Tips for Running Smart
1) Stay alert, even when you’re tired: It’s easy to get sloppy or "check out" towards the end of a run. Your form goes, then your mind, and before you know it, you don’t even remember the last mile of trail. Stay alert and pay attention to the trail at all times.
2) Remember trail running basics: Lift your feet, be light in your step. These are the types of trail running basics that are easy to forget deep into a run and that can cause you to fall and potentially get injured.
ADVENTURE SMART WEBSITE:
We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and, most times, everything will go right. However, that one time that the unexpected happens…your investment in Trip Safety can mean the difference between a successful outcome and becoming a statistic. Whether your activity is during the summer or winter, on land or water, anywhere in Canada; remember the three T’s and follow these simple steps >>>> trip planning
THE TRIP PLAN
NO ONE EVER expects to get into trouble outdoors. But, a turn in the weather, mistake in judgment, unexpected injury, equipment failure, or sudden nightfall can quickly change any recreational outing into a crisis. Does anyone know where you have gone and when you expect to return? >>>> The trip plan
Black bears are found in 12 of Canada's provinces and territories, while grizzly bears are located in western provinces and northern territories. Though these areas are natural bear habitat, increasing human development and access pose a serious threat. We must respect the fact that the wilderness is home to bears, and as visitors we must do our part to help conserve bears and their environment >>>> bear safety
Although there have been a few sightings in other provinces, the cougar is endangered in eastern Canada. Cougar sightings are rare and direct attacks on humans are even rarer; however, when humans venture into the backcountry, we bring ourselves into the heart of cougar territory.
Though you may consider yourself fortunate to sight a cougar in the wild, these beautiful predatory creatures are unpredictable. If you do experience a confrontation with a cougar or feel threatened by one, immediately inform the nearest office of the Conservation Officer Service. Learn as much as you can about cougar behavior before you head out, and act responsibly while sharing their natural habitat >>>> cougar safety
TOP 10 ESSENTIALS
What survival items do you think should be carried in your pack for any outdoor adventure, whether the duration is a few hours or several days? These are not the specialized (and often essential) pieces of equipment that you would bring for your given activity (skis, a kayak, avalanche tranceiver, etc.), nor are they the items you would pack specifically for a camping trip (tent, sleeping bag, etc.), but are the basic survival items you should have in ANY outdoors situation >>>> top 10 essentials
This space will essentially become a diary for the spring clinic. I will be uploading weekly videos to share information, motivation and instructions on particular workouts or the new clinic format.