Quietest ‘training camp’ ever: Find bliss, Vert, on this remote island


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A handful of Salomon runners spent 7 days on El Hierro in the Canary Islands, a paradise for trail running paradises.

Imagine an island vacation. You can sit back, relax, and dip your toes in the ocean or sand. Oh, and you can run too. Run hard.

Salomon’s training camp in El Hierro, Canary Island, far away in the eastern Atlantic, offers runners relaxation and bliss – but also endurance tests steep vertical.

Solomon united seven world athletes to a 7-day camp on El Hierro, which offers 1,500 m difference in altitude in only 5 km to the peak of the island. The athletes managed 210 km of running, 11,500 meters of altitude, another 170 km of cycling and more.

Many vert. Empty paths. Beautiful weather. Trail running paradise.

In Solomon’s words, “This is how we like it.”

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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.

Topics: perseverance, running

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