Posts Tagged: Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips

First-Timer at The ATRA Exclusive Salomon Ultra Glide Demo

Ultra Glide

This past Saturday I attended my first-ever “shoe demo” event organized by ATRA member Salomon to preview its new Ultra Glide trail shoe in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This event provided the rare opportunity for American Trail Running Association followers to test the upcoming Salomon Ultra Glide shoe, set to launch August 1, 2021. Attendees were… Read more »

Why Trail Runners Should Practice Feldenkrais®

Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method® founded by Ukranian-Israeli physicist, Moshé Feldenkrais in the mid-20th century, is a form of exercise therapy that uses awareness of body movements to improve your physical and mental functioning. According to The Feldenkrais Educational Foundational of North America (FEFNA), “The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to… Read more »

Behind The La Sportiva Cyklon Development With BOA’s Dan Feeney, Ph.D.

Cyklon

American Trail Running Association member BOA® Technology is continuing to push boundaries in trail running shoe technology with the release of the upcoming La Sportiva Cyklon. This new model, similar to previous BOA-powered trail running shoes, includes the patented fitting technology, the BOA® Fit System, which incorporates “a micro-adjustable dial, super-strong lightweight laces, and low-friction… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Top Five Mountain Outpost Videos

Mountain Outpost

Since 2016, The Mountain Outpost Youtube channel, featuring Schuyler Hall and Jamil Coury, has produced some of the most popular and creative trail running-related videos. Over the years, the channel has published several creatively themed playlists including Mountain Outhouse News, Run Flat, Stay Low, wacky running-related challenges, a weekly live-streamed podcast, and much more. After… Read more »

How to Run Pikes Peak in Summer and Winter

Pikes Peak

One of the best parts of being the designated “Trail Trotter” for the American Trail Running Association is the exciting adventures I find myself partaking in to cover stories of the incredible happenings in the trail running community. Last month, I accompanied and filmed trail runners Alex Nichols and Brandon Stapanowich (pictured above) on a… Read more »

The Four “C’s” of The Funny Runner

The Funny Runner

Brittany Charboneau, “The Funny Runner,” is establishing herself as one of the top trail runners in the United States, but her lifestyle as an elite athlete isn’t as “serious” as you might expect. Since diving into the sport of trail running in 2019, she’s set an Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Maroon Bells Four… Read more »

Catching Up With Schuyler Hall of The Mountain Outpost

Schuyler Hall

Since diving into the trail running scene in 2016, 32-year-old Schuyler Hall, known also by his DJ alias Skizzle Fresh, has made a name for himself in the trail running community, most notably as a YouTube personality featured on the popular Mountain Outpost channel. Hall continues to bring his wealth of running knowledge and humor… Read more »

Matt Lipsey’s Trail Running Comeback and Artistic Reboot

Matt Lipsey

Matt Lipsey, known on Instagram as Matthias Lipshitz, is bringing a fresh sense of creativity to trail running through his personal style as well as his drawings and sketches. Lipsey, a two-time Team USA member in Skyrunning and snowshoe racing, has always enjoyed drawing, but didn’t see it as much of a path until he… Read more »

Sarah Keyes is Back! Wins Western States Golden Ticket

Sarah Keyes is on a comeback. She recently placed third at the highly competitive Black Canyon Ultras 100-Kilometer Run, her first major trail race in nearly two years since suffering a bone injury back in 2019. Keyes is an accomplished ultrarunner based in Saranac Lake, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Sarah… Read more »

What’s The Buzz On Vert?

“Vert,” short for vertical elevation gain, is becoming a buzzword in the trail running community as much as other commonly used terms such as mileage or pace. With GPS technology becoming more readily available in running watches or in phone apps like Strava or Garmin Connect runners can easily track their vertical gain on any… Read more »

Nicholas Turco Making Strides for LGBTQ Inclusion in Trail Running

Nicholas Turco is working to create a more inclusive college and trail running community. This 22-year-old University of Colorado Boulder (CU) student is researching the sports climate for LGBTQ student-athletes at his university and fundraising for an endowment project that aims to increase inclusivity of the LGBTQ community within NCAA sports. At the same time,… Read more »

10 Trail Running Stories of Resilience From 2020

To kick off the new year, we at the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) have recently announced our 2021 theme: “resilience.” This guiding theme inspires us showcase the creative and innovative ways our community is staying strong in spite of a global pandemic. Trail race directors are adapting to stage covid-safe events. Brands are creating… Read more »

Hey Trail Runners, Take it Easy!

Trail runners aren’t the best at taking it easy. Trail running tends to attract the work-driven “Type-A” personalities who flourish in structured daily training, hard workouts, long adventures on trails and other activities that stress the body. Training can become addictive and the “runners’ high” is a real feeling that leaves some trail runners feeling… Read more »

Sheldon Subith: Bringing More Native Americans to Trail Running

sheldon

Historically, trail running has been a sport dominated by white middle-class males and it’s time for this to change. In recent years, groups such as Black Girls Run, Latinos Run, and United in Stride have encouraged the trail running community to diversify and raised discussion about how to get more participation in the sport among… Read more »

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 Outlaw Running Company

Briston Rains

[Editor’s Note March 16, 2021: Briston has changed the name of his trail race management company to “Texas Outlaw Running Company.” This article has been updated to reflect this change.] New to the Texas trail running scene in 2021 is Texas Outlaw Running Company, an event management company with the goal to grow and strengthen… 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 »