Strength Training: Plank vs Pushups

Plank vs Pushups: which one is right for you? The most popular “core” exercise is the plank and the most popular bodyweight exercise is the push up. So – Plank vs Pushups – which one is best for athletic performance and overall structural improvement? First, you have to analyze what the returns are for any… Read more »

Snowshoe Nationals in the Green Mountain State

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 ATRA Newsletter. By Laura Clark   While the Olympics is exciting, inspiring and fun to watch on TV, it is just that…watching.  If you are like me, I would really rather be participating than sitting on the sidelines.  And while our local Dion Snowshoe Series events do just… Read more »

A Flatlander’s Training Tips for Altitude

This story originally appears in the March 2014 ATRA Newsletter. By Herb Kieklak This article is for all of us flatlanders who live at sea level or “nearabouts,” but aspire to run “at altitude.” If you live in Colorado or other big mountain places, this will only make you laugh, as y’all just have to… Read more »

7th ANNUAL VAIL MOUNTAIN WINTER UPHILL COMPETITION

(Vail, Colo) — The 7th Annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill competition will take place Saturday, Feb. 22 on Vail Mountain. The race will begin at 7 a.m. in Lionshead, adjacent to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, and take runners, skiers, snowshoers and outdoor enthusiasts approximately 2,000 vertical feet, or two miles, up the groomed trails to Eagle’s Nest at the… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership Renewal with Ortholite

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is pleased to announce that OrthoLite renewed their partnership on December 18, 2013, and will continue to be known as the official insole of ATRA. OrthoLite has been a major supporter of ATRA for nearly a decade, the most of which has been as an official partner. “OrthoLite is… Read more »

Trail Runner Recipe: by Michael James

The following recipe originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of ATRA Trail Times email newsletter: Ingredients: 3 c. organicgirl Super Greens ¼ c. finely shredded coconut ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ c. soaked quinoa ½ c. roasted and salted sunflower seeds ½ c. dated (pitted) ¼ c. lemon zest Mix all ingredients until finely chopped. Take 1… Read more »

Flagstaff Endurance Runs

The following article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of ATRA Trail Times email newsletter: by Herb Kieklak The Endurance Runs in Flagstaff, AZ, are spectacular – true treasures in the world of trail running. Held in mid-September, the events — 50 kilometer and 50 miles — combine high altitude, gorgeous scenery, and very… Read more »

Runner Up: Going Alternative at Mt. Greylock

The following article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of ATRA Trail Times email newsletter: by Laura Clark As the oldest continuously active uphill mountain road race in the United States, Mount Washington has attained superstar status, ranking it right up there with the Boston Marathon and Western States.  But, there is a downside to… Read more »

Rest and Restoration for Better Performance

The following article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of ATRA Trail Times email newsletter: By Stephen R. Santangelo There are many training modalities based on sports science which are available for endurance athletes. Your age and level of fitness determines where on the scale from novice to elite you fall. Too often, running… Read more »

Inaugural US Skyrunning Series Announced

From Ian Sharman – Director, US Skyrunning Series: Inaugural US Skyrunning Series 2014 Less Cloud. More Sky. San Francisco, CA (December 10th, 2013) – Fourteen quality races, three disciplines, the same winning formula. The inaugural 2014 US Skyrunning Series is the natural expansion of the international Skyrunning events that have captured the imagination of runners… Read more »