12 Apr '16, 5pm

TrailRunner - The 5-Minute Leg Circuit for Mountain-Running Strength

The 5-Minute Leg Circuit for Mountain-Running Strength Use these exercises to improve climbing strength and downhill resilience The author would be in even more pain on this hill if he didn't do strength-building leg circuits regularly. Photo by Megan Roche If road and track runners are sports cars, trail runners are Jeeps. Sports cars are built to speed around on smooth city roads, but throw a mud-covered rock at one and it'll break down before you can say “midlife crisis.” You can throw anything at a Jeep, though. It is resilient. Most of your Jeep-like resilience is earned on the run. The general formula is steep ups and downs mixed with rocks and mud, stirred together over the course of hours on the trail. But trail time is only part of the picture. You also need physical strength to withstand the unique challenges of powering up mountains and bombing down into canyons...

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  1. 15 Apr '16, 8am

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    Need to make sure our leg is strong enough to face the obstacles in front of us.

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