Mindful Runner

/Mindful Runner

About Mindful Runner

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Mindful Runner has created 24 blog entries.

Mindful Buddies Promotion

SIGN-UP NOW TILL 30 APRIL 2017 Mindful Runner presents the 'MINDFUL BUDDIES PROMO' and would like to invite you, our valued members, the following: Valid dates for this promo: 9 March - 30 April 2017 FOR NEW MINDFUL RUNNER SIGN-UPS: As soon as you complete your sign-up process on the website you will receive [...]

By | 2017-03-09T15:00:57+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Shop News|Comments Off on Mindful Buddies Promotion

Lessons from the Mountain

https://youtu.be/Q9AOB6kE_eU We had decided to take on Ryan Sandes FKT challenge on Table Mountain one early Saturday morning, and looking out the window in the car on the way to the mountain, the weather was proving to be less than ideal. It was a little windy and overcast, but nothing we couldn’t handle. I [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:28:22+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Race Reports, Trail Running|0 Comments

Nasal breathing

The most common tip for regulating your Long Slow Distance(LSD) run is to run at a conversational pace. Try this as an alternative. Focus on your breathing as you run and ONLY breath through your nose. Start with a 4 out 4 in rhythm and over some weeks try to build yourself to 5 and 5  and [...]

By | 2015-03-20T17:03:23+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Meditation, Mental, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windbreaker / Windproof jacket

What is it? A windbreaker or windproof jacket keeps the wind out. Some of them will be able to keep you dry through very light showers but a windbreaker is most definitely not Waterproof. I See the post on Waterproof Jackets here. Why is it compulsory? When you're exercising perspiration serves to cool you down. A [...]

Whistle – for what?

The next item on your compulsory kit list no matter how short the event, is a whistle. Why not just shout? A whistle will only ever be needed in an emergency when you need to draw a rescuer or a marshals attention to your location. The sound of a whistle carries a lot further than the sound of [...]

By | 2015-02-16T14:15:51+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Adventure Race, Compulsory Kit, Trail Running|0 Comments

Space Blanket

We continue our series on trail running compulsory gear with the space blanket otherwise known as an emergency blanket or a survival blanket. Why is it compulsory? The primary purpose of a space blanket is to keep you warm in an emergency situation. It could be that you're injured or you're waiting with an injured person until [...]

By | 2015-02-05T15:14:36+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Adventure Race, Compulsory Kit, Trail Running|0 Comments

Waterproof Jackets

Why are they compulsory? Wet clothes can lead to hypothermia in even mild conditions. Add to that heavy rain accompanied by wind and you have a recipe for disaster. Hypothermia is a condition in which your body is losing heat faster than it can generate it. Mental confusion is a consequence of hypothermia and it often leads [...]

Hydration Packs

If you have entered a trail race of more than 10 km or one that has a lot of altitude gain and loss then you will surely have come across the compulsory kit list. This is the first in a series of posts on compulsory kit, what it is, why you need it and the Mindful [...]

By | 2015-02-02T16:59:20+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Compulsory Kit, Osprey, Trail Running, Trail Running Packs|0 Comments