Practical self-improvement ideas to grow your skills, improve your running and knowledge of the outdoors, ready for future outdoor adventures in 2021.
Here are the common reasons why you may fall over trail running (or fall over when running in general) and how to reduce your chances of tripping.
Welcome to our detailed yet easy to follow speed training for runners 'how-to' guide. This article will prepare and guide you through your first Interval Training session. Enjoy!
This trail marathon training plan is the ultimate training & racing guide to help you smash your first, or next trail marathon race!
How to improve running form and reduce running overuse injuries, including ITB pain, low back pain, shin splints and blisters cause by poor technique and gait.
Our favorite motivating and inspiring running quotes that apply particularly to trail running, ultramarathons and other tough survival and endurance challenges.
How do you run with someone slower or faster than you and both still get a workout? Here's 4 ways to run with a friend or partner when you have different paces.
If you take your phone running, it is important to protect it. Here are the reasons why you should take your phone running, and some may not be that obvious.
How To Become A Stronger Trail Runner – My Top 20 Performance Hacks (Nutrition, Recovery, Gear + MORE)
These top 20 trail running performance hacks will teach you how to become a stronger trail runner. Includes Cross Training, Nutrition, Gear, Recovery and more.
Here's what you need to know about the best trail running towns to live in the USA and why these western cities made the list of top places to live for runners.
We're sharing our list of productive low-cost things to do while social distancing that you can do in and around your home and actually enhance your life.
What is REI's Force of Nature Campaign? The outdoors has always been there for us all to go out and explore. But how many women...
Is trail running harder than road running? Is trail running better for you than road running? In this post we explain the pros and cons.
8 health and fitness New Year's resolutions that will motivate you to become the best version of yourself in 2021, with a focus on a practical, balanced lifestyle.
Having cold feet is not pleasant, or great for the joints. Here are my top 5 tips for keeping your feet warm during winter hikes.
Our 3 favorite San Francisco Bay Area hiking trails located in Marin County, California. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city.
The risks of running at night in the dark can be mitigated by having the right gear and exercising good judgement to help you stay safe.
A happy, balanced lifestyle lets your energy come and go naturally without risking burnout! Click for advice on how to keep running enjoyable.
Animal encounters, ticks and getting lost may be concerns for some trail runners. Find out how to reduce the risks for these and other dangers.
Want to know how to find hiking and running trails near you? Here are the 5 Best Trail Finder Apps that do just that + MORE!
Trail running and ticks: What are ticks AND how to prevent/remove them. All your questions answered in this trail runner's guide to ticks.
Discover the benefits of trail running to improve your road running. Also learn how to start trail running including where to run, and what to wear!
Advice From a Veteran Ankle-Sprainer: Tips for recovering from a running-related ankle sprain, and how to stay fit & sane while you can't run.
Be prepared for emergencies on the trails: read our list of essential emergency kit to carry with you when trail running or hiking.
Then I actually go outside. I breathe fresh forest, mountain or ocean air, and take myself to a place where all I can see, smell, feel and hear, is NATURAL.
The definitive A-Z of popular trail running terms - learn popular running terms and definitions, such as ultrarunning, fartlek, MUT, FKT and more...
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.
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.
How to Monetize your Blog With Affiliate Marketing: This tutorial also applies to starting a fitness, travel or lifestyle blog.
How to Stop IT Band Pain while Running: Exercises That Actually Work! If you get pain on the outside of your knee from running then read on for a solution!
How To Create a Running Blog like Trail & Kale: This tutorial also applies to starting a fitness, travel, fashion or lifestyle blog.
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.
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.
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...
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.
A summary of the pros and cons of trail running with poles and some advice on how and when to use them to best effect during training and races.
What should you eat for your race day breakfast? Read our recommendations for what to eat before a running race or long training run.
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 to improve your running and not just end up over-trained. I've interpreted the run streak principle differently to the masses.
Are you looking for advice on running your first trail race? Whether it's a first trail 10k or first trail marathon, in this post we...
How do you choose the best shoes for trail running? These are the main types of trail you'll encounter and which shoes work best on the different terrain.
How do you know what to pack for trail running? Read our guide covering the essentials and optional extras to carry on a trail run.
A selection of the best trail running advice from our trail runner interview series - interviews with inspiring trail runners from around the World
Helen's top tips and advice on how to stop getting blisters from running, in particular, how to stop getting blisters from trail running.
Here's our round up of 2016's races - perhaps you may find some ideas or inspiration in these for your 2017 trail running adventures?
Check out our first video blog! We have wanted to start vlogging for a while, but waited until we had the right kit to...
Over the last year or so I have tried out a variety of combinations of hydration bladder systems, hard water bottles and soft flasks, in...
When having a 'traditional' training plan doesn't work for you and you need to find time to run. We both work full time and have...
I used to suffer from awful blisters because of how I ran. This is how I overcame them and went on to run marathons and ultra-distances with not a blister in sight.