Posts Categorized: Trail Running Tips

Pregnancy and Trail Running

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. by Amber Reece-Young (pictured above at the 2011 NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Ajijic, Mexico). Who says you can’t keep running when you are pregnant? Well, your doctor might so it is always wise to get medical clearance first. If your OB-GYN okays it, then… Read more »

Icespike for traction 365 days a year

Winter may be over but ATRA corporate member Icespike has four tips for using their product year round.  You can never have too much traction! 1. Trail Runners: Trail shoes with the fancy treads are nothing but mud collectors. Your shoes will weigh as much as you do by the end of your run. Icespike eliminates… Read more »

Mother’s Day Event in Colorado Springs

Join us for a Mother’s Day event in Colorado Springs, CO.  Mountain Chalet & the American Trail Running Association present “Focus on Women: TRAIL RUNNING — the TOP 10 TIPS” on Thursday May 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’re celebrating Moms, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts,… Read more »

A Better-Rounded (Trail Running) Lifestyle

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. Variety in training, diet, work and social life is a refreshing ingredient to keep life exciting and moving forward. However, all too often runners get into a rut in training and also with their nutrition. To avoid a downward spiral,… Read more »

Lisa Jhung releases her new book “Trailhead”

PR from Dave Trendler, VeloPress.  You can find this and other trail running books listed on our “Resources” page. Boulder, CO, USA – April 3, 2015 – Please join Boulder’s running community at two upcoming parties celebrating the release of a new book by Boulder-based running journalist Lisa Jhung. Jhung is a veteran trail runner,… Read more »

Winter traction for trail running

By ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs I recently spoke with a newbie trail runner who was concerned about doing an upcoming trail race because of recent snows and the probability that the trails would be covered in snow. I introduced said runner to Icespike and she was thrilled to learn about a product she knew… Read more »

Trail running rules on the run

“Rules on the Run” are principles of trail running etiquette that foster environmentally-sound and socially-responsible trail running. These principles emulate the well-established principles of Leave No Trace, and Rules of the Trail by the IMBA. The American Trail Running Association believes that by educating trail runners to observe “Rules on the Run,” trail runners will be… Read more »

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – January 2015:

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s December e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. It’s January 2015, time to get ripped. Or maybe not. Either way, this is a great time to work on that part of running that we always… Read more »

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – December 2014

The following article was written by +Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s December e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Most of us take some sort of break from running during the winter, either to do something else or just rest the legs for a bit. A break… Read more »

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – November 2014

The following article was written by +Max King  and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s October e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. I recently had a dedicated runner come up to me that has been coming to my Tuesday Performance Group workout for the past month and say “I’m a… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running

Everything You Need to Know About Equipment, Finding Trails, Nutrition, Hill Strategy, Racing, Training, Weather by Adam W. Chase and Nancy Hobbs Paperback with color photos List Price: $18.95
. We have limited stock of the first edition still available for just 13.00 (includes shipping and handling)
. Send your check or money order to: Nancy Hobbs,… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – October 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s October e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve probably touched on this before but going into this time of year sometimes the most difficult part of our run is just getting out the door…. Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – June 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.   If you’re like me, you probably get pretty bored doing the same route every day, same long run every weekend. This month I’m going to put out… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s April e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Someone once said “To run fast…you must run fast.” Wise words by any standard but also very true. As race season approaches, the same 5 mile loop… Read more »

Strength Training: Plank vs Pushups

This article was by Stephen R. Santagelo and first appeared in the March 2014 edition of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Times Newsletter. Plank vs Pushups: which one is right for you? The most popular “core” exercise is the plank and the most popular bodyweight exercise is the push up. So – Plank… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Max King, 1st place, 1:15:48. 2012 USA 1/2 Marathon Trail National Championships It’s trail time. Trails are opening up more and more every week, we’re getting into… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s April e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. The Footzone is a locally owned full service running store in Bend, Oregon It’s time to get racing, or at least put one on the schedule for… Read more »

8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started

Want to get started trail running but are unsure where to begin?  Here are 8 simple trail running tips for beginners and first time trail runners. You’ve read a few things about trail running and even had a few friends tell you a thing or two about the sport, but you are still apprehensive about… Read more »