Posts Categorized: Trail Times

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 »

The Tail of the Lost Cat 50K

Written by Laura Clark for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura raced the Lost Cat 50K this past August in the Green Mountains of Vermont. This is her account of the race….and more. Nor’east Trails Runs is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Having less commitment to civilization, feline pets… Read more »

Trail Etiquette for Dog Owners

Written by Dr. John Sudduth for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Dr. Sudduth, a 1977 Graduate of CSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a practicing veterinarian for over 40 years. You will often see Dr. Sudduth on the trails running or biking near his home in Colorado Springs where… Read more »

Practicing Positivity and Staying Motivated with Trail Running

Written by Tommy McClellan for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. “Running is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is physical.” Who knows if this quote’s math is correct, but I do know that thinking and acting positive has not only had a positive effect on my running, but my… Read more »

Spice up Your Training: Four Go-To Workouts for Trail Runners

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance, TrainingPeaks, and a USATF Level II endurance coach. Looking to spice things up and add a challenging and fun twist to your trail running training? Workouts are intended to be a challenge, but… Read more »

Ultra Trail of Angkor – a Cambodian Trail Running Adventure

This article appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter and was provided by the race director Jean Claude Le Cornec. Cambodia was the venue for a very unique trail running event — the Ultra Trail of Angkor — on January 19 and 20, 2019. Nearly 1000 participants from 42 countries, thirsty… Read more »

Elite Trail Runners and LGBTQ Couple Launch OUTrun

Written by OUTrun co-founders Addie Bracy and Corey Conner for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Above photo: Addie Bracy at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Poland. As professional athletes and an LGBTQ couple, we have experienced so much support and empowerment from our involvement in the running… Read more »

From the ATRA Archive: Golf Ball Massage For Healthy and Happy Feet

In this edition of From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon, Robert McAtee, massage therapist and author of Facilitated Stretching, provides tips to incorporate golf ball massage into a daily stretching regimen. The article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter issue number 2 in fall 1996. You finish a long, grueling trail run and… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Running Outside the Comfort Zone

Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer’s Guide to the Edges of Running, by Susan Lacke. VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Susan Lacke had… Read more »

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 »

Lessons Learned in Coaching Youth Trail Runners

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Photo above by Steve Blair. Coaching youth athletes as the head coach of Peak Performance Running has taught me a lot about how young minds and young athletes are shaped. In many ways,… Read more »

From the ATRA Archives: Staying alive on the trail by Hal Walter

In this edition of From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon, Hal Walter delves into some of the dangers on the trail – lightning, rattlers, and cougars. Hal’s article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter issue 8, published in spring 1998. Hal has several books to his credit including Wild Burro Tales, Endurance, and Full… Read more »