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How trail runners can benefit from zero drop vs minimalist shoes

Here I look at what’s behind the growing popularity of zero-drop and minimalist footwear as well as the benefits for trail runners.

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15 Tips for Hiking in the Rain

Forecast looking grey and wet? With a little preparation, you can enjoy the outdoors even in constant rain.

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How to beat blisters

Blisters can put an end to your fun, but they don’t have to. With proper treatment, you can prevent these little nasties from becoming showstoppers.

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Gear guide: trail running shoes

The right trail runners will help you dance through the techy bits, make the miles easier, and reduce the risk of injury. Here’s how you choose a pair.

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Trail running essentials

There are at least a dozen items that no seasoned trail runner will hit the trail without. What should you be packing for your next run?

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Trail running technique

Master these techniques, and you too can run trails with the speed and prowess of a goat, or at the very least, avoid injury and have more fun.

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How to choose and wear pants for running

Shorts or tights? With underwear or without? Learn the answers to these and other questions about the best pants for running in.

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Fastpacking 101

Combining speed and range, this crossover between trail running and backpacking is the obvious approach for runners looking to expand their horizons.

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Gear guide: trekking poles

Trekking poles can aid stability over sketchy terrain and boost uphill efficiency. Here’s how you choose a pair for your next adventure.

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When to use trekking poles

Trekking poles offer real advantages in certain situations. This article explains when to use sticks and how to get the most out of them.

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Trail running vs road running

There are significant differences between road running and trail running, and these are not limited to the type of terrain or gear worn.


A day hiker’s checklist

Having the right kit is one of the first steps to being properly prepared for a day hike. This comprehensive list covers everything you might need.

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How to pack a backpack

How you pack a backpack can make the difference between an enjoyable jaunt through the wilderness and an ordeal that ends with a trip to the chiropractor.

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How to transition to zero-drop shoes

Learn how to transition safely to zero-drop shoes from a pair of conventional running shoes.

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Mindful running: everything you need to know

It’s more than a fad. Mindful running frees your mind from everyday concerns and allows for a more immersive outdoor experience.

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16 quick and dirty trail running tips

The journey from trail neophyte to goat is not a quick or easy one, but these practical tips can make the path feel a little less rocky.

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Why a runner’s high feels so good

What exactly is a runner’s high, and what brings on this warm fuzzy feeling? The chemistry of exercise-induced elation explained.

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Hiking Boots vs trail shoes

Why are trails shoes the best choice for most outdoor excursions, and when should you lace up a pair of boots? This article explains all.