Dirt

helping the dust settle around trail running and coaching through applied sport science

Training Zones

For those of you who read my first blog post on 3 Key Aspects of Running Performance, you’ll remember that I cited Lactate Threshold (LT) as being an even better indicator of running performance than VO2MAX. It’s because of this fact that I base all...

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3 key aspects of running performance

Let’s get our hands dirty, and jump right in.   I believe it’s human nature to want to advance, or improve on, what has been achieved in the past. If that wasn’t human nature, we simply wouldn’t be where we are as a human race. That being...

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Rio 2016: SA runners you should be watching at the Olympics

You may be wondering what the Olympics has to do with trail running… While Rooted in Dirt definitely focuses on trail running, I love and support other running disciplines (in this case road and track) nonetheless and given that most South Africans are currently high...

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Why Rooted in Dirt?

UPDATE (February, 2018): After approximately 18 months away, Rooted in Dirt is back and better than ever. Priorities are straight, goals are in place and we are 100% plant-based. All recipes will be vegan from here on out. For more information see the "about us" section.   Of the...

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