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Salomon Trail Running Packs: 4D Trekking Pole Straps

Salomon Trail Running Packs – 4D Trekking Pole Straps

How to Attach Your Trekking Poles to a Salomon Trail Running Pack

The Salomon Trail Running Packs 4D Trekking Pole Straps took me a bit to figure out how they actually work.  After trial and error I finally figured out how they work.  Here are step-by-step instructions on how to use the Salomon Trail Running Packs 4D Trekking Pole Straps.

Step 1: With your S-Lab Salomon trail running pack on your back, grab from behind and below the pack; the bungee 4D strap.  The  4D strap has a clasp at the end that you can cinch to create a small loop.  Insert the tips of your trekking poles into the loop.

 

Step 1 - Insert tips of both trekking poles into the loop.

Step 1 – Insert tips of both trekking poles into the loop.

Step 2: Making sure that the tips of your trekking poles stay in the loop, swing the poles behind your back.

Step 2 - Swing your trekking poles behind your back.

Step 2 – Swing your trekking poles behind your back.

Step 3: With the trekking poles now over your right shoulder, grab the 4D strap on the front of your Salomon trail running pack.

Step 3 - Trekking poles over right shoulder, grab the 4D strap.

Step 3 – Trekking poles over right shoulder, grab the 4D strap.

Step 4: Wrap the 4D cord around your trekking poles.  I wrap the 4D cord around my poles twice.

Step 4 - Wrap the 4D cord around your trekking poles.

Step 4 – Wrap the 4D cord around your trekking poles.

Step 5: Attach the hook of the 4D cord to your Salomon trail running pack.

Step 5 - Attache the cord to your Salomon trail running pack.

Step 5 – Attache the cord to your Salomon trail running pack.

Step 6: You are now ready to go running with your trekking poles attached to your Salomon trail running pack.

Step 6 - Rear view with trekking poles attached to a Salomon trail running pack.

Step 6 – Rear view with trekking poles attached to a Salomon trail running pack.

Body Surface Area (BSA)

Body Surface Area (BSA)

Body Surface Area (BSA) is the total surface of the human body. This measurement is used in the medical field to help determine the appropriate dosages of medicine and the amount of IV fluids that need to be administered.

Body Surface Area has many different formulas for calculating the number, each with slightly different results. The most commonly used formula now is that of Mosteller, published in 1987 in The New England Journal of Medicine. Mosteller’s derived a simplified calculation in metric terms. The body surface area = the square root of product of the weight

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BMI (Body Mass Index)

BMI (Body Mass Index)

Body Mass Index (BMI), is a general “rule of thumb” measurement to estimating human body fat based on an individual’s weight and height. BMI offers a correlation to other direct methods of measuring body fat, but BMI does not actually measure the percentage of body fat. Basically BMI offers a reliable indicator of body fatness.

BMI is an inexpensive and easy method that can be used as a screening method for unhealthy weight categories that may lead to health issues.

BMI is defined as the individual’s body mass divided by the square of his or her

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Marathon Training Schedule

Marathon Training Schedule

A Marathon Training Schedule can seem to be more challenging than the actual marathon. As challenging as your marathon training schedule may seem, keep this in mind; only 1% of the entire population of the world has seen the finish line of a marathon. And if you have never crossed the finish line of a marathon, you are about to become one of the 1%.

My marathon training schedule is for beginner runners to seasoned veterans. It is actually a modification of my 50 Mile Training Plan with tempo runs, Yasso 800s, and still maintaining

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What are Shin Splints?

What are Shin Splints?

What are shin splints is a question that I get asked often. Shin splints commonly refers to the pain in the front interior of your lower legs. The medical term for shin splints is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are usually know as an overuse injury. If you feel a throbbing in your shins during and/or after your workouts, you most likely are experiencing shin splints. If you let the shin splints go untreated you can inflame the shin splint symptoms and it can really ruin your training and racing.

Shin Splints Symptoms

Shin

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How to Run Faster: 10 Tips

How to Run Faster: 10 Tips

How to run faster is a question that I get asked a lot. How to run faster for me takes a few key steps since I am an ultra runner and slow and long is my normal. Currently I am taking my “how to run faster” advice myself since I am training for the 2012 Fiesta Marathon with hopes of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. How to run faster is going to push most people out of their comfort zone. Prepare to be uncomfortable, even miserable. I train with my invisible training

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Salomon Trail Running Pack S-Lab 12: Review

Salomon Trail Running Pack S-Lab 12: Review

The Salomon Trail Running Pack S-Lab 12 is for the serious ultra trail runner. I bought the Salomon Trail Running Pack S-Lab 12 this year when I was in Chamonix after running the UTMB. After the pack I used during the UTMB did not meet my expectation, and after seeing how many of the European runners were using the Salomon Trail Running Pack S-Lab 12; I decided to pay the price and make the purchase. And am glad that I did.

Salomon Trail Running Pack S-Lab 12 – Specifications

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Running Hill Training

Running Hill Training

Running hill training is my second favorite training right behind speed training (note the sarcasms). However, if you don’t train hard on what your weaknesses are you will never become a better runner. Running hill training is my weakness, well at least up hills. So if you are still reading about running hill training then you must be serious about improving your trail running performance and improving your fitness lifestyle. Let’s take a look at what you will need to do.

Building Your Foundation

Running hill training is similar to other running training goals such as running

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Fenix Garmin for Running

Fenix Garmin for Running

The Fenix Garmin for running came out this summer (2012) as Garmin’s first wristband GPS running watch for ultra-running. This Garmin for running has an advertised battery life of 50 hours, and thus appealed to mountainous hikers and runners alike. The Fenix Garmin for running also falls into the category of ABC watches. This stands for Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass.

Shut the GPS off and extend the battery life and the watch looks contemporary enough to be worn during every day use. The Fenix Garmin for running has rugged and modern looking design which means you

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Protein Foods in Your Diet

Protein Foods in Your Diet

Protein foods in your diet are important because this is how you provide the amino acids that your body requires. The amino acids that make up protein are responsible for your overall structure, hormonal balances, our immune system, and for the basic transportation of proteins in your body. This smallest group of a protein (the amino acids) join together to make up the primary protein structures: peptides and peptide chains. The protein foods in your diet are broken down and digested into peptides and amino acids. The protein foods in your diet need to be

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