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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tayte is a graduate of the University of Portland (Oregon) where he dreamed of trail running any time he saw a track. The steeplechase and trail running have more in common... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In support of our 2019 theme, “Trail Running Responsibility,” I’m sharing my top tips for training and racing etiquette on trails. Learning — and putting into practice — proper etiquette on... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Improve Mobility and Strength in Your Feet and Ankles to Avoid Injury and Run Efficiently Learning how to further mobilize and strengthen your feet and ankles will help you avoid injury... Read more »

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In this edition of From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon, Hal Walter delves into some of the dangers on the trail – lightning, rattlers, and cougars. Hal’s article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter issue 8, published in spring 1998. Hal has several books to his credit including Wild Burro Tales, Endurance, and Full... Read more »

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In this edition of From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon, 12-time USATF Masters Ultrarunning Champion Kevin Setnes shared his tips for running uphill and the associated benefits of hill training. Kevin’s hill training article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter issue 25 published in fall 2002. Hill Running Hills may be viewed as your... Read more »

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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 »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail running antics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I ride my bike, which is attached to a stationary wind-resistant trainer, grounded atop a plateau offering panoramic views of snow-capped Pyrénées peaks. I breathe crisp, thin mountain air.... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail running antics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There’s more to base training than the popular belief that it’s all about running “easy mileage.” Base Training is a period of training that prioritizes increasing general aerobic fitness... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail running journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I spin wheels on a bicycle that doesn’t go anywhere. Everyday I ride my bike, which is attached to a stationary wind-resistant-trainer resting outside the house. I watch my... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Welcome to 2019! The New Year is a perfect opportunity to set new racing goals. Although it’s tempting to sign up for races we already know and enjoy, it’s also beneficial... Read more »

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This article was written by Ashley Brasovan, 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, Duke University graduate, and most recently a “MUT” convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and 2018 30K Trail Championship – and a USATF team appearance at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships.... Read more »

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As trail runners, we often look for ways to improve our training, racing performance or general enjoyment on the trails. Whether you are a beginner training for your first trail race, trying to get your daily nutrition dialed in for long runs, or even an elite athlete attempting to qualify for a U.S. National Team,... Read more »

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The following article was written by Ashley Brasovan, an elite trail runner for Hoka One One who enjoys training on the beautiful trails throughout Colorado. She is a graduate of Duke University and works as an Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consultant in Golden, CO. Ashley is pictured above at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. This week’s trail running tip is inspired by a question from one of my former cross country teammates at the University of Portland. He asked me to elaborate on how to train specifically for trail... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. After eating a nutritious breakfast, Tayte drove up the hill to Mt. Hood this past Sunday for the Gnar Gnar trail race.  For me, the more real food I include in my diet the better.... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. My 2018 running season has taught me some important lessons on how to deal with a serious running-related injury. Since last November, I was feeling mild to moderate pain in my left achilles that caused... Read more »

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This week’s trail running tips are in response to a high school track and cross country runner who reached out to me with an important question: “What should I do when I feel like my racing has hit a plateau?” What I take this to mean is getting to a point where there is no... Read more »

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Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew lives in Lakewood, Colorado where he is the head training coach, of Peak Performance Running. He is a USATF Level 2 Endurance Coach, TrainingPeaks Level 2 Coach, and Lydiard Foundation Level 2 Coach. For most marathoners and ultra-distance runners, five... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Tayte finished 7th at last Saturday’s Speedgoat 50k race.  I raced the Speedgoat 50K in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah this past weekend and preparing for the race raised an important question: how... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running.  Tayte is currently in Karpacz, Poland and still waiting for his checked bag to arrive. I’m grateful for how my running career gives me the opportunity to travel more than I ever have before.  In the past month of May,... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Tayte is currently running over the mountains and through the woods somewhere in Utah. Photos & video by Tayte Pollmann.  Since I’ve started running, I’ve not had much of a prerun routine. I enjoy getting... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. As an 18 year old, Tayte finished 3rd at the 2015 USATF Trail Marathon Championships (pictured above) and won the 2017 52k Broken Arrow Skyrace. I’ve been dealing with some chronic Achilles issues and this... Read more »

