Tag Archives: ultra trail

A guide to trail running in Vietnam (Mt Fansipan on your own)

probably the best thing to do in Vietnam if you are a trail runner or a mountain lover. To climb Mount Fansipan, the highest summit..

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A guide to trail running in Oman

“What, you pooped on my rocks ? Here I crush you small insignificant human piece of shit!”
We continued.

Why do we run ultras ?

Maybe ignoring them is just what they need. Dismissal, pure and simple. Or perhaps the real benefit of running isn’t physical, but spiritual

How to get rid of IT band syndrome?

A few weeks ago I had to abandon a race because of iliotibial band pain. It sucked a million times !
I already had caught this 3 years ago and I knew it was damn difficult to get rid of it permanently. It is also a super frustrating because the pain will quickly disappear and you will want to run but as soon as you do it, the pain will come back instantly.

Nilgiris 100 kms and the IT Band issues

I could see the tree plantations going up the hill in an organized chaos so descriptive of India. It smelt so good, like, if tea and spices were both perfect combinations. And then, at kilometer 50, the right knee just abandoned, leaving me bitter and sorrow.
– “So now what ?”

Thailand Ultramarathon 50Kms

Race organizer, Marcus, had led the comically understated briefing, highlights including:

“Watch your footsteps, you should not get bit by any snakes, but if you do, remember the shape and color of it, so we know which anti-venom to use. We wouldn’t want you to get the wrong one…”