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EP 524: DNF: Postmortem Case Study with AJW The world did not come to an end at the 2021 World’s End 100K last week. Andy Jones-Wilkins experienced his first DNF after successfully completing 184 ultras prior. Read more about AJW’s race in the Tap Room at iRunFar Hire Andy as a coach! or check

EP 523: NuggetCast with AJW A new series of regular episodes we are going to play with is called NuggetCast. Andy Jones-Wilkins joins us to explain what is a NuggetCast and kick of this first episode.This episode’s nuggets are:– Train the mind– Throw out the ego– Be Prepared Hire Andy

EP 522: Failure is Part of Success In running failure might manifest itself as a DNF at a race or a failed workout. Many of us are programmed to believe that failure is bad. In this episode, we will challenge that fallacy and talk about how failure is part of the

EP 521: A Runner’s High with Dean Karnazes We all love a good story about trail running. In Dean Karnazes’ latest book, “A Runners High – My Life in Motion”, he tells stories that you will easily draw you in and might remind you of similar situations that you might have been

EP 520: State of The Nation This past year has broken from the normal and thrown some curveballs, challenges and outright disappointments to our lives inside trail running.  We thought it would be a good discussion to talk about the state of The Nation, the trail running community that we

Podcast Highlights: UTMB – Ironman Partnership

“When you have two big things come together, it makes for big news” – Don Freeman, Trail Runner Nation, May 6, 2021 We’re excited that Trail Runner Nation podcast got to be the first podcast to tape a show with Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc’s Michel Poletti,

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and Ironman Announce A New Partnership: What will it Mean for Trail Running? This week on Trail Runner Nation, we have a special edition of our podcast. UTMB race co-founder Michel Poletti joins us from Chamonix, France, along with four other guests, from Bellingham, Washington, to Boulder, to Chamonix. The topic? A new partnership announced today between

4 Tips for Avoiding Stomach Issues in Ultras

Trail Runner Nation is pleased to share this guest article from Matt Bach. Matt won Ironman Maryland in 2014 with a time of 8:51, was the top amateur and 6th overall at Eagleman 70.3 in 2015, then 72nd overall in Kona, Hawaii, in 2015. Matt

A Good Rubber Sole or How I Learned To Run on Trails

With this story, Trail Runner Nation is excited to introduce mom, writer, outdoors person and — yes — trail runner Alyssa Walker to our Trail Runner Nation family. Alyssa will be writing and sharing her experiences. Is she an elite trail runner? No. Ambassador for