All posts by Ian Torrence

Ian Torrence

has completed 163 ultras, with 50 wins. Ian works as an online coach at McMillan Running. Information about his ultramarathon coaching services can be found at McMillanrunning.com. You can also catch up with Ian at his blog.

Anti-Doping Measures Take To The Trail
Anti-Doping Measures Take To The Trail
on February 7
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An examination of anti-doping efforts made during 2016 in the trail and ultrarunning community.


Variable-Effort “Gear-Changing” Workouts
Variable-Effort “Gear-Changing” Workouts
on December 6
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Ian Torrence describes the purpose of and how to do gear-changing workouts.


Defensive Trail Running
Defensive Trail Running
on November 1
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Personal self-defense information for trail runners.


A Trail Runner’s Primer On Public Lands
A Trail Runner’s Primer On Public Lands
on August 22
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Ian Torrence’s primer on federal-level public lands for trail runners.


Race-Specific Training: The Biggest Bang For Your Buck
Race-Specific Training: The Biggest Bang For Your Buck
on July 5
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Ian Torrence discusses race-specific training for different kinds of trail races and ultramarathons.


Six Tests Every Runner Should Take
Six Tests Every Runner Should Take
on June 7
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Six tests every runner should take to help monitor their health and well-being.


A Guide To Your Best Stage-Race Performance, Part 2: Recovery and Strategy
A Guide To Your Best Stage-Race Performance, Part 2: Recovery and Strategy
on May 3
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Ian Torrence discusses pacing, strategy, and recovery techniques for a multi-day stage race.


A Guide To Your Best Multi-Stage Race Performance, Part 1: Training
A Guide To Your Best Multi-Stage Race Performance, Part 1: Training
on April 5
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Ian Torrence explains how to train for a multi-day stage race.


Remembering Todd Ragsdale
Remembering Todd Ragsdale
on March 1
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Ian Torrence memorializes Oregon trail runner Todd Ragsdale who died while trail running in early 2016.


Emergent Methods For Determining Ultramarathon Race-Day Pacing
Emergent Methods For Determining Ultramarathon Race-Day Pacing
on February 2
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Ian Torrence describes how to use multiple new technologies for developing an accurate race-day ultramarathon pacing strategy.