The Happy Runner, by David and Megan Roche, MD. Human Kinetics, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. David & Megan pictured above at the 2017 Trail World Championships. Every runner has the same finish line:... Read more »
Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer Ultra Runners and Coaches David and Megan Roche join The Nation to talk about their new book, the Happy Runner. LIVING IN ALL CAPS Embrace the process Why talk about the bad stuff with running? “We don’t give a fudge about your result Chaotic unpredictability and futility of […]
The Happy Runner (available now at this link) is the story of what we’ve learned coaching pro trail runners, beginners and everyone in between. We don’t have the wisdom to … Continue reading "“The Happy Runner”—An Excerpt from David and Megan Roche’s New Book"
I didn’t get into running until I was in college, about a year after taking off my football pads for the last time. College is a time of experimentation for … Continue reading "5 Workouts To Get Faster . . . In 20 Minutes Or Less"
- TWIR Andrea Mayr Andy Wacker Axelle Mollaret Bernard Dematteis Birkie Trail Run Half Marathon Ekaterina Mityaeva Francesco Puppi Geoffrey Ndungu Hochfelln Berglauf jessed hernandez João Oliveira Joe Gray Jordi Gamito Kateřina Kašparová Kaytlyn Gerbin Leah Yingling liz canty Lucy Wambui Murigi Magdalena Laczak Masazumi Fujioka Megan Lacy megan roche michelle maier Peder Anderson Radek Brunner Roser Español Samantha Lewis spartathlon Teija Honkonen The Bear Tyler Fox Tyler Sigl Ultra Pirineu Yoshihiko Ishikawa Zaid Ait Malek Zsuzsanna Maraz
On a crisp fall morning in Seeley, Wisconsin, more than 250 runners headed out at the Birkie Trail Runs, site of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Trail Running Championships. In order to combat the near-freezing temperatures, race leaders set a blistering pace in the early miles. “Joe (Gray), and I took it out hard,”... Read more »
Pacing oneself is really, really hard. I think that difficulty stems from how different the psychological approach to pacing is from the rest of life. Usually, life rewards joyous enthusiasm, … Continue reading "The Art of Pacing Yourself"
We hope you’ll join us at our inaugural trail-running camp with coaches David Roche, Megan Roche and Abby Levene. August 17 – 19 in beautiful Snowmass, Colorado. Here’s David Roche, … Continue reading "Watch: Why Is Coaching Important?"
Snowmass Trail-Running Camp August 17-19, 2018 Snowmass, Colorado Come run with Trail Runner magazine and respected coaches David and Megan Roche in the spectacular Elk Mountains. In this three-day course, our coaches will focus on … Continue reading "2018 Camps with Trail Runner Magazine"
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for November 20, 2017.
- TWIR Abby Mitchell Allan Spangler Amy Leedham Anna Mae Flynn Anne-Lise Rousset Anne-Marie Madden Annie Jean Anthony Kunkel Blake Hose Bob Shebest Bree Thorpe Brittany Peterson Caitriona Jennings Camelia Mayfield Caroline Boller Caroline McKay Cat Bradley Chris Mocko clare gallagher Corrine Malcolm Emily Harrison eric senseman Hal Koerner Hayden Hawks ida nilsson Itsuko Uemiya Jackie Merritt jennifer Pfeifer Kelly Wolf Kris Brown Kristyn Kadala Mark Hammond Mathieu Blanchard Max King Megan Kimmel megan roche Michael Owen nick elson Olivier Leblond Paddy O'Leary Rebecca Murillo Renee Metivier Sabrina Little Sange Sherpa Sarah Pizzo stephanie howe violett Tayte Pollman Tim Freriks Tofol Castanyer Tyler Sigl Verity Breen Zach Miller
An in-depth preview of the women's field at the 2017 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile Championships.
- Races Abby Mitchell Amy Leedham Anne-Lise Rousset Anne-Marie Madden Annie Jean Brittany Peterson Camelia Mayfield Caroline McKay Catriona Jennings Cindy Lynch clare gallagher Corrine Malcolm Emelie Forsberg ida nilsson Itsuko Uemiya Jax Mariash jennifer Pfeifer Kelly Wolf Kristyn Kadala Laura Kline Marianne Hogan Megan Kimmel megan roche Rebecca Murillo Ruth Croft Sarah Pizzo stephanie howe violett The North Face Endurance Challenge Verity Breen
Press release written by Mike Casper, Race Director, Tussey Mountainback. Photo above from bouncingsoles.com. Tussey Mountainback meets ATRA’s event standards. STATE COLLEGE, PA — David Roche and Megan Roche, aka “the first couple of trail running,” will try to make their marks on the roads of Rothrock State Forest on Oct. 8 at the 18th annual edition... Read more »
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for August 14, 2017.
