Review on The Trail Runner’s Companion by Sarah Lavender Smith
I was listening to a podcast and one of the hosts mentioned this book and made a comment like, “…this book gives real life information, like what to do when you are on your menstrual cycle and out on the trail.” This peaked my interest so I found the book on Amazon. After reading the summary and reviews, I decided to purchase it for my two young trail running newbies. My daughter loves to read so when I convinced her to start trail running and learned of this book I thought it would be a great way for her to learn the ins and outs of the sport. So far I have only browsed the book and already found useful information for myself. Isabelle has already used several of the author’s recommendations during our base training.
The Trail Runner’s Companion covers everything a trail runner needs from day one. Smith talks about the unique mindset many trail runners have, cross-training exercises, what to do if you are injured on the trail, need to use the bathroom, have a blister. How to start training with proper form and prepare for an ultra race. Trail safety, hydration, nutrition, clothing, equipment, hill work, running down hills, running on a variety of terrain, animal encounters.
Both girls are enjoying this book and we will all definitely use it as a resource for years to come. I included the link below if you would like to read more about the book and author.