Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott

Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott
A trail running podcast by outdoor lovers

120: ‘Eating Popcorn at the Tire Store’
Aug 7 • 86 min
Enjoy this random picture of a bonfire on the beach to match the randomness of this episode. Douglas tries on a new running belt, Mathias wins a shirt, both are in a running low as summer is slowly turning. Peak Week starts Monday - come and join us!
119: ‘Sunrise Over Paradise’
Jul 30 • 92 min
Are we seriously talking about the Enchantments again? Yes, yes, we are. We also share stories about running away from thunderstorms and into sunrises. Rock Candy hats are finally in stock and books are ready to ship. Get some! Links at
118: ‘John Muir, the Kraken and a Beast with an Elephanthead’
Jul 23 • 94 min
Skating where the puck is going to be, your hosts discuss local sports news ad nauseam , say ‘farewell and good riddance’ to John Muir, and take a deep dive into their respective weekend adventures. Doug climbs the stunning Elephanthead Mountain in the…
117: ‘Local Legend’
Jul 17 • 90 min
Mathias climbs Mt. Skokomish above Lake of Angels, well, almost, with Brent Miller for the Summer of Vert Vertical K+ Challenge. Doug shares stories of bear encounters and becomes a Local Legend, thanks to a new Strava feature. This, and so much more in…
116: ‘Let me Walk a Mile in your Socks and Shoes’
Jul 10 • 85 min
Doug scrambles on ridge lines, Mathias hosts another virtual race and tries to find a route to run himself. Socks are tested and shoes are evaluated. Good times. Links to gear reviewed on
115: ‘The Enchantments, No One’s Doing That’
Jul 3 • 101 min
More big races are cancelled for the year. The Enchanted Valley Chalet’s final fate is being decided. The Enchantments are overrun, again. Oh, and Hamilton is on Disney+.
114: ‘Sunburns and Other Important Life Lessons’
Jun 25 • 101 min
What flavor do you want your hydration fuel to be? Why are watch straps so expensive? What happens when you wear sandals in the sun? How fun is it to run through an entire night? This and many other important life lessons are being discussed in this…
113: ‘Arm Warmer Sleeve Arms’
Jun 18 • 89 min
Doug and Mathias discuss their respective runs for last weeks Summer of Vert 4HR Vertical event. Doug finds bliss in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness and Mathias stands twice on the summit of Mt. Rose. Also discussed are route building skills, beer…
112: ‘Is it Too Soon to Be Hopeful?’
Jun 12 • 91 min
The time is right for Doug and Mathias to go ‘there’. In this deep and serious episode we address the issues of the day. We’re also buying running socks in outdoor stores and listening to cassette tapes of our past.
111: ‘Not Quite as Mountain-Minded as I Thought’
Jun 5 • 84 min
Doug sees a bear and Mathias walks on snow. Both events are eye-opening and a bit more unsettling than they should be. But lessons are learned and pictures takes.
110: ‘Tell Me All About That Man Bun’
May 29 • 104 min
Mathias sleeps in his new tent and welcomes summer. Doug discovers trails and worries about bears after a long winter. The two discuss best practices to stay safe in the backcountry when traveling beyond cell coverage and especially lately, solo. Links at…
109: ‘Much Ado About Strava’
May 21 • 87 min
Doug gets a haircut, Mathias a Strava subscription, and UTMB gets cancelled. This week is full of new stuff, fun stuff, and sad stuff. The future of trail running is discussed and how timber harvesting changes local trails. Links at
108: ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’
May 15 • 86 min
Let’s have a podcast to talk about another podcast - that’s new. But seriously, in this week’s episode we dive int0 the phenomena of the “Fastest Known Time” run, and find obscure routes for ourselves. Good Times. Five Stars. Links on:
107: ‘Sitting on a Mountain of Paperwork’ with Special Guest Tabatha Collins
May 8 • 78 min
Our first virtual race was an incredible success and we’re excited to sit down with women’s race winner Tabatha Collins who shares her challenges with teaching first graders during this time, overcoming injury and running up and down her backyard hill 188…
106: ‘What’s Your Number’
Apr 30 • 89 min