- TWIR Andy Wacker Anthony Kunkel camille herron Chris Mocko Corrine Malcolm david roche Devon Yanko Diego Pazos Gina Lucrezi Ian Sharman Josh Eberly kilian jornet Laura Orgué marc lauenstein martin anthamatten Matt Flaherty Max King megan roche Petro Mamu Sandi Nypaver Silvia Rampazzo Sylvain Court Timmy Parr
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for June 12, 2017.
- TWIR Addie Bracy Adeline Roche alex varner Amandine Ferrato Andy Wacker Anita Ortiz Anna Mae Flynn Caitlin smith Cédric Fleureton Cody Reed Corrine Malcolm Cristofer Clemente david roche Hayden Hawks Joe Gray Keely Henninger kilian jornet Ladia Albertson-Junkans Luis Alberto Hernando Mario Mendoza megan roche Morgan Arritola Morgan Elliott Rory Bosio Sage Canaday Sandi Nypaver Silvia Rampazzo stevie kremer Tyler Sigl
A in-depth preview of the women's race at the 2017 IAU Trail World Championships in Badia Prataglia, Italy.
- Races Adeline Roche Adriana Vargas Amandine Ferrato Anitz Orti anna comet Anne-Lise Rousset Annie Jean Azara Garcia Barbara Bani Caitlin smith Celine Lafaye Corrine Malcolm gemma arenas Gloria Giudici Helen Bonsor Hilde Aders IAU Trail Championships Jennifer Asp jo meek Jo Zakrzewski Julie Briscoe Katarina Matrasova Katharina Zipser Kathrin Götz Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn Keely Henninger Kellie Emmerson Ladia Albertson-Junkans Laia Canes Lara Mustat Lidia Mongelli Lisa Borzani Lucie Jamsin megan roche Michaela Mertová Montserrat Martinez Nathalie Mauclair Nikolina Sustic Nuria Dominguez Ragna Debats Sally Fawcett Sandra Martin Silvia Rampazzo Tania Diaz Slater Trail Sacred Forests Verónica Ramirez
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for June 5, 2017.
- TWIR Addie Bracy Andy Wacker Anna Frost brendan davies Brett Hales camille herron Cody Lind Cole Watson Colleen De Reuck david roche Devon Yanko Fritjof Fagerlund gina slaby Hillary Allen Jasmin Nunige Joe Gray jon albon Kasie Enman Matt Flaherty megan roche Patrick Reagan Patrick Smyth ryan smith Sandi Nypaver Sarah Bard Scott Trummer Steve Slaby Steve Way timothy olson
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for May 15, 2017.
- TWIR Adam Campbell Amanda Basham Andrea Huser Anna Mae Flynn Anne-Lise Rousset Brian Rusiecki Cassie Scallon Chris Denucci Chris Mocko clare gallagher Corrine Malcolm Dan Metzger Daniel Jung david roche Dominick Layfield Fulvio Dapit Hayden Hawks Hector Haines Hillary Allen Ian Sharman ida nilsson Jason Schlarb jorge maravilla Kaci Lickteig kristina Pattison Ludovic Pommeret Luis Alberto Hernando Mandie Holmes Marianne Hogan Mario Mendoza Matt Flaherty Max King megan roche Michael Wardian Nicolas Martin Pau Capell Ragna Debats ryan bak Sam McCutcheon Tim Freriks tim tollefson timothy olson Tom Owens Xavier Thevenard YiOu Wang Zaid Ait Malek
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for April 3, 2017.
- TWIR Andy Wacker Anita Ortiz Aritz Egea Caitlin smith Caroline Boller Cassie Scallon Cody Reed Cristofer Clemente david roche Denise Bourassa Geoff Burns gina slaby Hayden Hawks Jim Walmsley Jon Olsen Katalin Nagy Keely Henninger Ladia Albertson-Junkans Mario Mendoza megan roche Miguel Heras Tyler Sigl Vlad Ixel YiOu Wang
The USATF Mountain, Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of Team USA scheduled to compete at the 2017 IAU/ITRA Trail Championships June 10, in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The US team of 6 women and 6 men will tackle the technical 50 km loop course through Riserva Statale Badia Prataglia along the mountainous Tuscany... Read more »
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Megan Roche ran to a first-place finish at California’s Way Too Cool 50K in a blistering 3 hours 52 minutes 41 seconds. It was the 26-year-old’s third consecutive win at the notoriously fast and competitive race—all while managing a full-time “day job” as a medical student at Stanford University. Trail … Continue reading "How Megan Roche Ran Her Way to a Third
Win at the Way Too Cool 50K While
Finishing Medical School"
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for February 27, 2017.
