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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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    • 4.5 • 1K Ratings

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 577: Western States 100- The Keys to Success at This Race and Any Other Long Run

    EP 577: Western States 100- The Keys to Success at This Race and Any Other Long Run

    Western States 100 is this weekend.  International runners represent nearly 1/3 of the entrants.  We recorded this episode live with these international runners at a local running store in Auburn California, The Aid Station.  Course experts, Tim Twietmeyer and Ian Sharman join us to help these runners understand the course and how to develop a strategy for success.  Many of these strategies can translate into your trail adventures and races.
    HERE is a link to a course map and elevation profile.
    Link to Joe Uhan's iRunFar articles:
    - The Western States Killing Machine - Part 1
    - The Western States Killing Machine - Part 2
    Sharman Ultra Coaching

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 576: 2022 Western States 100 Preview

    Ep 576: 2022 Western States 100 Preview

    Merry Statesmas!
    They 2022 running of the iconic Western States 100 is next weekend.  We sit down with Andy Jones-Wilkins to get his take on this year's race.  There will be 385 amazing stories from each of the starters this year.  We highlight some of the ones that you might want to watch unfold.
    Joe Uhan's iRunFar articles, "Western State Killing Machine": Part 1 & Part 2
    Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

    • 56 min
    TRAINING PRINCIPLES: The Joy of Pacing

    TRAINING PRINCIPLES: The Joy of Pacing

    Pacing can be an art and a science.  In this episode we bring on four experts to help us understand what a good pacer is and isn't / does and doesn't. Scotty Mills, Coach Jimmy Dean Freeman, Coach Meghan Canfield, and Andy Jones-Wilkins share their wisdom as racers and pacers.  What makes a good one?
     
    Here are some previous episodes we have done on pacing:
    Pacing: How to Be the Best Pacer with Victor Ballesteros Pacing and Crewing with Dominic and Katie Check out SoCal Coyotes
    Check out Meghan's coaching site
    Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 10

    TRN Audio Magazine - Volume 10

    It has been a while since the last publication of the Audio Magazine.  We invited some of our favorite witty guest to make it fun.
    Each person comes with a title of their article. The other participants guess what the article is about and then we discuss.
    Hire Andy as a coach! or check out his weekly Tap Room at iRunFar
    Warren Pole,  one of the founders of 33 Fuel. They recently started a podcast that is devoted to endurance fueling: 33Fuel Podcast

    • 1 hr
    5 Biomarkers Every Runner Should Know About

    5 Biomarkers Every Runner Should Know About

    Biomarkers help us understand what is going on inside our bodies.  There are many that are very important to endurance athletes.  In this episode Ashley Reaver helps us identify five of these biomarkers, why they are important, what is the normal range and what can we do to correct them if they are outside the normal range.
    Ashley Reaver is a registered sports dietician with a masters in Nutrition Science and Policy.  She offers nutrition counseling in her private practice and a full-time teacher of nutrition and dietetics courses at the University of California, Berkeley.  She is also the lead nutritional scientist at Inside Tracker.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Running and the Science of Mental Toughness

    Running and the Science of Mental Toughness

    Don recently came across an article by Mariska van Sprundel, "Running and the Science of Mental Toughness". We love talking about the mental side of our sport and thought Dr. Rob Bell would be an excellent guest for the topic. Dr. Rob Bell is a certified Mental Performance Coach with years of academic research and real-life coaching experience.   2 of the 7 books Rob has written::
    - Puke & Rally: It's Not About the Setback, It's About the Comeback - listen to our episode on the book HERE
    - No One Gets There Alone
    Check out 
    - Dr. Rob's web site
    - Puke & Rally web site
    - His podcast, "15 minutes of Mental Toughness"
    Find him at
    Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube Rob is running the Dances With Dirt 50K this weekend! He will be the one smiling!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

deech1986 ,

This podcast is a great running partner!

My wife and I started trail running a year ago, and we’ve been hooked on TRN ever since. I binged so many episodes on commutes and mid-week road runs over the past year, and now I look forward to each new episode that drops. These guys are the best!

MrsBrandieB ,

The best!!

This podcast is THE BEST! If you want to fall in love with running or rekindle your love for running, look no further. Scott and Don, thank you!!!

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!

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