Posts Tagged: Trail Times

Foods to Power Up Autumn and Winter Trail Running

Performance

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Fall 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Autumn color is a reminder we need to load up on a variety of… Read more »

ATRA Member Run Catalina Announces Official Coaches

Lightfoot Coaching training programs added to Run Catalina events for its trail athletes. Announcement first appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. “Proper trail training is crucial for runners competing on any of our Run Catalina courses, which are filled with challenging peaks, elevation changes, and rewarding views of Catalina Island…. Read more »

How To Prepare Your Legs for Mountain Trails

This article was written by Sean Rimmer PT, DPT, OCS and first appeared in the summer 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Rimmer 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. Above… Read more »

Greasing the Joints for Spring Trail Running Training

This article was written by longtime ATRA contributor Stephen R. Santangelo and first appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of  our Trail Times newsletter. For many of us living in the upper Northern Hemisphere, temperatures are rising to comfortable levels as winter comes to a close and spring freshness is upon us. During the winter… Read more »

Janelle Lincks Writes About Overcoming Self Doubt

This article was written by Janelle Lincks and first appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of Trail Times. Janelle is based out of Boulder where she works as a gardener. As well, she is a competitive trail runner recently sponsored by ATRA switchback member inov-8. Photo: @arapahoe_basin. “Faith means doubt. Faith is not the suppression… Read more »

Trail “Running Up for Air” Quality Improvement

Running Up For Air

This article was written by Peter Downing and first appeared in the winter 2021 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Peter’s company Suffer Better is an American Trail Running Association single track member and RUFA Patagonia is a race member. Above photo: W McKinley. Arguably, air quality in many places around the country, like Salt… Read more »

Running in the Dark

This article first appeared in the winter 2021 issue of ATRA’s quarterly newsletter Trail Times and was written by Janelle Lincks who was born and raised in Colorado. She presently is based out of Boulder where she works as a gardener. As well, she is a competitive trail runner recently sponsored by ATRA switchback member… Read more »

Autumn and Winter Performance Foods

Performance

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Fall 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. As summer turns to fall, cooler temperatures arrive and with this change, our system… Read more »

The Epigenetic Trail Runner

Written by Jeff Kildahl for the Fall 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Jeff is an author, publisher, epigenetics performance visionary; and ultra-endurance philanthropist leveraging technology to propel limitless performance and potential in life and sport via modifications to gene expression. Photo: @adriankasniar. “Your genes may load the gun but your lifestyle pulls the… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Poem: Nature is Open

Poem

This poem first appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. The poem was conceived and written at the Active at Altitude fall Trail Running Camp, September 16, 2021 in Estes Park, Colorado by Virginia Schultz, Jason Lenz, Allison Corcoran, Rebecca Kadish, Jim Armentrout, Brian Halweil, Dawn Vaughn, Carolyn Weber, Vicki Hunter,… Read more »

Embrace Resilience In Your Trail Running Training

Resilience

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Simmons is an avid trail runner and the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. The definition of resilience implies that you have rebounded from a difficult situation whether it be a tough patch in your job, your relationship, or even an injury… Read more »

How to Transition to Trail Running

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Simmons is an avid trail runner and the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Photo above: a youth mountain running race in Ambleside, UK – image by Jumpy James. Track and cross country are probably the two dynamics of running that high… Read more »

Neurological vs. Metabolic Training For Trail Running

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Summer 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Metabolic training is the most common and the most emphasized for any trail runner…. Read more »

The Art of Resilience for Trail Runners

Nancy Hobbs

Written by Jeff Kidahl for the Spring 2021 issue of our quarterly Trail Times newsletter. The beauty of trail running is that it teaches us awareness. This awareness delineates reality from perception – even though perception drives reality. The essence of being endurance athletes is our ability to withstand prolonged hardship, difficulty, stress, arduous situations,… Read more »

Ten Essential Oils that Benefit Trail Runners

Essential Oils

This essential oils article was written by Jenni Hulbert and first appeared in the spring 2021 issue of our Trail Times newsletter.  Imagine bottling up the smell of the forest after an epic trail run! Essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds extracted through steam distillation or cold pressing the seeds, flowers, stems, leaves, bark,… Read more »

Transition from Winter to Spring Trail Running Training

Trail Running Training

Training article written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Winter training is time to develop “aerobic capacity” (AC) which is a… Read more »

Four Reasons to Hire a Trail Running Coach

Coach

Written by Andrew Simmons for the fall 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Working with a coach might seem like a privilege reserved for professional trail runners whose paychecks depend on their next performance, and an “over the top” purchase for runners that fall in the… Read more »

Trail Running in the Sun: Protection with Sunscreen is Paramount

Written by Lisa Heggie for the spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Lisa is co-owner of  KINeSYS, an American Trail Running Association corporate member. For those of us who hear the call of trails, there is complete certainty in what moves our soul. We love the outdoors, we are drawn to the mountains,… Read more »

The Importance of Recovery for Trail Runners

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2020 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. As a professional coach to both youth and adult trail runners, I find more often than not I have to teach athletes how to restrain themselves more than I have to push them…. Read more »