All posts by Ian Torrence

Ian Torrence

has completed more than 200 ultramarathons, with 50+ wins, since his first ultra finish at the 1994 JFK 50 Mile. Ian and his wife, Emily, are online coaches at Sundog Running. Information about his coaching services can be found at SundogRunning.com.

My Brother, Chris Martinez
My Brother, Chris Martinez
on June 30, 2020

Ian Torrence pens a memorial to friend and race director Chris Martinez.


Scratching the Surface: Preparing for Poor Underfoot Conditions
Scratching the Surface: Preparing for Poor Underfoot Conditions
on July 2, 2019

How to navigate difficult underfoot conditions when trail running.


Preparing for Steep Events When Mountains Aren’t Available
Preparing for Steep Events When Mountains Aren’t Available
on May 7, 2019

How to train for a mountain race when you live where it’s flat.


Mustering Motivation
Mustering Motivation
on April 2, 2019

Coach Ian Torrence’s tips for running when your motivation is low.


Quick Turnarounds: Recover and Train During a Full Race Season
Quick Turnarounds: Recover and Train During a Full Race Season
on March 5, 2019

How to recover and train between closely spaced races.



Treadmill Training: Welcome to the Machine
Treadmill Training: Welcome to the Machine
on February 5, 2019

Tips for treadmill training.


The Emboldening Time Trial
The Emboldening Time Trial
on December 4, 2018

How time trials can help you improve fitness and prepare for specific race terrain.


Periodization: It Isn’t Rocket Science
Periodization: It Isn’t Rocket Science
on November 6, 2018

How to periodize your trail and ultramarathon training.


Cross Training for Runners
Cross Training for Runners
on September 4, 2018

Cross training for runners.


Take It Easy: The Benefit of Backing Off
Take It Easy: The Benefit of Backing Off
on August 7, 2018

A how-to for keeping your easy runs “easy.”