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Keely Henninger, Corrine Malcolm, and Hillary Allen are three professional trail runners looking to utilize their experience as athletes and scientists to foster community and discussion around new and challenging topics in the world of trail running, training and racing, and equality

Trail Society FREETRAIL

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 232 Ratings

Keely Henninger, Corrine Malcolm, and Hillary Allen are three professional trail runners looking to utilize their experience as athletes and scientists to foster community and discussion around new and challenging topics in the world of trail running, training and racing, and equality

    Episode 68: Black Canyon 100km, the importance of fueling, and joyful racing with Becca Windell

    Episode 68: Black Canyon 100km, the importance of fueling, and joyful racing with Becca Windell

    In this episode, Corrine, Keely, and Hillary deep dive into the Black Canyon races.  Keely dives into her first race of 2024 and how to ride with the punches and benefit from early season races. She also talks through her fueling and how increasing the amount of carbohydrates she consumed early on helped her to rally later in the race. Then they interview Becca Windell, who most recently secured her golden ticket at the Black Canyons 100km placing 2nd place female after a hard fought race.  She is also a PhD student at Colorado State University in the Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology department and co-founder of the Home Range Wildlife Research Non-profit that does research, training, and community science outreach in the Methow valley on the east side of the North Cascades.  We talk about her journey into running, eating disorder history in competitive cycling, the importance of fueling on life and performance, and finally, she talks us through her race at the Black Canyons 100km race.  We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
     
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    Articles:
    Abstract from: Knowledge on relative energy deficiency in sport among physiotherapists and physicians (Verhoef, et al 2024):
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/377832413_Knowledge_on_relative_energy_deficiency_in_sport_among_physiotherapists_and_physicians

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 67: Fact or Fiction: Eccentric loading for downhill running, mental toughness, and amenorrhea in athletes

    Episode 67: Fact or Fiction: Eccentric loading for downhill running, mental toughness, and amenorrhea in athletes

    Corrine, Keely, and Hillary dive into the Olympic Marathon Trials and Corrine gives an uptdate on UTMB and the Pro Trail Runner Association. Then they dive into a Fact or Fiction discussion around different running topics. They dive into the benefits of downhill running on conditioning the quads for races with a lot of downhills, the importance of mental toughness and when it is advantageous versus dangerous, and the negative health outcomes associated with losing your menstrual cycle and why we should strive to keep our cycle regular even during large training blocks.
     
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    Articles:
     
    Downhill Running:
    https://air.unimi.it/bitstream/2434/919482/2/Khassetarash%20et%20al_The%20repeated%20bout%20effect%20influences%20lower-extremity%20biomechanics%20during%20a%2030-min%20downhill%20run.pdf
     
    Mental Toughness: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1612197X.2022.2161102
     
    Amenorrhea in athletes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941235/pdf/nihms203828.pdf
    RED-S implications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9724109/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 66: Navigating the postpartum journey and fueling our bodies with Rachel Drake

    Episode 66: Navigating the postpartum journey and fueling our bodies with Rachel Drake

    Keely, Corrine, and Hillary start the episode by talking about some recent races and news in womens sports and health, most notably they discuss the recent Colorado bill passed to increase health coverage to those suffering from an eating disorder. Then they interview Rachel Drake. She is a professional trail runner for Nike Trail, a mom to her son Lewis, medical student and scientist, and all around lovely human being. She is known throughout the trail running community for her contagious smile and kind demeanor. They talk about her journey back to running postpartum and what she learned about her body and her needs.  She recently finished 5th at the California International Marathon and 1st at the 33km at Hong Kong and is gearing up for the Black Canyons 100k to shoot for that elusive golden ticket and we can’t wait to see how she does! We are SO STOKED to share our interview with you all, enjoy!  
     
    Send us your POST RUN SNACK PICS (WRAPPERS ONLY)
     
    This episode is brought to you by Freetrail @runfreetrail
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    Articles:
     
    Colorado Bill on BMI and Eating Disorders: https://www.cohousedems.com/news/laws-to-save-patients-money-on-health-care%2C-protect-coloradans-go-into-effect#:~:text=SB23%2D176%20provides%20health%20care,of%20care%20for%20a%20patient.
     
    FT profile on Rachel Drake: https://www.freetrail.com/any-surface-any-distance-with-rachel-drake/
     
    Follow Rachel: @rachelraedrake or Strava

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 65: End of Year Reflections and Planning

    Episode 65: End of Year Reflections and Planning

    In this episode, Corrine, Keely, and Hillary discuss some end of the year stats around women’s sports, and then dive into the TROY. The three then reflect on 2023. They talk about their learnings, challenges,  and proudest accomplishments. Then they talk about how to plan out a season and what to prioritize both as an athlete and as a coach when picking races.  
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 64: Staying humble with World Champion, Grayson Murphy

    Episode 64: Staying humble with World Champion, Grayson Murphy

    In this episode, Hillary, Corrine, and Keely chat with Grayson Murphy. Grayson is a two time World Champion in mountain running, most recently snagging two medals at the 2023 World Trail and Mountain Running Championships in June, and has competed in the Steeple chase at the Olympic trials. A multi-talented athlete and person, Grayson also runs her own business that makes a training journal/planner, is a cat mom, and is engaged to another professional athlete.  We discuss how she balances all of this, racing multiple disciplines this year, remaining humble and excited to race, and evaluating her identity as a runner while navigating some challenging health issues. The team starts off by discussing their charities of choice for 2023 and why Trail Society has decided to donate to them and then they dive into some discussions around their plans for 2024 and shout out the winners of golden tickets from DOI Inthanon!


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 63: Tales from Thailand and Cape Town

    Episode 63: Tales from Thailand and Cape Town

    In this episode, Corrine, Keely, and Hillary digest their respective races in Cape Town and Thailand.  They talk through foot trouble in the humid jungles of Thailand and the gnarly trails of DOI Inthanon and how to roll with the race and accept what the day gives you. Corrine talks through her race at Cape Town, changing her mindset midway through, and finishing what she started. Then they all reflect on their 2023 seasons and what they will take into 2024.



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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

ya! fightng ,

best trail coverage

Alive and refreshingly feminine led! Love the interviews.

Kimyamauchi ,

Love this podcast!

Thanks gals for all of your great insight on female athletics! I enjoy listening to these three female super athletes and their scientific insights into females in sports primarily trail running but so relevant across all endurance sports.

Crescent Meadows ,

So relatable!

I listen to a lot of trail running podcasts, but this one has quickly become top of my rotation. I really appreciate the focus on female-centric topics that are not covered other places. The hosts and guests on the show are inspiring and relatable.

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