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Even the most die hard road runner has got to admit, there’s something pretty magical or at least a little romantic about the idea of trail running. And if you’d like to try it or get better at it, there’s a few things you’re going to want to know first.

Let’s find out.

Today I’ve invited back Coach Tera Pruett. Tera is a trail running and strength coach here in Asheville, NC and also coaches with me at the Asheville Running Retreat in September.

We’re talking about:

  • The basics of trail running and how it’s different from the roads,
  • Hill techniques to be a better climber and downhiller, and
  • Types of specific trail training from beginner to more advanced

Spring is a great time to hit the trails, and after listening to this, you’ll be even more prepared to tackle them.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I love this podcast so much and look forward to its release each week! It’s so informative and helpful and tackles a lot of issues us runners think and worry about silently, it’s so great to have them addressed and helpful solutions along with it. Claire is also very well spoken, and I really enjoy the interviews where she challenges the way her guest thinks/operates, she’s great at adding a different perspective and it helps the guest speaker really dive in deep with their knowledge. Amazing podcast, keep up the great work!


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