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Most of our Table Mountain Constantia trail run is situated on the East side of Table mountain. The run start with a steady climb one way and up to the contour path that will warm you up nicely for the rest of the run. Table Mountain Constantia trail run is in the protected area of Table Mountain National Park and mostly on hiking paths. You will follow a gentle undulating trail that will take you over wooded paths, streams and waterfalls (in winter) and above Kirstenbosch garden all the way to Constantia.
Sturdy trail running shoes and breathable socks, natural fibres such as mohair or wool. For the legs a lightweight and quick drying tights or shorts. For the upper body inner layer, lightweight, quick-drying, breathable long or short sleeved. Second layer with thermal long-sleeved base layer for cold or wet conditions. Outer layer, lightweight, windproof, water resistant breathable, insulated jacket. For head wear, quick drying peak caps or buff. For eyewear, quality Polarized lenses, which can adjust as light conditions change. Hydration pack with a stable body fit and ventilated back.
Yoga and running lie on opposite ends of the exercise spectrum but they actually combine strength and flexibility.
5 - 10km Judging pace for short races up to 10km is the trickiest. You are running at a high intensity, leaving little margin for error. The most common mistake is to start too fast and then running out of gas! This also happen if you have not done a proper warm-up before the race. If you discover that you seem to find your second wind after the first kilometres, it is a sign that you haven't done a proper warm-up. Golden rule the shorter the race the longer the warm-up. 10-21km Races over these distances have fast starts, especially since on trails it is important to try and get a good position before hitting the single track. Knowing that the pace will slow down once everyone reaches narrow paths. Less competitive runners should start more on the safe mode as they can still work their way past slower runners. Often single track poses challenges for good pacing and you don't want to be stuck behind slower runners.
If your body is off-balance it can often lead to repetitive strain injuries. Tight muscles tend to get tighter and compensating weak muscles weaker. Yoga can work specifically at balancing strength in the muscles that support and stabilize the skeleton system.
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