Posts Categorized: Training Tips

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 »

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 »

Sneak Peak into a European Elite Athlete Training and Rehab Center

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. Photos by Tayte Pollmann. For the past two weeks, I’ve been training and rehabbing at the… Read more »

Happy Together: Working Out With a Partner Who is Slower or Faster Than You

Republished with permission from Registered Dietitian and nationally-ranked trail and mountain runner Maria Dalzot and was first published on her website. Maria recently returned from Mexico where she represented Team USA at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships. Maria’s husband Tad Davis and ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs were part of the American delegation at the… Read more »

Building Strength When Injured: Core Routines for Injured 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. Hey, hey! You there; reading this article! Tayte is not currently injured. The boot worn is for demonstration purposes only. Injuries might sideline us from running for weeks, months, or even… Read more »

How Hiking Can Make You a Faster Trail Runner (Bonus Edition)

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. As a trail runner, it can be tempting to run every inch of every trail we ever set foot on. Hiking on trails, however, can be a great form of supplemental… Read more »

Six Easy Strength Training Exercises for Faster Mountain Running

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. Tayte is pictured above at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Photo by Fotografia Bez Miary Magdalena Bogdan. Strength training running specific muscles in your legs, glutes and core… Read more »

Recovering From a 100 Mile Trail Race: Tips from Top Western States Finishers

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. 100 mile trail races can be some of the most mentally and physically challenging races to recover from. Over the course… 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 »

10 Minute Core and 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. For this week’s trail running training tip, I’d like to share a 10 minute running-specific core and strength routine I developed for the Active at Altitude Spring Trail Running Camp held… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip: How to Fix Your Niggles

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. What is a “niggle?” Niggles are what I call small discomforts in your muscles that usually heal quickly without medical attention and most often don’t hamper a runner’s ability to continue… Read more »

UltraSlide, Ultra-Fun: A Core Routine With Slideboard Exercises

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. UltraSlide Slideboards are a unique piece of fitness equipment that you can use to enhance your strength training for trail running. Hockey, speed skating, tennis, baseball, football and many other sports… Read more »

Tayte’s Trail Tips: How to Choose the Best Gym

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. Gyms are a great place for trail runners looking to rehabilitate after injury, stay injury free, strengthen running-related muscles and supplement their trail running with cross training or fitness classes. Some… Read more »

How To Maintain and Maximize Fitness With Low Impact Cross Training

This article was written by trail running professionals Tayte Pollmann and Ashley Brasovan.  Tayte is sponsored by ATRA corporate member Nike Trail Running and you can follow his adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ashley is an Hoka One One athlete, the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, a Duke University graduate, and most recently… Read more »

Incorporating Injury Prevention Exercises Into Your Daily Cooking Routine

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. The kitchen is a good place to incorporate injury prevention exercises into a daily training regimen. Exercises such as calf raises, ankle circles or leg raises can help runners prevent injuries… Read more »

Get More From Your Core to Trail Run More Efficiently and Avoid Injury

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. Although many core strength routines target abdominal muscles, the abs are only a one of the muscle groups that make up your core. Your core includes your abdominals, hips, torso, lower… Read more »

Ashley Brasovan on The Art of Balance: Life and Trail Running

This article was written by Ashley Brasovan for the spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Ashley is the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, a Duke University graduate, and most recently a mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) running convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and… Read more »