Trail running in the fall is the perfect way to experience the changing of the seasons and frolick through the leaves. We’ve put together this list of favorites for getting in some long miles in the colors before the snow starts to fall.
Strength is so much more than pumping iron and has numerous benefits like speed, more endurance, injury prevention, and a higher metabolism. And just like placing one foot in front of the other, it doesn’t have to be complicated once you know the structure.
In a year where racing was scarce but adventure was plentiful, we watched as athletes took to well known routes and new terrain to test their limits. Our congrats go out to these athletes for pushing boundaries, doing things for the greater good, and finding new ways to experience the wilderness.
When running any distance, the bonk is bound to happen…it happens all the time. If you’ve ever been crushing it through the race, and then, out of nowhere, your day turns upside down to feeling tired, slow, heavy, or grumpy, you’ve bonked! It is possible to train to overcome it though! We’ll try to help you understand what is happening, and how to overcome it so that you can race more efficiently at your next big day.
How much vert is enough to train for an ultramarathon? How should you incorporate hills? What workouts should you do? Hills aren’t always easy, but you’ll find them on pretty much any trail race out there. Here’s how to prepare for a successful hilly or mountainous ultramarathon.
Injuries in trail and ultramarathon running can put a damper on the stoke, and unfortunately are common to find. Most runners suffer some kind of injury every year. With every mile, our muscles are breaking down while hopefully on their way to getting stronger. Sometimes, they break down too much though, and lead to one of the injuries discussed below.