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Keely Henninger, Corrine Malcolm, and Hillary Allen are three professional trail runners looking to utilize their experience as athletes and scientists to foster community and discussion around new and challenging topics in the world of trail running, training and racing, and equality

Trail Society FREETRAIL

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Keely Henninger, Corrine Malcolm, and Hillary Allen are three professional trail runners looking to utilize their experience as athletes and scientists to foster community and discussion around new and challenging topics in the world of trail running, training and racing, and equality

    Episode 75: Understanding UTMB’s Drug Testing Policy, Why Having Enough Iron is Important for Performance, and Allocating Recovery All Season Long

    Episode 75: Understanding UTMB’s Drug Testing Policy, Why Having Enough Iron is Important for Performance, and Allocating Recovery All Season Long

    In this episode, Corrine, Keely, and Hillary cover some fascinating topics. They start off by discussing the recent UTMB press release about their new drug testing policy and the involvement of WADA. Then, they dive into the importance of maintaining iron stores in athletes for optimal recovery and performance. Finally, they explore the significance of prioritizing recovery after races and how this can vary based on factors such as race effort, season placement, and race result. They also share some uplifting stories about the positive impact of effective post-race recovery, highlighting its essential role in an athlete's success.
     
    Links:
     
    UTMB Drug Testing: https://andorra.utmb.world/races-runners/runners/anti-doping-resources
     
    Iron Overview in Athletes: Sim M, Garvican-Lewis LA, Cox GR, et al. Iron considerations for the athlete: a narrative review. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2019;119(7):1463-1478. doi:10.1007/s00421-019-04157-y
     
    Oura Perimenopause study:
    https://ouraring.com/blog/clue-berkeley-perimenopause-study/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
     
    Sponsors!
     
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    Our Title Sponsor is The Feed!!! Follow the link to get $20 to spend every quarter ($80 every year!): https://thefeed.com/trailsociety + a cool Trail Society water bottle!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 74: Mastering the Highs and Lows: Navigating the Transvulcania Race Experience

    Ep 74: Mastering the Highs and Lows: Navigating the Transvulcania Race Experience

    We are officially in trail racing season! This episode contains a lot of valuable information. Keely discusses a couple of recent studies. The first study focuses on master’s level trail runners and body image, while the second covers the performance detriments associated with Low Energy Availability in female athletes. Then Corrine and Hillary delve into race results, covering the Cocodona 250, Tillamook Burn weekend, Transvulcania, and some UTMB races. After that, they all reflect on their respective races at Transvulcania, discussing the highs and lows, mental health going into the race, and fueling wins and losses. Finally, they end with some society slams and advice for female athletes navigating health challenges.
     
    Sign up for the studies we talked about below!

    FASTR Study for females >18 years old running the 2024 Western States: email fastrprogram@stanford.edu
     
    Cycling study: Dr. Shaundre Jacobs (Sport Scientist and athlete manager at Department of cultural affairs and sport at Stellenbauch University) is doing research on elite women road cyclists. Contact her here if you are interested: sdjacobs@sun.ac.za 
     
    Sponsors!
     
    This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail
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    Our Title Sponsor is The Feed!!! Follow the link to get $20 to spend every quarter ($80 every year!): https://www.thefeed.com/trailsociety + a cool Trail Society water bottle!
     
    And our newest sponsor is For The Long Run Podcast! Head on over to their page and give them a listen! They deep dive into the mental side of running and have a ton of great interviews! 
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 73: Canyons 100k, believing in yourself, and going all in with Katie Schide

    Episode 73: Canyons 100k, believing in yourself, and going all in with Katie Schide

    Corrine and Keely recently had a conversation with Katie Schide, a professional runner for The North Face. They discussed Katie's journey into running, which started in New Hampshire's Black Mountains. They also talked about her transition to life as a full-time athlete and how she balances the newfound pressure to perform in a sport she loves. Katie shared her experiences of winning the Canyons 100k race in an impressive manner and also winning UTMB, a 100-mile race, while finishing second at the Western States 100-mile race last year. She also discussed her relationship with a fellow professional athlete and how they balance and support each other's goals. Additionally, they got an explanation about her "Cool Dad" nickname and asked her some rapid-fire questions to get to know her better, including her carbohydrate intake, favorite shoes, geomorphic features, and snacks. You don’t want to miss this!
     
    Follow Katie here: @katieschide 
     
    Sponsors!
     
    This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail
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    Our Title Sponsor is The Feed!!! Follow the link to get $20 to spend every quarter ($80 every year!): https://thefeed.com/trailsociety + a cool Trail Society water bottle!
     
    And our newest sponsor is For The Long Run Podcast! Head on over to their page and give them a listen! They deep dive into the mental side of running and have a ton of great interviews! 
     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 72: Breaking Barriers in Female Athlete Health: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Kraus

    Episode 72: Breaking Barriers in Female Athlete Health: A Conversation with Dr. Emily Kraus

    In Episode 72, we are joined by Dr. Emily Kraus, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She is trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and is also the director of the FASTR program. FASTR stands for Female Athlete Science and Translational Research, which is dedicated to closing the gender gap in sports science research. The program emphasizes early identification and interventions to prevent injury and optimize performance in female athletes.
     
    During the episode, we discuss Dr. Kraus's journey to becoming a physician who focuses on female athlete health. We also talk about how the lack of female representation in sports medicine motivated her to pursue this career. We explore how increasing female representation in sports medicine can positively impact athletes. 
     
