Posts By: Tayte Pollmann

A Trail Runner’s Guide to France

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Tayte Pollmann. Above photo from Calabass’ Trail – a small, local race. From early… Read more »

Winter Mountain Adventures: What to Know Before You Run in the Snow

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos and videos by Tayte Pollmann. Trail running in the mountains during the winter can be… Read more »

Sneak Peak into a European Elite Athlete Training and Rehab Center

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Tayte Pollmann. For the past two weeks, I’ve been training and rehabbing at the… Read more »

Six Easy Ways to Train for Mountain Running at the Beach

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Tayte Pollmann and Nancy Hobbs. Mountains are some of the best places for trail runners… Read more »

Runner’s Knee Quick Fix

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos & videos by Tayte Pollmann. Pain in the knee, often referred to as “runner’s knee,” is… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Vocabulary

“At bat,” “Scrimmage,” “Deuce,” “Hail Mary,” and “Knock Out.” Nearly every sport has its own vocabulary, including trail running. Familiarizing yourself with common trail running jargon can help you learn more about the sport and feel like a part of the trail running community. Listed below are some of the most common trail running specific… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Refuge for Your Next Mountain Vacation

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Tayte Pollmann. This past week, I spent the beginning of the new year in a… Read more »

Interview with Jimi Oostrum: A Dutch Trail Runner Living in Nepal

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Anuj Adhikari. In this interview, I speak with Jimi Oostrum, Dutch expatriate trail runner, race… Read more »

Top 10 French Mountain Themed Desserts 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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photo above: Mathilde with yummy french sweets working in a bakery in Montauban, France. France is known… Read more »

US Juniors Reflect on Their Experiences at the 2019 World Mountain Running 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. For many young athletes, representing Team USA while still in high school or college is a dream come true. On November 15, 2019, eight talented young athletes, ages 16-19, competed for… Read more »

“Off-Season” Activities in Chamonix, France: Trail Running Capital of the World

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 week, 4-9 December, I traveled to Chamonix, France, where I met with American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member, Run the Alps and its owner Doug Mayer. I’ve been… Read more »

5 Ways to Be grateful for Trails and the Environment

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. You can show your gratitude this holiday season by giving back to the trails in your community. Listed below are five ways you can help preserve the trails on which you… Read more »

54 Years Apart: Tayte Pollmann and Ian Maddieson Talk About Overcoming Age Barriers

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. At the 2019 US Trail Running Conference, there were discussions about how both “young” and “old” populations are underrepresented in the sport of trail running. To have broad age representation in… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann Reflects On His First World Championship Experience

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. When I was eighteen and just three weeks into my first semester in college, I flew to Europe to compete for Team USA at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in… Read more »

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 »