16 Feb 2017
Don’t worry too much about pace per km or those details. There’s a bit of creativity involved out on the trails and with that comes a very relaxed nature and you really have to go with the flow, although you will still be running hard. Strong ankles, a strong pivot point, a strong core and strong hips are vital to navigate the trail obstacles and to avoid injury,...
11 Jun 2016
Ingredients: 120g buckwheat flour 1⁄2 tsp salt 250ml oat/rice/almond milk 1⁄3 of ripe banana 4 tsp honey 1 tsp baking powder 1 1⁄2 tsp tahini/peanut butter/almond butter Coconut oil for frying Method: Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until everything is smooth. Cover the base of a non-stick frying pan with a dash of oil. It’s just so that your pancake won’t...
09 Jun 2016
Why do we travel? Eleanor Roosevelt sums it up rather well: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Travel pushes us into a spell of seemingly uncomfortable situations such as meeting new people with completely different lifestyles and cultures or navigating our way around a mountain...
12 Apr 2016
This past weekend, Christiaan & I went on yet another weekend getaway. This time to a quaint little town of Greyton, less than 2 hours drive from Cape Town. It is one of the most beautiful villages, situated in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range, off the N2 in the Overberg. We joined the crew of the Greyton Classic Mountain bike and Trail Event to explore some possibilities...
26 Mar 2015
Strive for very small, daily gains to reach your long term goals. Training consistently is the key to fitness. But to be consistent, you also need regular recovery sessions.
13 Feb 2015
I started my bi-weekly gym sessions with Ronel Natrass at Runstrong about 5 months ago to see how focused strength training could help improve my overall performance on the trails. Since then, I have noted a significant improvement in particularly my climbing skills and overall fatigue levels. As you might have come to realize, the sport of trail running requires considerable strength as well as...
30 Jan 2015
Training & Racing There are 2 types of climbing when it comes to running; Climbs in training and climbs in Racing. People often get confused by how these have to be approached differently in in order to get to the top. The climbs in training should be your enemy, you should give your everything to trample it underneath your feet, while the climbs in a...