Episodes
Our Coaches, Krissy Moehl , David Roche and Ian Sharman join us to talk about some of the lessons that were learned from the 2021 Western States 100 race that might help you improve your performance.
Published 07/23/21
Mimmi Kotka is a world class runner that lives part-time in the Chamonix Valley giving tours of the mountains at Run the Alps.  She and her husband Toni and dog Enzo. Mimmi has won or been on the podium at a number of major trail races around the world. Mimmi joins Anna and Stephanie to talk about her passions and her struggle and triumph over RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)
Published 07/16/21
This week's podcast will be hosted by two of our favorite guests, Anna Frost and Stephanie Howe. Be sure to check out these links to their coaching and their events coming up: Stephanie's web site Stephanie's Threshold Expeditions Anna's web site Anna's Trail Run Adventures
Published 07/14/21
It is no surprise that world-class athletes couldn't get to their level without a strong mental game. It could be argued that you need a strong mental game to push beyond your personal limits to a new plateau.  Noel Brick, PhD, research phycologist of endurance athletics and Scott Douglas, contributing writer for Runner's World, co-authored the titled book and help us understand how we can learn from these athletes to improve our performance on and off the trail.
Published 07/09/21
We invited Ryan Montgomery on our podcast to do a "Golden Nuggets" episode. Like some trail runs take interesting twists and turns and you end up discovery new and exciting vistas, our conversation did too. We hope you enjoy and will share it with other. Ryan Montgomery started his running career in middle school and quickly became a top performer. He will be representing Team USA in the 24-hour World Championships in 2021. Ryan is also an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
Published 07/02/21
After our Western States 100 Prognostication episode, we kept the recording button pushed and this is the discussion.  We get a short race report from AJW on his Bighorn 100 race last weekend.  Ambasedor Level Patreon members get all our bonus miles.
Published 06/26/21
We sit down with Andy Jones-Wilkins to get his take on this year's race.  There will be 320 amazing stories from each of the starters.  We highlight some of the ones that you might want to watch unfold. Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar Make sure to get your FREE sample pack of UCAN by clicking HERE Register to win a pair of La Sportiva Cyklon shoes powered by Boa Fit Systems Get 15% off your order at XO skin using the code TRN
Published 06/24/21
Our friend, Cory Reese, join us to talk about depression.  Cory is an ultra runner and author of three books: Nowhere Near First Into the Furnace  Stronger than the Dark Cory introduces us to his friend and physiology expert (and ultra runner), Catherine Van Tassell, social worker, PA with experience in psychology at the University of Utah.  She is also a master trainer for iFIT Mind. If you have thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255...
Published 06/18/21
The world did not come to an end at the 2021 World's End 100K last week. Andy Jones-Wilkins experienced his first DNF after successfully completing 184 ultras prior. Read more about AJW's race in the Tap Room at iRunFar Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar
Published 06/11/21
A new series of regular episodes we are going to play with is called NuggetCast. Andy Jones-Wilkins joins us to explain what is a NuggetCast and kick of this first episode. This episode's nuggets are: - Train the mind - Throw out the ego - Be Prepared Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar
Published 06/04/21
In running failure might manifest itself as a DNF at a race or a failed workout. Many of us are programmed to believe that failure is bad. In this episode, we will challenge that fallacy and talk about how failure is part of the design process of becoming a better runner and human. Returning guest, Adam Kimble joins us with a couple friends, Jim O'Brien and Connor Crouch to recount a discussion they recently had on a run about DNFs and failures.
Published 05/28/21
We all love a good story about trail running. In Dean Karnazes' latest book, "A Runners High - My Life in Motion", he tells stories that you will easily draw you in and might remind you of similar situations that you might have been in. The stories will make you laugh, questions our sanity as runner, and make you think about life and running.
Published 05/21/21
This past year has broken from the normal and thrown some curveballs, challenges and outright disappointments to our lives inside trail running.  We thought it would be a good discussion to talk about the state of The Nation, the trail running community that we all enjoy and love. Andy Jones-Wilkins joins us to talk about some of the changes and what that may mean to our sport.
Published 05/14/21
UTMB race co-founder Michel Poletti joins us from Chamonix, France to discuss a new partnership between the triathlon brand and the world’s most famous trail race. Trail Runner Nation was one of the first media outlets in the world to report the news. Guests: Michel Poletti, Krissy Moehl, Hillary Gerardi, Brian Metzler and Adam Chase.
