Trail & ultra running Q&A (How to use poles, gels, train for half marathon & 50 miles at same time!)

by Dec 23, 2020Q&A, Trail Chat LIVE Q&As with athletes & experts0 comments

Trail & ultra running Q&A including training, nutrition, ice spikes, running poles, coming back from injury and the best running gear I have tested in 2020…

Listen to the podcast version available here after the live YouTube show (search ‘Q&A Dec20 Wild Ginger Running’ in your usual podcast provider also).

Questions (from my Patreons):

Phil – best thing I’ve tested in 2020

Ben – how to stop self doing too much too soon after injury

Cat – training for 1hr 50 road half marathon and 50 miles at same time!

Becky – ultras for 18+ years old rather than 21+

John G – bump update

Rich – bump shoes

Monique – struggling to run 5k in one go

John H – which ice spikes to buy

Matt – gels, how to avoid stomach issues?

Paul H – how to use running poles

Resources I spoke about during tonight’s broadcast:

How not to overdo it after injury

Paul Hobrough’s Running Free of Injury book (best advice!)



Shane Benzie short improve your running technique film

Shane Benzie longer interview

Winter trail shoes and ice spikes explained

Good Ice Spikes for trails

Yaktrax Run Ice Traction



The Runner’s Cookbook by Anita Bean



How to use running poles tutorial with Leki poles

Poles review 2020

What length should poles be (running & walking is the same)

Latest nutrition reviews and advice

More interviews with elites, coaches & influencers (playlist)

More trail and ultra running training films (playlist)

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