Trail Running step by step
Trail Athlete is not just a group of trail runners, but a tight-knit family of individuals who come together to not only share their experiences, challenges, and passions, but also to uplift and support one another on their unique journeys. From conquering rugged terrains to pushing their limits, our community of trail athletes thrives on the exhilaration that comes with the pursuit of adventure. Whether you're a seasoned trail runner or just starting out, you'll find a welcoming and encouraging environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals who understand the thrill and the struggles that come with this exhilarating sport. Join us today and become a part of the Trail Athlete community where camaraderie, inspiration, and endless trails await.
Guide to Trail Running
Download the free e-book.
Ever wished you could find a comprehensive guide to trail running? Well, look no further. Our e-book will teach you about all the basics you need to know.
- Keys to trail running success,
- Strength training,
- Safety in Mountains and
- Glossary of terms
Trail Athlete Services
Training forms the foundation of race preparation, but there are also supplementary measures that athletes can adopt to enhance their performance. TrailAthlete offers a range of services to cater to these needs. Explore our comprehensive selection of online and in-person offerings. If there's a specific service you require that isn't listed on our website, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Completely personalized coaching to suit your schedule and your goals. Coaches work with you on an individual personal level to achieve maximum results.
Event Specific Training Plans that take Distance, Elevation, Terrain and other specifics into consideration. The Training Plan will be catered to your current level of ability.
Coaches do a run down of the pinch points and ideal strategy for specific events and generate a pace specific race plan. The race strategy will include alternate plans and clear reachable milestones that can be shared with your support crew.
We can assist you in creating a basic nutrition plan for training and race day success.
The physiological stress undergone by athletes has a big effect on their psychological state, and vise versa. Learn how to use your mind to improve endurance performance in trail and ultra running.
Running Form Analysis
Even the strongest, fittest athlete can be hampered by biomechanical limiters. A running form analysis will help you identify and address running form issues.
A big part of endurance coaching centers around intensity and the physiological stress that places on our bodies. In order to best understand these stress factors and how the body adapts to them TrailAthete can help you to set up your Training Zones to make sure you are not under or over training.
Strength TrainingEndurance without strength is long and slow. Strength Training programs will help you to reduce injuries and improve performance.
CONQUER YOUR CHALLENGE IN AN ADVENTURE THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
6 challenges for every adventurer. Thrill yourself in 160km of trail bliss or find your feet with the Faultline City After Shocks. Every run in the Faultline Ultras is designed to inspire, and give you the best after match stories you will ever tell.
Discover the incredible success stories of clients who have not only achieved their goals but have gone above and beyond. Don't hesitate to connect with them and unlock the secrets to their accomplishments.
I used to ask myself why people bother with a coach to run and think surely you just run as much as you can and you'll be awesome. Well, I was most certainly wrong! Since signing on with TrailAthlete I have really enjoyed having a structured program that is solely for me, having speed sessions, chill runs and the all important return to running from covid recovery plan, which has been extremely helpful. Having structured programs each week motivates me to get stuck in and really be my best me, plus the TrailAthlete team are extremely engaging and keep in regular contact which gives me confidence in the team and their ability to make the athletes great 👍
Hardus takes all the guess work out of your training blocks. I don’t want to be drilling into too much detail about training plans, the why and when etc. Hardus delivers this to me to suit my family,work and race requirements. I LOVE the quick messages he leaves on WhatsApp….just to let you know he has your back. My running has genuinely improved -in performance and enjoyment-since starting with TrailAthlete.
The Kepler Challenge Mountain Run is the premier mountain running event in New Zealand and follows the 60 km Kepler Track through the Fiordland National Park. It has been held annually since 1988, and draws competitors from throughout New Zealand and around the world.
A collection of our training plans.
Explore our selection of training plans. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate athlete, we've got you covered. For elite athletes, we recommend checking out our premium athlete coaching option. Our training plans are designed with a suggested minimum fitness level and a recommended weekly time commitment. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable coaches.
Trail Athlete Coaching Team
Passionate about our athletes.
Our coaching team is incredibly passionate about working with athletes in a holistic manner. As avid runners ourselves, we strive to follow our own advice, allowing us to personally experience and validate the high-quality training we provide to our athletes. Our main goal is to assist athletes in identifying their current stage in their journey and guide them towards sustainable progress to achieve their goals. Don't hesitate to connect with us on social media or send us an email.
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We created Tailwind to give athletes like you easy-to-use, complete nutrition that frees you up to live in the moment and surprise yourself with what you can do.
Whether you’re out for a weekend adventure, training for your first race, or climbing the podium, Tailwind has your back.
It’s all you need. Really.
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