Trash-littered trails, sunscreen oiled water, and critters hopped up on junk food. These are just a few things that can happen when athletes don’t protect the environment by practicing The Leave No Trace Seven Principles©. Whether you’re training to build bigger glutes or increase running stamina, it’s up to you to protect the environment.
This post teaches athletes how to practice the Leave No Trace Seven Principles© no matter what surface they run on so that our training grounds’ mountains and forests remain pristine and wild.
BONUS: adidas TERREX pro ultramarathoner and Pacific Crest Trail FKT record holder Timothy Olson also shares his three tips for protecting the environment at the bottom of the post.
What are the Leave No Trace Seven Principles©?
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles© are a framework for decreasing human impact on wild spaces. Everyone, especially athletes, should practice the Leave No Trace Seven Principles© whenever possible. Here’s how you can protect the environment as an athlete using the Leave No Trace Seven Principles©:
Leave No Trace Principle 1©: Plan Ahead and Prepare
No matter what level of athlete you are, always have a plan before heading outdoors and make the proper…