Four Delicious Recipes
Unlike road running, the trails offer a freedom that the monotony of pounding the pavement does not. Pace is irrelevant, elevation is key and the sights can be stunning. There are so many incredible trail systems in Canada, it’s hard to believe such beauty is in our backyard.
Another stark contrast the trail experience has from road running is the type of fuelling you can stomach. While most road races are stocked with gels, energy drinks and water, trail races know how to throw one hell of an aid station party. Anything from chips and candy to de-fizzed pop – it’s like everyone’s childhood birthday party dream come true, mid-race.
Outside of the race world, trail runs and hikes require more satiating snacks due to the long duration. Some of the classic choices such as chips, jerky, trail mix and granola bars are all typically store bought. The downside to this is that they’re loaded with unnecessary preservatives, high levels of sodium and sugar and packed in environmentally unfriendly waste. Luckily, these tasty morsels can be made at home with regular ingredients. That way, you know exactly where your food came from, and what it’s made with.