Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott

Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott
A trail running podcast by outdoor lovers
52: ‘The Mixtape Volume 1’
Apr 19 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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