Trail and Mountain Running is a practical guide for runners designed to help those who are already running off road and wanting to improve their performance, to try longer or rougher terrain with confidence, and those who simply want to venture from roads onto trails and mountain paths for the first time. Divided into three sections, the book covers: Training fundamentals - giving you all the knowledge you need to run off road in terms of training programme, looking after your body, kit and equipment and staying safe in the environment. Racing - providing more detailed advice about what to do pre, during and post race to maximize performance. Optimizing performance - more advanced information on training and racing, and supplementary areas such as altitude training, which can help performance. Throughout the book advice is given relative to four 'typical races' of different lengths and terrain; all of which is interspersed by real life anecdotes and stories from the authors. A practical guide that provides information tailored to all levels of runners who want to both enjoy running off road as well as get better at it. Superbly illustrated with 70 colour photographs. Both Sarah Rowell and Wendy Dodds are highly experienced and successful athletes.
Guide to running's fastest growing endurance and adventure sport. Everything You Need to Know About Equipment * Finding Trails * Nutrition * Hill Strategy * Racing * Avoiding Injury * Training * Weather * Safety
The 40 routes in this guidebook offer some of the best trail running, fell running and sky running routes in the Lake District National Park, one of the world's great mountain running regions. Each route has been carefully graded to indicate terrain and difficulty so that the runner can select a route that suits their ability or aspirations for the day. Routes range from 5 miles to 21 miles, and include classics such as the Helvellyn skyline, Langdale Horseshoe, Borrowdale and Scafell Pike direct. Detailed route descriptions and OS map extracts accompany each route, along with key facts, including distance, ascent, descent, timings, maps, transport and parking. There is a useful introduction explaining the history of trail and fell running in the Lake District, along with advice about the best bases for a trail running holiday, equipment and adapting to running off road. There is a rich history of mountain running in the UK, and for many the Lake District is the spiritual home of fell running. Whether you want to follow the course of some of the classic fell races, or explore some of the quieter corners of the national park, the aim of this book is to inspire you to enjoy this thrilling sport in one of its greatest playgrounds.
The ultimate celebration of ultra-running, this is an inspiration for anyone who has ever dreamed of running beyond on the world’s most beautiful and testing races. Exclusive interviews with elite runners and stunning, and unique photography captures the world's most iconic ultra races. With maps and profiles for each race, and filled with striking and evocative images capturing the action and drama of the races – and the men and women who run them – Running Beyondis a beautiful homage to the sport of ultra. Whether the adventure occurs on the twisting trails of the world’s mountain peaks, in the intense heat of desert sands or the gritty demands of rocky paths, running far and running hard is all about the journey. The sport of ultra pushes the legs, heart and lungs through some of the world’s most incredible locations, testing both body and mind to the limit. Ian Corless has travelled across the globe to document the stunning beauty and incredible routes of some of the world’s most iconic ultra trails. From a hard, technical route through the Grand Canyon to the snow-capped peaks of Italy’s Dolomites, the physicality and intensity of the sport are brought to life through this stunning collection of photographs. Exclusive interviews with the legends of the sport – including Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg and Anton Krupicka – describe the technical challenges and emotional experiences of running to these extreme heights and endurance distances.
A guidebook describing 40 trail running routes in the Chamonix Valley and around the Mont Blanc massif, visiting France, Switzerland and Italy. The routes, which range from 3.8km (21⁄2 miles) to 168km (104 miles), are graded from 1 to 5 and categorised as trail running, fell running or skyrunning. Starting from Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Champex, Courmayeur, Orsières and Vallorcine among others, and covering classic ultra trail routes as well as shorter day runs, there is something for every runner. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100,000 mapping and route profiles, with notes on safety and useful tips for runners. Also included is a comprehensive equipment checklist plus information on running at altitude, adapting to the Alps, navigation, maps and mountain safety. GPX files for all routes are available for download after you have purchased the book by logging in to your Cicerone account. Renowned as a mecca for trail runners, the Chamonix Valley and Mont Blanc region is home to some of the greatest trail running races in the world, including the Tour des Géants and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The landscape, with its dramatic mountain scenery and ethereal vistas, offers diverse trail options and true adventure - the perfect playground for this exhilarating sport.
50 Trails Runs in Washington offers everything from where to go, what to bring, how to get there, and what to expect once you're there.. Includes trail descriptions of varied lengths? from four miles to 34 miles, accompanied by maps, photos, and elevation profiles. Washington's trail runners will never be left wondering where to run again.
