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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No, the guys don’t have eczema, instead they are talking about itching for adventures and incredible trail runs.
Fresh from her second attempt at the Barkley Marathons Maggie Guterl sits down to share her personal story of preparation, disappointment and passion. Get an inside look at what it takes to sign up, train, show up and compete in this unique race. Thousands of people follow online each year, but only a handful have what it takes to run past that infamous yellow gate.
Lots on the agenda in this week’s episode. It’s Barkley Weekend, ITRA voting is kicking off, runners run #everysinglestreet in their city all over the world. Training schedules are pondered and routes are schemed. Oh, and there’s a race you should sign up for: Little Backyard Adventure.
Huge announcement, folks! Your Singletrack crew is directing a trail race. Right here in Olympia. Come join us August 10th at LBA Park for a Little Backyard Adventure.
Mathias also announces his candidacy for US representative for the International Trailrunning Association.
And Douglas reviews the Tigertail foam roller and muscle care tool. Listen up, you could win one!
Your hosts shares their epic aid station adventure at the Mountain Marathon & Hillbilly Half last weekend. Mathias announces his new book: ‘Adventure Running – Exploring Olympia’s Trails’ – Pre-order it today!
And they conclude with a deep dive into some some of the gear they’ve been testing over the last few weeks.
Good news! Your Singletrack team will be hosting an aid station at the Hillbilly Half and Mountain Marathon this March. It’s one of the most fun and gnarliest races in the area that you definitely should sign up for. And we’ll be there, so of course it will be wild.
Also on this week’s show: Doug is testing chafing balms, Mathias needs new shoes, again, and the crew discusses the film ‘Free Solo’, finally. We also get quite silly and serious, so just a normal day with your two favorite co-hosts.