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 from well-respected members of the trail community.
Best of TRN: Why is Weight Loss So Difficult?
Dr. Phil Maffetone helps us understand the difference about over-weight and over-fat. We discuss why is so difficult to lose weight because our understandings may be in error.
If we lose excess fat, we will become healthier and more efficient runners.
History Trail Trekking - Forlorn Hope Recap
In the winter of 1846-47 a group of pioneers were trapped in over 20' of snow in the high mountains of CA. Multiple attempt to go for help failed until a group of 17 started their 100-mile trip to the valley.
Ultrarunners, adventurists, and amateur historians, Bob Crowley, Tim Twietmeyer, Jennifer Hemmen and Elke Reimer set out to retrace their steps. We discuss their amazing journey and how it can help us put perspective on our lives and our sport.
TRN Audio Magazine - Christmas Edition
This is the 9th volume of the award winning audio magazine. We have a couple editorial columnists that join us to wish you Happy Holidays.
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Don didn't share his resources for his topic, so we are assuming he made everything up.
Are We Still Born to Run? with Christopher McDougall
Author of the best-selling book, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall rejoins The Nation over 11 years since its publishing. Over 3 million copies have been sold. Find that bag of chia seeds, make some Iskiate and lace up your huarache sandals. Do you still have your Vibram five-fingers?
We talk with Chris about the impact of his book and where we have gone as a running community in the last decade. We talk a bit about two of his other books, Natural Born Heros and Running With Sherman
The Comeback Quotient
Author, Athlete, Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker and friend of TRN Matt Fitzgerald joins us to talk about his new book that is just now released, The Comeback Quotient - A Get-Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life.
"Physical fitness enables an athlete to do hard things, mental fitness enables an athlete to deal with hard things, and no athlete realizes his or her full potential without both." We dive into Matt's research to find out what this mental fitness is and how we can develop more.
One of the Greatest Endurance Feats In History
In the winter of 1846-47 a group of pioneers were headed to California when they were trapped in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. The snow was over 20 feet deep, they were running out of food, and the group wasn't working together. Three unsuccessful attempts were made to escape and get help from California.
On December 16, 1846 a small group began another attempt.
This is their story told by Tim Twietmeyer and Bob Crowley.