• 9 Lessons

    About Trail Shoes

    Trail shoes are the vessel to adventure. They are the most important part of your gear quiver, as they will take you to many magical places, and will help keep you upright while doing so! Wilderness-based terrain is much different from what one would experience on a road. The needs, functionality, and features of a trail shoe cater to the rough and tumble of rocks, mud, roots, sand, gravel, you name it. Understanding the importance of a trail shoe and the features it may offer, will undoubtedly set you on a path (trail) of success.

  • 9 Lessons

    Apparel for the Trail

    Running through the wild can be exactly that. Some days may grant you that perfect sunny 80 degrees, whereas other days may include rain or freezing temperatures. Understanding what your apparel is made of, the functionality of the technology, and when you should be wearing it, all contribute to an enjoyable and comfortable adventure.
  • 1 Lesson

    Calorie Intake While Running

    If you don't put gas in the car, the car won't go! Additionally, you need the correct form of gas if you want optimal performance and mileage! Learn about on the run nutrition, its importance, and what will work best for you.

  • 1 Lesson

    Electrolyte Intake

    Have you ever cramped in training run or race, or in the middle of the night while sleeping? There's a good chance those cramps are being caused by a lack of electrolytes within your body. Learn more about electrolytes in the lesson below!

  • 1 Lesson

    Post-Run Nutrition

    Celebrating your hard earned training run or race is a must! You deserve it! While enjoying this celebration, it's important to be mindful of the nutrients you refuel and repair your body with. There are ways to have your cake and eat it too!

  • 1 Lesson

    Pre-Run Nutrition

    Nutrition is a highly important variable to the success of one's performance. To reach that success, one must focus on proper nutrition long before actually hitting the trails for training or a race. Pre-Run Nutrition helps to set the stage, and to put you on the right path for a strong body and mind.

  • 1 Lesson

    Protein Needs

    Protein! An asset within your nutrition. The old school of thought claimed protein as a vital nutrient in ball-based or strength focused sports, but not so much in endurance sports. Thank goodness for better research and proven studies, as protein is key to keeping your body healthy and strong.

  • 9 Lessons

    Shoe Anatomy

    Anatomy of a Shoe is a course designed to educate viewers on the construction, function, and components that make up a piece of footwear. In this course, we will cover topics including: outsole, midsole, upper, overlays, stack height & differential, neutral vs. stability, and more. The goal of this course is to help you become more knowledgeable about what you are putting on your feet, how to choose the best shoe for you, and a general overall understanding of how footwear is constructed and functions. 


  • 8 Lessons

    Shoe Fitting

    “What size shoe do you wear?”  can sound like a straightforward question that is often answered with a simple number.  But there are many factors…
  • 1 Lesson

    Water Intake

    The one constant in every runner or hiker's backpack, is water. Hydration is necessary not only for performance and recovery, but simply for general existence! Making sure you are mindful of fluid intake can make or break your race, and can also effect your overall health. Learn more about water intake in the lesson below.