560 episodes

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.

    EP 555: Running Your First Ultra with Krissy Moehl

    EP 555: Running Your First Ultra with Krissy Moehl

    Are you new to trail or ultra running? Are you interested in testing the a new distance?  Krissy Moehl wrote the book that can help you. We talk with Krissy about her updated second edition of the book and how it can help you become a better runner. We mentioned a video of Roch Horton talking about the Kroker's Canteen aid station at Hardrock 100
    Learn more about Krissy, preorder her book and consider her coaching services HERE 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results with Atomic Habits

    Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results with Atomic Habits

    Are you looking to begin running?  Are you having trouble with consistent running?  Are you wanting to take your running to a new level?  This episode will help.
    Adam Kimble recommended the James Clear Book, Atomic Habits, to us a few months ago.  We read it and realized there are many tools in this book that can help us develop habits that will propel us to becoming better runners.  
    Here is the episode where Adam introduced us to the book: EP 541: Improving Performance Through the Aggregation of Marginal Gains

    • 59 min
    TRAINING PRINCIPLES - Quality Training

    TRAINING PRINCIPLES - Quality Training

    In 2022, we will be doing a monthly episode focused on Training Principles.  In this episode, we start with the principle of Quality Training.
    We have invited four experts to give their take on quality training:
    Sally McRae: strength training = injury prevention
    Sally's Web site
    Patrick Reagan: disciplined recovery runs
    Patrick's coaching site
    Adam Kimble: variety
    Adam's coaching site
    Ian Sharman: have a purpose
    Ian's coaching site

    • 1 hr 8 min
    David Horton: Always Searching for the Next Challenge

    David Horton: Always Searching for the Next Challenge

    David Horton is a 5-time finisher and won the first two Hardrock 100 races.  He has competed in over 160 ultras with 40 wins. He is one of 14 finishers of the iconic Barkleys Marathon.  But wait, he has also set speed records on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Coast Trail and one of the fastest transcontinental runs.  David is a Professor of Health Sciences at Liberty University where he shares his passion for endurance sports with its students and encourages them to aspire to more.
    In this episode David shares some of his philosophies and passion for trail running.
    David also directs the Hellgate 100k.
    Listen to our first interview with David back in 2014 at the Hardrock 100

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Art of Running Free

    The Art of Running Free

    "You're off to Great Places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss
    Trail running is more than exercise, it is moving meditation with nature.
    Do you want some of this? Are you considering trail running? You might have some apprehensions.
    In this episode we talk with long time trail runners Brian Metzler and Doug Meyer about trail running basics from where to find a trail to running gear, fueling and safety.  Their stories and step by step process will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to begin your journey on the trail.  Already a long-time veteran?  You might be able to recall some of the stories where you learned the importance of hydration, fueling, alluding bears, etc.
    Doug and Brian recently published, "Trail Running Illustrated: The Art of Running Free", a great reference for anyone that enjoys or wants to enjoy the trail.
    Here are the links to Brian's previous episodes:
    Kicksology: They Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes Pack Burro Racing - A Kick in the Ass  

    • 57 min
    TRN Gift Exchange

    TRN Gift Exchange

    Since it is gift-giving season, we thought we would throw out some ideas to The Nation in a unique way, by doing a gift exchange with Andy Jones-Wilkins!
    Here are some of the gifts:
    Book, Running & Being by George Sheehan Sundial  Snittens Holy Hiker Bidet Petzl Iko headlamp A race bib/entry Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Arlie K ,

Run, don't walk... to this podcast!

Don, Scott, and their incredibly knowledgeable guests cover everything you need to know about running, but in a fun, educational, and approachable way! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. It's a newfound favorite!

CanesFanNC ,

Somewhat Disappointing

First, I’ll start with positives. As a new trail runner, I’ve picked up a lot of good information. They have some good guests that provide some really relevant and useful tips.

Then there are the cons. First, I will state that I started back at the beginning, so maybe these have been fixed or they improved.

Let’s start with the audio problems. Almost every episode the guests cut in and out, one of the hosts has a mic that’s not very loud and just overall poor quality.

This is also an unedited podcast. Please please please edit your podcasts. There is absolutely no reason these episodes should go over an hour. With editing you could cut them to 30-45 minutes, giving listeners a good experience. We don’t have to waste our time listening to your nonsensical banter, ramblings, and losing guests on Skype and then having to sit and wait for you to reconnect with them. So absolutely frustrating.

jlinnski ,

Informative

As a new ultra runner, this is what I was looking for, thank you, keep ‘em coming!

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