Posts By: Tayte Pollmann

Opportunities for Youth in Mountain, Trail and Skyrunning

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. One of the highlights of my running career has been competing for Team USA in the junior race at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in Wales. It was my first… Read more »

Inside Look into French National Mountain Running Team 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. French translation by Tayte Pollmann. Faites défiler vers le bas pour la version française de cet article. From 28 October to 2 November, the French mountain running teams (long distance, short,… Read more »

Tayte’s Trail Tips: 5 Ways to Improve Your Downhill Running Speed

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. Watching experienced trail runners glide downhill is a beautiful sight. They seem to fly effortlessly, soaring over rocks and obstacles seemingly without fear of falling; even over the gnarliest terrain. However,… Read more »

Behind the Golden Trail Series Final: Interview with Nepalese Trail Running Legend Jagan Timilsina

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. Trail runners from around the world are turning their attention to Nepal this Friday, October 25, for the final of the 2019 Salomon Golden Trail Series. The series consists of six… Read more »

Building Strength When Injured: Core Routines for Injured Runners

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. Hey, hey! You there; reading this article! Tayte is not currently injured. The boot worn is for demonstration purposes only. Injuries might sideline us from running for weeks, months, or even… Read more »

Tayte’s Top Three Takeaways from the 2019 US Trail Running Conference

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. Last week I attended the US Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. With seven years of success connecting the trail running community, this conference is a partnership between Active at… Read more »

Reconnecting With The Joy Of Racing After A Long Recovery From 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. Last month I raced the Waterville Valley Mountain Race, host of the USATF Mountain Running Championships in small mountain town of Waterville Valley, NH. This was my first racing experience after… Read more »

How Hiking Can Make You a Faster Trail Runner (Bonus Edition)

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. As a trail runner, it can be tempting to run every inch of every trail we ever set foot on. Hiking on trails, however, can be a great form of supplemental… Read more »

Top 4 Takeaways from the Active at Altitude Fall 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. Last week I helped coach runners at the Active at Altitude Fall Trail Running Camp in Estes Park, Colorado. The goal of this camp was best summarized by camp director Terry… Read more »

Discrete Cirque Series Packs Big Mountain Fun into Short Distance Races

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. This past weekend, Saturday, September 7, 2019, I attended the final race of the Discrete Cirque Series. First organized in 2015, this mountain running series consists of six races that take… Read more »

Six Easy Strength Training Exercises for Faster Mountain Running

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 pictured above at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Photo by Fotografia Bez Miary Magdalena Bogdan. Strength training running specific muscles in your legs, glutes and core… Read more »

My Favorite Things to Do at the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon

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. Salomon is an ATRA member. Photos by Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann. This past weekend the 64th annual Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon were held in Manitou Springs, CO. On Saturday,… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Running to Glory

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. Running to Glory: An unlikely team, a challenging season, and chasing the American Dream. Lyons Press, 2019 – 280 pages. Running to Glory is an example of immersive journalism, where the… Read more »

How to Choose Your Trail Running Kicks

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. Shoes are the most essential piece of gear for trail runners, but choosing the right pair can often be a tough decision. There are so many different styles of shoes and… Read more »

Non-WADA Compliant Athlete Testing Programs (Part 5)

[Editor’s Note:] This article is the last in a five-part series about how the mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running community has been affected by athlete doping and drug testing. This timely topic was researched by professional trail runner Tayte Pollmann and includes his personal experience as well as input from other top athletes and… Read more »

How Hiking Can Make You A Faster Trail Runner

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. Hiking is one of the best ways for trail runners to cross train. Hiking improves your cardiovascular fitness with minimal impact on your joints, strengthens muscle groups essential for trail running,… Read more »

Records Fall at the 3rd Annual National High School Trail Championships

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. On Saturday, July 27, 2019, the third annual National High School Trail Championships (NHSTC) were held in Salida, CO. The event was organized by Kenny Wilcox, local Salida resident and head… Read more »

Inside BoaFit & HydraPak: Pushing the Boundaries of Shoe Fit and Hydration Technology

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. Last week Peter Maksimow and I toured the headquarters of Boa in Denver, CO. Boa is an international company specialized in developing products with their patented fitting system, The BoaFit System,… Read more »

Highlights from a High Altitude Training Camp for High School Runners

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. Photos by Andrew Simmons. This past Thursday July 11, 2019, I had the opportunity to give a talk on collegiate and post-collegiate running opportunities at the Peak Performance Running (PPR) Summer… Read more »