Trail Tips

Train Your Gut to Fuel and Hydrate Better on Race Day

Train Your Gut to Fuel and Hydrate Better on Race Day

Practice fueling to prepare your stomach for the caloric demands of long runs and races.
Pro Tips for Your First Ultra

Pro Tips for Your First Ultra

Professional runners reflect on their first ultra experiences, and offer tips for others just starting out.
How Clare Gallagher Won CCC with Fewer Miles and More Speed

How Clare Gallagher Won CCC with Fewer Miles and More Speed

Focused workouts and ample recovery time led to a win at the major international race.
Ask the Coach: Wrist-Based Heart Rate: Yea or Nay?

Ask the Coach: Wrist-Based Heart Rate: Yea or Nay?

Can I rely on a wrist-strap heart-rate monitor, or should I stick with a chest strap?
Train for Mountain Running, Even if You Live at Sea Level

Train for Mountain Running, Even if You Live at Sea Level

Janelle Johnson went from Pennsylvania to the top of the Pikes Peak Marathon masters podium. Here's what we can learn from her training.
The Strava Effect

The Strava Effect

Strava is much more than just a mile-counting app. It's a digital community, a means for competition and, apparently, matchmaking.
Stop Side Stitches from Ruining Your Run

Stop Side Stitches from Ruining Your Run

There is no such thing as a good side stitch. Here is how to keep them from making your day go bad.
Get to the Starting Line Stress-Free

Get to the Starting Line Stress-Free

Tips for getting to the start of your next race without feeling frazzled.
How (and Why) to Warm Up Before a Trail Race

How (and Why) to Warm Up Before a Trail Race

Develop a routine to get you ready for your best performance.
Three Strategies to Finish Fast In Your Next Trail Race

Three Strategies to Finish Fast In Your Next Trail Race

How to be “a closer” and surge toward the end of a race, without going overboard and bonking.

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