7 MISTAKES YOU SHOULD AVOID DURING TRAIL RUNNING PREPARATION

The month of January, for those who have not decided to anticipate the Season debuting at the Transcanaria Ultra Trail, is still a transition period for the trail running training. Once the waiting phase of the draws for the races around the Mont Blanc, UTMB, CCC, OCC, is over it is time to focus on the goals of the next Trail Running Season. Now there are several alternatives for those who want to challenge themselves on distances over 100km.

During the preparation of the trail running competitive Season there are several mistakes that many trail runners commit.

Which are the main *MISTAKES* to avoid?

Here are the 7 TOP MISTAKES: 1) Continue to compete and do not plan a psychophysical recovery phase; 2) Do not define a race calendar and register instinctively for any competition regardless of distance, characteristics and level of training; 3) Choose long distance winter races, over 50km, without foreseeing a progressive approach, risking injuries and general cronic fatigue, arriving at the Ultra Trail goal of the year without energy; 4) Mix general preparation with specific preparation. In the first phase it is important to work on speed, threshold, quality workouts and specific exercises. Subsequently, from February-March you will focus on the development of endurance, long runs, mountain sessions and elevation gain. More volume than quality; 5) Define a workout program for muscle strengthening unsuitable in terms of exercises, intensity and number of repetitions for the type of competitions in which you want to perform. You will gain weight and it will be more difficult for you to run uphill and you might get injured while running downhill; 6) Do not take the time to change your shoes type, from trail running shoes to road shoes and vice versa; 7) Do not take care of nutrition and supplementation, finding yourself at the beginning of the Season with additional weight and in bad shape

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