Some state parks and other public lands are slowly being opened up for outdoor activity. What does this mean for us trail runners and how should we behalf when heading for the trail heads? This and other hard hitting questions are being discussed in this…
105: ‘Cold Snacks and Yoga Breaks’ with Special Guests Abram Dickerson and James Varner
Apr 24 • 86 min
Year three of Singletrack kicks off with a bam. James Varner of Rainshadow Running and Abram Dickerson of Aspire Adventure Running stop by to talk about the upcoming Virtual Trail Running Film Festival. Of course, there’s other stuff too, like injury…
104: ‘Mixtape Vol. II’
Apr 16 • 90 min
Aside from the weather your favorite podcast hosts don’t talk about running, yet again. Here are their favorite songs currently on their playlist, so you get something out of listing to this. And go for run already! Link to playlist in Apple Music on…
103: ‘Be Safe Out There’
Apr 9 • 87 min
Doug and Mathias discuss how to venture into the outdoors in a safe manner. They celebrate the ingenious backyard projects and our endless yearning for adventure. The mountain will wait for us, but will be patient to wait for them. OUR RULES: - Behave…
102: ‘My Expectations Aren’t Very High’
Apr 2 • 80 min
Doug finds bags of flour to bake and shares a story of one of his favorite runs in Glacier National Park. Mathias contemplates running every single street in Olympia again and shares some of his favorite Tailwind flavors… buzz buzz…
101: ‘After Dark with Beer and Whiskey’
Mar 27 • 104 min
We’ve started the next 100 episodes with a special SingleTrack, after dark. What was different? We added drinks and recorded after the sun set. Mathias ran a 5k around his house, which led us to a conversation about how to interact with the trail running…
100: ‘8,630 Minutes’
Mar 20 • 100 min
For this 100th episode, amidst a global pandemic Doug and Mathias don’t have much to celebrate. Trail races are cancelled all over the world, people are discouraged to congregate and Mathias is slowly running out of flour… But, we still have each other,…
99: ‘Toilet Paper Doesn’t Bring Me Joy’
Mar 12 • 77 min
It’s a show for the end of the world… or so it it feels. Doug is injured, Kaiser Woods dances with Mathias, races are canceled and training plans are made for these desperate times. Stay healthy, friends, stay healthy.
98: ‘The Philosophy of Hills’
Mar 5 • 90 min
Doug suspends his campaign, finally. Mathias forgets his water on his long run, like a noob. They discuss Walmsley at the Olympic Trials, proper nutrition on long runs and what adventure experiences do to the human psyche. We need more of it. Thanks for…
97: ‘Discounted Running Shoes’
Feb 26 • 97 min
The recent search and rescue event out at the Duckabush on the Olympic Peninsula make your favorite podcasters re-up the conversation about safety in the backcountry. Do not be complacent. Go prepared, check things twice, bring your stuff and tell people…
96: ‘It’s Such a Good Feeling to run Many Miles’
Feb 21 • 99 min
Hey, Doug and Mathias got to run together, in real life, that was fun, and it was at Kaiser. The team discusses all the new 100 mile races that are popping up in the PNW and Mathias reviews the Nathan ExoDraw handheld from last week in more details. The…
95: ‘These Socks Were Meant for Talking’
Feb 13 • 126 min
It’s product review time here in the Singletrack studios. Doug and Mathias talk about the new Biolite headlamps, a Teton Sports backpacks, Boca Gear hats, and Nathan hydration vests. Since we’re already reviewing stuff, of course we have to talk about…
94: ‘Stealing Pies off the Window Sill’
Feb 7 • 96 min
Mathias finds a pocket in the weather window and marvels at the man-made alpine on timber land. Doug runs with some tailwind and shares some road closure updates due to severe flooding… and, well climate change.
93: ‘Revisiting 90s Fashion Trends’
Jan 30 • 95 min
Mathias dreams of life in a tourist town and rollerblades through Munich, Doug takes his gramophone out on a trail and makes eye contact with a dog. Spot on trail running talk, as always. Prices increase Feb. 1: Little Backyard Adventure Prices increase…
92: ‘Running Fast with Statler and Waldorf’
Jan 23 • 90 min
In this week’s audio extravaganza the team dives into the excellent article on the future of alpinism in Rock and Ice. Stories are being told of running adventure while traveling and and somehow roller skates are thrown into the mix. Links at…
91: ‘You Down With PCT?’
