trail runner

Holy Shin, that hurts

Holy Shin, that hurts

I have the calves of a Springbok prop. They are neither particularly feminine nor exactly suited to long distance running. Really, they are more of a curse than a blessing. And yes, I’m talking about shin splints. It’s an injury that plagues many runners, especially those who are new to the sport and looking to build up their mileage.

#Run4Walker

#Run4Walker

Continuing with the general theme of my life that is “overcommitting myself” I signed up for my first trail event, The Drakensberg Northern trail 40K challenge. I should add that when I signed up I didn’t even own a pair of trail shoes and had never done a trail run before.

Life's not all downhill

Life's not all downhill

The increased impact when you run downhill requires greater eccentric control to decelerate your legs as you hammer down the hill (some of us more heavily than others).