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Bite sized trail and ultra running advice, training tips, and trail stories for runners of all abilities. Come away from every episode with practical advice you can start using immediately.

Trail Talk by Rock Creek Runner Doug Hay | Trail and Ultra Running Advice | Training Tips and Strategies

    • Health & Fitness

Bite sized trail and ultra running advice, training tips, and trail stories for runners of all abilities. Come away from every episode with practical advice you can start using immediately.

    Want Ultra Success? Focus on Your Weaknesses

    Want Ultra Success? Focus on Your Weaknesses

    If you want to improve upon a previous ultramarathon, you have to look critically at yourself and your training. In today's episode, that's exactly what I did, putting together a plan for a stronger, faster 2020.

    • 19 min
    Everything I Know About Ultrarunning I Learned from my 98-Year-Old Grandmother

    Everything I Know About Ultrarunning I Learned from my 98-Year-Old Grandmother

    Last year I lost my grandmother, one of the people I admired most. Over the years she taught me a lot about how to live life - much of which is key to being successful in the sport of ultrarunning. Here are the five key lessons she taught me about life, running, and happiness.

    • 14 min
    A Different Approach to the "Why" Question (and Lessons Learned from the 2019 Hellbender 100)

    A Different Approach to the "Why" Question (and Lessons Learned from the 2019 Hellbender 100)

    "Why do you run ultramarathons?" During last year's Hellbender 100, my answer to that common question completely changed.

    • 18 min
    The Seasons of Life (and a New Season of Trail Talk)

    The Seasons of Life (and a New Season of Trail Talk)

    Trail Talk is back... with an update episode mostly about me - where I've been, why I quit the podcast, and the season of life I've been going through for the past year. But... it's also about you, and what you can expect in this coming season of Trail Talk.

    • 16 min
    Training and Relationships: A Candid Conversation with my Wife

    Training and Relationships: A Candid Conversation with my Wife

    Training for a big race is hard, not just on you, but on your family and friends. Today I sit down with my wife Katie to talk about how better to work with your partner leading up to and on race day.

    • 42 min
    Adapting: The Key to Ultra Success

    Adapting: The Key to Ultra Success

    Let me tell you a little story about the recent South Mountains 50K...

    • 16 min

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