Posts Categorized: Training Tips

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions was written by Stephen R. Santangelo. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in December 2015. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you keeping them? Though the New Year is filled with excitement and adventurous possibilities, it can also bring about frustrations and disappointments,… Read more »

New Training Journals Help Runners Chase Down Their Goals

Press release from Dave Trendler of VeloPress. Co-author Lauren Fleshman is the co-founder of ATRA corporate member Picky Bars based the trail running mecca of Bend, OR. Two New Believe Training Journals Help Runners Chase Down Their Goals Boulder, CO, USA – November 3, 2015 – Professional runners Lauren Fleshman and Roisin McGettigan-Dumas have released… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Hydration – Plan Ahead To Keep Going

Editors note: Hydration: Planning Ahead To Keep Going was written by Dave Mackey for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #26 in 2003. Dave recently survived a gruesome accident while trail running. You can help Dave and his family offset medical expenses and lost income on YouCaring.com. Trail running combines many environmental factors that add significant stress… Read more »

Flashback Friday! A Woman’s Guide to Trail Running

“It’s all in your head: A woman’s Guide to Trail Running” was written by Nancy Hobbs for our Trail Times Newsletter and first published in 2005. What do you think?  Is this guide as relevant today as it was 10 years ago? Even though I started running in 1980, the first time I went on a… Read more »

Flashback Friday! Tips for the trail

TIPS FOR THE TRAIL was written By Patti Finke. M.S. for our Newsletter #12 first published in 1999.  What do you think?  Are these tips as relevant today as they were 16 years ago? Why, we asked? The answer was easy “the warm sun, the rushing of Little Muddy Creek, the view up Mt Hood to… Read more »

Ankle Strength for Trail Runners

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Stephen R. Santagelo The foundation of strength begins at the ground and works up. The ankles are the number one body part in developing that foundation. Do you know muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones of the feet, including the ankles and hands… Read more »

Mother’s Day Event in Colorado Springs

Join us for a Mother’s Day event in Colorado Springs, CO.  Mountain Chalet & the American Trail Running Association present “Focus on Women: TRAIL RUNNING — the TOP 10 TIPS” on Thursday May 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’re celebrating Moms, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts,… Read more »

A Better-Rounded (Trail Running) Lifestyle

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. Variety in training, diet, work and social life is a refreshing ingredient to keep life exciting and moving forward. However, all too often runners get into a rut in training and also with their nutrition. To avoid a downward spiral,… Read more »

Postpartum Training

By Michele Yates – 2013 USATF Ultra Trail Runner of the Year and brand new mom There is no doubt that giving birth and postpartum mommy duties are beyond challenging. As a matter of fact, I cannot even put into words for those who don’t know (everyone who is/was NOT a breastfeeding, working, training mom)… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.  Time to go for a hike, that’s right, a power hike. Racing up at 16,000ft this last weekend reminded me that I need to hike more. I know… Read more »

Strength Training: Plank vs Pushups

Plank vs Pushups: which one is right for you? The most popular “core” exercise is the plank and the most popular bodyweight exercise is the push up. So – Plank vs Pushups – which one is best for athletic performance and overall structural improvement? First, you have to analyze what the returns are for any… Read more »