Fall is here, and with that come cooler runs in unpredictable weather. Mathias announces plans for a possible new race in Capitol Forest and Doug gives us the insight scoop on the history of the mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula. So long, goats, you’ve been fun but have overstayed your welcome. Also, a review of HANAH Herbal Superfoods.
He did it! Douglas got the monkey off his back. Last weekend he finished The Rut 50k in Big Sky, Montana. A brutal and beautiful mountain trail race that captured his heart, stole his soul, and almost broke his leg. This is Doug’s story. A tale of endurance, desperation, and joy. Oh, and how much do we love those Kaiser hills now?
If we would’ve packed anymore topics into this week’s episode our mics would’ve melted… and your headphones exploded. We talk about friendly neighborhood cats. New adventuress beyond the neighborhood and upcoming races and other ultra news.
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Your favorite hosts haven’t always been professional trail running podcasters. This episode takes a look at the early days of friendship, wilderness and adventures and crazy business ideas, that included Sasquatch Tours, picnic tables on downtown streets and braised pork knuckles in Leavenworth.
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Can you be over-prepared when going on an adventure? Or is it good to sometimes just grab your shoes and run for the hills?
How does one access public recreation areas when the surrounding areas are privately owned?
When do you know you’ve done everything you can to prepare for your upcoming race?
These another other topics are discussed in this week’s episode of your favorite neighborhood trail running audio experience.
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Your hosts dreamily share their favorite National Park lodges. Mt. Rainier and Olympic face off and the word iconic is used a lot. Also, Badwater 135 is discussed, no reasons for that.
Hey, wanna run our Little Backyard Adventure Race for free? Katja Hurt from Wilderness Chaplains is giving away two free race entries. First two who email us/tweet us get in free – any distance – all the fun!
To kick off the summer season your award winning hosts discuss public-private partnerships for our public lands, web toed running buddies, the place Western States Endurance Run has in trail media coverage, and how to break out of your running rut. Some topics were serious, some were silly. You get to guess which ones were which.
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The dreams of mountains are real. Snow is melting rapidly and summits are calling us.
This episode is also our big product review show in the Singletrack headquarters.
Douglas, and his dog, share their thoughts on hats, shirts and socks and Mathias shares his thoughts sandals and boxers. The show concludes of with an in-depth look at the must have book for any trail and mountain runner: Training for the Uphill Athlete, by Steve House, Scott Johnston and Kilian Jornet. Really, get that book.
This week, the guys are back to their normal shenanigans. They discuss tank tops, running Cross Country, training and days off, Everest’s crowding issues, our National Park’s economic impact and, of course, baking. They also dive into the week’s “weather report,” where snowpack levels and safe travel are talked about. This episode is sure to be a favorite for someone. Maybe it will be you!
Hey, it’s our first *Explicit* rated show in the history of Singletrack. We’re responding, strongly! to the recently written article by bully Marc Peruzzi in Outside Magazine blasting trail runners as ‘lazy parasites and deadbeats’.
Apologizes to our listeners who might be offended by the coarse language in this episode. No apologizes to Outside for publishing such a 💩 show.
Sometimes you gotta punch back.
Starting out on a silly note, which shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise, the team celebrates reaching 100 members of The Outdoor Society’s Strava Club.
Getting serious, a discussion ensues around recording one’s neighborhood walks as ‘runs’ and how to deal with the inevitable face plant on a trails.
There’s also a new training plan out, that’s included in Mathias’ new book: ‘Adventure Running‘ and summer routes at Mount Rainier National Park are planned.
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Right away, we get serious and dive into the Suunto vs Strava syncing issues. We then follow up on some notes from previous episodes before chatting about the hills of Kaiser. Discussions then shift over to UTMB and the changes going on with this huge racing weekend. We also discuss Mathias’ imaginary friendship with Kilian Jornet and being friendly on trails with other runners and hikers. We end with silly shenanigans and a lullaby by Mathias. Another perfect episode of Singletrack.
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