TDR Podcast #69 – Ivie Brooks Interview

Ivie is a born and raised Duluthian who started running as an avid soccer player and ultimately gravitated towards marathon running once her highly-competitive collegiate soccer career came to an end. Listen in to hear Ivie talk about training for and running in the Boston Marathon, her journey with dialing in nutrition on and off … Read more

TDR Podcast #69 – February 2024 Rundown

Race Results are listed from the Duluth Winter Trailrunning Series (Hartley Park 10k, Frozen 4 Hour/5k, and Series results), the Freeze Yer Gizzard 5k/10k and Arrowhead 135, both in International Falls. The only upcoming race we could find was on March 16, 2024 with the Saint Fennessy 4K. Trails are in bad shape and should … Read more

TDR Podcast #68 – January 2024 Rundown

With a new year underway, Tony and Mike have no results to discuss, although since recording the Northwoods Winter Trail Marathon and half results have been released. Upcoming races include the remaining events in the Duluth Winter Trailrunning Series, Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run 5k/10k, and Arrowhead 135. Trails are looking good with recent snow … Read more

TDR Podcast #67 – December 2023 Rundown

Without an interview subject, Mike and Tony run down race results from Gobble Gallop as well as upcoming races from the Duluth Winter Trail Running Series, and more. Regarding trail conditions, natural surface trails in the Duluth area have been volatile, but one useful tool is the SHT Trail Conditions page: This month’s Coach’s Corner … Read more

TDR Podcast #66 – Cristina Nistler Interview

Cristina is a local Duluth marathoner and athletic trainer. Listen in on how she got started running, her journey up to training for and racing marathons and future plans in the sport. Cristina has a unique perspective on running and training with an athletic training background and specializing in gait and form analysis, and all … Read more

TDR Podcast #66 – November 2023 Rundown

Race results are listed from Wild Duluth, Pumpkin Run, North End Nightmare, NMTC Fall Trail Series. Upcoming races and dates are listed.  Trails in Duluth are closed leading up to the hard frost. Tony discusses feel versus effort versus pace and how to learn to measure how they each feed into one another. Running at … Read more

TDR Podcast #65 – October 2023 Rundown

Race results are in from: Aruna 5k, NorthShore Run, NMTC Fall Trail Run Series, Duluth Women’s 10 Miler, Grand Traverse, Cloquet River Run, Whistlestop Marathon, and the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon. There are a handful of upcoming races as well. Tony and Mike discuss trail conditions, which have a wet surface due to recent rains, … Read more

TDR Podcast #64 – Brent Smith Interview

Brent is a local runner who has completed well over 20 road marathons, including many Grandma’s Marathon events with a PR of 2:31. Nearing 70 years old, Brent still continues to put up impressive times including challenging age group marathon records and racing for a sub-3 hour finish time. Brent discusses running and nordic skiing … Read more