The Trailhead

Advice from another planet, the lure of 4.167, and running’s most common injury.

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Corrine and Buzz break down Kilian Jornet’s exhaustive new blog recapping his 2022 training with micro-details including his workouts, nutrition, sleep, stress and more. Are there usable tips for a “normie” runner or is Kilian simply from another planet? Next, Corrine talks to writer and runner Jared Beasley about the quiet, but seductive appeal of the backyard race phenomenon. His piece, “Everyone’s Got A Shot at a Backyard, Right?” looks at the enigmatic format and how an average runner can get (happily?) sucked in. And Buzz talks to Isabella from L.A. about shin splints and offers a range of tips and tricks to help.

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Presented by Ultimate Direction and with support this week from Tailwind Nutrition.

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