Uphill running tips from a champ

For those of us who enjoy runs that often take us uphill, we know that such runs are not easy. I found this article from David Roche a two-time USATF trail national champion that has some great tips on how to do your uphill runs as smoothly and effortlessly as possible. He boils his tips down to 3 tips–lean in, relax, and hike with a purpose. Good tips for any ultra runner I think too. Enjoy the article here.

 

Photo credits to Joe Viger Photography.

Evolution of the Trails

I came across this one form  recently and loved the background it provided. The trails we run have years of history packed deep beneath the ground. Previous generations of trail users traveled great distances to pursue what they were passionate about–just as today’s ultra runners do. The evolution of these trails has a long and interesting history. Check out Amy’s rundown on how it all began here.