Training, gear, and nutrition content to help you get to the start line healthy and happy.
Hello again, trail friends. We’re back with another edition of our Aid Station newsletter, where we curate the best in training, nutrition, and gear.
We heard some wonderful advice the other day that we’re trying to follow, “Never do nothing.” Of course, this doesn’t mean “Never take a rest day.” It’s important to take some downtown after hard efforts, of course, but there is magic in moving outside, even if it’s decidedly slow and meandering.
So, join us in trying to get “Outside 365.” Check it out and let us know if you give it a try. Onward!
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ALL THINGS TRAINING
? Ben Patrick, the “Knees Over Toes Guy” has taken the fitness world by storm. After knee pain and surgeries cut his basketball career short, he made it his life’s mission to figure out how to rebuild knees, starting with his own. Many of his methods go against the strength training orthodoxy, but he’s seeing impressive results, and promises to help you bulletproof your knees and hopefully avoid NSAIDs and surgeries.
? Sign Up for Something That Scares You: Brendan Leonard at Semi-Rad discusses his fear based fitness plan. “It just needs to be big enough to scare you into not flaking on yourself,” he says.
Buzz’s love for trail running started on the slopes of a Colorado 14er, when he competed in the Pikes Peak marathon in 1975. From there he co-founded Fastest Known Time, establishing FKTs on the John Muir Trail, winning the USATF Masters Trail Championship, and helping advise brands like Ultimate Direction and La Sportiva.
If you have a trail-running question, he probably has an answer!
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org a question and you could find yourself on the podcast chatting with Buzz or in a future Aid Station email!
Whether you’re headed out on your next 1 or 100-miler this spring, your apparel choices matter. Balancing function, features, and flair is essential to ensuring a smooth adventure. Here are our top 4 picks that every trail runner needs:
M’s + W’s Multi Short: Multi Short, many adventures. Designed to go further, the M’s Multi Short and W’s Multi Short are light-way, 4-way stretch trail shorts with an extra breathable shell and integrated waistband pocketing system to easily secure nutrition, a headlamp, gloves, keys, phones, and more.
M’s + Ws Trail Short: Prefer compression to flowy? Equally pocketed, additionally compressive, the M’s Trail Half Tight and the W’s Trail Short have 5-8 pockets for your longest adventures and a moisture-wicking, body-hugging fit so there’s nothing to hold you back.
Run All Day Tees and Tanks: It’s written in the name – the Run All Day capsule is made for all-day adventures, providing long-lasting comfort in the hottest and most humid conditions.
Trailbreaker Hat: Party in the front, business in the back. With a wide, flexible foam bill and weather-resistant front panel and a mesh back for all-out breathability, the Trailbreaker Hat is the best of all worlds.
The UltraSignup community gets 15% off all of Janji’s latest and greatest gear with code ULTRASIGNUP15. Gear up for your spring and summer adventures today.