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Fun in the Snow or Trail Running

Snowfall has been prolific so far this Winter in the Sierra Nevada, which straddles the border between California and Nevada.

The feet of snow that have piled up in recent days in multiple atmospheric river events vaulted snowfall totals this season over 200 inches at the highest elevations.

So sometimes we need to cast aside our spring and summer running goals and  take to the snow.  This has been a ski season to remember.

Tips to help you run faster

As many avid runners have learned along the way, your form can do more than help you not look like a twerking-ostrich (as David Roche put it), it can actually increase your speed too. This one from trailrunnermag.com has 3 tips that will help you increase speed (and appearance too). In brief, work on 1. Short and soft strides, 2. Engaging your gluten and finally, 3. Flow back, don’t pull forward. Read the tips in full here. Enjoy!

[Photo credit Stig Nygaard/Creative Commons 2.0]

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No mountains–no problem

Training is one of the most important parts of being a serious runner. However, for those of us who live in the city and who love trail races, we know training be difficult. Nikhil Shah, 43, figured out how to make the most of his city and gym to prepare for the Georgia Death Race. Read the full article about his workouts and training in Columbus, Ohio here. nomountains.inart