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  Living in UAE, we're fortunate to have vast expanses of desert at our disposal for training and racing. Running in desert has amazing benefits: Improved Running Form: Running on sand challenges the body to adapt to an unstable surface, leading to improvements in running mechanics and form. Reduced Impact: The soft sand absorbs shock and reduces impact on joints, potentially lowering the risk of injury compared to running on harder surfaces like pavement or concrete. Strengthens Stabilizing Muscles: Running on sand requires engagement of stabilizing muscles throughout the body, leading to enhanced strength and stability. Enhanced Balance and Coordination:...

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How to train for a race with steep terrain and big elevation profile when runners live in the city and have no access to trails and mountains? Here are some pro tips to help!  1. Stair Training: Incorporate stair climbing and descending into your training routine. This builds strength in your legs and prepare you for steep terrain.2. Treadmill Incline: Most gyms have treadmills with adjustable inclines. Utilize these to simulate uphill running.3. Strength Training: Incorporate strength training exercises that target your legs, including lunges, squats, step-ups, and calf raises. Strengthening your leg muscles can help you handle steep ascents...

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When it comes to outdoor adventures like hiking, camping, and backpacking, managing the weight of your pack is crucial. This blog post explores the art of striking the right balance between carrying essentials and keeping your load manageable. It emphasizes understanding the type and duration of your adventure, differentiating between essentials and comfort items, adhering to the 20% rule for backpacking, embracing the ultralight philosophy, and planning your meals. Sharing gear within a group, weighing your gear, and repackaging items can help lighten your load. Regular gear assessments and fitness training play a role in optimizing your pack weight. Finding this equilibrium ensures that you can fully enjoy your journey in the great outdoors.

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A general list that fits majority of the non technical hikers' mountains, including the most essential gear for trekking & camping at 5000-6000m mountains, such as: Mt. Kilimanjaro, ABC, EBC, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Kazbek…

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How To, Trail Run -

For runners and hikers who are bothered by the noise from water bladder while running or hiking, this is video is to show you how to stop that annoying noise. 

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