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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

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

EP 575: 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

EP 574: 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. In TRN Audio Magazine, we talk about random running-related topics. Each person comes with a title of their article.

EP 573: 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

EP 572: 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

EP 571: TRAINING PRINCIPLES: Base Building We’ve all heard that we should build a good “base”.  In this episode we devine what base building is and how to make it a fundimental part of our training.   Our experts for this episode are Ian Sharman, Krissy Moehl, Dr. Phil Maffetone, and Ellie Greenwood. Links:

EP 570: The Power of Consistency What does consistency mean to you? Returning guest, Adam Kimble joins The Nation to discuss the long-term benefits of consistency.  Could consistency be the holy grail of training success? Learn more about Adam by checking out his web site and his coaching site, Run On Dirt Coaching.Adam’s social channels: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

EP 569: Should We Believe in Science-Backed Research? Alex Hutchinson is back to discuss some of his most recent articles he published at Outsideonline: Why Cyclists Can Handle Heat Better than Runners New Data on How Your Arm Swing Affects Running Do Endurance Athletes Get More Cavities? Alex Hutchinson is an avid

EP 568: How to Deal With Aid Station Emergencies Our good friend and running doctor, Mark Cucuzzella, joins us again to discuss common medical issues that you might experience on the trail, causes and treatments. Dr. Mark’s Run for Your Life Podcast Dr. Mark’s book, “Run for Your Life” Make sure you watch his 8:25 Video that