Trail Running Recommendations

The following are all of my favorite things to use in trail running right now. Click the photo to link to where you can buy it.

Trail Running Shoe

 Salomon Ultra Pro

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The all around perfect trail shoe for short & long distance. Killer traction that grips on snow and ice and doesn’t feel like overkill with regular trail conditions. Cheaper price point and has a bit more cushion. I had to size down a 1/2 size.

Road Shoe

Salomon Predict RA

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Its actually a pretty close tie between these and the Sonic RA 2 of which I used both during my recent road marathon training. These win out because of slightly more cushion and that sleek sexy style. I had to size down a 1/2 a size.

Running Hydration Pack

Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set

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I absolutely LOVE this pack because it literally can be used for every trail need. Its stretchy so it holds A LOT but it is also super light, so on shorter days it doesn’t feel like to much. I can generally access any of the back pockets without having to actually take the pack off (which is my favorite feature). It also holds trekking poles, has 2 pockets in the front for soft flask bottles (included) and holds an additional 1.5 liter bladder (not included) in the back. It is one of the more expensive packs out there but it is absolutely worth it. Great quality and unlimited usefulness!

Note: This pack is being discontinued and replaced with the following Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set. It has a cheaper price point and some overall changes. I haven’t tried it out yet but know people that have and enjoy it!

Bottoms

S/Lab Skirt W

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The only skirt that you will ever see me wear on the trail. So lightweight and doesn’t do that stupid flip thing on the bottom because I have a bigger butt. Just don’t wear on a windy day! This is a modular product meaning it doesn’t have a built in liner and you choose which one you want to use separately.

Salomon Comet Tech Leg

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These leggings come in lots of fun colors (I already have 3 pairs) and they are the perfect density for cold weather while not being too warm.

Tops

Salomon Comet Breeze Tee

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 I now own 3 of these in different colors. They are so lightweight and breathable. I have ran in them in 70 degree weather and not felt like I had to strip down. Super flowy and the color options are DOPE. If you try anything of the Salomon clothing, try this. You will not be disappointed.

Salomon XA Tee W

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Salomon has been killing it with the light and comfortable tee shirts. I never liked wearing tee shirts while running…ever. Now you will frequently see me in this one and the Comet Breeze.

Choose Mountains Tanks

You can pretty much see me wearing the following two Choose Mountains tank tops year round. Super comfortable material and LONG!

Muscle Tank

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Jackets

Lightening Race WP Jkt

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This jacket keeps me warm but it still lets air in through the material so I don’t feel like I am wearing a garbage bag once I start working up a sweat. I used this jacket a lot on my 14er adventures during the summer and rarely had to add an extra layer. It also conveniently zips up into its own pocket to be about the size of your palm.

Outline 360 3L Jacket

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This is the PERFECT winter jacket for me. It’s waterproof and windproof and still breathable. It has a rain jacket type liner on the inside so its not soft, but it keeps me incredibly warm. I’ve already dealt with some serious wind in this jacket and did not feel the need for a warmer one. I will likely use this year round; in the alpine during the summer and everywhere else during the other three seasons.  

Trail Snacks

Plum Organics Pear and Mango baby food (trust me, it’s the shit)

Skratch Labs Raspberry Energy Chews (like a slightly healthier sour patch kid, yum!)

Gnarly Nutrition Hydrate– Orange Pineapple

Wholesome Organic Delish Fish (like swedish fish that don’t get stuck in your teeth and are a bit healthier!)

Post Run

Gnarly Nutrition BCAA’S

Upstart Kombucha Berry Black

Recovery

Chiropractic/Soft Tissue Rehab & Personalized Strength Training – The Chiro Lab 

Deep Tissue Massage – Chris Grauch at Boulder Deep Tissue