Posts Categorized: Training Tips

Improve General Fitness and Performance Potential with Proper Base Training

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail running antics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There’s more to base training than the popular belief that it’s all about running “easy mileage.” Base Training is a period of training that prioritizes increasing general aerobic fitness… 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 »

Ashley Brasovan on Building Confidence for Trail Racing

This article was written by Ashley Brasovan, 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, Duke University graduate, and most recently a “MUT” convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and 2018 30K Trail Championship – and a USATF team appearance at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships…. Read more »

Coaches and Camps for Trail Runners

As trail runners, we often look for ways to improve our training, racing performance or general enjoyment on the trails. Whether you are a beginner training for your first trail race, trying to get your daily nutrition dialed in for long runs, or even an elite athlete attempting to qualify for a U.S. National Team,… 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 »

Real food sports nutrition for trail runners

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. After eating a nutritious breakfast, Tayte drove up the hill to Mt. Hood this past Sunday for the Gnar Gnar trail race.  For me, the more real food I include in my diet the better…. Read more »

My Life in a Boot: Are You In Denial About An Injury?

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. My 2018 running season has taught me some important lessons on how to deal with a serious running-related injury. Since last November, I was feeling mild to moderate pain in my left achilles that caused… 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 »

A Trail Runners Travel Tips for Overcoming Jet Lag

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running.  Tayte is currently in Karpacz, Poland and still waiting for his checked bag to arrive. I’m grateful for how my running career gives me the opportunity to travel more than I ever have before.  In the past month of May,… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – Overcoming Injuries With A Positive Mental Attitude

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. As an 18 year old, Tayte finished 3rd at the 2015 USATF Trail Marathon Championships (pictured above) and won the 2017 52k Broken Arrow Skyrace. I’ve been dealing with some chronic Achilles issues and this… Read more »

5 go-to yoga poses for trail runners

Written by Josh Douglas-Walton, a writer for ATRA corporate member HFE (Health and Fitness Education). Whether you’re completely new to trail running or have years of experience under your belt, chances are that you’ll have contended with sore muscles, aches, pains and even potential injuries on more than a few occasions. There’s nothing worse than a… Read more »

Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience

Poles can greatly add to a more efficient trail running experience, primarily while walking on uphills. Poles are especially useful in longer in trail running races with lots of sustained or steep terrain. Walking with poles can be a good way to conserve leg power as it allows athletes to engage otherwise unused muscles in… Read more »

Trail running meets cross country skiing at the American Birkebeiner

This past weekend American Trail Running Association Director of Marketing Richard Bolt travelled to Hayward, Wisconsin to participate in the largest cross country ski race in North America – the Slumberland American Birkebeiner. With over 13,000 skiers and an estimated 30,000 spectators, “Birkie” weekend has grown from humble roots when in 1973 Tony Wise and… Read more »

A quick guide to Dry Needling

Written by Dr. Sarah Cash Crawford from Beyond Exercise, LLC. for the Fall issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Dry needling is a technique used mostly by physical therapists and occasionally by chiropractors, medical doctors and dare I say…acupuncturists. You may be asking: is it not the same as acupuncture? That is a very short answer:… Read more »