You might think we are psyched about having Anna and Stephanie filling in for us, because they are impressive elite-level trail runners with a long list of big-time accomplishments. Anna, for example, has been atop the podium at races from Hardrock in Colorado to Transvulcania in the Canary Islands, and many in between. She has also won the overall title in the Skyrunning World Championships.
Stephanie, for her part, has won the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run, California’s highly competitive Lake Sonoma 50-miler, and has had top finishes at races around the world, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. A two-time All-American in college, she has a PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Science.
Those accomplishments are pretty impressive. But there are plenty of trail running podcast hosts with big resumes. In our mind, Trail Runner Nation is about more than your last win. And that’s exactly why we are particularly delighted that Anna and Stephanie are joining us as guest hosts– because each of them is a truly impressive human being. They are thoughtful, smart, insightful, and caring. And we think those qualities will make for wonderful guest co-hosts, exploring the world of trail running and sharing it with you, our loyal listeners. Tune in as they interview some of the top trail runners in the world… and some fascinating lesser-known folks as well.
We’ll be listening– and we hope you will, too.
Scott and Don, Trail Runner Nation Hosts
Read more about Stephanie, here— including recipes, publications, and coaching details, and check out her trail running camps. She coaches and provides nutrition consulting for athletes at all abilities and goals. She’s also the Trail Alliance Team Captain for Protect Our Winters.
Life has changed a lot for Anna Frost in the past few years. She’s transitioned from being a professional trail runner focussed on her own training and travels to life with family, less travel, and a more stability. Anna’s giving herself time to focus on her daughter Skylar. “I learn a lot from Skylar,” she says. “In time, I will find my own running again.”
Stephanie has also been through a lot of changes in the past year or two. She got divorced, moved to California from Oregon, and set up home in the Bay Area. This past December she welcomed– four weeks early– Julien. Mid spring, Stephanie and Rebecca Rusch raised funds for POW, Protect Our Winters, cycling up and down a hill during a day of “Everesting.” These days, she’s testing baby food recipes, exploring the Bay Area, running in the Marin Headlands and up nearby Mount Tam. Slowly, steadily, she is getting back to running, after a challenging restart. And this summer, she hopes to be racing in the Alps! Her perspective on life has changed, but some things remain the same. “I’m just as competitive and I’m excited to get back racing,” She says. “My trail days are far from over!”