, or Dean visits with The Nation with his good friend, Michelle Barton about his longevity, training, life balance and his new book. Visit his web site:

Duration: 01:03:49

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