The Five Most Read Trail Runner Articles in January 2023

What's trending? Here were the five most popular Trail Runner articles last month.

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1. Camille Herron’s Advice For Ultra Athletes: Skip the Long Run

By Christine Yu

Bones are made of dynamic tissues that need stress, just not too much, says one of the world’s best ultrarunners.

2. Health Risks Associated with Ultramarathons

By Nathaniel Bailey

Running, even extremely long distances, can be done with minimal long-term health impacts for most people. Here’s what to know about the risks associated with running ultras, according to experts.

3. Here’s Why Negative Splits Are the Key to Racing Faster (and Happier)

By Jason Fitzgerald

In the latest Performance Corner, expert strength running coach Jason Fitzgerald explains why it’s how you race that’s equally as important as the final result.

4. How to Make Nepal’s 24-Hour Power Food. (It’s Easy.)

By Joe Baur

What’s the ultimate power food? In Nepal, it’s as simple as lentils.

5. How One World-Class Athlete Rebounded From Underperformance

By David Roche

A January 2023 study in Frontiers of Physiology tracked a world-class athlete as they returned to the top level after multiple years of underperformance. The interventions included a holistic approach consisting of more fueling around training and increased training stress periodization, which may provide clues into the practices that sustain top performance long-term.

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