TRAIL RUNNING TIPS

This is number one of a new section on my blog called Trail Running Tips, or TRT for short. I’ll file them all under the new menu at the top. I hope to start a large collection of tips; anything from training to nutrition, modifying gear, what not to wear on the trail to DIY kit. If you have something to add please get in touch!

For the first TRT I thought I’d start with a biggie – Uphill Running…

TRT #1  Uphill Running – The best technique is the one that you already do.

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Salomon Sense 3 Soft Ground Review

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Summer 2014 in the Ariège will not go down in the record books. Throughout July and August the default weather setting has been storms punctuated by grey skies and drizzly rain. This is not what I signed up for when I moved to the south of France! In fact, I feel rather disgruntled – clearly something is not working the way it should. Perhaps a paper was “lost” or the wrong stamp used. I’m very thankful that I live near Spain where it’s permanently hot and dry. They have cactuses on the side of the road. Unfortunately I can’t just nip to Spain each time I feel like a run, so thank heavens I decided to buy the Salomon Sense3 Soft Grounds!

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6 Things I Learned From My Last Ultra-marathon

I’ve noticed a bit of an internet trend lately, many posts and articles on the internet are now lists of stuff, such as “10 Bizarre uses for excrement” or “23 Reasons why your parents should not be able to text” what about the excellent “16 Astronomy photos that are out of this world” or the hilarious “11 Terrifying pictures of bad fan art made real?

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Inov-8 TrailRoc 255 The Shoe I Wish I Bought in My Correct Size…

This is not a shoe review – this post is a Warning!

And the warning is thus:  Do not listen to anyone on the internet regarding shoe sizing. They do not have your feet.  Your feet are sleek beautifully formed sculptures of perfection – so when they suggest you need to take a certain shoe in a certain size be wary…Be very wary. People on running forums and shoe reviewers may like shoes with a different fit to you – and it’s a little known fact that nearly all minimal shoe bloggers have wider than average gorilla feet.  There are also people who seem to need their shoe to measure an inch longer then their foot…?

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Why trail shoes need to get randy

A quick explanation of the word randy for my non-British readers.  In the United Kingdom this is a word that very posh and extremely out of touch people might use when they mean to say “horny.”  It’s the sort of thing Prince William might utter to Kate post-croquet, after a glass or two of Chablis.  It’s a bit “Hugh Grant.”   A touch “Foppish toff.”

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