86: ‘Charging My Camera Battery in My Pants’

Walking a tightrope around tricky issues the team talks cold weather clothing, ‘nimby’-ism, and summer adventure plans. Too soon? It’s never too soon to dream of sunny days. They are ahead!


85: ‘Oh Man, That’s a Tough Break’


America’s Favorite Podcasters(TM) take on La Sportiva shoes, gyms for millennials and overpriced Xmas presents. What to do when encountering  grizzlies and hunters while on a run and what not to do when getting lost on a long trail race.

Also: New trail races for 2020!


84: ‘Saving the Best for Last – Our Incredible Holiday Gift Guide Part 2’


Happy Thanksgiving and happy ‘Gift Guide Part 2’. Here are a few more of our favorite things, packaged, dissected, recommended and reviewed. Part 1 can be found here. We love all this stuff and we hope you will love it too. If you do, buy it via the direct links on this page.


83: ‘So Big We’re Cutting it into Two – Our Holiday Gift Guide Part 1’

This one ran away from us a bit and went a wee bit long, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. So, we’re cutting the show into two, more manageable portions, releasing them this week and next. We’re nice like that. This week drops part 1. Thanksgiving week you will get part 2. For a full list of all the products including pictures and links to purchase come right this way.


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.