Ask the Trail Sisters

Ask the Trail Sisters was created to help educate and empower community members by supplying suggestions, tips, and advice. Our panel of 18 experts provide their knowledge to answer your questions. Read the articles below to learn more, and if you have a question please ask it!

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ASK TS: Speedwork…

Speedwork: Is it really all that important, and if I need to do it, how much should I be doing per week?

ASK TS: Walking to Jogging

Currently, I walk almost 3 miles every day, but I’d really like to start jogging. Would it be better to follow a walk/run routine or just jog as long as I can? Any guidance would be much appreciated.

ASK TS: Prep for Mountain Running

How do you train for altitude and vert if you live at sea level or in a flat-ish area? Any tips, tricks, or suggestions would be great!

ASK TS: Body Image and Self Acceptance

I am a newer trail runner, and definitely back of the pack. I struggle with body image and would love to hear your thoughts about accepting one’s body the way it is, rather than trying to fit the mold of a traditional thin runner.

ASK TS : Solo Adventure Precautions

I enjoy adventuring on the trails (both hiking and running) but am always doing it solo. What do you do to keep yourself safe, or what precautions do you take?

Winter Cross-Training

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What is your favorite form of cross-training during the winter months?

Cat Calls

How do you handle cat calls or unwanted comments?

Stomach Cramps

When should you give in and turn around and when should you push through?

Discomfort vs. Injury

How do you know when you should legitimately call it quits from a hard fall/nagging injury vs. sucking it up and continuing the race?

Moving Up in Race Distances

How will I know when my body is ready to jump from the half marathon to the 50k, or the 50k to the 50 mile?

Headlamp Suggestions

I’m running a 100 miler this summer and am looking for a good headlamp suggestion. What works best for you?

Training When Sick

Do you still train when you feel a cold coming on or when you are mildly sick? How do you know when to call it quits?

Fighting the Fear of Fat

Any thoughts on how to escape the mental frustrations of gaining a few pounds over the winter months?

Hella Warm Running Jackets

I dread Montana winters, they are freezing cold, but I still do my best to get out and run. What are your favorite winter running jackets?

taper-time-krissy-running

ASK TS: Speedwork…

Speedwork: Is it really all that important, and if I need to do it, how much should I be doing per week?

ASK TS: Walking to Jogging

Currently, I walk almost 3 miles every day, but I’d really like to start jogging. Would it be better to follow a walk/run routine or just jog as long as I can? Any guidance would be much appreciated.

ASK TS: Prep for Mountain Running

How do you train for altitude and vert if you live at sea level or in a flat-ish area? Any tips, tricks, or suggestions would be great!

ASK TS: Body Image and Self Acceptance

I am a newer trail runner, and definitely back of the pack. I struggle with body image and would love to hear your thoughts about accepting one’s body the way it is, rather than trying to fit the mold of a traditional thin runner.

ASK TS : Solo Adventure Precautions

I enjoy adventuring on the trails (both hiking and running) but am always doing it solo. What do you do to keep yourself safe, or what precautions do you take?

Winter Cross-Training

Ask the Trail Sisters!
What is your favorite form of cross-training during the winter months?

Cat Calls

How do you handle cat calls or unwanted comments?

Stomach Cramps

When should you give in and turn around and when should you push through?

Discomfort vs. Injury

How do you know when you should legitimately call it quits from a hard fall/nagging injury vs. sucking it up and continuing the race?

Moving Up in Race Distances

How will I know when my body is ready to jump from the half marathon to the 50k, or the 50k to the 50 mile?

Headlamp Suggestions

I’m running a 100 miler this summer and am looking for a good headlamp suggestion. What works best for you?

Training When Sick

Do you still train when you feel a cold coming on or when you are mildly sick? How do you know when to call it quits?

Fighting the Fear of Fat

Any thoughts on how to escape the mental frustrations of gaining a few pounds over the winter months?

Hella Warm Running Jackets

I dread Montana winters, they are freezing cold, but I still do my best to get out and run. What are your favorite winter running jackets?

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