Intermittent Fasting for Trail Runners

What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is simply timing your food consumption so that you have a period where no calories are consumed. The point of intermittent fasting is to give your body a period when it must rely on stored energy rather than getting it from frequently consumed meals or snacks. It’s a recent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting for Trail Runners

Stoicism for Trail Runners

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“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.” Seneca Before I start, let me quickly clear up some misconceptions about what Stoicism is. Because of the use of the word stoic in the English language, there is a connotation that stoicism is about enduring hardship by hiding… Continue reading Stoicism for Trail Runners

Trail Running for Weight Loss

Running can be great for weight loss, but to maximise its effectiveness, it is beneficial to incorporate some high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  This elevates the heart rate for fairly short bursts with lower intensity periods in between.  The great news for trail runners is that running on hills provides the perfect conditions for building interval… Continue reading Trail Running for Weight Loss

Why are minimalist running shoes so expensive?

Hiking Sedona's Secret Canyon Trail.

It seems counter-intuitive that minimalist running shoes are often more expensive than traditional/maximal running shoes.  Minimalist running shoes are supposed to provide as little interference between your foot and the running surface as possible. They are constructed of much less material and necessarily weigh significantly less then a traditional shoe. They don’t need the highly… Continue reading Why are minimalist running shoes so expensive?

The best trail running podcasts of 2020

These are some of the best trail running podcasts in 2020.  If you haven’t tried these out already, do yourself a favour.  You may also be interested in my lists of the best blogs and Youtube channels. Trail Runner Nation – Awesome interviews, training advice, etc. Training for Ultra – Mix of elite interviews with… Continue reading The best trail running podcasts of 2020

The best trail running Youtube channels of 2021

These are some of the best trail running Youtube channels in 2021.  If you haven’t tried these out already, do yourself a favour.  You may also be interested in my lists of the best blogs and podcasts. Beau Miles – Beau is an Australian adventurer. This channel isn’t just limited to running, but adventure challenges… Continue reading The best trail running Youtube channels of 2021

Running products you don’t need

It’s no secret that I’m a minimalist at heart, and unsurprisingly that minimalism spills into my running. There are countless products available for runners, most of which you can survive just fine without. If you’ve just started running, it might be tempting to go out and buy a bunch of running accessories. Expensive Shoes You… Continue reading Running products you don’t need