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Buzz Burrell and Corrine Malcolm team up to bring you a lively mix of trail topics, stories and real runner questions. Whether you’re an experienced ultrarunner or newly “trail curious” and just getting started in the sport, start your run with UltraSignUp…and meet us at The Trailhead!

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    • 4.7 • 72 Ratings

Buzz Burrell and Corrine Malcolm team up to bring you a lively mix of trail topics, stories and real runner questions. Whether you’re an experienced ultrarunner or newly “trail curious” and just getting started in the sport, start your run with UltraSignUp…and meet us at The Trailhead!

    Spring DOMS, Mammoth Trail fest & Cheap Shoes

    Spring DOMS, Mammoth Trail fest & Cheap Shoes

    Corrine and Buzz chat about spring training, how to think about tune-up races, and everything you need to know about that familiar heavy muscle feeling you get after a big effort, known as delayed onset muscle soreness.
    Corrine talks to Mammoth Trailfest Race Director Tim Tollefson about his journey with body dysmorphia and building community with The Mammoth Trailfest. Mammoth Trailfest offers a series of challenging distances on some of the most beautiful trails in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Tim built the race on his favorite routes and carefully designed it to not only be hard but also incredibly satisfying.
    You can find out more about the race at https://www.mammothtrailfest.com/ and @mammothtrailfest on Instagram.
    Then Buzz answers questions from callers, including our very own podcast producer Tina, who is preparing to take on the challenging uphill Loon Mountain Race this summer and as a road runner, is looking for tips to prepare for the uphill.
    This episode of the The Trailhead is brought to you by Running Warehouse. Running Warehouse offers the best brands and widest selection of running gear. Our in-house experts make it easy to find the right shoes and apparel with thousands of reviews, product deep dives, how-tos, and more. Plus, with free shipping and fast delivery, we make ordering simple.

    • 45 min
    The Most Epic Barkley yet? and Adaptive Running with Zach Friedley

    The Most Epic Barkley yet? and Adaptive Running with Zach Friedley

    Buzz and Corrine talk about what we are all talking about, Jasmin Paris’s epic finish at this year’s Barkley Marathon, a record 5 finishers, and the lore of Barkley.
    In an interview with Born to Adapt trail race founder, Zach Friedley, Corrine gets good advice, race directors should reach out to adaptive runners, have plans in place to accommodate them. Don’t wait for them to be interested, encourage it. Athletes are ready to run. 
    Buzz and Donna consider starting a to petition for age groups in FKTs. Brian asks Buzz about the train low/sleep high concept. If you live at and train at elevation, is there any benefit to coming down the mountain for speedwork?
    This episode of The Trailhead is brought to you by LOWA. For 100 years, LOWA has been known for its emphasis on craftsmanship, technology, and performance. Introducing the all new FORTUX GTX by LOWA for longer runs and speed hikes in any weather conditions. It’s loaded with performance and supportive features, including a grippy outsole for superb traction on rough terrain, durable jacquard weave uppers and cushioned rocker midsole for support, fast and secure speed lacing, and GORE-TEX Invisible Fit lining to keep your feet comfortably dry, mile after mile. Get 20% off LOWA All Terrain RunningShoes when you apply the discount code TRAILHEAD20.

    • 45 min
    Lululemon’s FURTHER, rising star Anna Gibson and Sleep vs. Eating

    Lululemon’s FURTHER, rising star Anna Gibson and Sleep vs. Eating

    Corrine and Buzz talk about the FURTHER ultra event last week in Palm Springs, records shattered by Camille Herron and how the event sought to push scientific understanding of female performance further. Plus, this event really hearkens back to the origins of ultra running – the 6-day race.
    Corrine interviews multisport athlete and rising track and trail running star Anna Gibson. Anna talks about growing up running trails, the learning curve of elite racing in two disciplines, and how cross training keeps her both happy and well-trained. You can follow Anna on Strava  and on Instagram @annagibsonn.
    Buzz hears from callers, first Bobby asks about what it takes to finish a hundred miler and Buzz lets him know it’s about more than training. Then Carl asks how to prepare with an extra early race day start.
    This episode of The Trailhead is brought to you by Running Warehouse. Running Warehouse offers the best brands and widest selection of running gear. Our in-house experts make it easy to find the right shoes and apparel with thousands of reviews, product deep dives, how-tos, and more. Plus, with free shipping and fast delivery, we make ordering simple.
    Go to www.runningwarehouse.com to order.