Jan 16 • 98 min
This week’s episode is all about the Pacific Crest Trail, and the weather, of course the weather. Mathias again didn’t get the award for ultra runner of the year and Doug got stared down by a coyote, but aside from that, we’re doing just fine. Thank you…
90: ‘The River Runs Through It’
Jan 9 • 96 min
It’s wet on our runs, and cold, and windy, and soon probably snowy. Runners, embrace the harsh weather and enjoy those miles breathing cold air and refresh your mind. Our sport is growing and your trusty podcast creators are diving into some cool stats…
89: ‘Setting our Sights on a New Year’
Jan 3 • 90 min
After a deserved holiday break your favorite audio experience crew is back setting goals for the new year. Join the fun and get inspired for adventures on trail to mountain tops and beyond. Links:
88: ‘Love Actually is All Around’
Dec 21, 2019 • 126 min
Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays and Fröhliche Weihnachten from Douglas and Mathias to all of you, dear listeners. While you can’t talk back at us and correct us when you listen, you mean the world to us and we wouldn’t do it without you, seriously. Here’s to…
87: ‘Geofencing my Treadmill Run’
Dec 20, 2019 • 78 min
With the weather turning sour your favorite audio experience hosts discuss the option of incorporating indoor training units in our running routine. Glacier Peaks Studio announces a major update to our favorite GPS mapping apps Topo Maps+ and Christmas…
86: ‘Charging My Camera Battery in My Pants’
Dec 12, 2019 • 93 min
Walking a tightrope around tricky issues the team talks cold weather clothing, ‘nimby’-ism, and summer adventure plans. Too soon? It’s never too soon to dream of sunny days. They are ahead! Links at
85: ‘Oh Man, That’s a Tough Break’
Dec 5, 2019 • 82 min
America’s Favorite Podcasters(TM) take on La Sportiva shoes, gyms for millennials and overpriced Xmas presents. What to do when encountering grizzlies and hunters while on a run and what not to do when getting lost on a long trail race. Also: New trail…
84: ‘Saving the Best for Last - Our Incredible Holiday Gift Guide Part 2’
Nov 26, 2019 • 77 min
Happy Thanksgiving and happy ‘Gift Guide Part 2’. Here are a few more of our favorite things, packaged, dissected, recommended and reviewed. Part 1 can be found on our website. We love all this stuff and we hope you will love it too. If you do, buy it via…
83: ‘So Big We’re Cutting it into Two - Our Holiday Gift Guide Part 1’
Nov 21, 2019 • 84 min
Our podcast gift guide ran away from us a bit and went a bit long, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. So, we’re cutting the show into two more manageable portions, releasing them this and next week. We’re nice like that. This week drops part 1.…
82: ‘You Call That a Sport?’ with Special Guest Jeff Fullmer and Jeremy Smith
Nov 14, 2019 • 67 min
Race directors Jeff Fullmer and Jeremy Smith join us for a special episodes previewing the Palisades Ultra Trail Series in the beautiful and rugged Idaho/Wyoming backcountry near Grand Teton National Park. Located right in their backyard, in wild grizzly…
81: ‘Welcome to Backcountry, the New Trail Running Podcast’
Nov 7, 2019 • 125 min
Yes, we have an opinion on’s litigious trademark game, of course we do. But at least it’s short and sweet. We’re also dreaming of traveling to our national parks by train and talk about running at Kaiser Hills and places that are really…
80: ‘Not eating ice cream made me a miserable person’ with Special Guest Maria Dalzot
Oct 31, 2019 • 70 min
On this very special episode we’re joined by Maria Dalzot, registered dietitian and mountain runner from Bellingham, Washington. She just recently returned from competing at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Tepatitlán, Mexico and ran OCC at…
79: ‘Last Woman Standing’ with World Champion Maggie Guterl
Oct 25, 2019 • 61 min
Heroine of the hour, Maggie Guterl, joins us to share her incredible feat of taking first overall at last week’s Big Backyard Ultra, literally in Laz’s backyard somewhere deep in Tennessee. Fueled by Tailwind and assisted by an incredible support team she…
78: ‘Sub 2 Hour Midlife Crisis’
Oct 17, 2019 • 78 min
Can Mathias and Doug talk through their midlife crisis in under 2 hours? What will their therapist say about all that running while getting older? This and more in this week’s fast and furious episode fo Singletrack, not sponsored by Nike… yet.