Author: Peter N Jones
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation
• 50 trail runs selected for the beauty of the scenery, the variety of the terrain, and the range of difficulty levels • Complete trail descriptions, highlights, directions, and color photos, maps, and elevation profiles • Quotes on each trail from local legends and professional runners Beginners and experienced trail runners alike will revel in the publication of this guide, which takes the guesswork out of choosing a trail to run along Colorado’s Front Range. Covering 50 trails from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, this book highlights the best running trails chosen for their singletrack terrain, spectacular views, challenging routes, and proximity to major population centers. Each trail write-up includes the essential information one needs to quickly find and enjoy a spectacular run: map, elevation profile, directions, trail description, and more.
Best Trail Runs Denver and Boulder features forty of the best trail runs within an hour of both cities—complete with color photos, maps, and detailed specs and trail descriptions, as well as GPS coordinates for all trailheads. Sidebars throughout the book highlight useful information about local restaurants, lodging, entertainment, and other amenities, as well as information about local running clubs, outdoor retail shops, and more. More than just a “where-to” guidebook to the best trail runs in and around these urban areas, Best Trail Runs Denver and Boulder includes vital information on warm-up exercises for each area’s specific terrain, as well as hazards in the area (and how to prepare for them), and the best seasons to run which trails. Full of inspirational photos throughout, this book also includes practical maps and must-see features along the way.
70 routes for the off-road runner, these tried and tested paths and tracks cover the whole of Scotland, including the islands. The selected routes come highly recommended by local runners and include many of Scotland's most enjoyable and runnable paths. This guide takes runners on a journey of discovery that starts in suburbia and crosses every kind of runnable terrain to reach remote glens and far-flung islands. Short, simple circuits close to town will suit beginners while ultra marathons through Scotland's wildest mountains will test even the most experienced runner. The runs are graded to help progressive development of the skills and confidence needed to tackle more challenging routes. Growing numbers of runners are turning to trail running; getting away from the traffic and knee pounding tarmac and enjoying the variety of rich experiences that can be gained on paths and tracks. Moving fast and light through scenic countryside is what trail running is all about. Leafy woodland, lazily meandering riverbanks, dramatic sea-cliffs, remote mountain passes: these are all more enjoyable places to run than crowded city pavements or suburban street mazes. New in fully revised 2nd edition - All routes checked and updated, maps and profiles updated where affected, improved descriptions and 68 new photos
The popularity of running has never been greater and with thousands of everyday people taking in conventional 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon road running events, there seems to be a natural desire to seek other arguably more challenging forms of running. Trail Running helps advise runners how to make the transition from road running to off road running, whether your intention is purely for fun or to take part in specialist off road events. Including: Information about the importance of specialist running gear required. Specialist exercises to strengthen stabilising muscles, e.g. glutes, core, to counteract the uneven running surface and prevent injury. Nutritional requirements, particularly for long distance trail runs and the importance of the correct fluid and food to carry with you. Common injuries contracted during trail running and how to prevent/treat them, List of popular trail running events - both national and International. Examples of training sessions and how certain sessions can help improve the highly specific fitness requirements of off road running.
If you want to experience the real freedom of running in a natural surrounding and if the ever repeating runs in the streets start to bore you, trail running is the right way to improve your running experience. The charm of starting trail running is to find your own way on lonely mountain hiking trails and to set your own goals, because no trail run can be compared to another. Running guru Jeff Galloway offers his own approach of getting started with his unique way of guaranteeing an injury-free running style. With his Run-Walk-Run™ method Jeff helps beginners to start trail running the right way. Advanced runners can use a specialized training program which will help them prevent overtraining, injuries, and other calamities you can encounter during intense training sessions. The book covers a wide range of trail running equipment, especially covering the whole range of trail running shoes. If you want to jump start your trail run, this is your complete guide.
This guidebook shows the vast range of activities available in the mountains surrounding Chamonix. With routes for several different pursuits including walking, trail running, mountain biking, road cycling, via ferratas, rock climbing, mountaineering and bouldering, it is a comprehensive collection of everything this popular region has to offer. All the routes and activities range in difficulty, from easy strolls for all abilities to moderate rock climbs and glacier hikes, which require either technical skills or a professional guide. Families, groups of friends and mountaineers looking for a 'rest day' or a change to what they're used to will all find something to whet their appetites here. Chamonix has long been a dream destination for mountain adventures and its environment is ideal for such a varied list of activities. This guide allows you to enjoy its spectacular views and renowned summits in many different ways or by mixing and matching your favourites.