Category Archives for Trail Running

Dangerous Animals on the Trail

While running I’ve encounters a mountain lion, big ol mountain goat, a bull, cattle, snakes, etc.

It’s supremely important to be aware of your surroundings while trail running, where you have the most potential to see wild life (hopefully not too) up close. 

My Advice for New Trail Racers

I was recently put in touch with a local martial arts instructor who was asking for some advice she can provide to her students who are looking to attend a half marathon my local run club puts on.

So I gave her some training plan suggestions for people who can run but need to take it up a notch for a trail half marathon.

But I wanted to take my advice up a notch, so I made this video and article on some general quick thoughts I had for new trail racers.

  1. Get on the trail for training.
  2. Practice hydration/nutrition during long runs.
  3. You’re going to have to walk during the event, so speed hike during training!

Watch the video below for more and please comment with any advice YOU have!

 

 

Runners! You must know how to fall.

As someone who runs in the winter over snow/ice and who does plenty of trail running, falling is a risk that comes with the game.

Knowing how to fall can be an important skill to lower your injury risk!

In the below video I discuss a few points:

  1. Don’t try to stop a fall by putting your arms straight out.
    1. This is going to trash your palms, potentially hurt your wrists/elbows, and have you face-planting.
  2. Instead, land with bent elbows under your body, tuck and roll.
    1. Talk to any experienced martial artist or skateboarder – they know how to hit the ground!