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Buzz Burrell and Corrine Malcolm team up to bring you a lively mix of trail topics, stories, and real runner questions. Whether you’re an experienced ultrarunner or “trail curious” and just getting started in the sport, start your run with UltraSignup and meet us at The Trailhead!

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Episode 6: Doping up, staying resilient, and starting again.

Illegal drugs are cropping up in the running world again; Buzz and Corrine talk testing and their own performance enhancing strategies.

Then Corrine interviews Anita Cardinal, a Cree activist and lawyer, about running, resilience, and representation. Finally, Buzz and caller Jane brainstorm how to get back to ultra-distances after having a baby – with a focus on letting go of outcome and simply enjoying the journey.

We’ll be back! Season 2 starts in January, so stay tuned for our next release.

Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from Sidas.

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Episode 5: World Record DNFs, being a Long Run dad, and when to “just smile”

Corrine and Buzz chat about the recent Backyard World Championships and how it’s possible to set a world record and DNF at the same time?! Corrine talks to elite marathoner Peter Bromka about balancing parenting and the long run, diving into his popular article “The Endurance Dad Dilemma.” Then Buzz talks with runner Brianne about how to stay positive during long races, sharing favorite run-tested mantras that work.

Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from Sidas.

Use promo code “Trailhead25” for 25% off Ultimate Direction and “Trailhead20” for 20% off Sidas.

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Episode 4: What’s the name of the game?

Corrine and Buzz talk about “crushing” and “dominating” on the trails with writer and pro-athlete Meg Mackenzie who penned the thought provoking article “Annihilate That Course and Obliterate Your Competition.” Does using violent language influence our sport experience? The UltraSignup community had heated reactions to the online article; listen in and add your opinion. Then Buzz helps Matt from Issaquah, WA decide how long to rest after a big ultra-effort. Plus, Buzz’s favorite go-to recovery activity.

Have a question about trail or distance running? Send your question to news@ultrasignup.com for a chance to chat with Buzz on an upcoming episode.

Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from Squirrel’s Nut Butter.

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Episode 3: Advice from another planet, the lure of 4.167, and running’s most common injury.

Corrine and Buzz break down Kilian Jornet’s exhaustive new blog recapping his 2022 training with micro-details, including his workouts, nutrition, sleep, stress and more. Are there usable tips for a “normie” runner or is Kilian simply from another planet? Next, Corrine talks to writer and runner Jared Beasley about the quiet, but seductive appeal of the backyard race phenomenon. His piece, “Everyone’s Got A Shot at a Backyard, Right?” looks at the enigmatic format and how an average runner can get (happily?) sucked in. And Buzz talks to Isabella from L.A. about shin splints and offers a range of tips and tricks to help.

Have a question about trail or distance running? Send your question to news@ultrasignup.com for a chance to chat with Buzz on an upcoming episode.

Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from Tailwind Nutrition.

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Episode 2: The Growth of Trail Running, Carbon Fiber Shoes and Real Runner Questions about The Bear

In this episode, Corrine and Buzz chat about the expansion of trail running media coverage and how runners can “vote with their feet” to keep the smaller races alive. Then, Corrine talks to shoe guru Brian Metzler about carbon fiber running shoes and why they might not be the holy grail for trail runners. You can read Brian’s article “Don’t get FOMO about the twinkle of carbon finer on the trails” here. And Buzz answers Christian’s “Real Runner Questions” about The Bear.

Have a question about trail or distance running? Send your question to news@ultrasignup.com for a chance to chat with Buzz on an upcoming episode.

Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from InsideTracker.

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Episode 1: UTMB Recap, Reimagining the FKT, and a Fast Hike with Jelly Beans

Corrine and Buzz offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into UTMB, revealing a few race hiccups and what it’s like to livestream an event of this magnitude. Then Corrine sits down with Oregon PCT FKT holder Emily Halnon to learn about her unique experience setting the record in partnership with the former fastest time owner. A inspiring conversation that goes deeper on Emily’s story: My friend helped me beat her FKT record. We both won. Finally, Buzz speaks with Caroline from Wisconsin about how to dial in race nutrition as her distances increase. Turns out, chocolate and jelly beans are a strategic choice.

Have a question about trail or distance running? Send your question to news@ultrasignup.com for a chance to chat with Buzz on an upcoming episode.

Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from On Running.

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