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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 from well-respected members of the trail community.

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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 from well-respected members of the trail community.

    Bon Courage: How to Become More Courageous

    Bon Courage: How to Become More Courageous

    Bon Courage is an essential French expression for offering verbal support before or during a difficult task.  Similar to the English, "good luck" but with a twist.  Luck is outside of our control, where courage is something we can control.

    Returning Guest,Hillary Gerardi, joins us to discuss her philosophy of building courage with "little c's and BIG "C's".  

    • 48 min
    Remember to LIVE!

    Remember to LIVE!

    Dr. Gordon Harvey is a Professor of history at Jacksonville State University.  He is also a seasoned ultra runner with dozens of finishes under his belt.  He has a pendant that says, "Memento mori and memento vivere" - Remember that you must die, and remember to live.

    Gordon joins The Nation to talk about his recent experience training and running the Pinhoti 100.  This was a race to prove that his first 100-mile finish wan't a "fluke".  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Nation Speaks

    The Nation Speaks

    Our first live recording where Nation Members could join the audience and listen while we record & ask any questions they have for Don, Scott and frequent-guest Andy Jones-Wilkins.

    Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Survey Results Are In! Mental Health and Running

    Survey Results Are In! Mental Health and Running

    Ultrarunner and Psychologist, Jill Colangelo, recently published her thesis discussing the relationship of mental health and ultra endurance sports.  Some of you may have even participated in her study!  We discuss how prevalent mental illness is in our sport and how we can balance our passion with healthy living.  You can read her paper HERE.



    For more information or to talk with Jill visit her web site.

    • 1 hr
    Wrapping Our Brain Around the Central Governor Theory - Part 1

    Wrapping Our Brain Around the Central Governor Theory - Part 1

    The central governor theory is based around the premise that the brain will override your physical ability to run and “shut the body down” before you're able to do serious or permanent damage to yourself.

    Dr. Joe Uhan, founder of Uhan Performance in Eugene (Physical Therapy, Coaching, Running Analysis) and is studying manual therapy fellow-in-training at Johnson & Johnson Physical Therapy in Steamboat Springs, CO.

    • 56 min
    Wrapping Our Brain Around the Central Governor Theory - Part 1

    Wrapping Our Brain Around the Central Governor Theory - Part 1

    The central governor theory is based around the premise that the brain will override your physical ability to run and “shut the body down” before you're able to do serious or permanent damage to yourself.

    Dr. Joe Uhan, founder of Uhan Performance in Eugene (Physical Therapy, Coaching, Running Analysis) and is studying manual therapy fellow-in-training at Johnson & Johnson Physical Therapy in Steamboat Springs, CO.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

PhilboBagginsiii ,

Utterly brilliant......

Some of the best minds around sharing their best knowledge on a friendly approachable platform.

73380416 ,

Commercial junk

An entire show ran as an ad for money grabbers at UTMB and Ironman, Come on, triathlon??? Not a show for anyone who cares about the running community

Donna NiCuarta ,

Informative and fun!

It's a little like overhearing a conversation between friends. It is informative, easy to listen to and very very funny. Warning, if you listen to this while you run, like I do, you will literally laugh out loud, be prepared for some strange looks.

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