Overtraining & Taking a Step Back

Let’s talk about overtraining. Distance runners are an intense group of athletes with lofty goals and an even greater dedication to their sport. Recently, I have found myself in a downward spiral. For a couple weeks I fought to stay on top, but after a disappointing speed workout early last week, an even further off […]

Spring Cleaning for Runners

I tend to get a bit of the winter blues, come March. In December and January (what little) snow and ice we get is fun! Even just a few inches shuts down this southern town. Kids and adults alike are out trying to sled on whatever they can get their hands on, but by early […]

Rethink your Boundaries

By Altra Ambassador Ryan Eisberg Too often we get stuck in a hamster wheel of habit. We do things that aren’t good for us, remain where we shouldn’t and put ourselves through voluntary suffering all in the name of comfort. We don’t know these things are damaging, because unfortunately, too often, it’s become normal to […]

Jason Schlarb’s FKT adventure in Patagonia

On January 21st Altra Elite Athlete Jason Schlarb ran the O and W circuit at Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Patagonia.  This FKT was in conjunction with a 2 week running adventure around Patagonia with Joel Wolpert (Producer of “In the High Country” with Anton Krupicka) and Jeremy Wolf. Here are some of the breathtaking […]

Run, Eat and Stay Healthy! Immunity Boosting Recipes for Endurance Athletes

By Jennifer Fisher, TheFitFork.com Not only is it that time of year when the common cold and influenza virus are running rampant, many of our race calendars are packed with marathons and endurance events. If and when these two seemingly unrelated experiences collide, you won’t feel like lacing up those running shoes for a while! […]

Natural Foot Positioning: The Perfect Balance

True Zero Drop (exact same amount of cushioning under heel and toe / feet perfectly parallel with the ground) is the only offset that promotes a truly natural foot strike. Research by Brooks researchers has shown that even a 4mm drop causes an unnatural, more impactful landing. If you are trying to fix shin splints, […]

What is Running?

Share with us in the comments what running is to you.

Ambassador Josh Arthur: 2013 Recap

2013 San Juan Solstice 50: Myself (3rd), Dakota Jones (1st & New CR), Jason Schlarb (2nd) Everyone always talks about “living the dream” in regards to traveling, following your passion, etc. I hear it often from friends who see the photos I post of my adventures in the mountains, the places I go, and the […]

Twitter Contest #Rethink2014

New Goals, New Shoes! Enter to win a new pair of Altras to help you accomplish your 2014 goals! There are 2 easy ways to enter; 1. follow us on Twitter: @altrazerodrop 2. Tweet your goals for 2014 using the hashtag #Rethink2014 Don’t have a Twitter account? No problem, you can enter by leaving a […]

Climbing Hills

What hills are you working to climb?   Comment below to tell us what you’re conquering this month

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