Posts Tagged: Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips

Tayte Pollmann’s Top Trail Running Feature & Short Films

Trail Running Films

While many races are cancelled due to COVID-19, watching trail running films is a great way of staying connected with the community we love. These films are full of exciting and compelling stories from people and places around the world. Some feature the world’s hardest foot races, and profile athletes undertaking challenges in breathtaking natural… Read more »

Teenager Briston Rains Founds Texas Devil Running Company

Briston Rains

New to the Texas trail running scene in 2021 is Texas Devil Running Company, an event management company with the goal to grow and strengthen the Texas trail running community while organizing quality ultra and trail events. What makes the Texas Devil Running Company unique is the founder Briston Rains, an eighteen-year-old business-building protege who… Read more »

How to Plan Your 2021 Training and Trail Racing

2021

Last month I wrote about four ways trail running has improved during the pandemic. As we kick-off 2021, I’ve been thinking about how we as trail runners can learn from our experiences in 2020 to create effective training and racing goals for 2021. Racing and training may still look different than we were used to… Read more »

Opportunities for Collegiate Trail Running Are Growing

Collegiate

Trail running has not achieved the same status in collegiate sports compared to other disciplines of running such as track and field and cross country. This makes it more difficult to attract young and fast runners into trail running at the collegiate level. Currently, high school runners with aspirations to run in college seek out… Read more »

Four Ways Trail Running Has Improved During the Pandemic

This year has certainly been odd and difficult for all of us living through the coronavirus pandemic, but I also notice the positive changes 2020 has brought about in my life. As strange as it is to say, 2020 has been one of the best years in my running career. I’ve overcome a ruptured achilles’… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Top Winter Trail Running Tips

The winter months bring colder, more inclement and often snowy weather making it harder for us to get out the door and go trail running. Your favorite trails might be muddy or icy so it helps to know what gear is suitable for staying warm, dry and safe while running. With the right preparation and… Read more »

What Should I Wear? How to Layer for Cold Weather Trail Runs

Tayte Winter Running

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”  Trail running in cold conditions doesn’t have to be a bone-chilling experience that makes you dread heading out the door. With the right layering techniques and gear, you can run in most chilly conditions, stay warm and have an enjoyable experience. Listed below are examples… Read more »

A Guide to Winter Trail Running Gear and Apparel Terminology

Winter Trail Running

Finding the right winter trail running gear is essential to staying comfortable and warm during your runs this time of year. What do I mean by “comfort?” Firstly, it’s based on personal perception and everyone has a different perception of when they are and aren’t comfortable. Most people agree that being cold and wet is… Read more »

What’s it Like to Run 200 Miles? Steven Aderholt Tells All

Steven Aderholt

Last month I traveled to Southeast Utah to attend the Moab 240 and learn about “angel pacing” and find someone engaged in this type of pacing. While hanging out at my first multi-day ultrarunning event, I was also introduced to the unique challenges 200-mile events provided competitors, race crews and organizers. After a very long… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Six Favorite Trail Running Podcasts

Podcasts

Listening to trail running podcasts is a great way to keep up with the people, races and training advice inside the trail running community. These podcasts vary in style, length, and delivery, so I like to listen to a diverse assortment. Episodes can be as short as 15 minutes while others may last more than… Read more »

How to Support Clean Sport in Trail Running

Clean Sport

Earlier this month I traveled to the USATF Marathon Trail Championships hosted by the Moab Trail Marathon in the scenic canyon country of Southeast Utah. As a native Utahan, this event has holds a special place in my heart as Moab was my first ever trail marathon when I raced it back in 2015. Instead… Read more »

Got 200-Mile Racing Questions? Tayte Pollmann Has Answers

200-Mile

Trail races at the 200-mile distance are gaining attention in the ultra trail running community in the United States. Just as 100 mile races have surpassed the marathon as a bucket list accomplishment for long distance runners, the emergence of 200 mile races is pushing the boundaries of endurance for athletes, race directors and fans…. Read more »

No Race? No Problem! Alejandro Venzor Runs 100 Miles Solo

Alejandro Venzor

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our society, many trail runners have found their 2020 race plans cancelled or drastically changed. Some of us have turned to virtual races or other challenges to satisfy our racing itch. Despite the lack of in-person racing, there have been many inspiring stories of trail runners… 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 »

Interview With Pikes Peak Marathon Champion Brittany Charboneau

Brittany Charboneau

The first time I met Brittany Charboneau was in the summer of 2019 at a Peak Performance Running practice for youth athletes in Golden (Colorado). Both Charboneau and I were helping with the practice and we ended up having a conversation about trail running. She didn’t know much about the sport, but picked my brain… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Mental Training Guide for Trail Racing

Mental Training

Compared to the physical side of training, mental training is often overlooked. However, this training aspect is just as important to improving your performances at competitions and being the best runner you can be. Unfortunately, there can be a negative stigma surrounding mental training. Many runners think they only need to work on mental training… Read more »

Lessons Learned from a Cycle of Career Threatening Injuries

Tayte Injuries

This is the story of my return to competitive racing after a three-year hiatus. I haven’t had a race where I felt like I was running 100% normal since the 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy — that is until this past weekend at the Pikes Peak Marathon in Manitou Springs,… Read more »

Why I’m NOT Chasing FKTs or Challenges

FKTs

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like more runners than ever are attempting FKTs (Fastest Known Times), Strava Segments or Challenges. One might even say it’s been the summer of “FKTs,” as we’ve seen many prominent FKT records challenged or broken including the Colorado’s Nolan’s 14, the Colorado Trail, Adirondack (New York) 46 High… Read more »

Trail Talk With North Dakota High Schooler Sean Korsmo

Sean Korsmo

Despite growing up in the Wasatch Mountain of Salt Lake City, Utah, and referring to mountain goats as my spirit animal, I was actually born far from the mountains in the flat plains of Bismarck, North Dakota. Although trail running exists in North Dakota, trail races are few and far between, and the trail community… Read more »