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Trail Running vs. Road Running: Which is Better?

Who remembers when the debate of trail running vs. road running began? It’s older than the debate of Coke vs. Pepsi.

Both sides believe their form of running is the one proper way. But is one better than the other? Or do both offer their benefits that can help you as a runner?

Find out more below.

Arequipa in Peru: How to Travel in The White City

I stepped out of the airport after landing in Arequipa in Peru. I breathed in; the cool air filled my nostrils like standing in front of an air conditioner.

The air was thin and noticeably so. With each breath, my lungs only filled to about 80%. I gasped like Spongebob in Sandy’s Dome.

Travel Fatigue and How to Avoid It

It sounds ridiculous, right? Travel fatigue? I can already hear many people groaning and saying, “Oh, cry me a river. I’d love to travel as much as you get to!”

And, I don’t necessarily disagree. Full-time travelers are fortunate.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t negative aspects to this lifestyle. There are pros and cons to everything in life, and travel is no different.

9(ish) Apps for the Travel Runner

“There’s an app for that.” Who recalls this classic saying? Bonus points if you can remember where it came from without Googling it!

Apple coined this phrase with their commercial for the iPhone 3G in 2009. Apps were still new around that time, but today, they’re ubiquitous. Phones, tablets, computers, and even TVs are running apps.

Each year, the total number of app downloads increases by over 10 billion. In addition, as of early 2020, there were almost 9 million apps in the world. Coming from a person who has developed apps before (none I’m particularly proud of), much of them aren’t worth your time.

So, what apps benefit this lifestyle? You don’t have the time to sift through all those apps and find what works for you. But, apparently, I do. A fact that makes me unsure if I should be proud or ashamed. Regardless, let’s dive into the different apps for the Travel Runner.

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Find the Cheap Flights: 6 Ways to Discover a Bargain

Everyone wants to find the cheap flights, right? You scour the internet for hours, waiting to unearth that hidden gem that no one else finds. Usually, though, this isn’t exactly how it goes. You end up disappointed and frustrated.

How come you can’t find those incredible deals that you see everyone talking about online?

But, what if you can? What if all you had to do was make a few adjustments to your flight search process and you could save hundreds of dollars?

Is Trail Running Dangerous? Stay Safe on the Trails

Aren’t you worried about something bad happening?” This is a question I often hear when I say that I love trail running and that I spend many hours each week out in the middle of the forest/jungle (depending on where I am in the world). Is trail running dangerous? Yes, it can be.

However, in my opinion, trail running isn’t any more dangerous than road running. If you take the right precautions, that is. Begin to go on your runs without the proper gear, or the correct amount of hydration/nutrition and it’s a matter of when, not if, you put yourself into a precarious situation.

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Motivate Yourself to Run: 7 Tips and Tricks

Motivation levels jump up and down more than the stock market. It’s an inevitable part of running. You just finished a race with a personal best, and you’re determined to continue this upward trend. You don’t even have to motivate yourself to run, it’s pushing you out the door.

Then the motivation monster sneaks in and robs you of that fire in your belly. Your world turns cold and gray. Moving your legs to walk around your house seems like a chore, how will you possibly run?!