64: ‘Yearning for Burritos’ with Special Guest Morgan Sjogren


Your friendly neighborhood podcast hosts are joined by writer, adventurer, and former elite track athlete turned avid trail runner Morgan Sjogren. Stories of fantastic adventure trips from Bears Ears to Patagonia leave the crew hungry for burritos and yearning for the open road.


63: ‘Bill Pullman is my president’


Between burgers and hotdogs your hosts find time to discuss Doug’s elevation training block for his upcoming race and wonder if Western States should be run backwards next year.


62: ‘Oh Dear, we talk Beer and Gear’


A new ultra race through bear country in Montana is a good reminder for your hosts to talk about safety gear while venturing into the back country. Mathias also shares his first thoughts about the brand new Coros Vertix GPS Adventure watch.


61: ‘Won’t you be my Running Buddy?’


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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60: ‘My Tank Top Tan Line’


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.


59: ‘Tick, Tick…. Boom!’


Did you go on a run for Global Running Day?
It’s tick season and your concerned hosts share some info and tips on how you can stay healthy. Don’t let those little bastards grind you down.


58: ‘The Importance of Firm Buns’


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!

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Singletrack 57: ‘Outside’s $hit Sandwich’

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.


Singletrack 56: ‘Have you ever broken anything besides hearts?’


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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Singletrack 55: ‘Somewhat out of Sync’

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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Singletrack 54: ‘Slaying Dragons in the Rain’

Doug runs in Thompson Falls, Montana and can’t find the falls. Mathias finds adventures in his backyard. The team gives an update on using their GPS watches to track their activities and wants to encourage you to be a tourist in your own town. Apologizes to Reno and Merced.


Singletrack 53: ‘Scratching my Own Itch’


No, the guys don’t have eczema, instead they are talking about itching for adventures and incredible trail runs. 

In this episode, they talk about the hills at Kaiser, announce plans for a new running book, and then provide more insight into the cool gear coming to the Little Backyard Adventure race this August. 


Singletrack 52: ‘The Mixtape Volume 1’

This week, Singletrack celebrates 52 straight weeks of trail running talk.

We can’t believe we have lasted this long, especially without replacing Doug as a co-host. To celebrate the first year of this incredible podcast, we decided to give a gift to our dear listeners.


Singletrack 51: ‘There was Lemonade at Phantom Ranch after all’ with Special Guest Michael Linscott


Michael Linscott, longtime ultra runner and community manager at the popular Seattle Mountain Running Group on Facebook joins us for this weeks episode talking Badger 100M, adventure runs in the Pacific Northwest and completing R2R2R.


Singletrack 50: ‘Dragging my Wrecked Carcass through Barkley Hell’ with Special Guest Maggie Guterl


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.


Singletrack 49: ‘Dabbling with Chinese loose-leaf Tea’


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.


Singletrack 48: ‘There will be no Milk at San Diego 100’ with Special Guests Angela Shartel and BJ Haeck


Angela and BJ the new race directors of the historic San Diego 100 join us for a lively chat around the personal motivation and reward to running long distances, what to offer at aid stations and how to setup a race course in wildfire prone Southern California.


Singletrack 47: ‘A 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!


Singletrack 46: ‘Those Cowbells do spark Joy’


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.


Singletrack 45: ‘Beachballs on Mt. Adams’ with Special Guest Katja Hurt


This show is a little dangerous. With special guest Katja Hurt of the newly formed Wilderness Chaplains, the team takes a deep dive into the emotional toll on everyone when things go wrong outdoors. It’s a serious show. Well, kind of.


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By Douglas and Mathias in Olympia, Washington and Livingston, Montana.

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