trail running poles podcast episode

Should You Use Trail Running Poles At Your Next Ultramarathon?

Topics Covered In This Episode: The benefits of running with poles Factors to consider when choosing whether or not to use poles How to properly size your running poles How to incorporate trekking poles in your training Common mistakes athletes make when using poles Guest Bio Adam St. Pierre is a former CTS Expert Ultrarunning …

Ultrarunning poles

The Pros and Cons of Poles for Trail Running and Ultrarunning

By Jason Koop CTS Coaching Director Author “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” The use of poles in ultramarathons has become increasingly popular. Once largely confined to European races, ultrarunning-specific trekking poles can now be seen in nearly every mountainous ultra in the United States. Advancements in materials and construction have helped to make poles lighter and …

Hillary Allen Out and Back Book Podcast Episode

Hillary Allen: Belief Is A Powerful Training Tool

About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews TrainRight co-host, Hillary Allen, about her new book release; Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival and Recovery Against All Odds. They discuss why Hillary was inspired to write her book and how so many of the lessons learned through her recovery can apply …

Dr. Emily Carr: Why See A Physical Therapist Even If You’re Healthy?

About This Episode: In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Emily Carr, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dr. Carr discusses the need for runners to implement strength training and talks about the common injuries she sees in runners. She stresses the importance of seeing a physical therapist even when you’re not injured to uncover the nuances …

4 Running Pole Techniques Trail and Ultrarunners Should Master

By Jason Koop, Head Coach of CTS Ultrarunning This article is the fourth in a series of how to use poles in trail and ultrarunning. If you missed article one (when poles are beneficial and when they are not) and two (how to choose the right type and length of poles), and three (the science …

fall landscape

5 Things Ultramarathon Runners Should do in the Fall

By Andy Jones-Wilkins CTS Ultramarathon Coach For most ultra runners the arrival of autumn signals the end of a long season.  Perhaps the season has been culminated by a triumphant race finish or the end of an exhausting training cycle.  Whatever the cause, the end of season means the sensible runner looks back and forward …