Posts Categorized: Trail Running Tips

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fix Your Running Form Imbalances to Stay Injury Free

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. Imbalances in strength and flexibility between one side of the body and the other are common, but are not often identified and corrected before they lead to more serious injuries. Trail… Read more »

What Trail Runners can Learn from the Steeplechase

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 a graduate of the University of Portland (Oregon) where he dreamed of trail running any time he saw a track. The steeplechase and trail running have more in common… Read more »

Training and Racing Etiquette Tips for the Trails

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. In support of our 2019 theme, “Trail Running Responsibility,” I’m sharing my top tips for training and racing etiquette on trails. Learning — and putting into practice — proper etiquette on… Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of Your Rest Days

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. Rest days should be a part of every runner’s training schedule. Rest days are days off of running where you recover from your weekly running mileage and allow your body to… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – What’s in your trail running vest?

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 running ultra marathon distances, running packs or hydration vests are almost essential. Packs and vests allow runners to plan out nutrition strategies and stay safe in unpredictable mountain environments. They… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – Urban Trail 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. Cities may not seem like the best places for trail runners to hone their skills, but urban environs can provide some surprisingly effective urban trail running training adventures. This past week,… Read more »

The Runner’s Low: Acknowledge the Role of Injuries in the Running Process

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail running journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I spin wheels on a bicycle that doesn’t go anywhere. Everyday I ride my bike, which is attached to a stationary wind-resistant-trainer resting outside the house. I watch my… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions: Diversify Your Racing to Increase Longevity & Discover New Strengths

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. Welcome to 2019! The New Year is a perfect opportunity to set new racing goals. Although it’s tempting to sign up for races we already know and enjoy, it’s also beneficial… Read more »

Checklist for Trail Race Aid Station Preparedness

In an effort to provide medical awareness guidelines for trail race directors, Frank D. Dumont, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine, Estes Park Health, has devised the following aid station checklists. With the acronym, ESTES (Estes Park Standards for Trail Running Emergency Aid Stations), consider the following as support tools to ensure a successful trail running event…. Read more »

Untangling the Recovery Process for Injuries, Healing, and Fitness

The following article was written by Ashley Brasovan, an elite trail runner for Hoka One One who enjoys training on the beautiful trails throughout Colorado. She is a graduate of Duke University and works as an Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consultant in Golden, CO. Ashley is pictured above at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain… Read more »

Tuesday Trail Tip – How to train for trail running

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. This week’s trail running tip is inspired by a question from one of my former cross country teammates at the University of Portland. He asked me to elaborate on how to train specifically for trail… Read more »

Tuesday Trail Tip – Final Race Preparations – 3, 2, 1, Go!

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. In the final minutes before a race, I watch runners impatiently sprinting from overcrowded porta-potties to line up at the start, which is always bustling with the commotion of over-anxious athletes. I notice myself thinking,… Read more »

Incorporating Short Trail Races into Your Training

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew lives in Lakewood, Colorado where he is the head training coach, of Peak Performance Running. He is a USATF Level 2 Endurance Coach, TrainingPeaks Level 2 Coach, and Lydiard Foundation Level 2 Coach. For most marathoners and ultra-distance runners, five… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – Race Week Preparation

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Tayte finished 7th at last Saturday’s Speedgoat 50k race.  I raced the Speedgoat 50K in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah this past weekend and preparing for the race raised an important question: how… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – Why I Love the Sunday Long Run

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Tayte currently trying to make “shake out long run” a thing; a little help? #ShakeOutLongRun  Sundays dictate a long run day in my training schedule. I adopted this routine at the University of Portland, under… Read more »