82: ‘You Call That a Sport?’ with Special Guests Jeff Fullmer and Jeremy Smith

Race directors Jeff Fullmer and Jeremy Smith join us for a special episodes previewing the Palisades Ultra Trail Series in the beautiful and rugged Idaho/Wyoming backcountry near Grand Teton National Park. Located right in their backyard, in wild grizzly bear country, the team has created an unforgettable race weekend. Racers will run along sweet single track through beautiful wildflower meadows and across many refreshing streams. Your summer plans just included a road trip. Doug will be your guide!


81: ‘Welcome to Backcountry, the New Trail Running Podcast’

Yes, we have an opinion on Backcountry.com’s litigious trademark game, of course we do. But at least it’s short and sweet. We’re also dreaming of traveling to our national parks by train and talk about running at Kaiser Hills and places that are really really cold, like Livingston.


80: ‘Not eating ice cream made me a miserable person’ with Special Guest Maria Dalzot


On this very special episode we’re joined by Maria Dalzot, registered dietitian and mountain runner from Bellingham, Washington.
She just recently returned from competing at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Tepatitlán, Mexico and ran OCC at UTMB this summer. And yet, you will never guess what we’re actually talking about: food! Maria’s approach to eating healthy is freeing and inspiring. This show is soul food for your ears.


79: ‘Last Woman Standing’ with World Champion Maggie Guterl


Heroine of the hour, Maggie Guterl, joins us to share her incredible feat of taking first overall at last week’s Big Backyard Ultra, literally in Laz’s backyard somewhere deep in Tennessee. Fueled by Tailwind and assisted by an incredible support team she ran 250 miles over many days and nights. What a performance and welcome back!


78: ‘Sub 2 Hour Midlife Crisis’

Can Mathias and Doug talk through their midlife crisis in under 2 hours? What will their therapist say about all that running while getting older?
This and more in this week’s fast and furious episode fo Singletrack, not sponsored by Nike… yet.


77: ‘Ultrarunner John Muir’


François abandons his FKT attempt of the Washington portion of the PCT due to snow, Doug loves power walking and Mathias is afraid of cougars. Top notch programming in this weeks episode of Singletrack.


76: ‘World Records without long finger nails’ with Special Guest Tabatha Collins


On this week’s episode, Doug and Mathias welcome Tabatha Collins, the soon to be world record holder for most ultra marathons completed by a woman in a year. They talk about training, aid station food, mental health and running all over the county. If you love inspiring stories and great people, this is the episode for you.


75: ‘The Rattlesnake Ate my Empanada’

Before the first big snow of the season, your faithful hosts each squeeze in one more adventure. Doug heads to Lake Solitude at Grand Teton National Park and Mathias finally fulfills his dream of running the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness above Leavenworth, Washington.
You guessed it, those runs were as awesome and rewarding.


74: ‘Squeezing in a Midday Run’

Your hosts are squeezing a whole lot of technology into this week’s episode of your favorite trail stumbling podcast. There is watch talk, camera angles, and eBikes are invading our public lands.

Also included a fascinating Director’s Commentary on “How to Build a Calendar”.


73: ‘Goodbye Mountain Goats’


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.