Posts Categorized: Book Review

Book Review: The Trail Runner’s Companion

Book review written by Laura Clark for our Summer 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, 5Ks to Ultras, by Sarah Lavender Smith. Falcon, 2017. The first thing I do when I approach a book is admire the jacket, glance at the table of contents and… Read more »

Book Reviews: Greek Heroes – Fact and Fiction

Written by Laura Clark for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Cresting Homer’s rosy-fingered dawn is a new interest in Greek heroes. Sparked by Rick Riordan’s middle-grade Percy Jackson series two offerings for adults have recently made their debut. As a matter of pride for all of us, they are written by ultrarunners accustomed to… Read more »

Book review: The Grand Trail, by Alexis and Frederic Berg

Review written by Laura Clark, a trail runner and snowshoe racer who lives in Saratoga Springs NY and is a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs (New York) Public Library.  The Grand Trail publisher Velopress is an ATRA corporate member.  It is a universal urge to proclaim to the world who we are, what makes… Read more »

New Book, Grand Trail, Celebrates the Ultrarunning Lifestyle

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. A new book, Grand Trail: A Magnificent Journey to the Heart of Ultrarunning and Racing, shares the stunning beauty and raw emotions of ultrarunning, paying tribute to the passion and splendor of the sport and lifestyle. Filled with powerful photographs and intimate stories from brothers Frederic and Alexis… Read more »

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. New Book, Spitting in the Soup, Explores the History of Sports Doping and Shines Light on Doping in Olympic Sports. Sports journalist Mark Johnson examines how deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports and the changes required to kick drugs out of sports once and for… Read more »

Only One Hill – Chapter 3 – The 1970’s

In 2006 mountain & trail running legend Dave Dunham published “Only One Hill! A History of the Mt. Washington Road Race”. Each Friday for the next several weeks Dave will be publishing a chapter of his book on this website and on his blog. To purchase a hard copy of this book visit the Infinity… Read more »

Power Up Everyday Exercise and Weekend Adventures with Real Foods from Rocket Fuel

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. In Rocket Fuel, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up 126 delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures. Kadey’s ingenious Rocket Fuel foods—like easy-to-make muffins, bars, pies, bites, gels, smoothies, balls, wraps, and cookies—will inspire how you fuel for your favorite sports…. Read more »

Feed Zone Table Cookbook

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. Science shows that we are who we eat with. Enjoying meals with friends and family makes as much difference to our well-being as people-and our performance as athletes-as the foods we choose. That’s the message of a new cookbook, Feed Zone Table: Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life and… Read more »