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NÄAK TIPS’ is our new series of articles in which our professional athletes share their advice and experience with you so that you too can achieve your goals on D-Day. 

Professional trail runner, Luca Papi, 39 years old Italian, is not a full-time high-level sportsman. An attraction operator at Disneyland Paris, he arrived in France in 1998. Deciding to run to work, he runs an average of 20 to 40 km per day. This daily practice gave him the passion for trail running. Today he is one of the best in the field of ultra-trail, yet he did not suspect such endurance facilities.

It's not easy to go running in the mountains when the snow makes most of the trails impassable.
For many, winter is synonymous with "off season". But that doesn't mean it's a complete break! It's the best time to work on your weaknesses, vary your activities and prepare for the upcoming season. Here are 5 tips given by Jenève & Majorie from Filles du Nord to keep you moving during the cold season.
The essence of trail running is not only about running. It is the quest for a unique experience, in symbiosis with our environment. Learn how running in the wilderness can improve your day-to-day life.

With almost all of us spending most of the day home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those of us who are ultra endurance athletes or adventurers

Kylee Toth, a professional ski mountaineer and elite athlete in the Näak family, has written you an incredible piece for ski season preparation. Here are 5 key strength exercises you should do to get primed for ski season and the reason why they will get you going up and down the hill faster.

Not only is Kylee one of Näak’s elite ambassadors, but she is also a professional skier who competes on the Canadian Ski Mountaineering National Team. Some of her accomplishments include top female ski mountaineer racing athlete in Canada in 2015, North American female spring champion in 2016 and more recently, claimed the fastest known time on Mount Columbia in 2020! Not to mention she is a 3x winning Canadian Ski Mountaineering Champion.

Fueling your body with proper nutrients is an essential way to provide yourself with enough energy for day-to-day activities. For

After a successful taper, you will feel refreshed, sharp, and ready to tackle the race. One of our phenomenal ambassadors, Marie-Eve Trottier, talked to us about how you should taper in the future. By following these four general rules, you can complete your next taper in the healthiest, happiest manner.

We've all been there, race day, and you've got a few hours left before you toe the line. Soon after that point, like clockwork every time, your mind starts cranking out all the unfortunate possibilities. Thoughts of "what-ifs" will inevitably creep into your mind no matter how many times you've placed that bib number on your chest. This is a completely natural feeling. As uncomfortable as it may be, it's simply how we prepare for what's in store. Luckily for you, we've got 3 excellent tips to help keep your mind and body ready for toeing the line on race day.

Has your motivation dipped the past year? The 2020/2021 season has been a rollercoaster for all of us. Being an athlete the past year has meant something different than it has before. It has tried our spirits and pushed us to a make-or-break point. However, there is a saving grace, and for many of us, that is the community we surround ourselves in.

It can be a hectic and challenging task to train yourself in trail running. Hours of online research, differing perspectives, and not

It's no secret that establishing a training program is crucial to improving performance and reaching your goals. However, some

Mountain biking in Spring presents a whole set of challenges in itself. Temperate climates can bring sudden rainfalls and cold winds,

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