How to “Go” When You’re Going Trail Running

In the spirit of our 2019 theme: Trail Running Responsibly, here is an article about waste…the human kind…and responsible disposal. Tommy McClellan, trail runner and stand-up comic, provided this humorous article based on his personal experience. Does a bear shit in the woods? I’m not entirely sure. I would assume so. One thing I know… Read more »

Highlights from a High Altitude Training Camp for High School 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. Photos by Andrew Simmons. This past Thursday July 11, 2019, I had the opportunity to give a talk on collegiate and post-collegiate running opportunities at the Peak Performance Running (PPR) Summer… Read more »

Out-of-competition doping controls & US athlete experiences (Part 4)

[Editor’s Note:] This article is the fourth in a five-part series about how the mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running community has been affected by athlete doping and drug testing. This timely topic was researched by professional trail runner Tayte Pollmann and includes his personal experience as well as input from other top athletes and… Read more »

US Team Selection Criteria for 2019 NACAC Mountain Running Championships

For the 2019 NACAC Mountain Running Championship, the following Team USATF selection criteria has been approved by USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee on July 12, 2019. The 16th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The course will… Read more »

Maksimow to Direct XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series

The American Trail Running Association’s own Peter Maksimow adds another job to his trail running portfolio. Colorado Trail Run Series organizers have named Peter Maksimow the new race director, succeeding Arnold Soliman in the role. The organization managing the famed XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series returns this summer with what a series of three races… 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 »

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 »

Spring 2019 Trail Runner Survey Results

Each spring, the American Trail Running Association conducts a survey to measure trail running trends from our national audience. This year we had 1600 respondents. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running survey… Read more »

Kettle Moraine Trail Runs Showcase Teamwork, Kindness and Grit

This article was written by Ornery Mule Racing event director Michele Hartwig. Ornery Mule Racing organizes the Kettle Moraine Endurance Trail Runs and is an ATRA corporate member. Photos by Ornery Mule Racing. The 25th annual Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Trail Runs were held on June 1, 2019 in LaGrange, Wisconsin. The event features 100… Read more »

What I learned as a first time spectator at Western States

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. I was very grateful to have had the opportunity this past week, June 29-30, 2019, to be present at the 46th… Read more »

ElliptiGO MSUB giveaway at Run The Edge Independence Day Celebration

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate switchback member ElliptiGO. Leading virtual event organizers invite participants to explore the USA during Amerithon multi-sport virtual event. Run The Edge, the premiere organizers of virtual fitness challenges, are daring runners, hikers, cyclists, and swimmers to make their way across the United States in their 3,521-mile Amerithon… Read more »

Inov-8 Runner to Attempt Appalachian Trail World Record

Inov-8 is a long time American Trail Running Association corporate member. British athlete Kristian Morgan is aiming to set a new world record for running the iconic 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail in the fastest known time. Starting on July 1st, the inov-8 ambassador hopes to break the highly sought-after speed record of 41 days, 7 hours… Read more »

Gallagher and Walmsley Victorious at Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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. Cool Weather and a Competitive Fields Generate Record Times at the 2019 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The 46th annual Western… Read more »

Pre-Race Activities at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is an American Trail Running Association race member. The 46th annual Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 29, 2019. The… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Sports Nutrition Handbook

Sports Nutrition Handbook: Eat Smart, Be Healthy, Get on Top of Your Game by Justyna and Krzysztof Mizera. 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. Athletes… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Broken Arrow Skyrace “Race Report”

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. Broken Arrow Skyrace is an American Trail Running Association race member. e.g. Exploring everything that is awesome about the Broken Arrow Skyrace even when you’re not racing. The Broken Arrow Skyrace,… Read more »