Winter Cross Training

Winter is almost here and in no time the snow will be DEEEEP! For now I know it's cold but the trails are still in amazing shape. Let's hope the snow holds off a little longer. Even with a little snow on the trails running can be great with some spikes for your shoes. Check out our previous blog on what we recommend. Well once the snow comes and unfortunately it will, it might be time to think of some cross training once it gets too deep. What do I do? My favorite winter cross training is snow shoeing. You certainly don't get the miles in you do with running so when snow shoeing for cross training it's all about time. You can even train on the hills too. You thought running up a long hill wa

The Joy Of Running Clinics

Who You Are As A Trail Runner Becoming who you are as a trail running means different things to different people. Some of us are competitive and want to race, some us are wanting to go further and faster, and some want to just be out in nature, learn how to glide across the earth with the least amount of discomfort and enjoy the scenery. Whoever you are, or are going to become as a trail runner takes time to develop, and sometimes we need a little help. The Wrap Up As my most resent trail running clinic is coming to a close, I find myself thinking of all the people I have had the honour to be entrusted with their coaching. I feel incredibly fortunate to watch groups of men and women come to

Winter Trail Running

Do I Winter Run? I get asked what I do in the winter once it's cold and there's snow. Uhh I run!!!!! SNOW SHMOW. I get told I'm a little nuts but we all already know that! I also continue to wear shorts until about -5. I do have a line that I draw however, when it's -20 or colder I'm out. I've had a lot of great runs in the morning on the trails in -15 weather and to make these runs so great you have to be prepared. Layers Are Key Yes it's -10 but you'll warm up fast. The best base layer I can recommend is merino wool, stays warm when it's damp. Winter Gear Mitts are great when it's cold as they're warmer than gloves and you won't get the cold fingers, they're also great for hot shots if you

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

Ingredients For the Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash: Cooking spray 2-2 1/2 pounds delicata squash (about 2 medium squash) 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon maple syrup, divided 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, divided For the Quinoa: 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (I used tri-color, but you can use any variety) 2/3 cup apple cider 1/3 cup water For Serving: 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets and one small baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Cut delicata squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds, reserving them for later, and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick half moon

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