In this week’s jam packed episode, Mathias embraces the holiday spirit, Douglas makes 90s hip hop references, we discuss running the roads of Olympia for #RunEveryRoad or #everysingleroad and then we dive back into our amazing gear reviews. We also highlight the brand new Summit Book 2019, now available on our website, and Douglas answers rapid fire questions. Whew. This episode is brought to you by your 5-star reviews! Haven’t left one yet? Why not?
This week, Mathias and Doug catch up on the latest running projects they have been enduring, wax poetic about the Olympic Peninsula’s Mount Ellinor and work up an appetitive talking about Pizza, Burgers and Shakes with this week’s sponsor, Eastside Big Toms. After the break, your co-hosts chat about the upcoming holidays and then dive into awesome gift ideas. Listen, love, laugh and long for more Single Track Adventures. Oh, and don’t forget to visit our store for guidebooks, calendars, notebooks and the 2019 Summit Book!
Live from the OR show in Denver, Colorado, Mathias and Douglas discuss the trade show in great length while trying to stay awake after long trips to get there. Stoked by the environmentally friendly new products, political activism of the Outdoor Industry, talking to new and old favorite companies, and a few quirky contraptions, your heroes might have recorded their most exhausting podcast ever. Short and sweet, they even discuss running a bit before ending this episode. Listeners, try to guess who was the most exhausted!
After a whirlwind travel week your friendly neighborhood podcasting hosts share stories of fall adventures at castles in Germany, running into friends on Cub Peak above Hoodsport, WA and how much broken fingers hurt. They didn’t talk about cured ham or delicious cakes, which they regret deeply. Mathias also shares his first big race signup for the new year. Exciting!
While drinking too much tea Doug and Mathias discuss the challenges of running on difficult downhill terrain. The team celebrates local parks and owls and highlights the gnarliest trails. Mathias gets a lesson on the history of cross country racing. And Doug learns about an ice skating rink for Olympia.
We interview Joseph Bridges from Stagrack, a brand new roof rack coming to Kickstarter this October. Afterwards a heated discussion ensues about the virtues of building and kicking cairns. Mathias volunteers at an elementary school and Doug shares the latest on the #NatureWritingChallenge.
The show kicks off with an interview with Sanni McCandless about Outwild – The new event series, resource hub and fall festival for adventurers seeking community.
Afterwards the team is discussing favorite race t-shirts, race starting line music, and Duck Tales.
We’re also celebrating National Public Lands Day and towels.
We’re officially introducing a rebranding of this fine outdoor podcast to the newly christened: SingleBREAD. Mathias bakes bread and Douglas eats it.
Oh right, we’re also recapping our weekend runs up to Electric Peak and Mt. Gladys respectively. There’s a conversation about fall running and finding joy on trails in the lowlands once the snow hits the mountains – which will happen very soon.
Back from vacation the team dives into a jam-packed show headlined by an interview with the awesome Jenny Vierling, cofounder of Tailwind Nutrition. The team discusses the benefits of training slow, the UTMB carnage from the prior weekend, new FKTs on the Wonderland Trail, and the endless/pointless discussion around people misbehaving in the wild. Phew… are you still with us?
It’s finally family vacation time for Mathias and he’s in the exciting planning stages to escape the wildfire smokes in the Pacific Northwest and head to Yosemite. Douglas shares his childhood experiences from visiting this crazy popular National Park and they try to figure out how to make this trip the most memorable ever.
We’ll also bring you a interview with Johannes Ariens, Co-founder and CEO of Loge Co, a rad new local chain of hip outdoor destination basecamps in popular adventure tourist spots like Westport, Leavenworth and Bend, OR.
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Between praising the virtues of night running and discussing the challenges of running on sandy beaches we’re bringing you this week an extra special interview with U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer representing Washington’s 6th District. Derek is co-sponsoring an important bill with bipartisan support that aims to help the National Parks with their maintenance backlog. There’s discussion about sending letters to the universe, hiking with fellow members of congress at the Hoh, and how we can get involved helping our public lands. Don’t miss this one.
Mathias finally gets to run a seriously epic route and makes Douglas envious.
Delicious FourPoints energy bars are being thoroughly tested.
Your hosts also take a look at the new premium features in Strava called ‘Summit’ and their cool route creation tool.
The community board Fastest Known Time gets as cool facelift which inspires for more trail shenanigans.
In this very special episode we interview friend of the show Chuck Malinski, who with his friend Matt attempted to trail run/climb Mount Lena along the Hood Canal in Olympic National Park. With bad visibility the two got completely turned around and found themselves lost on the section beyond Upper Lena Lake. Stumbling through bear country and thick underbrush they had to spend the night under the stars. The next morning with clear minds they bushwhacked themselves out along the Duckabush River until they found a trail leading them to safety. This is their story.
The crew celebrates the perfect weekday run. Right out the door, a great mixture of terrain, like a great burger, it’s there for you when you need it most.
Also: Mathias has a great idea on how to keep that commitment to our personal dream projects. It involves $150 and might get you a t-shirt, it might.