Mountain Running Tips

Here’s what last year’s winners of the TransRockies Run, the Pikes Peak Marathon, and the Leadville Trail 100 have to say about how to enjoy your next run in the mountains.

MRT.jpgTrails in the Colorado high country will see some major running action this week and weekend with the six-day TransRockies Run, the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, and the Leadville Trail 100 ultramarathon all taking place between today and Sunday.

We asked last year’s winners of these epic trail races to share a few tips on how to run successfully in the mountains—whether you’re looking to do well in your next race at altitude, or venture out on your first adventurous trail run later this summer or fall.

Rickey Gates and Anna Frost (pictured above) won the coed division of the six-day, staged running race that is the TransRockies Run in 2011, running between 13 and 24 high-mountain miles before enjoying a catered dinner and a night’s sleep in tents each evening—then getting up to race all over again. This year’s TransRockies Run starts August 14 in Buena Vista, Colorado, and finishes Sunday, August 19, in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Read more….

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