A BALANCED TRAINING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
The "long day" is why you are here and what our routes are about. This should also be the "fun day" to discover the wilderness areas near your doorstep. They are also the most important days to train your body and learn how far you can push it. The mileage is typically 25 - 30% of your weekly total.
A run done at an easy pace that is relaxing and fun. The importance of recovery is also to allow your body to perform its best on the other training days. A.K.A. an Easy Run.
This is extremely important to incorporate to help the stress the body takes on running trails. The downhills can be punishing to the weak. Weights, Core Exercises, Cross-Fit, and yoga can make a impact and contribute to your success.
A Swedish term, this is a fun way to integrate speed-work into your routine. During an easy run, pick a tree or sign, then increase your pace. These can be random and informal.