    • 41 min
    Community Racing, and the low down on run coaching with CTS’s Jason Koop

    Community Racing, and the low down on run coaching with CTS’s Jason Koop

    Race season is upon us, and Buzz and Corrine chat about how races are the cornerstone of the trail running community and they touch on some of the “closer to home” races they plan to be at this year. Let us know where you are racing this year at trailhead@ultrasignup.com or @ultrasignup on Instagram.
    Corrine talks with CTS coach Jason Koop about how to find and get the most out of a trail running coach. Jason has been around the sport for a long time, as an athlete and a coach for every level of runner. Jason touches on two important factors that make runners “most coachable.” Find out more about coaching with CTS.
    Buzz answers Sidhar’s questions about stretching. Bruce won his first 50k and is looking for entry advice into some bigger races.
    This episode we’re partnering with LMNT. As we hit the trails, from the seasoned ultrarunner to the weekend warrior, one thing we all need to nail is hydration. But I'm not just talking about water. Enter LMNT. It is our go-to electrolyte powerhouse. Why LMNT? Because it ditches all that dodgy stuff – no sugar, no artificial nonsense. Just the electrolytes your body can use to help ward off cramps, fatigue, and even that brain fog you might hit mid-run.
    And here’s something cool for our Trailhead listeners. Grab a free LMNT Sample Pack, when you go to drinkLMNT.com/UltraSignup.

    • 37 min
    Shoes, Strava Legend Larissa Rivers, and All Age Running

    Shoes, Strava Legend Larissa Rivers, and All Age Running

    Buzz and Corrine chat about their favorite shoes and how you can find your perfect pair.
    Corrine talks with Strava’s Larissa Rivers about community, segments and her local legend status.
    And Buzz chats with listeners. Christopher asks about training through life changes: new job and becoming a parent. Matt started running in his 30s and is wondering if he is too late to the sport.
    This episode is brought ot you by Running Warehouse. Running Warehouse offers the best brands and widest selection of running gear. Our in-house experts make it easy to find the right shoes and apparel with thousands of reviews, product deep dives, how-tos, and more. Plus, with free shipping and fast delivery, we make ordering simple.
    The Saucony Peregrine has consistently been a top 3 selling trail shoe model for Running Warehouse - and they have a lot of shoes! Saucony Peregrine 14 is a reimagined upper with a more comfortable tongue design that helps keep out debris and provides a more secure and adaptive fit. Whether you're embarking on a trail run or a challenging hike, the Peregrine 14 is equipped to handle the demands, offering the perfect blend of comfort, protection, and traction for any adventure.
     

    • 34 min
    Mental Health and Ultras with Drew Petersen and KTRW Award Winners

    Mental Health and Ultras with Drew Petersen and KTRW Award Winners

    Corrine and Buzz talk all about gear! What you need and what you can leave at home.
    Corrine interviews professional skier and lifelong runner Drew Petersen. In the most human of ways, Drew shares how he rediscovered running in the wake of a serious accident and his journey in overcoming challenges with his mental health. Together, Corrine and Drew explore the parallels between running ultras and getting through life’s hardest moments. Drew’s latest movie, Feel It All, comes out this spring and you can get all the updates @drewpeterskion IG.
    Buzz chats with more Keep Trail Running Weird Award Winners:
    Amy McDowell: Best Race Fail
    Chris Morrison: Best Pacer
    Favorite Trail Weirdo: Jeremy McCoubrey aka Chad Ultra.
    Follow Chad Ultra on IG @chad.ultra.never.tired
    Andy Glaze: Most inspirational. Follow Andy on IG @amglaze,  Strava at Andrew Glaze and Tik Tok @glazeruns
    Eric Durrett: Most Tenacious
    This episode we’re partnering with LMNT. As we hit the trails, from the seasoned ultrarunner to the weekend warrior, one thing we all need to nail is hydration. But I'm not just talking about water. Enter LMNT. It is our go-to electrolyte powerhouse. Why LMNT? Because it ditches all that dodgy stuff – no sugar, no artificial nonsense. Just the electrolytes your body can use to help ward off cramps, fatigue, and even that brain fog you might hit mid-run.
     
    And here’s something cool for our Trailhead listeners. Grab a free LMNT Sample Pack, when you go to drinkLMNT.com/UltraSignup.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

JDHawkes ,

Always entertaining, always informative

Corinne and Buzz deliver a perfect combo of trail-running smarts and spirit. This pod always brings a smile or three to my face, while simultaneously teaching me a thing or two about this fantastic sport. Thank you for sharing yourselves with us.

Benbassoon ,

Disappointing Character

I’ve been listening to this show for a while and while I enjoy the show, the latest episode is really disappointing. I work in a local running store as was mentioned in the show, I stay up to date on the latest shoe technology and science and work to provide the best service I can to each customer who comes into the store, and I find it extremely disappointing to hear the host tell people to go to their local shoe store to try on shoes and then go order from running warehouse. I get they sponsor the shoe, but that’s just a kick in the teeth to local stores. I find is especially hypocritical after all the rants and uproar on this hosts behalf following the utmb fallout.

Itsnotjen ,

Local shoe stores

Nooo! Don’t suggest that people go to their local running store to try on shoes and then buy them online. These amazing little stores (shout out to Terra Loco in Rochester MN!) don’t make money by people trying on shoes. To keep them in business please buy from them. Plenty of people do exactly what you’ve suggested but if we all do that we won’t have any local places anymore.

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