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Livigno; my last training camp before the CCC

Two days and Sara and I will be in Livigno, Italy for my last training camp before the CCC. To walk, not to run.

Adkin and Omaya Atuya win La Montée du Nid d’Aigle

Scout Adkin (Great Britain) and Richard Omaya Atuya (Kenya) have won the La Montée du Nid d'Aigle, a 20 kilometres race.

Sinclair and Lowther win Speedgoat Mountain Races

Jazmine Lowther (Canada) and David Sinclair (USA) have won the Speedgoat Mountain Races in the United States of America.

Eiger Ultra: Osowski, Sperger, Laukli & Page fight epic battle

Andreas Reiterer (Italy) and Hannah Osowski (US) have won the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

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Gear

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Trail & Ultra races

Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques; my first DNF

What was meant to be a confirmation, became a question mark. A story about my first DNF, at the Trail du Saint-Jacques.

Race name

Trail du Saint-Jacques

Place

Le Puy-en-Velay

Country

France

Druiven Marathon; carnival music between the grapevines

Running the Druiven Trail Marathon in Belgium, is running through greenhouses, thick mud and rolling hills.

Race name

Druiven Marathon

Place

Tervuren

Country

Belgium

Houffa Trail; running in Winter Wonderland

Snow crunches under my shoes. The landscape ahead is magically white. The Houffa Trail is running in Winter Wonderland.

Race name

Houffa Trail

Place

Houffalize

Country

Belgium

Nutrition for runners

Running an ultra trail race on cupcakes

Let's talk about something yummy and nutritious. Let's talk about running an ultra marathon on cupcakes.

Nutrition

Energy bar

Carbs/serving

31 grams

Taste

Banana, Chocolat, Muesli Nuts/Fruit

You need iron to run

To transport oxygen to your muscles, you need red blood cells. Or to be precise Hemoglobin and Ferritin.

Problem

Anemia

Supplement

Iron

Symptoms

Tired, weak

Gear
Trail & Ultra Races
Nutrition

Gear

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Trail & Ultra races

Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques; my first DNF

What was meant to be a confirmation, became a question mark. A story about my first DNF, at the Trail du Saint-Jacques.

Race name

Trail du Saint-Jacques

Place

Le Puy-en-Velay

Country

France

Druiven Marathon; carnival music between the grapevines

Running the Druiven Trail Marathon in Belgium, is running through greenhouses, thick mud and rolling hills.

Race name

Druiven Marathon

Place

Tervuren

Country

Belgium

Houffa Trail; running in Winter Wonderland

Snow crunches under my shoes. The landscape ahead is magically white. The Houffa Trail is running in Winter Wonderland.

Race name

Houffa Trail

Place

Houffalize

Country

Belgium

Nutrition for runners

Running an ultra trail race on cupcakes

Let's talk about something yummy and nutritious. Let's talk about running an ultra marathon on cupcakes.

Nutrition

Energy bar

Carbs/serving

31 grams

Taste

Banana, Chocolat, Muesli Nuts/Fruit

You need iron to run

To transport oxygen to your muscles, you need red blood cells. Or to be precise Hemoglobin and Ferritin.

Problem

Anemia

Supplement

Iron

Symptoms

Tired, weak

Editor's Choice

Training is damaging your body and that’s good

Let’s do some training talk. Why is it so important to rest? Shouldn’t you just run and run? Well no. Let me explain.

Floor van Welie: Running just for the joy of it

Floor van Welie was the strongest woman at the last Dutch Backyard Ultra. An interview about running for joy.

Every trail runner needs 4 pairs of legs

A trail runner needs 4 pairs of legs; climbing legs, running legs, yoga legs and power hike legs.

How to train as an ageing athlete

How to train as an ageing athlete? Do we have to change our training schedule? The answer is yes. Here is how.

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Two days and Sara and I will be in Livigno, Italy for my last training camp before the CCC 100 kilometres (6.200m+) ultra run. I'm afraid I won't do a lot of trail running. Just walking. My knee still doesn't want to run.

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The Monte Rosa Walser Weag race in Italy has joined the UTMB World Series Circuit. To be part of that, it has also opened up a new distance; the 120 kilometres long (8.200m+) Les Sentiers des Valdôtains.

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Shoes

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Apps

Training with the Albon app, a review

To prepare for the Dolomiti Extreme Trail I used the Albon app. Yet I’m stopping with it. It is great, but not for me.

Type

Training App

Developer

Albon App AS

Size

4.2mb

Accessories

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Shokz OpenRun Pro, a review

My legs don’t want to run anymore, but they have to. Time for distraction, for a podcast. Time for my Shokz OpenRun Pro.

Type

Headphones

Brand

Shokz

Sort

Open-ear

Should I run with a power meter as trail runner?

I run by using heart rate, not pace. I’m a trail runner. But should I change this? Should I run with a power meter?

Accessory

Power meter

Brand

Stryd

Test/information

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Shoes
Apps
Accessories

Shoes

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Apps

Training with the Albon app, a review

To prepare for the Dolomiti Extreme Trail I used the Albon app. Yet I’m stopping with it. It is great, but not for me.

Type

Training App

Developer

Albon App AS

Size

4.2mb

Accessories

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Shokz OpenRun Pro, a review

My legs don’t want to run anymore, but they have to. Time for distraction, for a podcast. Time for my Shokz OpenRun Pro.

Type

Headphones

Brand

Shokz

Sort

Open-ear

Should I run with a power meter as trail runner?

I run by using heart rate, not pace. I’m a trail runner. But should I change this? Should I run with a power meter?

Accessory

Power meter

Brand

Stryd

Test/information

Background information

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