Posts Categorized: Trail Times

Autumn and Winter Performance Foods

Performance

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Fall 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. As summer turns to fall, cooler temperatures arrive and with this change, our system… Read more »

The Epigenetic Trail Runner

Written by Jeff Kildahl for the Fall 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Jeff is an author, publisher, epigenetics performance visionary; and ultra-endurance philanthropist leveraging technology to propel limitless performance and potential in life and sport via modifications to gene expression. Photo: @adriankasniar. “Your genes may load the gun but your lifestyle pulls the… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Poem: Nature is Open

Poem

This poem first appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. The poem was conceived and written at the Active at Altitude fall Trail Running Camp, September 16, 2021 in Estes Park, Colorado by Virginia Schultz, Jason Lenz, Allison Corcoran, Rebecca Kadish, Jim Armentrout, Brian Halweil, Dawn Vaughn, Carolyn Weber, Vicki Hunter,… Read more »

Embrace Resilience In Your Trail Running Training

Resilience

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Simmons is an avid trail runner and the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. The definition of resilience implies that you have rebounded from a difficult situation whether it be a tough patch in your job, your relationship, or even an injury… Read more »

How to Transition to Trail Running

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Simmons is an avid trail runner and the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Photo above: a youth mountain running race in Ambleside, UK – image by Jumpy James. Track and cross country are probably the two dynamics of running that high… Read more »

Neurological vs. Metabolic Training For Trail Running

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Summer 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Metabolic training is the most common and the most emphasized for any trail runner…. Read more »

The Art of Resilience for Trail Runners

Nancy Hobbs

Written by Jeff Kidahl for the Spring 2021 issue of our quarterly Trail Times newsletter. The beauty of trail running is that it teaches us awareness. This awareness delineates reality from perception – even though perception drives reality. The essence of being endurance athletes is our ability to withstand prolonged hardship, difficulty, stress, arduous situations,… Read more »

Ten Essential Oils that Benefit Trail Runners

Essential Oils

This essential oils article was written by Jenni Hulbert and first appeared in the spring 2021 issue of our Trail Times newsletter.  Imagine bottling up the smell of the forest after an epic trail run! Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds extracted through steam distillation or cold pressing the seeds, flowers, stems, leaves, bark,… Read more »

Transition from Winter to Spring Trail Running Training

Trail Running Training

Training article written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Winter training is time to develop “aerobic capacity” (AC) which is a… Read more »

How To Build Strength to Improve Your Trail Running

Strength

Written by Hillary Osborne for the Fall 2020 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Hillary is a NSCA certified personal trainer and strength coach with Lifelong Endurance. She is a Colorado resident and ultrarunner who runs for The Adrenalin Project.  Running is the best, right? You can spend hours grooving on that smooth single track…. Read more »

Four Reasons to Hire a Trail Running Coach

Coach

Written by Andrew Simmons for the fall 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Working with a coach might seem like a privilege reserved for professional trail runners whose paychecks depend on their next performance, and an “over the top” purchase for runners that fall in the… Read more »

Run Interrupted

Written by Shannon Payne for the summer 2020 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Shannon is a Colorado native currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a two-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, two-time winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race, and a seven-time All-American at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs…. Read more »

Trail Running in the Sun: Protection with Sunscreen is Paramount

Written by Lisa Heggie for the spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Lisa is co-owner of  KINeSYS, an American Trail Running Association corporate member. For those of us who hear the call of trails, there is complete certainty in what moves our soul. We love the outdoors, we are drawn to the mountains,… Read more »

Three Easy Snacks for Trail Runners

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Many of us live an active life on the trails and we’re often on… Read more »

The Importance of Recovery for Trail Runners

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. As a professional coach to both youth and adult trail runners, I find more often than not I have to teach athletes how to restrain themselves more than I have to push them…. Read more »

The Magic of Yes (Trail Race Director Edition)

Written by Jenny Baker for the Winter 2019 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Jenny was also our Trail Ambassador last month and is race director for ATRA member race Georgia Jewel. “The smoke billowed against the clear night sky as the smell of tender beef roast slowly and magically crept into the finisher’s tent…. Read more »

AdventureCORPS presents Artsakh Ultra, a six-day trail running race through the Republic of Artsakh

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member AdventureCORPS®. This article also appeared in the Winter 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. In 2020, AdventureCORPS® – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® ultramarathon running races in Death Valley and across the USA – will host a six-day, point-to-point, 160-mile (260km) trail running stage race… Read more »

Mountains Beyond Mountains: Circumnavigating the Tahoe Rim Trail

Written by Coach Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. The trails traversing the Lake Tahoe basin offer amazing views of the deepest lake in the United States. Circumnavigating Tahoe Rim Trail is normally a week-long feat for back packers and hikers, but once a year, athletes line up to… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Advanced Marathoning

Advanced Marathoning, 3rd edition, by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas. Human Kinetics, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. I have come to accept the fact that I have a rigid personality. Children’s toys must be returned to their correct receptacles, regardless of the fact that for… Read more »