15 episodes

The Trail Network Podcast brings the untold stories of magical moments amongst trail runners to life. These stories of runners on and off the trail capture the spirit of trailrunning and the power of friendship and connection.

The Trail Network Podcast The Trail Network Podcast

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The Trail Network Podcast brings the untold stories of magical moments amongst trail runners to life. These stories of runners on and off the trail capture the spirit of trailrunning and the power of friendship and connection.

    Episode 15: Clare Gallagher and Brittany Pederson Relive Their Epic Head-to-Head Battle at Western States 100

    Episode 15: Clare Gallagher and Brittany Pederson Relive Their Epic Head-to-Head Battle at Western States 100

    This episode is made possible by Arc’teryx.

    Today, you're about to listen to two legends in ultra running, Clare Gallagher and Brittany Pederson, who give a play-by-play recount of their historic 2019 Western States battle for first and second, a race that many people, myself included, believe changed ultra running forever.

    Today's episode is hosted by Katie Asmuth!

    Arc’teryx took their obsessive design approach and applied it to the most important point of contact with the mountains: your feet. Because when you’re out there, every step matters. Introducing the Sylan Shoe, which features a propulsive rocker, grippy Vibram outsole, and a cushy midsole to help you cover those mountain miles.



    What we talked about:

    2:15- Reflections on that race

    4:55- Brittany’s mindset heading into the race

    7:05- Clare’s mindset heading into the race

    13:15- Breaking down the first half of the race

    19:15- Leading up to their big race to the finish

    32:55- Brittany’s mindset during the chase of Clare

    42:45- Brittany making the pass

    53:00- The final push where Clare secured the win

    1:06:25- Favorite memories and reflections from the race



    Show notes:

    Follow The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Subscribe to The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The Trail Network Podcast is edited and produced by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sandyboy Productions Podcast Network⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 14: Corrine Malcolm and Hilary Yang chat about Corrine's journey intro trail running, ultra running media, and new projects

    Episode 14: Corrine Malcolm and Hilary Yang chat about Corrine's journey intro trail running, ultra running media, and new projects

    This episode is made possible by Arc’teryx.

    In today's episode, Hilary sits down with Corrine Malcolm. You all know her and love her as one of the primary broadcast voices in ultra running media today. She's also the host of the Trail Society podcast, the Editor in Chief of Free Trail, a professional runner for Adidas Terrex, and in her spare time, she's also a coach and a real-life scientist.

    In this episode, we talk about how Corrine first got into trail running, what led her to dive into the world of ultra running media, and all of the ways that we are both passionate about elevating women's voices in our sport through media and storytelling.

    Arc’teryx took their obsessive design approach and applied it to the most important point of contact with the mountains: your feet. Because when you’re out there, every step matters. Introducing the Sylan Shoe, which features a propulsive rocker, grippy Vibram outsole, and a cushy midsole to help you cover those mountain miles.



    What we talked about:

    2:15- Catching up with Corinne

    8:30- Hilary and Corinne’s friendship

    14:55- Her intro to sports broadcasting for running

    26:30- How her role in media has impacted her own sports performance

    30:30- Coverage of women’s sports

    38:00- What Corinne sees for the future of broadcasting the sport

    43:00- What’s next for Corinne

    46:00- Navigating wildlife in ultrarunning

    47:40- The project that Corinne and Hilary are working on for women’s sports



    Show notes:

    Follow The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Subscribe to The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The Trail Network Podcast is edited and produced by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sandyboy Productions Podcast Network⁠⁠

    • 50 min
    Episode 13: Leah and Rachel talk all things WSER as they ramp up to the big race

    Episode 13: Leah and Rachel talk all things WSER as they ramp up to the big race

    This episode is made possible by Arc’teryx.

    In this week's episode, Leah Yingling and Rachel Drake sit down and talk about some happenings in their lives, Rachel's recent graduation and move to Salt Lake City, and sharing takeaways from the Western States training camp.

    Arc’teryx took their obsessive design approach and applied it to the most important point of contact with the mountains: your feet. Because when you’re out there, every step matters. Introducing the Sylan Shoe, which features a propulsive rocker, grippy Vibram outsole, and a cushy midsole to help you cover those mountain miles.



    What we talked about:

    2:30- All of the changes in Rachel’s life

    6:35- Leah’s updates

    7:55- Western States training camp

    19:15- How Rachel has balanced parenting and training for Wester States

    23:20- Some of the training runs and workouts they did at Western States

    33:40- Looking ahead to the Western States race!



