Posts Categorized: Training Tips

How To Use “Zone Training” With Coach Andrew Simmons

Zone Training

Understanding heart rate “zone training” can help you gauge your efforts and get the most out of your trail running training. Many trail runners may already be familiar with the concept of measuring heart rate during or after runs, but may not know the more complicated science behind what differentiates each heart rate “zone” and… 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 »

Using Snowshoes on the Sand for Fitness: There is No Off-Season

sandshoeing

Written by Randy Philpotts for Snowshoe Magazine and republished here with permission. Photos: Randy Philpotts. To stay in incredible physical form during the snowshoeing off-season, you need to have a general training plan that involves endurance training and other forms of exercise. This plan helps your muscles remember how to work when it is time… 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 »

Why Trail Runners Should Practice Feldenkrais®

Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method® founded by Ukranian-Israeli physicist, Moshé Feldenkrais in the mid-20th century, is a form of exercise therapy that uses awareness of body movements to improve your physical and mental functioning. According to The Feldenkrais Educational Foundational of North America (FEFNA), “The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to… 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 »

Behind the Scenes: Active at Altitude’s Fall Trail Running Camp

Trail Running Camp

Earlier this month the Active at Altitude Fall Trail Running Camp was held in Estes Park, Colorado. This camp was six days focused on trail running, with expert coaching, interactive group trail runs, workshops on physiological training and mental training, floor or yoga session, video of running form, great food, camaraderie, and more. For newbies… 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 »

Catching up with Coach Andrew Simmons and Health Care Worker Dani Mead

Coach Andrew Simmons

Last Month, Lifelong Endurance and the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) staged a trail runner essay contest where the winner was awarded a free 90-day coaching package. Medical intensive care unit nurse Dani Mead (pictured below) from Aurora, Colorado, was the recipient of the package. In this article, Lifelong Endurance Coach Andrew Simmons catches up… Read more »

How ATRA Member ElliptiGO is Managing Business in the Coronavirus Era

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. ElliptiGO is an American Trail Running Association corporate member and has provided products free of charge…. Read more »

Trail Runner Product Review: KT Tape Pro

KT Tape Pro reviewed by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) advisory board member and Wisconsin trail runner Susan Kendrick. Susan is the Director of Sponsorship for the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and was featured in our View from the Pack series of articles. This product was provided at no charge by KT Tape for this… Read more »

ATRA Partner Active at Altitude Launches Runners Mindset Program

Announcement from Estes Park, Colorado based Active at Altitude, organizers of the annual US Trail Running Conference in partnership with the American Trail Running Association. Active at Altitude, creator of experiences that educate, inspire, and empower an active, healthy, mindful lifestyle, has announced a new program to help guide runners through these challenging times with… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s 8-Minute Mobility Routine 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.  Incorporating mobility exercises into your training is one of the best ways to avoid common running-related… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s In-Home Strength Routine 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. Strength training is a great form of exercise that trail runners should incorporate into their weekly… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Heart Rate Training

Heart Rate Training: Customize Your Training Based on Individual Training and Goals, 2nd edition, by Roy Benson and Declan Connolly. Human Kinetics, 2020. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark for the spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where… Read more »

Six Tips For Staying Healthy While Training

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. Trail running can help us feel mentally and physically strong even in the toughest of times…. Read more »

Optimize Your Training During the Coronavirus Racing Drought

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.  With nearly all the country’s trail races cancelled or suspended until further notice due to the… Read more »