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Complete Ultramarathon training guide

What’s an Ultramarathon? Ultrarunning, which used to be something of a “niche” sport, has become widely practiced throughout the past decade. On one hand, this might seem surprising–after all, ultrarunning

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The Ultimate 50k training guide

First things first: why do we trail run? Trail running is the most simple, easy way to move through the mountains. Somehow it’s in our bones–our ancestors had to hunt

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The ultimate first trail race training guide

Context. One of the most beautiful things about trail running is, in my opinion, its simplicity. There aren’t any huge barriers to entry (it doesn’t require any über-expensive, specific equipment,

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Perceived effort – scale for trail running

No matter what level of trail running experience you have, you probably have limited time to train. Even professional trail runners almost always have to balance their training with a

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Fartlek training for trail running

In this post, we’ll go through everything you need to know about one of the most classic types of running workout. From short, road races to long, mountain ultras, there’s

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What’s back to back training

Back-to-back trainings are done for two main reasons. Firstly, back-to-backs build your endurance; secondly, they increase your tolerance for long hours of running, and teach your body and mind how

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Trail Running: 5 Tips for Beginners

For those of us who are new to trail running, the sport might seem a little confusing; but, honestly, it’s one of the most simple, open and friendly sports out

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Vert Beats: New Indoor Plan 2.

Brand new free plan: Indoor Plan 2.0 We had great feedback from those of you who trained with our original “Free Indoor Training Plan,” so we decided to launch “Version

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Road Running to Trail Running

For those of you experienced road runners out there, switching over to the trails might not sound like a big deal–but if you start to trail run with a road

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Trail running for beginners

A quick intro: if you’re already an experienced mountain runner, this probably isn’t the article for you–but please do pass it along to anyone you might know who’s recently started

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Vert Beats: Vert.run Stories

Vert.run Stories This week, we asked some of our athletes how they’ll #ComeBackStronger as trail runners after COVID. Click below to read how Quentin (The Netherlands) and Kari (Chile) are

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Vert Beats: Come Back Stronger

Come Back Stronger As part of our #ComeBackStronger training campaign, we collaborated with Nino + Fausto Magro (Chamonix, France) to make this video for you. We hope it helps you

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Trail tales – Kari Ramirez

We asked our community of trail and ultra runners around the world some questions about how they’re confronting COVID-19. Here’s what they said   You can’t run outside, you can’t

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Trail tales – Quentin Verseput

We asked our community of trail and ultra runners around the world some questions about how they’re confronting COVID-19. Here’s what they said   Who am I? I’m a 31

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Trail tales – Danny Sheehan

We asked our community of trail and ultra runners around the world some questions about how they’re confronting COVID-19. Here’s what they said   What are you missing the most

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Trail tales – Paul Newsham

We asked our community of trail and ultra runners around the world some questions about how they’re confronting COVID-19. Here’s what they said What are you missing the most right

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Vert Beats: Fight COVID-19 with exercise

Fight COVID-19 with exercise. “Even though it might feel bleak from indoors, now’s a crucial time to keep moving–even if it’s just in your living room. Right now, in the

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Vert Beats: Indoor Running

Indoor Running How can I keep running indoors if I don’t have a treadmill? We know that many of you are stuck indoors. And if our own feelings are any