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.

The Emboldening Time Trial
The Emboldening Time Trial
on December 4, 2018
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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
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How to periodize your trail and ultramarathon training.


Cross Training for Runners
Cross Training for Runners
on September 4, 2018
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Cross training for runners.


Take It Easy: The Benefit of Backing Off
Take It Easy: The Benefit of Backing Off
on August 7, 2018
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A how-to for keeping your easy runs “easy.”


No Shortcuts: The Importance of the Long Run
No Shortcuts: The Importance of the Long Run
on June 5, 2018
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A guide to the importance and execution of the long run in endurance running.


Don’t Stress Out: Understanding Training Stress
Don’t Stress Out: Understanding Training Stress
on May 1, 2018
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Understanding the elements of purposeful stress and then recovery in endurance run training.


Worth The Effort
Worth The Effort
on April 3, 2018
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Reasons to run by feel and how to do it.


Anti-Doping Measures Take To The Trail
Anti-Doping Measures Take To The Trail
on February 7, 2017
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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Personal self-defense information for trail runners.