Yes, we’re doing it and you are welcome. Ted Lasso, the greatest show on television deserves to be reviewed, talked about and praised by two average trail runners, because that fits our show format perfectly. We’re diving into episode one and will feature a episode each week, or so we hope. Follow along and watch Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ and, if you’re a superfan, reach out and we’ll bring you on the show. Wanker!

Remember the movie Innerspace from 1987? No? Well, this week we quickly chat about the new Kilian documentary Inside Kilian on Amazon Prime before we dive into training and weekly goals. We debate bringing a change of socks for ultras and then dive into shoe talk. 100 miles is a long way to go, but Mathias is getting ready as we discuss the physical and mental challenges he will be facing in Utah this April. Will he end the race with jet black hair, bangs across his forehead and dressed in full on goth fashion? Only time will tell!

Remember 10 hour long Youtube videos? Doug watched most of the replay of the Black Canyon 100k and shared his thoughts. We then dive into the anxiousness for trail adventures that spring brings. Mathias then talks about how incredible it is in Europe after both hosts watched a video from the Alps. Join us on Clubhouse, maybe?

On March 2nd, 1909, Teddy Roosevelt used the Antiquities Act to create Mount Olympus National Monument, now known as Olympic National Park. Thanks to people like Lieutenant O’Neil and the Press Expedition, the mystery of America’s mountainous Shangri-La started to be explored, mapped and shared with the world. Their experiences and stories captivated the minds of the nation, forcing Presidential action to protect  both the land and the wildlife of the wettest corner of the country.

What is the future of trail running? How long will we mourn for Daft Punk? After a few introductory comments, including yet another check in on Mathias’ chafed thighs, we dive into the newest Wonderland Trail video, highlighting Kaytlyn Gerbin’s FKT, presented by The North Face. Check it out and be inspired to explore America’s most-visible National Park. When in doubt, Donald Duck it.

When did you last hear a David Hasselhoff song on the radio?  After reminiscing on the golden age of radio, the guys dive in deep into a real conversation. So many gear companies and nutrition companies claim superiority over everyone else, but how does one wade through the boasting? We try to come up with an answer.

We are debating taking a trip to Mexico with Ted Cruz, but Doug’s eyes may still be frozen shut. Mathias is recovering slowly. Broken Arrow is moved from June to October and we wonder what races will look like this year. To end, we talk about cross training on a stationary bike and wonder if Doug will feel the benefits after a winter’s worth of riding. Hey, Scott, stay for the long outro music!

In Olympic National Park, bridges serve many functions. They obviously help us cross rivers, keep out feet dry and get us from Point A to Point B, but they also do so much more. They act as gateways; serving as portals to wilderness and adventure over deep ravines and stunning box canyons. The bridges of Olympic National Park are as unique as the destinations they lead to, each with as much personality and beauty as the rivers themselves. Those of us who hike here often have our favorites and we all keep striving to find more and more of them, hoping to further being inspired to hike further and reach deeper into America’s favorite wilderness. For beginners and those visiting Olympic, the bridges act as catalysts, encouraging longer hikes and a deeper connection with the nature of the area.

Mathias takes an avalanche course for trail runners while Doug longs to run with migrating animals. K2 is talked about, and the guys dive into a discussion about watching disasters in real time.

Winter weather is impacting training plans, but that is ok. Mathias has a good blanket to recommend. Tights get destroyed at Kaiser, but the power of walking during runs persists. Save local gear shops, they are the soul of the outdoor community, sometimes.