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Q&A What is the advantage of a running vest instead of a backpack for trail running?

I keep seeing trail runners who instead of a small light backpack, have a running vest with small front pockets and then one on the back. What is the advantage of a running vest over a small backpa...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A How to clean trail running shoes?

I've asked all of my trail running friends and the general consensus is to simply hose them off in the sink (some even just wear them in the shower...). I'm concerned that leaving soaking wet shoes...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Atlas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to begin trail / fell running?

I'm looking to challenge myself more than just running and wanted to know if there were any specifics in how to begin trail / fell running (In this case running up hills / mountains). Is there any...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Running shoes for asphalt + winter conditions?

What is the good choice for the running shoes for winter conditions in city (mostly running on asphalt)? When the snow is shoveld, normal running shoes would be no problem, but when the snow fallin...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How likely are you to be injured by falling shot from a game shoot?

One of my regular trail running routes goes past a pheasant shoot. The route is on a public footpath and the shooting is usually from the woods nearby towards the direction of the path (ascertained...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Darren‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to descend a few exposed scrambling moves with minimal equipment?

I plan to visit a summit which involves a few hours of easy scrambling, with a slightly more technical part at the end, which is very short (2-3 m) but exposed. I expect no problems on the way up b...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by anatolyg‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to buy running shoe sole replacements?

I've got a comfy pair of runners that I primarily use for walking. I've put them through the wash a few times and they come out spotless. The only ware is on sole, which appears to be 1/2 cm thic...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ElHaix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to prevent breath steam diminishing light power when using a headlamp?

I run often at night in the mountain. For that I use a headlamp that works very well, allowing me to keep my path illuminated and my arms free. However, when it is cold my breath creates some stea...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to follow bearings while running?

I'm am amateur orienteer that does a fair chunk of races. I'm reasonably decent at navigating - using attack points, bearings, contours, catching features etc. But I cannot follow a bearing accur...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Atlas‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Was the young cougar who attacked a runner recently in Colorado likely to have been old enough to live independently of its mother?

Warning: Contains details that may be too graphic for some cat lovers. Today's New York Times has an article titled Man who Strangled Cougar Cited a Lesson from His Cat. See He's no Chuck Norris...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it illegal to walk on single or dual carriageways in the UK?

We're planning to walk / run the entire 275 miles (443 km) of the A5, from London to Holyhead. On Page 5 of the Official Highway Code, it states that: Pedestrians MUST NOT be on motorways or sl...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by trashpanda‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which altitude profile and height is optimal for Everesting by hiking?

Everesting is an activity where the goal is altitude gain of 8848 m or more by repeatedly going up and down a selected route. This is most often attempted by biking; however, hiking/running is pra...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by anatolyg‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How is elevation gain and change measured for hiking trails?

If a trail is listed as 1500m of elevation change, what exactly does that mean? For example, if the trail goes up 500m, then down 200m, then up 100m, then down 300m, then up 400m, is that consider...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by RockPaperLizard‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to look for in (trail-)running shoes for various terrain?

I'm (trail-)running quite often and I'm used to wear lightweight standard running sneakers. However, I feel like they are made for the gym or flawless asphalt. The pitty is that I like to run on va...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to prevent mosquitoes entering in your mouth while running?

I like to run around lakes and through forests. But when the spring comes and it is wet with high humidity, many little flies and mosquitoes are flying in the air. Thus, sometimes some of these in...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Dog Breeds for Backpacking and Trail Running

Which dog breeds are best for backpacking? I know malamutes do well in the cold and on mountains, but what if I'm backpacking in the summer? Which dog breeds are good for daily trail runs? I wo...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is an effective technique for plogging?

See this article on plogging, from the Washington Post Swedish Fitness Craze Coming to the US (March 06, 2018): Have you recently spotted people toting trash bags while jogging? Or their hand...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to apply duct tape and mole skin to prevent blisters?

In response to a question that was asked regarding preventing/treating blisters, a reputed and a respectable climber (DavidR) said: "Having 'duct tape', 'mole skin', or other adhesive products,...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a difference between Trail and Fell running?

I recently read an article by Ordinance Survey about trail runners for beginners (my interest has sparked due to my recent uptake of running which I do cross country through parks and fields), in ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you pace yourself while doing strenuous hikes above 3,000 meters (10,000 feet)?

How do you know how fast or slow to go while hiking at elevation (say above 3000 meters) on an instant per instant basis? Elevation, weight carried, steepness, surface underfoot (e.g., trails, cros...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Sean Kolk‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does the effort required for a hike or run depend on the amount of elevation gain?

If I do a certain hike or run, it's going to cost a certain amount of effort, which could be measured by how many calories I burn. How does this effort depend on the amount of climbing? Is there a ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Ben Crowell‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I keep my shoes from rolling around my feet while trail running?

This summer I started running on trails through the woods, and I'm loving it. Problem is, running on trails seems to involve a lot more lateral force on the soles of my feet, mostly from sharp tur...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by John Walthour‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is Fast Packing?

I've heard it referred to as a cross between running and hiking, but what does that end up looking like? What type of milage/hour are people doing, there chafing issues, and is this the type of act...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Sean Kolk‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the benefits of Vibram FiveFingers?

Looking at the Vibram FiveFingers shoes, I find myself wondering why? What possible benefits do they bring as opposed to a traditional sole? Their web site seems to suggest that they are a more n...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does wearing too many layers have any negative impacts other than sweating?

I usually go out running with many, many layers on. Even though I may sweat more, I feel more comfortable and wrapped up. Are there any dangers, other than hypothermia, of wearing too many layers?

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Tim‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Protection from rain - running vs. walking

Let's assume there's a reason to stay dry from rain. You've a form of a basecamp which can keep you dry. Is it better to walk or to run back through the rain? The crux (imho!): Running reduc...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What scientific evidence is there about the causes and prevention of running injuries?

Running injuries are very common, and runners have many different opinions about what causes them and how to prevent them. What is the actual scientific evidence?

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Ben Crowell‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Running in bear country

I am an avid runner. I will be visiting British Columbia for the first time, soon. My trip will include a few weeks in the Rocky Mountains (Glacier, Banff, Yoho) and north of the Sushwap Lake. At l...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by henning -- reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why train at less than max intensity? Especially if not training often

I've read a lot on the many running sites about training. The consensus seems to be that you should have a mix of: tempo runs (20-40 mins at e.g. 20 sec/mile slower than 10k race pace) long slow...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by aucuparia‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the properties I should look for in running shoes?

I'm an amateur runner, but I've been constantly doing it for a year or so. My philosophy is to first start doing something before beginning to spend and invest a lot of money in that something. Ap...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Irofti‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to maintain climbing strength while training for a marathon

Over the next 6 months I will be training for my first marathon. This means I will be running 4 times a week, with at least one long (10-20 mile) run each weekend. I have run several half-marathon...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to Tell When Minimal Running Shoes Are Worn Out?

How can I tell when my minimal running shoes go bad? Let me explain. Conventional Wisdom The conventional wisdom of marathon runners is that running shoes will eventually 'go bad'. That is, at s...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by theJollySin‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A I'm a data geek and I want to buy a watch for running, what should I get?

I would like a watch that would give me access to the raw data it records. Not some magic transfer to the cloud where graphs are built on the fly for me. The data-points that I'm interested in ar...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Irofti‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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