~ musings and meanderings
about all things trail ~
about Linda Doke
Three decades of ultra-distance running began with a chunk of years on tar (10 Comrades, 16 Two Oceans) and followed with almost 20 years of trail, racing through canyons, on beaches, deserts, islands, glaciers, salt flats, over mountains, escarpments and peaks. During the last five years I’ve added a coaching focus, passing on the lessons I’ve learned to help others seeking to reach beyond their comfort zones discover their full potential.
Five weeks of lockdown has affected more than our wallets, our waistlines and our willingness to be indoors, it has also whacked our fitness. The temptation is to throw ourselves eyeballs-out into our running, but that’s the fast road to injury. Here’s a guide to return to fitness without niggles.
Lockdown, the perfect reason for baking all sorts of scrumptious delights... in between trotting countless circuits of your lounge / kitchen / garden / driveway, if you are that way inclined. These apple muffins are a variation of a recipe my brother shared with me...
Don’t we trail junkies all love a challenge! If a new route incorporates a combination of peaks to be bagged in a specific order within a time limit, trailsters are hungry to leap to the challenge. And if it involves nasty curveballs like altitude, technical...
The dramatic drop-offs along the knife-sharp ridgeline of the mountain Visočica made the mountain feel higher than its +1850m Just over two decades ago, the destination of Bosnia was not on any tourist’s bucket list of travel destinations. The only people queueing to...
In mid May I ran the Ultra-Trail® Vipava Valley 53km in Slovenia. If you love to mix travel and running, add this one to your bucket list.
Looking to scratch a travel itch? There’s no better way to discover remote parts of the world than through the convenience of a stage run. I did the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race in India, and it took my breath away!
100km plus, traversing the Cederberg – are you adventurous enough to take this one on?
Imagine if you could feed a child 1,820 meals over the seven years of his/her primary school career, by simply running 100 miles?
One (great) wall, 4 200km, 1 seemingly impossible challenge, 3 months, and 6 pairs of running shoes. These are the tidiest stats behind David Grier’s latest challenge. But they don’t reflect even a smidgeon of the pain, sweat, tears, calories nor dogged determination required to achieve a goal that, until now, was deemed physically impossible.