Conquer the trails with confidence using this six-move circuit
Train for the trails in just six moves
Robbie Britton is a team GB ultrarunner and coach (centurionrunning.com), and is currently ranked number 17 in the world for ultras. He went from running his first marathon to competing for Great Britain in the World Ultra Marathon Championships in just four years.
‘Becoming faster and more resilient on the trails is your aim, but this workout can support and improve your performance,’ says Britton. ‘Running on trails and hills already gives your body a more varied workout than a flat road can – mixing up the terrain and routes will keep your body guessing and work your whole body, not just your legs. But supplementing your runs with these core, mobility and strengthening exercises will help you hold your form in the latter stages of a race. They’ll keep you moving quickly and efficiently.’
‘Perform the exercises in this six-move circuit back to back three times, resting for two minutes between each circuit,’ says Britton. ‘Do it once a week at first, building to twice a week to supplement the work you do on the trails. For any moves involving weights, avoid going too heavy. Explosive box jumps are the long-distance runner’s equivalent of lifting big weights. You’ll earn all the power you need for the trails without having to go too heavy in the weights room.’ Robbie Britton will wear Inov-8 running shoes to compete in ultra races over all terrains in 2015. Read blogs from him and other Inov-8 athletes at team.inov-8.com