Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks

A collection of Ian Torrence’s Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks column articles from 2012.

By on January 1, 2013 | 11 comments

One of the highlights of iRunFar in 2012 was the addition of Ian Torrence’s Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks column. Every month since April, he’s provided his insights into nine discrete ultramarathon training topics.

After taking a winter hiatus in January, Ian will be back to doling out his experienced advice starting in February. The topics he’ll tackle in coming months are a bit more esoteric – motivation, goal setting, and pacing during a race – than his physiology-focused efforts of 2012.

Call for Comments

  • Which of Ian’s articles have you found the most useful or enjoyed the most?
  • What topics would you like to see Ian write about in 2013?

Additional Resources

If you’re looking for additional fundamental ultramarathon running information, you might want to check out iRunFar Ultimate Guide to Ultramarathon Training … or, for you paper-flipping fans, there’s always Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons, a book penned by the publisher of iRunFar (i.e., me).

Ian Torrence - Flatirons

Ian Torrence running in front of the Flatirons.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.