Oh man, I just talked to a legend, Karl "Speedgoat" Meltzer, and now I'm sharing it with you.
In today's episode, we're breaking Trail Talk tradition with an interview from the Speedgoat himself. In this interview, we talk mountain running, newbie ultrarunning mistakes, shoes, gear, and how the sport has changed since he ran his first ultra more than 20 years ago.
This one's a do not miss!
In between training plans and don't know what to do?
While it might be the easiest route, the last thing you want to do is get in the habit of running laps around your house. Unfortunately, that's where most people start.
In today's episode, I break down what a typical training week should look like, and provide you with the tools to build out runs during those weeks where you aren't on a specific schedule. I discuss mileage percentages, how to structure each day, and give a real life example for you to use as a guide.
Let's be honest, we're all a little scared of the dark. Especially when we're deep into the spooky forest!
But trail running at night can be a lot of fun, a good way to mix up your routine, and a required skill to master if you're training for a long ultramarathon. Many of which run through the night.
In today's episode I talk about the benefits of nighttime trail running, and 6 tips for doing it effectively, safely, and without wetting your pants after ever rustle in the leaves.