77: ‘Ultrarunner John Muir’
Oct 10, 2019 • 85 min
François abandons his FKT attempt of the Washington portion of the PCT due to snow, Doug loves power walking and Mathias is afraid of cougars. Top notch programming in this weeks episode of Singletrack. Sponsored by: Eastside Big Tom - best burgers,…
76: ‘World Records without long finger nails’ with Special Guest Tabatha Collins
Oct 3, 2019 • 71 min
On this week’s episode, Doug and Mathias welcome Tabatha Collins, the soon to be world record holder for most ultra marathons completed by a woman in a year. They talk about training, aid station food, mental health and running all over the county. If you…
75: ‘The Rattlesnake Ate my Empanada’
Sep 26, 2019 • 97 min
Before the first big snow of the season your faithful hosts squeeze in one more adventure, each. Doug heads to the Lake Solitude at Grand Teton National Park and Mathias finally fullfills his dream of running the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes…
74: ‘Squeezing in a Midday Run’
Sep 19, 2019 • 68 min
Your hosts are squeezing a whole lot of technology into this week’s episode of your favorite trail stumbling podcast. There is watch talk, camera angles, and eBikes are invading our public lands. Also a fascinating Director’s Commentary on “How to Build a…
73: ‘Goodbye Mountain Goats’
Sep 13, 2019 • 83 min
Fall is here, and with that come cooler runs in unpredictable weather. Mathias announces plans for a possible new race in Capitol Forest and Doug gives us the insight scoop on the history of the mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula. So long, goats,…
72: ‘Pickle Juice-powered Ultra Success at The Rut’
Sep 5, 2019 • 83 min
He did it! Douglas got the monkey off his back. Last weekend he finished The Rut 50k in Big Sky, Montana. A brutal and beautiful mountain trail race that captured his heart, stole his soul, and almost broke his leg. This is Doug’s story. A tale of…
71: ‘No Trophies for Cat Lovers’
Aug 28, 2019 • 79 min
If we would’ve packed anymore topics into this week’s episode our mics would’ve melted… and your headphones exploded. We talk about friendly neighborhood cats. New adventuress beyond the neighborhood and upcoming races and other ultra news. Also: new…
70: ‘There’s a Sasquatch in all of Us’
Aug 22, 2019 • 85 min
Your hosts haven’t always been professional trail running podcasters. This episode takes a look at the early days of friendship, wilderness adventures and crazy business ideas, that included Sasquatch Tours, picnic tables on downtown streets and braised…
69: ‘Who ordered that Rain?’
Aug 16, 2019 • 74 min
Your podcast hosts turned race directors and lived to tell the tale. And here it is: The directors commentary of the first Little Backyard Adventure in Olympia, Washington. What an incredible time we had. Thank you for believing in us and racing these…
68: ‘Dippin Dots in Summerland’
Aug 8, 2019 • 62 min
With less than 48hrs before the race start of our ‘Little Backyard Adventure’ your hosts are wired, exhausted, distracted and talkative. Mountains are scaled, hills embraced, walks recorded and a new trail race in Olympia, WA is born.
67: ‘Crazy Elevated Altitude Training Adventure’
Aug 1, 2019 • 92 min
Can you be over-prepared when going on an adventure? Or is it good to sometimes just grab your shoes and run for the hills? How does one access public recreation areas when the surrounding areas are privately owned? When do you know you’ve done everything…
66: ‘Falling through my Selfies’
Jul 25, 2019 • 86 min
Forests are logged, trails rerouted and the most epic LBA After Party is announced. Doug is testing trail shoes and insoles and Mathias continues his quest to find the perfect accessory for his wrist. Links at
65: ‘Death Valley Fun Run’
Jul 18, 2019 • 102 min
Your hosts dreamily share their favorite National Park lodges. Mt. Rainier and Olympic face off and the word iconic is used a lot. Also, Badwater 135 is discussed, no reasons for that. Hey, wanna run our Little Backyard Adventure Race for free? Katja Hurt…
64: ‘Yearning for Burritos’ with Special Guest Morgan Sjogren
Jul 11, 2019 • 78 min
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…
63: ‘Bill Pullman is my President’
Jul 5, 2019 • 70 min
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. SPONSORED BY: Kevin Hayward State Farm
62: ‘Oh Dear, we talk Beer and Gear’
Jun 27, 2019 • 98 min
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. Sponsored by:…
61: ‘Won’t you be my Running Buddy?’
