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.

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.


A Trail Runner’s Primer On Public Lands
A Trail Runner’s Primer On Public Lands
on August 22, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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Ian Torrence discusses pacing, strategy, and recovery techniques for a multi-day stage race.