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The Freedom of Barefoot Running: How-To Guide

This barefoot running guide is sponsored by Zappos.What is Barefoot Running? If you’ve heard about barefoot running or the use of zero drop running shoes...

What A VITL DNA Test Taught Me

The results of my VITL DNA test have certainly given me some food for thought. I'm considering what changes I can make in my diet to make sure I am getting enough of the right nutrients, as well as rethinking my training approach to tap into that body fat as an endurance energy source.

Mental Tricks To Keep You Running Strong

With our own experience gained over the last 5 years, we have learned that half the battle of finishing any race is the mental challenge. This made us curious about how we can be improving our mental game to allow us to push through those low points during a race.

6 Ways Running Improves Mental Health

While you may already know about the many physical benefits running provides, did you know that running improves mental health too? It’s true! Running can do wonders for mental alertness, mood, and even your confidence. It’s never too late to become a runner.

SaltStick Caps: Stop Leg Cramps While Running

When I discover a product that genuinely improves my running performance and joy for the sport, I feel compelled to recommend it to the Trail & Kale Community so that they too can enjoy the same benefits that I do. SaltStick Caps are one of those products.

How to Become a Morning Runner: 4 Tips for Early Morning Workouts

Maybe you’re one of those people who loves to get up early in the morning and exercise. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who want to become a morning runner have great difficulty making the routine stick. You’ve been there: You work out early for a few days, and you love the way you feel...

How To Stop a Dog Chasing You While Running

I've been bitten twice and chased countless times by dogs. Maybe they smell my cats on me but whatever the real reason, it's very annoying and often scary. By the end of this post, you will have learned the best process for how to stop a dog chasing you while running, and hopefully prevent a bite.

Tips to Enjoy Running in the Cold

Tips to Enjoy Running in the Cold Running in the cold weather can increase the risks of pain and injury. This is particularly the case...

It’s OK to Chill Out

We love to see pictures and hear stories of people out enjoying nature, being active and taking on big challenges and inspiring others. What is life if you're not inspired? However, sometimes, the pressure or need to be active can be a bit overwhelming.

The Benefits of Trail Running: Why We Run

The benefits of trail running are numerous - from the obvious fitness gains to completely changing your outlook on life. Here's why we love trail running.

Stop Getting Shin Splints From Running

What to do if you are a runner suffering from shin splints, and, most importantly, how to stop getting shin splints from running - for good.

Benefits of a Running Streak: Accelerated Fitness Gains

Benefits of a running streak to improve your running and not just end up over-trained. I've interpreted the run streak principle differently to the masses.

Trail Running Advice: From Our Runner Interviews Series

A selection of the best trail running advice from our trail runner interview series - interviews with inspiring trail runners from around the World

Slow Dance – David L. Weatherford

This poem beautifully, yet indirectly describes one of the most important reasons why I love trail running, and it's probably the same for a lot of you too.

Being a plant-based runner

We are plant-based runners, mostly vegetarian, occasionally eating dairy, fish and meat, only from sources we can trust. This is why... Plant-based trail runners As having a...

Being grateful for past running injuries

UPDATED: 15 JUNE 2018 - Running injuries are rubbish. Whether it's shin splints, ITB pain or something else, they can put you out of action,...

Keeping fit while working away

Maintaining a balance and keeping fit while away from home is difficult: without access to your usual facilities, having your evening dinners (and often...

Wearing calf guards can help with shin splints

Here's why I often wear calf guards for running on paved surfaces: because I found that wearing calf guards can help with shin splints, both preventing them and reducing pain when you have them.
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