Jun 21, 2019 • 85 min
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…
60: ‘My Tank Top Tan Line’
Jun 14, 2019 • 107 min
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…
59: ‘Tick, Tick…. Boom!’
Jun 6, 2019 • 101 min
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. Also on the show: Red Bull XAlps, one of the most exciting…
58: ‘The Importance of Firm Buns’
May 31, 2019 • 94 min
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…
57: ‘Outside’s $hit Sandwich’
May 24, 2019 • 72 min
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…
56: ‘Have you ever broken anything besides Hearts?’
May 16, 2019 • 83 min
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…
55: ‘Somewhat out of Sync’
May 10, 2019 • 95 min
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…
54: ‘Slaying Dragons in the Rain’
May 3, 2019 • 109 min
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…
53: ‘Scratching my Own Itch’
Apr 26, 2019 • 91 min
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…
52: ‘The Mixtape Volume 1’
Apr 19, 2019 • 91 min
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…
51: ‘There was Lemonade at Phantom Ranch after all’ with Special Guest Michael Linscott
Apr 11, 2019 • 74 min
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.
50: ‘Dragging my Wrecked Carcass through Barkley Hell’ with Special Guest Maggie Guterl
Apr 5, 2019 • 80 min
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…
49: ‘Dabbling with Chinese loose-leaf Tea’
Mar 28, 2019 • 93 min
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…
48: ‘There will be no Milk at San Diego 100’ with Special Guests Angela Shartel and BJ Haeck
Mar 22, 2019 • 68 min
Angela and BJ the new race directors of the 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.
47: ‘Little Backyard Adventure’
Mar 14, 2019 • 75 min
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…
46: ‘Those Cowbells do Spark Joy’
Mar 7, 2019 • 113 min
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…
45: ‘Beachballs on Mt. Adams’ with Special Guest Katja Hurt
Feb 28, 2019 • 78 min
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. Show Notes on…
44: ‘Bacon-wrapped Shrimp’, with Special Guest Mike Ehredt
Feb 21, 2019 • 77 min
Running legend, coach and race director Mike Ehredt joins the show to discuss the challenges of Hard Rock 100, adventure running in foreign cultures and the pure bliss of letting our legs carry us mile after mile. Oh, and how many Mocca Frappuccinos it…
43: ‘There will be Wigs and Cowbells’
Feb 14, 2019 • 89 min
Your Singletrack team will be hosting an aid station at the Hillbilly Half and Mountain Marathon this March. It’s one of the funnest and gnarliest races in the area that you definitely should sign up for. And we’ll be there, and it will be wild. Also on…
42: ‘Challenging but never Brutal’
Feb 8, 2019 • 86 min
The crew retells their latest fun-filled adventure at the boggy North Slope of the Capitol Forest. Weather-related race cancelations are discussed and what a lobbying group for trail runners would focus on. Deep stuff.
41: ‘We used to fall all the time in Idaho’
Jan 31, 2019 • 88 min
Your hosts discover new to them sun-filled trails so close to home and introduce Capitol Forest. The usefulness of micro spikes is debated and how one finds the physical and mental energy to get up and go on regular training runs. Show Notes: Doug’s…
40: ‘Double Double with Grandpa’
Jan 25, 2019 • 74 min
Doug runs a race, actually runs it twice! And finishes it, with his grandpa. You’re awesome Grandpa Scott, and you too Doug, well done. You’re beloved hosts also discuss the on-boarding of new technology and how to cook the best taco meat. Like the white…
39: ‘Literally Every Single Street’
Jan 17, 2019 • 90 min
Mathias did it! He finished his winter project of running every (damn) single street in Olympia, Washington. The team (even Barbara Walters makes an appearance) have a lengthy conversation around goal setting, personal dreams, and life affirming projects.…
38: ‘No one was dressed at that aid station’
Jan 11, 2019 • 91 min
Topics in this week’s episode include the UTMB draw, cherry coke, and dynamite. Doug signs up to Run the Rut mountain race, again! And the team gets political by yelling at asshats cutting down trees at Joshua Tree National Park due to the government…
37: ‘Dragging Tires up Kaiser’
Jan 4, 2019 • 88 min
It’s the new year and plans must be made, dreams hatched, and projects planned. Share with us your dream adventure project for 2019 via audio message and we’ll include in an upcoming show. Oh, and don’t forget to stretch after your run.
