While most of us mere mortals started off the year setting fitness goals that we hope to achieve by at least the end of 2018, Ryan Sandes and fellow Salomon athlete, Ryno Griesel, have set themselves the goal of running, and hopefully beating, the current fastest known time (FKT) for the Holy Grail of Mountain Trails, the Great Himalaya Trail.
I have just started trail running and I keep rolling my ankles - any advice?
Most trail runners tend to sprain / roll their ankles from time to time due to the technical nature of the trails. I would suggest running in a more specific trail shoe that is less clumsy than a road shoe and is designed for trail running.
When is it steep enough to walk?
I have read a number of articles on power hiking vs running and there is no straight forward answer to this. All athletes have different abilities and when to walk depends on the individual runner. The most important thing to remember is that you want to move as efficiently as possible.
Coffee or chocolate? Bunless Burger or not? Tights or shorts? Classic or Rock? Wind or Rain? Choosing between coffee or chocolate would be a very tough choice and I love both but I would have to go with coffee. I went on a detox a few months ago and it was not quite the same waking up in the mornings without coffee.
I am in the key phase of my training for the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon and I just don't seem to be recovering from my weekly runs - do you have any advise? Recovery is a vital to your overall performance and I would go as far as saying that it is more important than training.