Welcome to Trail Run Earth!

Welcome to Trail Run Earth!

Welcome to Trail Run Earth! We have created this site to share our passion for trail running and provide a resource of information to help you get out there and enjoy all the amazing benefits for mind and body. With so much disconnect in our world today we feel trail running is the perfect sport to reconnect with nature and ultimately yourself. We aim to continually add topics on all things trail running including technique, fitness, gear reviews, race and…

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Why Do I Get Muscle Cramps? – A Runner’s Guide

Why Do I Get Muscle Cramps? – A Runner’s Guide

The Dreaded Cramp Many, if not most runners will have experienced cramp, either during or perhaps after a race.  It can appear at anytime, although more often than not will be in the back half of your run or after/during an increase of physical exertion. They can sometimes start with a slight tightening of the muscle then slowly develop. Or they can hit you hard and fast, which stops you in your tracks.   My research has unveiled two distinct…

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Training Week 16

Training Week 16

DAY TRAINING DISTANCE ELEVATION Monday AM E trail run 10.3km 29m TuesdayAM Tempo Run Ocean swim 12.56km 80m 92m Wednesday AM E Run 10 min leg & core workout 12.3km 244m Thursday AM E Trail Run 10.68km 282m Friday AM E Run 10 min leg & core workout 5.5km 47m Saturday AM Hike 11.8km 532m Sunday Hike 11km 125m TOTALS Running 74.1km Swim 80m 1351m Very happy to be back on track this week after 3 weeks of resting my…

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Why Should Kids Play Outside?

Why Should Kids Play Outside?

An Indoor Childhood The topic of our children’s ever-increasing time spent indoors has sparked many studies and discussions over the last decade or so. So why should kids play outside? I’m going to delve into the reasons the indoor phenomenon has come about, the health risks associated with it and the natural antidote for turning it around. “Nature Deficit Disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates…

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Hip Drop Running – How to Identify and Correct

Hip Drop Running – How to Identify and Correct

Hip Drop Hip drop running is one of the most common problems in the running community. Apart from making you go slower, it can be the reason behind so many different running injuries. I am going to go through how to identify and correct this problem to increase your running efficiency and help prevent associated injuries. What Is Hip Drop? Hip drop is also known as Trendelenburg gate. Named after Fredrich Trendelenburg, it is an abnormal gait when either walking…

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Trail Running Quotes – Ten Quotes to Inspire You to Explore

Trail Running Quotes – Ten Quotes to Inspire You to Explore

What Do Trail Running Quotes Do For Me? For me, trail running quotes are those that either inspire me to get out there and explore and appreciate the trail or provide me that extra push I need when things get tough. Motivational Quotes I’m not a fan of motivational quotes in general, as they have been done to death and have therefore lost some of their value. In saying that, there are quotes out there that really resonate and give…

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Training Week 13-15 (Taking a Step Back)

Training Week 13-15 (Taking a Step Back)

  A Forced Rest Period Training week 13 – 15 has been very quiet due to a forced rest period. I have been dealing with the frustration of injury which is indeed incredibly frustrating. At the end of training week 12 on my last run, it became apparent that my right groin area was becoming increasingly tight. While completing a 12km run along the flat coastline the tightness located deep in the groin started to develop into a dull ache….

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COROS GPS Watch Comparison- Which Should You Buy?

COROS GPS Watch Comparison- Which Should You Buy?

Coros Comparison – 2019   Coros is a very new company to the sports GPS watch scene. They have attracted a lot of attention due to entering the market with very competitive pricing whilst producing a watch comparable to the big names (ie Garmin and Suunto). Of note is their superior battery life, being particularly appealing to the ultra running community. Making Their Mark With the Coros Pace first hitting the stores in early 2018, the company has come a…

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Exercises For ITB Pain – For Runners

Exercises For ITB Pain – For Runners

Exercises For ITB Pain – For Runners Let’s look at exercises for ITB pain for runners. Iliotibial Band (ITB) pain can be a debilitating condition which can literally stop us in our tracks. This article will not only go through some effective solutions for the problem but highlight an ineffective treatment you may have tried using in the past. This article will also give you an understanding of the function of the ITB and the associated muscles. What is the…

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For Runners

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment For Runners

Plantar Fasciitis In Runners In this post I have compiled extensive research to cover Plantar Fasciitis treatment for runners. With my experience of having this problem for a number of months, I know just how frustrating it can be. I will explain what treatments helped me, along with a list of the best treatments available to get you back out on the trail. Related post: The Frustration of Injury – Dealing with Running Setbacks Plantar Fasciitis is a common injury…

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