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The Five Most Read Trail Runner Articles in May

Curious what's trending? Here were the five most popular Trail Runner articles published in May 2022.

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David Roche Science Downhill trail running
(Photo: Howie Stern)

TRAINING
1. The Science of Downhill Running

by David Roche

Strong, repeatable downhill running is a major factor predicting trail running performance. So how can athletes improve how their physiology responds to downhills? An amazing 2020 review study provides some clues that can inform training theory.

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CULTURE
2. The Boston Marathon Complex

by Nicholas Triolo

In Boston, running the marathon is the easy part. It’s getting to the starting line that’s a process.

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Ascending Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. (Photo: Nicholas Triolo)

DESTINATION
3. There’s a New Sky Runner Challenge on the East Coast. It’s a Beast.

by Bethany Garretson

What is the Northeast Ultra Sky Runner Eight? Maybe the most extreme trail running challenge in the region.

GEAR
4. The Best Trail Running Shoes For Spring And Summer 2022

by Brian Metzler

Weather is warming up and racing season is beginning, so here are the best trail shoes for this spring and summer.

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NUTRITION
5. 5 Nutrition Myths to Bust Right Now

by Kylee Van Horn 

It can be tough to know what nutrition advice you should follow and what you should disregard. Here are five nutrition myths we want to bust.