All posts by Alex Nichols

Alex Nichols

coaches at Colorado College as well as at Trails and Tarmac. He has a Master of Arts in Sport Coaching and a USATF Level 2 Endurance coaching certification. On the trails, Alex has finished second at the Western States 100 Mile and won the Pikes Peak Marathon, Mont Blanc 80km, and Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile. He's supported by SCOTT Running.

How to Use Time Trials in Your Run Training
How to Use Time Trials in Your Run Training
on April 6, 2021
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Why and how to use time trials as part of your run training.


Learning From Disappointment
Learning From Disappointment
on March 2, 2021
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Coach Alex Nichols looks at what we can learn from a disappointing race.


The Advantages of Training on Flat Terrain
The Advantages of Training on Flat Terrain
on February 2, 2021
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Coach Alex Nichols on the importance of flat training in trail running and ultrarunning.


Dynamic Versus Static Stretching
Dynamic Versus Static Stretching
on January 5, 2021
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The differences between dynamic and static stretching.


Streaking as a Training Tool
Streaking as a Training Tool
on December 1, 2020
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Coach Alex Nichols on using a running streak as a training tool.


Mental Resilience
Mental Resilience
on November 3, 2020
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Understanding mental resilience and applying it to running.


Embracing Intensity
Embracing Intensity
on October 6, 2020
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Coach Alex Nichols on how to embrace the challenging workouts in our training.


The Pros and Cons of Running Once or Twice a Day
The Pros and Cons of Running Once or Twice a Day
on September 1, 2020
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The pros and cons of running once versus twice per day.


Discipline and the GPS
Discipline and the GPS
on August 4, 2020
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Alex Nichols writes about maintaining balance between posting on social media and running healthfully and sustainably.


Returning to the Trails After Time Away
Returning to the Trails After Time Away
on July 7, 2020
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Coach Alex Nichols writes about returning to the trails after an extended time away.