    Dr. Kraus shares how working as both a clinician and scientist allows her to better understand female athletes and apply findings in the clinic. We delve into coaching female athletes to return to sport from low energy availability and bone stress injuries and how to balance volume and load while also ensuring the athlete's health and safety.
     
    Articles:
    Opil and WNBA partner up: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/opill-and-wnba-team-up-for-groundbreaking-partnership-302111916.html
     
    Updated IOC Consensus statement on RED-S :
    https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/58/3/e4
     
    Increasing female representation in sports medicine: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/366536603_Female_Representation_in_Orthopaedic_Surgery_and_Primary_Care_Sports_Medicine_Subspecialties_Where_We_Were_Where_We_Are_and_Where_We_Are_Going?_tp=eyJjb250ZXh0Ijp7ImZpcnN0UGFnZSI6InByb2ZpbGUiLCJwYWdlIjoicHJvZmlsZSJ9fQ
     
    Sponsors!
     
    This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail
    www.freetrail.com - subscribe and JOIN US IN SLACK
    &
    Our Title Sponsor is The Feed!!! Follow the link to get $20 to spend every quarter ($80 every year!): https://thefeed.com/trailsociety + a cool Trail Society water bottle!
     
    And our newest sponsor is For The Long Run Podcast! Head on over to their page and give them a listen! They deep dive into the mental side of running and have a ton of great interviews! 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 71: Adventures, Mishaps, and Lessons Learned on the Trail

    Episode 71: Adventures, Mishaps, and Lessons Learned on the Trail

    Join Keely, Corrine, and Hillary as they dive into the March Madness that surrounds the women’s NCAA basketball tournament this year. Then they discuss retirement from professional sport and how that may impact mental health, their experience with sport and identity, and how to cope with this loss.
     
    Then they dive into mistakes and mishaps they have made on the trails fueled by inspiring stories from the audience.  They talk about international travel woes, improper apparel and fueling choices, the comparison trap, and close calls in the wild. 
     
    Articles:
     
    Considerations for the Post Partum Athlete: 
    Journal Article: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/03/06/bjsports-2023-107624.long
    Fun summary by bjsm on instagram:: https://www.instagram.com/p/C4XXaZEP4dm/?igsh=MXhsNWg2ZzQxOXM0Mg==
     
    Sponsors!
     
    This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail
    www.freetrail.com - subscribe and JOIN US IN SLACK
    &
    Our Title Sponsor is The Feed!!! Follow the link to get $20 to spend every quarter ($80 every year!): https://thefeed.com/trailsociety + a cool Trail Society water bottle!
     
    And our newest sponsor is For The Long Run Podcast! Head on over to their page and give them a listen! They deep dive into the mental side of running and have a ton of great interviews! 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 70: Chuckanut 50k Race Insights: The Importance of Mental Flexibility in Tackling Early-Season Races, and Competing at a High Level.

    Episode 70: Chuckanut 50k Race Insights: The Importance of Mental Flexibility in Tackling Early-Season Races, and Competing at a High Level.

    Join Keely, Corrine, and Hillary for an intriguing discussion on how minor changes can create a significant impact on female athletes. They will also discuss the importance of investing in women's sports and how an increase in viewership often follows.
     
    Moreover, they will delve into a new infographic from the British Journal of Sports Medicine that focuses on post-partum athletes. They will be discussing various aspects such as monitoring mental health and bone health, training load, energy balance, cardiac health, iron status, and seeking help from a pelvic floor PT.
     
    Lastly, they will be sharing the inside scoop on Keely's recent race at the Chuckanut 50k. You will learn about the significance of mental flexibility during a race, how to tackle early-season races and the pressure of competing at a high level. Trust us, you wouldn't want to miss it
     
    Articles:
     
    Considerations for the Post Partum Athlete: 
    Journal Article: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2024/03/06/bjsports-2023-107624.long
    Fun summary by bjsm on instagram:: https://www.instagram.com/p/C4XXaZEP4dm/?igsh=MXhsNWg2ZzQxOXM0Mg==
     
    Sponsors!
     
    This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail
    www.freetrail.com - subscribe and JOIN US IN SLACK
    &
    Our Title Sponsor is The Feed!!! Follow the link to get $20 to spend every quarter ($80 every year!): https://www.thefeed.com/trailsociety + a cool Trail Society water bottle!
     
    And our newest sponsor is For The Long Run Podcast! Head on over to their page and give them a listen! They deep dive into the mental side of running and have a ton of great interviews! 

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

StephOuimet ,

Your new favourite podcast

A fun and fascinating podcast about the world of ultra running hosted by three knowledgeable, curious and multi faceted female trail runners. This is where you come for your breaking athletic news, your professional and eloquent guests, your race results and your accessible sports science. This is where you come for your trail snack recommendations, your jokes and inspiration, your meat and potatoes. I learn something new every episode and I always save listening for a special treat because I totally relish every minute of Trail Society. Get amongst it!

Sleepyheads2013 ,

Worth your time

Deep dives into diverse running topics. Knowledgeable hosts. Fascinating guests.

BC Rose ,

Glad I found this one

In a time where it seems like the podcasting is getting saturated this gem stands out. If you are a fan or participate in the ultra running world this podcast is for you.

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