Top Five - Way to Love Hills (Running)

Top Five - Way to Love Hills (Running)

As a general rule, the four horsemen of training are (in no particular order) distance, speed, weather, and terrain.  Amongst these are all sorts of sub-categories of challenges.  Distance holds with it fatigue, nutrition, and a host of others.  You get my point.  Most runners train to reach a goal in one of two horseman.  They either work on speed or distance.  No one trains for specific weather unless they are running an extreme destination race.  Likewise, most runners do most of their runs on flat terrain.  They only train hills when they are told to do so by their coach.  However, most races have at least one hill.  The world isn’t flat, after all.

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Top Five - Trail Running Safety Tips

Top Five - Trail Running Safety Tips

Trail running is one of my all-time favourite activities.  I absolutely love the feeling of getting lost in the woods for hours on end.  I love the challenge of getting to the top of a mountain and the thrill of careening back down.  Sure, there are always risks involved in any sport, and even the most seasoned of trail runners knows that there can be a major issue on any trail run.  However, there are some basic ways to keep it safe, so that you can maximize the fun and still have an epic time.  Here are my top 5 trail running safety tips:

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