Ask the Trail Sisters

Have a question or are curious about our thoughts on a select topic? Ask away! This section is to field those queries and provide you with some helpful insight and answers.

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?

Animal Encounters

What do I do if I run into a mountain lion or a bear on the trails?

Trail Bathroom Breaks

Do you have any suggestions of what I can do to help calm my stomach or can recommend any foods that might neutralize the battle in my tummy?

Chafing

Any tips on how I can prevent the chafing?

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?

Animal Encounters

What do I do if I run into a mountain lion or a bear on the trails?

Trail Bathroom Breaks

Do you have any suggestions of what I can do to help calm my stomach or can recommend any foods that might neutralize the battle in my tummy?

Chafing

Any tips on how I can prevent the chafing?