- Holder TWIR Annie Jean Caroline Boller Chris Denucci Chris Mocko Cody Reed Courtney Dauwalter Devon Yanko Emelie Forsberg ida nilsson Janessa Taylor Joe Gray Keely Henninger kilian jornet martina valmassoi Matt Flaherty megan roche Mireia Miro NIckademus Hollon Patrick Smyth Ragna Debats remi bonnet Rich Riopel Rob Krar ryan bak Stephen Wassather tim tollefson Vajin Armstrong YiOu Wang
If you’re an ultrarunning superfan, you’re probably not just following Western States, but also the spring racing season that leads up to Westerns (and determines some of its top entrants). So here’s a quick viewer’s guide to the five most competitive trail ultras in March and April, and the top runners to watch at each. … Continue reading "Top Competitive Ultras to Watch This Spring"
Among runners, there is a common (sometimes subconscious) perception of what an “ideal” body type looks like: low body fat on a small frame. In other words: lean and skinny. It’s one of the widespread—and most dangerous—misconceptions in our sport. Genetics vary from person to person. That supposedly “ideal” runner’s body type is actually downright … Continue reading "Lifting the Stigma: 7 Body-Image Resolutions for Trail Runners"
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for January 16, 2017.
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for October 3, 2016.
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for September 26, 2016.
- TWIR Alicia Shay anna comet Brian Rusiecki camille herron Cody Reed Cristofer Clemente David Riddle david roche Devon Yanko Dylan Bowman elisabet barnes Emilie Lecomte Fernanda Maciel gemma arenas Hillary Allen Ian Sharman Jim Walmsley Joe Gray JP Donovan Kaci Lickteig Luke Nelson megan roche Miguel Heras Morgan Elliott Rob Krar ryan smith Sally McRae Sange Sherpa Sebastien Chaigneau Timmy Parr Xavier Thevenard
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for August 29, 2016.
- TWIR alex varner Alicia Shay Antonella Confortola ashley erba Brian Rusiecki Caitlin smith Cesar Costa Chris Mocko Chris Vargo Cody Reed Corrine Malcolm David Laney david roche Dylan Bowman Emily Peterson Eric Strabel Gediminas Grinius Giulio Ornati Hillary Allen ida nilsson Javier Dominguez Jez Bragg Jonathan Wyatt jorge maravilla Juan Maria Jimenez Llorens Julie Chorier Kasie Enman kristina Pattison Laura Orgué lindsay tollefson Ludovic Pommret Luke Nelson Megan Kimmel megan roche Michael Wardian Mike Aish Morgan Elliott Paul Giblin ryan smith Sange Sherpa Sarah Bard Sebastien Camus Tim Freriks tim tollefson Timmy Parr Yngvild Kaspersen Zach Miller
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for August 22, 2016.
- TWIR Alex Nichols alex varner Andy Wacker Anita Ortiz Anna Frost Benjamin Stern Caitlin smith camille herron Cassie Scallon Chris Denucci Dakota Jones David Kilgore david roche Dylan Bowman Eric Blake Geoffrey Burns Ian Sharman Jasmin Nunige Joe Gray Jonathan Wyatt jorge maravilla Kasie Enman Kim Dobson Kyle Pietari lindsay tollefson marc lauenstein Matt Flaherty Megan Kimmel megan roche Mike Aish Pat Reagan Ruth Croft Sarah Bard Scott Jaime Tim Freriks
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for August 15, 2016.
- TWIR Alex Nichols Alicia Shay Amanda Basham Andy Wacker Angela Shartel Anita Ortiz Chris Vargo David Laney david roche Emily Harrison Eric Blake Jim Walmsley Joe Gray Jonathan Wyatt JP Donovan Kaci Lickteig Katalin Nagy Keely Henninger Kim Dobson Laura Orgué Maggie Guterl Max King megan roche Mike Aish Rob Krar Ryan Ghelfi Simon Gutierrez stevie kremer Timmy Parr
Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Conditions were cool with temperatures in the low 60s under overcast skies at the 7 AM start of the USATF 30km Trail Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, July 30. Hosted by Mad Moose Events as part of the Pikes Peak Ultra 30K, this was the first... Read more »
This Week In Running’s trail and ultra recap for July 18, 2016.
- TWIR Andrea Huser andy symonds Anna Frost Bethany Lewis Brian Rusiecki Caroline Chaverot Cristofer Clemente david roche Diego Pazos Emma Roca Fernanda Maciel Hillary Allen ida nilsson Jason Schlarb Jeff Browning Jesse Haynes Joe Gray kilian jornet Laura Orgué Luis Alberto Hernando megan roche Miguel Heras Mike Foote Mike Wolfe Mira Rai Nick Clark Núria Picas Ruth Croft ryan kaiser Tadei Pivk timothy olson Xavier Thevenard Yngvild Kaspersen
Team USA traveled to Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, to compete in the 13th NACAC Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, July 10. The women were looking to defend their gold-medal finish from 2015 when the event was held in Canada, the men were looking to improve upon their runner-up finish to Team Canada. Most of the nine-member... Read more »
In this first ever couples edition, I chat with both Tim and Lindsay Tollefsen and David and Megan Roche…two extremely fast couples who will be at Cool this weekend. In the interviews, I learn about how nervous Lindsay is to run on the trails (this is her first 50k), and …