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Trail Running: What’s All the Hype?

Trail running vs. Road running. That’s the real question. Which are you? Trail runner or road runner?

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Increase performance without sacrificing power

The more oxygen a person can assimilate, the better the performance. Everyone has a limit, and this limit is referred to as our VO2 max...

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June 10, 2015

 

A note from our CEO, John Platero:

As I write this, it’s raining outside. For most of you that’s no big deal, but for Southern California it’s almost a miracle to see rain in June! Wild animals and wild life need the rain. I’m so happy there is some reprieve for them. I must admit that as an athlete (cyclist), trainer, etc. I’m spoiled. With no rain, snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, famine or war, all we have to worry about is an earthquake. How lucky we are! In Southern California, we’re able to exercise outdoors all year around. If you have the opportunity to safely train your clients outside, take advantage of this time. I read an article in the NY Times a few years ago that stated “In virtually all of the studies, the volunteers reported enjoying the outside activity more and, on subsequent psychological tests, scored significantly higher on measures of vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and self-esteem and lower on tension, depression and fatigue after they walked outside. A study of older adults found, objectively, that those who exercised outside exercised longer and more often than those working out indoors. Studies haven’t yet established why, physiologically, exercising outside might improve dispositions or inspire greater commitment to an exercise program. A few small studies have found that people have lower blood levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress, after exerting themselves outside as compared with inside. There’s speculation, too, that exposure to direct sunlight, known to affect mood, plays a role.” Here’s the link: nytimes.com: The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Although purely anecdotal, I’m much more motivated to exercise outside than inside. In the past, I’ve had clients that felt the same. Make sure your liability insurance covers both you and your client while training outside and if you’re working for someone, ask them what the company policy is for training clients outdoors. With the longer days it might be a good time to create a group ride, walk or small group training in the evenings when its cooler. Wear the right gear, hydrate and be careful! Mostly have fun and be thankful for how lucky we are!

Stay Fit!

John Platero

 
 
 
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