Training for Uphill Running

Uphill running performance is one of the easiest to evaluate, because it doesn’t involve much technique and reactivity as flat or downhill running, but it isn’t only about our “motor” and some other factors affect how fast we run the hills. Compared to flat running, uphill is characterized by a higher step frequency, increased internal…

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Trail runners who run roads / Road runners who run trails

A few days ago, the american runner Jim Walmsley beat the long standing 50 miles World Record in 4:50:07 (he averaged 5:48 per mile and 3:36 per kilometer- here his impressive Strava). The previous 50-mile world best of 4:50:21 was set by South African legend Bruce Fordyce in 1983. Earlier this year he tap the trial’s qualifier…

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Technique for Downhill Running

Running down is fun. Technical downhills are the funniest if you have a good technique, is like a dance with the elements. There’s no big secret, if you want to be a good downhill runner you need to train in the mountains, because is not about the strenght but about the feet and the vision.…

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The History Of Going Fast In The Mountains

Going fast to the mountains is not a contemporary activity. If we think that the innovations or tendencies of the lightweight practices in the mountains are recent we are very erroneous, because since the begining of climbing mountains or walking in the valleys, there was someone who wanted it do it quickly. For some time…

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Who is who in Trail Running

In a sport where every week end we think it is a “World Championship” and the misunderstanding of the sport comes from the multiple races at same time we will try to make a map of the different formats and circuits. We can’t say it is unique Trailrunning world champion or best athlete, same as in…

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ski & Climb boot by Arcteryx

The beginning was to find a solution to a problem of a niche group, the climbers who do approach with skis. but the new Procline boot seems to be a larger user’s boot. Federico Sbrissa, who is the Product Line Manager for Arcteryx, and his team create a cuff cut in half which offers a disengaged lateral…

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