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u/coraythan · 1 pointr/trailrunning

Yeah, I could see that they are really into heart rate monitoring, but I haven't ever liked the idea of using a heart rate monitor.

Reading Training Essentials for Ultrarunning has really convinced me I'm better off without heart rate though. He goes into great detail, but it basically boils down to the fact that RPE (Rated Perceived Exertion) is more accurate for running in proper training zones than heart rate. Heart rate can be elevated for a number of reasons that don't mean you need to run slower, and worst of all, fatigue can actually depress your heart rate making you train too hard when fatigued, which is even worse!

Hence my curiosity about the Stryd. That seems like it might be a more accurate alternative to heart rate. Not sure, but even on hills its running power meter might be as accurate as speed + laps on a track.

u/YoungSatchel · 1 pointr/trailrunning

Definitely not more important, if you are prone to a particular acute ankle injury, have joint laxity issues, etc. but I'd argue it is perhaps equally important.

What was initially described in the OP sounded less like it was actually about an acute deficiency in that area, and more about overall fatigue and weak form leading to a situation in which perhaps an ankle rolls. A lot of trail runners don't seem to think they need to strength train or work on muscle memory exercises much or at all. Ask me how I know 😭

In my case, I had deficiencies all over the damn map and had already addressed ankles a while back with a battery of good exercises. While completing PT for a knee injury, I (thankfully!) had the opportunity to work with some great folks who addressed my knee issue with core hip, and glute strengthening amongst other things. I have found that as a result of this, I feel way stronger and more stable on the trail.

The number one resource I would recommend in this department is Anatomy For Runners by Jay Dicchary. I read it at the recommendation of one of my therapists and it's was pretty engaging and enlightening. I won't get into all the details here, but its worth a look for just about anyone who runs seriously.

u/D1rtrunn3r · 6 pointsr/trailrunning

How hard? Meh. That's relative. How awesome?! 20% more awesome!!

In all seriousness though - yes more technical so you will work harder. But it will make you so much stronger! If you work with a heart rate monitor now, use it as your guide and stay in the zone and don't worry about pace. If you don't use a hrm consider reading up on rhythmic breathing. It's a glorious tool to check in with your effort levels. (Running on Air is the book title you should look for if you want to read up on it. )

Run a variety of trail types as much as you can. You will run into it all! And get some trail shoes. Easy way to get rotation in the shoe cycle and you will be thankful you did as you get into more technical trails and adverse conditions.

Don't wait to get out on the trails! Take your time, smell the roses and enjoy!

u/alunch · 2 pointsr/trailrunning

Where in Maine is your destination? I would take route 91 through MA and NH. You will have Mount Tom in Easthampton MA, then you can jump off in Greenfield MA and ride out to Ashburnham MA to Run the Wapack Range. Get back on 91 for a bit and then you are in NH/VT area and you can hit Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield NH or the Green Mountain State Forest in VT. Keep Driving up 91 until you hit Claremont where you can Camp at Mt Sunapee State park. Then you will hit the white mountains where there are plenty of trails and camping options.

Also, this book is beneficial for trails in Western MA

u/JustDoIt-Slowly · 5 pointsr/trailrunning

Great cookbook:

I bring fig bars, or if I’m going on a trail I pack a peanut butter sandwich. (I don’t generally eat them because they come in around 450 calories so I have to really feel it’s worthwhile.)

I also really love onigiri with pork floss inside the rice.

u/silentvoyager · 1 pointr/trailrunning

You might consider an older 12L Salomon pack - Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin 12 Set - example.
This pack is a bit heavier but more versatile and comes with a 1.5L reservoir. It has two front pockets that are a bit short for Salomon flexible flasks but work well with UD flexible bottles. It is going to be less expensive than the latest model too. I have both this pack and Advanced Skin3 5 Set and like both of them. I use the lighter Skin3 5 Set pack for racing and the older pack for long unsupported trail runs.

u/The_hat_man74 · 3 pointsr/trailrunning

Nowhere Near First I thoroughly enjoyed this one. He's a bit goofy, but so am I so it was a good read. Plus I will never finish in the top 10 of a trail race, unless the trail race only has 9 entrants and he seems to be similar to that.

u/Rocketman999 · 1 pointr/trailrunning

Years ago road biking I used a little mirror that stuck inside the sunglass lens. It wasn't that high quality, but did work better than I thought it would.

Something like this:

u/cardina16 · 2 pointsr/trailrunning

For the Sods the best resource is - (but their site seems to be down).

Alternatively there's a map from the forest service:

This site looks like they might have maps:

As does this if you ahve GPS device:

As far as a general guide for the area, you can't beat:

u/azithrocet · 2 pointsr/trailrunning

If you're thinking about the PCT, this book by Dan Nelson has great loops, section hikes, and is well written. It's for hikers, but easily works for running. Check out the Goat Rocks area.

u/docbad32 · 3 pointsr/trailrunning

I really like the plans in Relentless Forward Progress. Different options for distance and weekly mileage. All around great read.

u/goodgoodgorilla · 9 pointsr/trailrunning

I strongly recommend the training plans and other info in Relentless Forward Progress. Only $11 on Amazon!

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/trailrunning

I'm not an ultra marathoner so can't offer advice, but have you read Eat & Run by Scott Jurek? It's not a fuelling strategy guide but could be of some interest to you.

u/tiboux10 · 1 pointr/trailrunning

I too agree with /u/DieRunning. I would only add you could always pick up Hal Korners book, Field Guide to Ultrarunning. He gives some quick tips along with two training plans.

u/zorkmids · 1 pointr/trailrunning

Check out Fixing Your Feet. It's incredibly comprehensive and pragmatic.

u/eflowb · 1 pointr/trailrunning

Read Relentless Forward Progress. There are training plans and lots of useful information.
Or just lurk in /r/ultramarathon and /r/ultrarunning a lot and piece together your own training.

u/PVonMuter · 2 pointsr/trailrunning

> I should probably train more

>I have no idea what I am doing

Learn how the body do and you'll thank yourself for it.

u/ejent · 1 pointr/trailrunning

I found this book at half price books a while ago, and it's got some fun ideas in it. There aren't that many places that are really close to Seattle, but I don't think that's the book's fault. Worth grabbing at $4 anyway.

u/ultradorkus · 3 pointsr/trailrunning

Check out Don Fink’s marathon book training basically 3 quality runs per week + cross training. He uses HR zones but no reason you couldnt use your usual training paces or effort. I did that once.

, Mastering the Marathon

u/steamedfrst · 5 pointsr/trailrunning

My go-to quick run is from the Visitors Center at Tecolote Canyon to Genesee and back. About 6.5-7.5 miles depending on how you do it, and plenty of powerlines climbs if you want them. Also, I have been working my way through (sorry about the messiness, I'm on mobile). Great book and cheap, too. Also, I never run with people, but if you want to hit the trails sometime, shoot me a message. I am just getting done with a badly sprained ankle and I'm looking forward to getting back on trail next week!