Training for long and short trail running.

My 2022 season Training and Racing The goal of this season was to perform well in short and long trail running races within a few weeks. For that I chose to participate at the 2 short races I believe are most competitive (Zegama and Sierre Zinal) and the 2 long ones that would offer the…

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Kilian’s Training Summer 2019

Since 2006 when I started racing in trail running as a complement for my ski mountaineering seasons my training and racing orientation were based more on quantity and diversification than quality. The main goal was to do complete seasons with good results in different kind of competitions, from skimo championships and cup and long distance…

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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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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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24h of elevation in ski

It is 4 kind of activities we can do in the mountains; training, social, activities and tests. Yesterday was one of the last. If an activity is when you include different variables a test is when you isolate one of them to explore-it and push-it at your best. Here the variable was elevation and endurance.…

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Training, Activities, Test and Social Activities

We all love to go out to the mountains, and all for different reasons and goals; to get fit, to find peace, to exercise, to win a race, to climb a summit, to spend time with friends, to have unspected adventures or achieve a technical route. So what do we do when we go out…

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