Published 05/06/21
This is an "Out and Back", encore episode that we recorded in 2016 with Dr. Stephanie Howe. She had recently finished her PhD in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at Oregon State.  She has taken her passion of running and transformed it into a career as an exercise physiologist, coach and sports nutritionist.  She joins The Nation to discuss: How to fuel during a run or race Appetite hormones Pallet fatigue She then shares her Simple Rules: Eat real food Chill out the day before a race Be...
Published 04/30/21
This is an encore episode with Courtney Dauwalter that we recorded back in February 2018.  We hope you enjoy the timeless wisdom that Courtney shares with The Nation.   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. Courtney talks about her "old school" method of training which includes a more intuitive focus rather than a specific training program.
Published 04/23/21
Sometimes it is very easy to set goals and get started. For many, failure can come just as easy if we set too high of expectations. We talk about ideas and tactics that have helped us when there are 6 reasons not to get the work done. Sometimes it means doing something so minuscule that it is just a bit more effort than doing nothing at all. These small wins help us psychologically and physically to get a step closer to our desired outcome.
Published 04/16/21
Leadman*, ultrarunner, sports dietitian and former olympic athlete coach, Bob Seebohar says that we should, "eat to train, not train to eat". Our fueling is as important in our training as aerobic and anaerobic training. Bob even wrote the book on it, Metabolic Efficiency Training, Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat. He discusses the simple methodology he prescribes to athletes to help them improve their nutrition and fuel burning with periodization and the simple "hand method" of fueling.
Published 04/09/21
How to Get Started and Make Sense of An Irrational Passion, a book written by Brenden Leonard. Brendan takes his unique skill of illustrations take a fun, tongue-in-cheak look at our lifestyle as runners. It is a reminder to the experienced runners to not take themselves to seriously and to new runners to understand that running isn't all rainbows and unicorns. Buy a few copies and share them with your local running tribe and fuel your next training runs with topics.
Published 04/02/21
Alex Hutchinson rejoins The Nation to help us understand the latest research as it relates to endurance sports.  We discuss: -What Marathoners (and Badminton Players) Think About -Yes, Walking is Sometimes Faster Than Running Uphill -Don't Judge a Runner's Efficiency by Their Stride -Scientists Weigh in on the Great Trekking Pole Debate
Published 03/26/21
Our Coaches, Krissy Moehl , David Roche and Ian Sharman are back to answer questions that YOU asked on our TRN hotline. This episodes questions come from Collin from Memphis, TN Doug from Chamonix, France Bailey from the White Mountains of New Hampshire Matt from Minnesota Jen from the UK (but residing in France) Lori from Ft. Worth, Texas If you have a question for the coaches on a future episode, please call and leave a message at +1 530-492-5006
Published 03/18/21
We continue our discussion about being a mom and trail running with Sally McRae, Anna Frost, and Stephanie Howe. Download Part 1 HERE Learn more about these amazing moms/athletes: - You can find out more about Anna Frost's coaching and her jewelry at her web site. - Make sure you check out Stephanie's web site for coaching or nutritional consultation. - Sally can be found HERE for coaching and inspiration
Published 03/12/21
We reconnect with Andy Jones-Wilkins to play one of our favorite podcast games, Drop Bag. We each pull a "relevant" topic out of our drop bag and discuss. Here are some of the stuff we talked about: -Ultrarunning Magazine's article by Bob Crowley, "Head, Heart and Soul: The Future of Trail Running" -AJW's Trail Love Letters -Stan Jensen's Run 100s website -Christine Carter's TedTalk, "The 1-Minute Secret to Forming a New Habit" and Brad Kearn's Morning Routine and his podcast
Published 03/05/21
Have you ever woken up and groaned as you fought with yourself to get out the door to run? You are not alone. That is in our biology. We evolved to want to conserve energy. The idea of exercising is only something that we've been doing relatively recently. Dr. Daniel Lieberman's new book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding is a great read. Evolutionary biologist, Dr. Daniel Lieberman joins us to discuss what this means for us as passionate runners.
Published 02/27/21
How do you adapt to the changes the body goes through during and after pregnancy? We talk with three mothers: Sally McRae, Anna Frost, and Stephanie Howe about their expectations and experiences. For the Bonus Miles, subscribe to our Patreon Channel at the Ambassador level or higher.
Published 02/19/21