    Show notes:

    Follow The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Subscribe to The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The Trail Network Podcast is edited and produced by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sandyboy Productions Podcast Network⁠⁠

    • 37 min
    Episode 12: Katie Asmuth & Eszter Csillag - Eszter's incredible journey intro trail running

    Episode 12: Katie Asmuth & Eszter Csillag - Eszter's incredible journey intro trail running

    This episode is made possible by Arc’teryx.



    Today, Katie Asmuth chats with Eszter Csillag. Eszter is a professional ultrarunner for Hoka and the mom of two girls, and just defended her PhD in art history this year.



    We recorded in person at our Airbnb in Old Town Auburn at Western States Training camp which really kicks of Western States season! Today, we learn about Eszter’s background with running, how we worked together for 3rd at 4th at Western States last year. She spoke about the attempt at Western States and UTMB in the same year, what she thinks about failure, and the races she has dominated since then. Eszter shares about what she calls “the machine” - the community of help that it takes to make this all happen.



    We hope that you enjoy this episode and that you’ve caught Western States fever like both of us!

    Arc’teryx took their obsessive design approach and applied it to the most important point of contact with the mountains: your feet. Because when you’re out there, every step matters. Introducing the Sylan Shoe, which features a propulsive rocker, grippy Vibram outsole, and a cushy midsole to help you cover those mountain miles.



    What we talked about:

    2:45- Racing Western States

    3:30- Her intro into the sport

    6:55- How her family has shifted to allow her to chase her dreams in the sport

    15:00- Western States 2023

    22:05- What’s different for Eszter heading into Western States this year

    25:35- How she made a comeback after a tough race at UTMB last year

    27:30- Receiving a PhD in art history

    29:55- Fighting for equality for women in sport



    Show notes:

    Follow The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Subscribe to The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The Trail Network Podcast is edited and produced by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sandyboy Productions Podcast Network⁠⁠

    • 37 min
    Episode 11: Sally McRae - Her Incredible Journey, Career, and Living Your Life to the Very Fullest

    Episode 11: Sally McRae - Her Incredible Journey, Career, and Living Your Life to the Very Fullest

    This episode is made possible by Arc’teryx.



    Today, Rachel and Hilary sit down with Sally McRae for a soul-filling conversation. We talk about balancing careers with family, staying true to your north star in life, and the power of knowing who you really are. 



    We hope that you come away from the conversation feeling inspired to live each day as fully as possible!



    Arc’teryx took their obsessive design approach and applied it to the most important point of contact with the mountains: your feet. Because when you’re out there, every step matters. Introducing the Sylan Shoe, which features a propulsive rocker, grippy Vibram outsole, and a cushy midsole to help you cover those mountain miles. During the month of May, ⁠join the Arc’teryx Run Free Challenge on Strava⁠, and run, walk, or otherwise cover 40 total miles to be entered to win one of 40 pairs of the new Sylan shoes. 



    What we talked about:

    3:30- Our connection to Sally

    10:30- Motherhood and sport and how that has shaped her career

    57:10- Sally’s family and the team they have built together

    1:12:00- Words of wisdom for Western States



    Show notes:

    Sally's Website

    Follow The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Subscribe to The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The Trail Network Podcast is edited and produced by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sandyboy Productions Podcast Network⁠⁠

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 10: Careth Arnold - Post-partum racing, balancing motherhood + training, & a Golden Ticket

    Episode 10: Careth Arnold - Post-partum racing, balancing motherhood + training, & a Golden Ticket

    This episode is made possible by Arc’teryx.



    Today, Leah chats with Careth Arnold. Careth is a professional runner for Altra and is based in Colorado. She is a mother, an artist, a horticulturist, and recently she earned a Golden Ticket to Western States by finishing 4th at the Canyons 100k.



    In this episode, we chat about her ultrarunning journey and what it really means to balance being a mother while striving to be her best on the trails.



    Arc’teryx took their obsessive design approach and applied it to the most important point of contact with the mountains: your feet. Because when you’re out there, every step matters. Introducing the Sylan Shoe, which features a propulsive rocker, grippy Vibram outsole, and a cushy midsole to help you cover those mountain miles. During the month of May, join the Arc’teryx Run Free Challenge on Strava, and run, walk, or otherwise cover 40 total miles to be entered to win one of 40 pairs of the new Sylan shoes. 



    What we talked about:

    2:30- Introduction to Careth

    6:05- Jumping into the trail and ultra running world

    8:15- Recapping here tough and transformational year of 2023

    13:45- Running postpartum

    19:50- What her current training is looking like

    27:00- Snagging her Western States Golden Ticket

    28:35- Her training heading into Western States



    Show notes:

    Follow The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Subscribe to The Trail Network on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The Trail Network Podcast is edited and produced by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sandyboy Productions Podcast Network⁠⁠

    • 36 min

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