Posts By: Tayte Pollmann

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 »

Out-of-competition doping controls & US athlete experiences (Part 4)

[Editor’s Note:] This article is the fourth 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 »

Recovering From a 100 Mile Trail Race: Tips from Top Western States Finishers

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. 100 mile trail races can be some of the most mentally and physically challenging races to recover from. Over the course… Read more »

What I learned as a first time spectator at Western States

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. I was very grateful to have had the opportunity this past week, June 29-30, 2019, to be present at the 46th… Read more »

Gallagher and Walmsley Victorious at Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Cool Weather and a Competitive Fields Generate Record Times at the 2019 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The 46th annual Western… Read more »

Pre-Race Activities at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is an American Trail Running Association race member. The 46th annual Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 29, 2019. The… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Broken Arrow Skyrace “Race Report”

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. Broken Arrow Skyrace is an American Trail Running Association race member. e.g. Exploring everything that is awesome about the Broken Arrow Skyrace even when you’re not racing. The Broken Arrow Skyrace,… Read more »

10 Minute Core and Strength Routine for Trail 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. For this week’s trail running training tip, I’d like to share a 10 minute running-specific core and strength routine I developed for the Active at Altitude Spring Trail Running Camp held… Read more »

GoPro Mountain Games: The Country’s Largest Celebration of Mountain Sports, Arts and Music

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 Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow. As I wrote about in an article posted earlier this week, the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games were held in Vail, Colorado organized by… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shine at GoPro Mountain Games in Colorado

The GoPro Mountain Games are an American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member. Photos by Peter Maksimow. The Vail Valley Foundation hosted the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games this June 6-9, 2019 in Vail, CO this past (long) weekend. The games consisted of over 30 events across more than 12 sport disciplines, including trail running,… Read more »