36: ‘Fire, Ice and Jingle Bells’
Dec 28, 2018 • 76 min
Groundbreaking Obscure. Memorable. Hilarious. Artistic. Sometimes, there are movies that are too good to not be shared, Fire and Ice is one of them. In this week’s episode, Mathias and Doug give themselves a present by discussing the 1986 German Ski Film,…
35: ‘Holding Out For a Hero’
Dec 20, 2018 • 97 min
Singing, seriousness, and storms! Mathias and Doug continue their conversation about running the streets, respond to listener feedback, running with saws and even get into the technical details on route planning and tracking. Despite Doug’s best efforts…
34: ‘Claiming Mountains in the Name of Tea and Crumpets’
Dec 13, 2018 • 98 min
Let the year-end extravaganza begin. Your hosts review their best runs of the last year, and shares tips on how to make a vegan pavlova, while eating pork jerky. Commitments are made to volunteer more in the new year and how to strike up the right…
33: ‘Off the Rails Like Retired Trains and Climate Change’
Dec 7, 2018 • 118 min
In this brief chat Douglas and Mathias discuss the pros and cons of creating your own ultra adventure vs. participating in organized races. Mathias drinks whiskey with a headlamp on while sharing the progress on his EverySingleStreet project using a SPOTX…
32: ‘A Planet full of Robots’
Nov 30, 2018 • 103 min
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…
31: ‘The Most Wonderful Time to Talk Gear’
Nov 21, 2018 • 95 min
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…
30: ‘Lunch with Kilian’
Nov 16, 2018 • 81 min
We’re awake again! Your faithful hosts are recapping Day 2 of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (including celebrity sightings!), chat about their #OptOutside plans, and share their favorite pies for Thanksgiving. Yes, it is that time of the year!…
29: ‘Live from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018’
Nov 8, 2018 • 39 min
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…
28: ‘The Squeakiest of Soles’
Nov 2, 2018 • 69 min
The crew makes a heartfelt plea to use your senses and go out and vote. Really, life as we know it depends on it. They also talk running slumps, how to review products review in-kind and pacing friends on really big races. Shownotes on…
27: ‘Homecoming Week’
Oct 26, 2018 • 88 min
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…
26: ‘Traveling without Moving’
Oct 18, 2018 • 93 min
How many questions can Doug and Mathias answer in very short period of time. Not diddle-daddling allowed. They also cover the joy of running while traveling to far away places and offer a sneak peek at the upcoming Holiday Gift Guide show. For full show…
25: ‘Always look on the bright side of Spicy Queso’
Oct 12, 2018 • 82 min
Twenty-five episodes in and the crew is not slowing down. They are celebrating with new limited editions shirts - get some, people! Chips are eating, trails are run and races are selected for the new year. It’s a full show. For full show notes visit:…
24: ‘Twilight is for Owls’
Oct 5, 2018 • 93 min
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…
23: ‘We build this cairn on rock and roll’
Sep 28, 2018 • 102 min
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…
22: ‘The German Scrooge McDuck’
Sep 22, 2018 • 115 min
The show is kicking 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…
21: ‘Fall and ‘Loaving’ on Lowland Trails’
Sep 14, 2018 • 115 min
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…
20: ‘Hashtag ElkMatingTips’
Sep 7, 2018 • 111 min
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…
19: ‘An Opportunity to grow a big long Beard’
Aug 30, 2018 • 71 min
Mathias shares some big personal news, which brings the hosts to question their facial hair choices. Recovery footwear is tested, approved and may or may not require a towel. For full show notes visit: Sponsors: Got a cool product to…
18: ‘Complimentary Continental Breakfast’
Aug 24, 2018 • 79 min
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…
17: ‘Don’t take those Pay Phones away from me’
Aug 17, 2018 • 98 min
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…
16: ‘A delicious sip of grapefruit flavored water’
Aug 10, 2018 • 120 min
We’re excited to bring you an exclusive interview with the ladies who just crushed the FKT on the Press Traverse in Olympic National Park. Also: Mathias runs up to Camp Muir at sunrise and Doug is stretching before his runs while dreaming of the cooler…
15: ‘That Bear didn’t care’
Aug 3, 2018 • 95 min
Mathias finally gets to run a seriously epic route and makes Douglas envious. Delicious FourPoints energy bars are being throughly tested. Your hosts also take a look at the new premium features in Strava called ‘Summit’ and their cool route creation…
14: ‘Not all who wander are lost, only sometimes’
Jul 27, 2018 • 99 min
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…
13: ‘What’s the furthest you ever run backwards?’
