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There are two big mistakes that most amateur runners make. They go too hard on their easy days, and not hard enough on their hard days. This usually means they don't get as much out of their speedwork as they could, and they don't go easy enough to really get a good recovery. For the average runner targeting a 5k, they can usually get by with 30ish miles a ...


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For trail running I've found All Trails to be the perfect companion. You can find just about any trail, nationwide, and most people rate it (hardness + overall quality of the trial). It's definitely worth the download and try. I think you'll find it useful in your new ventures. Enjoy!


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I have been climbing and competing in this sport for a long time. I am not a mountaineer but I have done a lot of sport climbing in the past and have been primarily bouldering for the last 8 years. For hand strength I suggest being very cautious in how hard you push yourself in this regard. Always use open hands when doing training specific to finger ...


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I recommend Strava. It lets you find segments (trails) in your area using your GPS, and they are created and curated by the community, but also moderated by... well, moderators. It lets you look at segments by length, whether it's flat or hilly, and the level of inclination/steepness. I assume that's what you mean by "difficulty"? It keeps track of your ...


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As Atul points out, creating a "standard" difficulty rating is not easy, as people have various level of skills, physical abilities and training. However, this problem applies to any sport that uses trails as a primary pathway. The International Mountain Biking Association has a basic primer on how to try this. Note, they only address technical difficulty, ...


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No. There are no standards which determine the level of difficulty related to jogging or any exercise simply because the level of difficulty varies from person to person in every case.And also, there can not exist a standard specifically for a person because what may be difficult for you might be easy after sometime or somedays because our body adapts it ...



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