All posts by Alex Nichols

Alex Nichols

coaches at Colorado College as well at Trails and Tarmac. He's a graduate student pursuing his master's in Sport Coaching at the University of Denver. On the trails, Alex has won the Pikes Peak Marathon, Mont Blanc 80km, and Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile; he holds the supported Nolan’s 14 record; and he's fallen on his face roughly a million times. He's supported by SCOTT Running and Honey Stinger.

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.


Finding Your Running Confidence
Finding Your Running Confidence
on June 2, 2020
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Alex Nichols writes about finding the right kind of confidence in running.


The Seven-Day Training Paradigm
The Seven-Day Training Paradigm
on May 5, 2020
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How the seven-day training paradigm helps us organize our training and what other time schedules can also work for us.


The Benefits of Training Alone
The Benefits of Training Alone
on April 7, 2020
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Coach Alex Nichols writes about some of the training benefits of running alone.


Running and the Common Cold
Running and the Common Cold
on March 3, 2020
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How to adapt your run training when you have a cold.


When to Change the Plan
When to Change the Plan
on February 4, 2020
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Alex Nichols writes about adapting your training plan on the fly when you encounter problems.


Imagery for Performance Enhancement
Imagery for Performance Enhancement
on January 7, 2020
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How imagery can help you perform better.


Rethinking the Aid Station
Rethinking the Aid Station
on December 3, 2019
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Alex Nichols gives tips for effective aid-station visits during trail races and ultramarathons.


Mantras for Your Mental Game
Mantras for Your Mental Game
on November 5, 2019
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How mantras can help you in trail races and ultramarathons.