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The other day I was talking with an athlete who had had a revelation. He had stripped off his watch, and he suddenly found himself feeling like a happier runner: “I have not been using GPS for a few days. I need to not compare my workouts with others or myself. I stopped to stand in … Continue reading "GPS—and Other Devices—Are Not For Everyone"

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Written by Josh Douglas-Walton, a writer for ATRA corporate member HFE (Health and Fitness Education). Whether you’re completely new to trail running or have years of experience under your belt, chances are that you’ll have contended with sore muscles, aches, pains and even potential injuries on more than a few occasions. There’s nothing worse than a... Read more »

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Poles can greatly add to a more efficient trail running experience, primarily while walking on uphills. Poles are especially useful in longer in trail running races with lots of sustained or steep terrain. Walking with poles can be a good way to conserve leg power as it allows athletes to engage otherwise unused muscles in... Read more »

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Trail running tips for women is a series of articles supported by ATRA Steep & Rocky member, inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 ambassador Amy Rusiecki. If you have questions for a future installment in this series please email them to Peter (petermaksimow@trailrunner.com). Amy has been around... Read more »

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Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2018 edition of our Trail Times Newsletter. Spring is an amazing time of renewal, change, and awakening after the doldrums of winter. For many, it signals a return to the trails, and a reminder of all the great runs from the past year. As springtime ramps up, consider... Read more »

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This past weekend American Trail Running Association Director of Marketing Richard Bolt travelled to Hayward, Wisconsin to participate in the largest cross country ski race in North America – the Slumberland American Birkebeiner. With over 13,000 skiers and an estimated 30,000 spectators, “Birkie” weekend has grown from humble roots when in 1973 Tony Wise and... Read more »

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Written by Dr. Sarah Cash Crawford from ATRA corporate member Beyond Exercise, LLC. Dry needling is a technique used mostly by physical therapists and occasionally by chiropractors, medical doctors and dare I say…acupuncturists. You may be asking: is it not the same as acupuncture? That is a very short answer: No. Acupuncture is based on Traditional... Read more »

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Written by ATRA member Stephen R. Santangelo I prefer to make reference to the body’s mid-section as the “trunk,” rather than the fitness industry’s buzz word of choice — “core.” The drawback to mid-section training, regardless of what word one chooses as the descriptor, is the focus on the same useless exercises such as crunches,... Read more »

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It’s early February and having started the year in attack mode, the demons are now at play. You fight hard in an attempt to stay on track but ultimately you know the battle is lost. Another year, another failed New Year’s resolution. We’ve all been there, right? 2017, however, can be different. Read these 15 tips …

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Written by Eric Oliver, PT for ATRA’s Summer 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. Running injuries may pop up at any time, but especially during the later stages of training for a race, or goal effort. By this time, your body has already endured hundreds of thousands of steps, and if you have any movement faults, strength... Read more »

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This weekend I linked up with a running group from the Auburn, CA area and ran 36 miles on the Western States course (an Out and Back from Drivers Flat/River Crossing up to Foresthill and back). Last weekend I ran the Lake Sonoma 25 mile training run and the weekend before that I ran Way Too Cool 50K. I'm feeling really strong and loving all of the miles on the trails I've been able to get in.

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...to where? I don't think anyone knows but it's not about the destination... it is about the journey. Any true runner worth their salt (and we know how valuable salt is in running) will tell you the same. Signing up for races or having a running schedule that you can stick to is a beautiful part of running. Even on your way to a finish line you know it is not the end. It allows you to tune-in

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Speed work, it's a grey area in running... but it sure as shit shouldn't be :) The track is more packed than ever these days but its mostly packed with training groups that are either just logging miles and cross training or skimming the surface of speed work. Don't get me wrong there are definitely some serious track clubs out there that some of the best non-professional runners belong to

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I don't often write posts about running advice but after coming back from an injury I have been focused on what makes my running engine run smooth. I think one of the most important things about being a successful runner (successful = healthy and running as much as possible) is to keep as versatile a training schedule as possible. Mixing up the terrain that you run on, the shoes that you wear,

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...and recovering from an ultramarathon. Sometimes the best way to improve is by taking a break, for a bit. Taking a step away, letting something heal, letting something get stronger or gaining perspective can give you the advantage you've been in need of.  In running, this might mean sleeping more, walking more, working on core strength, upper body or doing some lower body rehab and maintenance

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