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ProNutro African X Trailrun 2015 Training Program

The ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun presented by New Balance, born in 2009, has become one of South Africa‚Äôs iconic Trail Races and the biggest Stage Trail Run in the country! From a modest 120 teams in 2009, the event has grown and is now capped at 250 teams! After spending the first 4 years based in Kleinmond, the ProNutro AfricanX moved to the historic Houw Hoek Inn in 2013! Offering the perfect location for the Race Village with the spectacular Overberg Mountains as a backdrop, runners enjoyed three days of fantastic running through some of the best terrain in the area while being spoilt with beautiful views and newly built trails! The Race Village at the Houw Hoek Inn proved hugely popular with the delicious food and warm atmosphere on offer, and we look forward to welcoming runners back in March 2014! I am fortunate enough to partner with the organizers of the ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun by offering the online training program for runners to follow. The program is designed for anyone wanting to compete in the 2015 ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun and finish it. Please note that the program is not designed for elite athletes wanting to race. Please feel free…

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Elite Trail Runners Strength Training

Being a trail runner myself and working as a personal trainer in a small private gym in Stellenbosch with a lot of runners and trail runners, I came to realize there is something most trail runners lack. Running strength! Most of us put in the time and the miles on trails and on the road but we never give strength training a second though. Gym is for those unfortunate people that cant run, right? WRONG! I started up a little gym training group that focuses on running specific strength and functional training and I have been getting amazing feedback from all the athletes. If you want to take your running to the next level you will definitely find some strength training will do just that. Taking it a step further. About 3 months ago I started working with elite trail running superstar couple Landie and Christiaan Greyling and close friend Roelof Feenstra on a experimental phase of super focused strength sessions to see how supplementing their training with specific running focused strength training can benefit their racing. We had just about 12 weeks with the main aim being Otter 2014 for Landie and Christiaan. We worked really hard in the…

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