What Trail Runners can Learn From Road Marathon Racing Strategies

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. Jared Ward pictured above at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Photo by Peter Maksimow. To honor the 2019 Boston Marathon held this past Monday, April 15, this week’s tips focus on what… Read more »

Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run joins the Mountain Running World Cup

Press release from the Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run and World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Our executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Above photo by wisthaler.com. On Tuesday, April 16 the organizers of one of the loveliest mountain runs of the world publicly announced the wonderful news: this year, the Südtirol Drei Zinnen… Read more »

Maximal Running Shoes May Lead to Increased Risk of Injury

Study announcement from Oregon State University – Cascades. BEND, Oregon – A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has found. The shoes,… Read more »

From the ATRA Archive: Golf Ball Massage For Healthy and Happy Feet

In this edition of From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon, Robert McAtee, massage therapist and author of Facilitated Stretching, provides tips to incorporate golf ball massage into a daily stretching regimen. The article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter issue number 2 in fall 1996. You finish a long, grueling trail run and… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Running Outside the Comfort Zone

Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer’s Guide to the Edges of Running, by Susan Lacke. VeloPress, 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. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Susan Lacke had… Read more »

Be a healthy trail runner; spice up your stretching

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Many folks find stretching to be rather boring; especially, when the choice of stretching becomes repetitive. Not only is stretching important to prepare the muscles and joints for the trails, it is imperative to ignite the CNS (Central Nervous System)…. Read more »

How To Maintain and Maximize Fitness With Low Impact Cross Training

This article was written by trail running professionals Tayte Pollmann and Ashley Brasovan.  Tayte is sponsored by ATRA corporate member Nike Trail Running and you can follow his adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ashley is an Hoka One One athlete, the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, a Duke University graduate, and most recently… Read more »

Why You Should Attend a Trail Running Camp

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. (Above photo by Peter Maksimow). Trail running camps offer a great introduction into trail running for beginners and provide valuable skills for those more experienced in the sport. Camps offer guidance… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic

Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic written by Morgan Sjogren (above #28). VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate… Read more »

Lessons Learned in Coaching Youth Trail Runners

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Photo above by Steve Blair. Coaching youth athletes as the head coach of Peak Performance Running has taught me a lot about how young minds and young athletes are shaped. In many ways,… Read more »

2019 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

This year marks the 14th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s International U18 Mountain Running Cup. This year’s course is an up/down hill circuit. Estimated distance is between 4.5 and 5.5 kilometers. Distance and course details will be included in upcoming weeks. Venue: Susa, Italy, located in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont region…. Read more »

Balega Unveils New Kids Socks and Fresh Colorways For Spring

Balega International is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Durham, N.C. — Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market known for its underlying technical performance, expands its Silver, Hidden Dry, Blister Resist, Women’s Enduro and children’s Hidden Cool sock collections with new colorways for Spring 2019. The updated styles will… Read more »

Incorporating Injury Prevention Exercises Into Your Daily Cooking Routine

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. The kitchen is a good place to incorporate injury prevention exercises into a daily training regimen. Exercises such as calf raises, ankle circles or leg raises can help runners prevent injuries… Read more »

Product Review: OptiShokz Revvez Bone Conduction Audio Sunglasses

Reviewed by trail runner Jen Ferriss (pictured below) for the American Trail Running Association. Do you like to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks when you run alone? Revvez sunglasses from OptiShokz transmit sounds by hooking the speaker around the outside of your ear, instead of a standard earbud or full ear speaker. By conducting… Read more »

Get More From Your Core to Trail Run More Efficiently and Avoid Injury

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. Although many core strength routines target abdominal muscles, the abs are only a one of the muscle groups that make up your core. Your core includes your abdominals, hips, torso, lower… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2019 Trail World Championships

Twelve American trail running athletes to compete at the Trail World Championships in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2019 Trail World Championships (TWC) on June 8, in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The US team of… Read more »

Ashley Brasovan on The Art of Balance: Life and Trail Running

This article was written by Ashley Brasovan for the spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Ashley is the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, a Duke University graduate, and most recently a mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) running convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and… Read more »

Book Review: Running Beyond: Epic Ultra, Trail and Skyrunning Races

Running Beyond: Epic Ultra, Trail and Skyrunning Races, text and photos by Ian Corless. White Lion Publishing, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Winter 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. – It is… Read more »