New to running on the trails? We’ve all been there. Whether you’re trying to switch it up from road to trails, are an avid hiker looking to cover a little more distance on your days out, or just a lover of movement looking for a new challenge, it can feel daunting getting into a new sport.
With people continuing to look for more outdoor pursuits to stay active during the Covid-19 pandemic, the winter can pose additional challenges with snow, cold, and darkness. More and more Canadians are looking to snowshoe running to fill the void left by limited other activities right now.
It’s almost impossible to prepare for a 500 km bike ride. You may study the course, get all your gear dialed, look at the weather, train as hard as long as you can, there is absolutely nothing that can prepare you to give your all for 20h straight with (almost) no stop on the way
Helene Dumais, endurance athlete, adventurer, coach and conference speaker, tells us about her season and the changes she has made. While some of the short term goals have been forced to the side, her eyes are still set on the Snowman Race at the end of the year, a 300 km race through the Himalayas, with mountain passes as a high as 5470 m!
Je reste motivé en appréciant les sorties de course et en aidant les gens que je coach à rester motiver. Comme je le mentionnais plus tôt, je continue à apprécier la pratique du sport et je suis content de pouvoir continuer à le pratiquer quotidiennement.
Simon-Pierre Leblanc talks to us about why distance doesn't have to be the objective in trail running and, now that he has the extra time with the lock down, how he has seized the chance to pursue a dream: his very own podcast serieswith people that have inspired him!
The short, intense nature of racing meant proper fueling in the hours and minutes leading up to the race would be critical, as no food was going to be taken on board during the race itself. My choice was to be sipping on the electro2 lightly lemon hydration tablets during my warmup, as well as a Fruit3 blackcurrant bar 30 minutes prior, and finally a Fruit2 bar right before the start to keep the energy levels high during the effort.