Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks

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.”


No Shortcuts: The Importance of the Long Run
No Shortcuts: The Importance of the Long Run
on June 5, 2018

A guide to the importance and execution of the long run in endurance running.