Posts Tagged: Trail running tips

Dealing with Pain: to run or not to run


This article was written by Sean Rimmer, PT, DPT, OCS, and first appeared in ATRA’s spring 2023 quarterly newsletter. Sean is an avid trail runner and physical therapist living in Colorado Springs, CO, where he is the owner at Run Potential which focuses on rehab and performance training for runners. If you happen to be… Read more »

Five Trail Running Tips from Dipsea Winner Mark Tatum

Trail Running Tips

One of the great attributes of the trail running community is the advice available to help a newbie improve their skills and confidence with every step and at every turn. As well, expert tips can be a good reminder for the seasoned veteran who may become stuck in a routine and simply needs a pick-me-up… Read more »

8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started


Want to get started trail running but are unsure where to begin?  Here are 8 simple tips for beginners and first time trail runners. You’ve read a few things about trail running and even had a few friends tell you a thing or two about the sport, but you are still apprehensive about giving it… Read more »

Nancy’s Top Ten Tips for Trail Running Success

Trail Running Tips

I was recently a guest on The Trail Life Podcast hosted by Jeff Stoner, owner of American Trail Running Association corporate member Endurance Race Series. Jeff and I talked about what makes the trail running community special and what it means to be a trail runner. Among the many topics covered during our conversation, I… Read more »

Max King Hosts “How to Trail Run” Zoom Workshop

Max King

[Editor’s Note: Scroll down for the full workshop replay on YouTube] Can you really learn something about trail running from a Zoom workshop? You can if the instructor is 2011 World Mountain Running Champion and trail running pro Max King. I tuned into an hour-long Zoom video presentation entitled, “How to Trail Run,” on July… Read more »

Trail Runner Q&A: How To Be “Bear Prepared” In The Wilderness

Do you have questions about trail running? Send em our way and we’ll connect you with experts who know the answers. American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Paul Clark from Idaho asks: “I’m planning a run in Yellowstone National Park which is known to be a Grizzly bear habitat. Is there a trail running friendly… Read more »

Tuesday Trail Tip – How to train for trail running

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. This week’s trail running tip is inspired by a question from one of my former cross country teammates at the University of Portland. He asked me to elaborate on how to train specifically for trail… Read more »

Trail Tip Tuesday – Safely Run on Snow & Ice

Hello trail runners! It’s #TrailTipTuesday brought to you by ATRA member Vasque Footwear and trail running pro Jason Poole.  It’s still winter out there in trail running land so this week Jason has tips for running safely on snow & ice. “To safely run on snow & ice, try these suggestions: use a traction device… Read more »

Goal for 2018: Running Your First Trail Race

Are you ready to hit the ground running in 2018 as you prepare for your first trail race? We hope so, and to help you in the process, consider the following tips so that your finish line experience has you planning subsequent goals. Select the race. Look for a race based on location, time of… Read more »

ATRA and inov-8 launch Trail Running Tips for Women

Starting this month, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), and inov-8, will partner on a new series of articles about trail running tips for women. Record-breaking runner Jasmin Paris (pictured above, left), who is supported by trail running brand inov-8, will be featured in our Trail News section this month in the first of several installments…. 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 »