Jul 20, 2018 • 67 min
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…
12: ‘My pain cave is real’
Jul 16, 2018 • 73 min
Server transition - sorry about all the dust! Doug runs Bangtail Divide and is all smiles. Summer is here and our training runs are sweaty and sometimes shirtless. Mathias dreams up a new audacious project, that’s both doable and insane. SPONSOR: This…
11: ‘I was dead after just one Loop’
Jul 10, 2018 • 68 min
Douglas tells us about his upcoming race: Bangtail Divide. Mathias almost died of heatstroke on his Kaiser loops. Both share their favorite drinks from the Fourth of July. The big topic they tackle is around how to properly train for a big race and how to…
10: ‘Licking Orange Slices’
Jul 10, 2018 • 66 min
Your hosts take a deeper look at the gear that carried them through the Broken Arrow Skyrace and what food they love eating at aid stations. We answer the question how important mental strength is during a long race and how cool it would’ve been if…
09: ‘Road Trip to Broken Arrow Skyrace’
Jul 10, 2018 • 65 min
This is our very very special Road Trip episode. Douglas and I wanted to capture the thrill and the essence of our road trip all the way from Olympia to Squaw Valley by Lake Tahoe where we finally got to run the Broken Arrow Skyrace. There’s a lot in this…
08: ‘Attack of Gravity’
Jul 10, 2018 • 52 min
Almost road trip time! Your hosts are discussing plans for their trip down to Tahoe for the Broken Arrow Sky Race. Doug also gives a detailed play-by-play of his recent crash on the trails where he tripped downhills and fell flat on his face. Glad he’s…
07: ‘Please don’t take me to a Lake’
Jul 10, 2018 • 70 min
With less than two weeks to their first big race of the season Douglas and Mathias compare final notes and training runs thus far. When will tapering begin, what are their plans for nutrition on race day, and what shoes will they be wearing? Also: A first…
06: ‘It levels up a bit and then it drops down again’
Jul 10, 2018 • 79 min
Douglas takes a road trip to Badlands National Park and Mathias wakes up early to run up Mt. Rose, twice – finally. Training for Broken Arrow is going well for the both of them and they are pushing themselves to keep up their mileage and elevation goals.…
05: ‘Complaining about Californians’
Jul 10, 2018 • 74 min
Hungry as always Mathias and Douglas continue to dig into their training routine leading up to their next big race: Broken Arrow Skyrace at Lake Tahoe. They discuss diners in middle America, the best use of poles while attacking hills and why trail…
04: ‘We’re Men in Tights’
Jul 10, 2018 • 55 min
Mathias is frustrated about buying running shoes, Douglas’s hamstrings are sore, and neither of them are wearing tights because it’s Springtime. Also, grizzlies, good training routes to get elevation and planning for upcoming races. Full show notes at…
03: ‘The Canyon makes Cowboys’
Jul 10, 2018 • 69 min
In this week’s fine installment of our audio experience Douglas and Mathias are in full on nostaglic mood. For the anniversary of their epic run of the fabled R2R2R route at the Grand Canyon they remember the good times, and laugh about the bad ones too.…
02: ‘Peeling potato chips off my face’
Jul 10, 2018 • 60 min
Doug and Mathias, and Trixy (sady not featured on this fine audio experience) climb Mt. St. Helens. On the popular Worm Flows Route they encounter snow, sun, professional glissaders and get sunburned. Full show notes at
01: The Victorian Age of Shame and Self-Body-Loathing
Apr 13, 2018 • 61 min
Douglas Scott and Mathias Eichler sit down and talk running, as if they know what they’re talking about. Full show notes at