trail running

Kara Goucher is Changing Course – Women’s Running – Running Fitness Article

Kara Goucher is Changing Course – Women’s Running One of the most celebrated elite runners of her generation, Kara Goucher faces her toughest challenge yet: being a beginner.Kara Goucher is a two-time Olympian and World Championships silver medalist. She placed first at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5,000 meters (15:01.02), third in the New York City Marathon in 2008 (2:25.53), third in the 2009 Boston Marathon (2:32.25), and won the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 2012 (1:09.26). And…

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Trail Running vs Road Running – How to Switch from Road to Trail – Running Fitness Article

Trail Running vs Road Running – How to Switch from Road to Trail Home » Beginners » Trail Running vs Road Running – How to Switch from Road to Trail Maybe you’re like me, and you’ve always been someone who has run on roads. If you’re thinking about switching from running on roads to running on trails, this article is for you! We’ll cover the benefits of trail running as well as some things to keep…

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ULTRA TRAIL MONT BLANC, THE STORY OF PAOLO, HOW HE TRAINED TO HIT THE GOAL – Running Fitness Article

ULTRA TRAIL MONT BLANC, THE STORY OF PAOLO, HOW HE TRAINED TO HIT THE GOAL Paolo Depaoli started to run in 2014 and he is finisher of several ultra trails. He had a dream: run the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 170k on the occasion of his 50th birthday. In the interview he tells his story, how he prepared himself from the point of view of training and nutrition. He started with a great desire to arrive but also a certainty in his own…

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CALCIUM IS A GREAT ALLY IN TRAIL RUNNERS DIET – Running Fitness Article

CALCIUM IS A GREAT ALLY IN TRAIL RUNNERS DIET Calcium is a mineral present in high quantities in the human body and is important for bones, teeth, muscles, stimulation of cellular metabolism and, finally, the balance of the nervous system. In endurance sports, such as trail running, calcium plays a key role in performance. Let’s analyze together how calcium interferes with our body. Why is calcium an essential mineral for endurance sports? A calcium deficiency can cause various problems to…

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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYMPTOMS, FIRST AID FOR TRAIL RUNNERS – Running Fitness Article

Trail Runners can often experience chronic fatigue symptoms during the year. It is important to prevent them, recognize them and act immediately. The state of physical and mental exhaustion can be related to many factors and it is often very personal. The expert athlete is, normally, able to recognize and interpret the causes as soon as they arise. The same happens to athletes who are followed by a professional coach and nutritionist and have the advantage of being able to get…

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HOW TO WIN AN ULTRA TRAIL, CHRISTIAN PIZZATTI, TRM TEAM, 1st UTLO 100K – Running Fitness Article

Christian Pizzatti, twice at the Trail World Championships with the Italian national team, won the VIBRAM UTLO – Ultra Trail 100K in 12h07. The race with 6000m d+, starting and finishing in Omegna, presented a track made difficult by incessant rain, mud and fog. This has not prevented Christian from placing himself in the lead since the aid station of Alpe Camasca (37° km). The advantage, of few minutes at the beginning, gradually increased and the athlete finished in 1st overall position,…

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2019 Loopet Loppet Race Review – Running Fitness Article

I think I forgot to write a race review for this last year (or life was too crazy and I never got around to it), but this is my second year running the Loopet Loppet! Some background: The Loppet Foundation is a local Minneapolis foundation that focuses on making physical activity accessible/important to all and the Loopet Loopet is a trail run that they host where you try to run as much as you can in 12 hours. They have…

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My First Maverick Running Adventure: Original Buckinghamshire Half Marathon – Fitness Article

My First Maverick Running Adventure: Original Buckinghamshire Half Marathon After having Alex last November, I decided to focus on taking my running off the roads and into the countryside. My motivation behind this initially was to take off the pressure to be able to run at a particular pace whilst getting back into shape after pregnancy, and being able to focus more on enjoying the scenery. The beauty of running in nature is that the challenge is navigating different terrains…

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Gifting the Run Happy Experience – Running Fitness Article

Can you describe a “run happy” moment? That was the question asked of me back in June when I was sitting at Brooks HQ in Seattle (surrounded by my fellow Run Happy Ambassadors). My answer included a moment with my (almost) 7-year old daughter and coaching her Track & Field team. But the larger take-away for me was the importance of the question being asked. Being a part of the Brooks Run Happy Ambassador team has been an amazing experience.…

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How to Run an Ultramarathon (A Trail Talk Series) – Running Fitness Article

How to Run an Ultramarathon (A Trail Talk Series) Want to run an ultramathon, but don’t know where to start? In this multi-part (4-part? Maybe 5 or 6-part?) Trail Talk series, we’ll explore the ins and outs of training for your first ultramathon, including: Choosing your first race. Ultramarathon training: What to expect. The mental side of running an ultramarathon. Dialing in your nutrition for a 50K or 50M race. The mindset shift from marathon to ultra. Race day, broken…

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3 Gifts Under $30 for Trail Runners – Running Fitness Article

3 Gifts Under $30 for Trail Runners Shopping for a trail runner isn’t easy. Every runner has their own preferences, and for the most part, all the important gear — shoes, pack, etc. — ends up being rather expensive. Socks are probably the main exception … But who wants socks as a gift? This year there are three running related items on my Christmas list, all of which are inexpensive and practical, and will be put to use right away.…

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