Trail Running Articles

Outdoor Skills
RACHEL CAVANAUGH Trail Running Nutrition: A Pro Runner’s Food and Diet Plan

Professional trail runner Yassine Diboun breaks down what to eat before, during, and after your run

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DAVID YOUNG Training for Trail Running: Tips for Beginners

Prepare for your next trail run with these strength-training tips and workout plans from Columbia Sportswear athlete Yassine Diboun.

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RACHEL CAVANAUGH This Unstoppable Trail Runner Is Making Fitness After 40 Look Easy

Pro trail runner Willie McBride just completed his yearlong “40 for 40” endurance challenge. Learn more about his journey.

Outdoor Skills
TROY ASPLUND 12 Tips for Trail Running in the Rain

Learn how to tackle muddy trails with these tips and tricks for trail running in the rain.

Outdoor Skills
MICHELE ELDER How to Stay Cool While Running

From sun-protective clothing to hydration, discover our tips on how to beat the heat on your next trail run.

Gear Advice
DAVID YOUNG How to Choose Trail Running Shoes

From weight to durability, discover what factors to consider when finding the right trail running shoe for you.

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RACHEL CAVANAUGH How One Man Conquered Addiction Through the Outdoors

Discover the story of Pro ultra-runner Yassine Diboun, and how trail running and spending time outdoors helped him find freedom from substance abuse.

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RACHEL CAVANAUGH Why This French Alps Race Is the World’s Most Badass Marathon

Nestled in the picturesque mountains of France’s Chamonix Valley, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is an event where gorgeous scenery and badass human beings collide.

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RACHEL CAVANAUGH Trail Running vs. Road Running: Which One Wins? (Hint: It’s Trail Running)

Whether you’re completely new to running and trying to figure out where to start, here are some of the most compelling reasons to get into trail running.

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH How Trail Jackets Have Evolved To Be So Amazingly Lightweight

Nowadays, rain shells are so lightweight you can barely tell you’re wearing them. How did science make it possible?

Outdoor Skills
RACHEL CAVANAUGH How To Stick To Your New Year's Resolution To Run More When It's Freezing Outside

If you know the right secrets, winter running has amazing perks that you can’t get in the summertime.

Getting Started
NATHAN DINSDALE Trail Runners Beginners Guide

While trail running may seem intimidating, just think of it as hiking with some extra pep in your step. Here are a few things to know before you go.