Trail Running with Fernanda Maciel

Discover all the tips, tricks, and wisdom you need to trail run farther and stronger than ever before. This course with world champion, Fernanda Maciel, covers it all—from route-planning to pacing technique and beyond.

Online Videos
Multiple Resources
Live Webinar and Q&A
One-on-One Mentorship

About the Course

This World Champion trail runner has gathered her tips, tricks, and wisdom into this detailed course—all to help you run farther and stronger than ever before.

What you're going to learn:

  • Tips on how to optimize your trail running technique
  • How to stay motivated and consistent
  • Fitness techniques and nutrition recommendations
  • How to maximize recovery after long runs
  • And much more (see course contents above for full syllabus👆🏼)

Course Introduction

Course Sample

Why Trail Run?

We begin this course going over Fernanda's experience and learning why she loves to run.

What Level Are You Starting From?

All levels of expertise are welcome to this course. But before we dive into the 40+ chapters, let's check what you're working with.

Trail Running Technique

In this lesson, Fernanda and World Champion, Pau Cappell, team up to deliver their very best technique advice.


Learn when to hit the gas, when to pump the brakes, and how to make sure you can really enjoy a run from start to finish.

Navigation and Route Planning.

Route planning is at the core of every great adventure, and with that route comes the necessity for proper navigation.


Spurts of motivation come easy to many trail runners, but harnessing long-term motivation takes extra effort. This lesson covers the latter.

Mental Training

As a trail runner, you'll spend countless minutes, hours, and days pushing yourself to the limit—often all alone. Let’s talk about staying mentally strong through it all.


This lesson goes over some of Fernanda's favorite non-running exercises that keep her in tip-top shape.

Nutrition for Trail Running

Let's break down how to nourish yourself properly for an array of distances—from a 10K to an ultra marathon.


We talk a lot about what to do before and during a run. But this chapter covers the importance of the recovery that comes after.

Dealing With Injury

Injury is, unfortunately, inevitable as a trail runner. But how you mitigate risk and bounce back can change absolutely everything.

Dealing With Injury

Injury is, unfortunately, inevitable as a trail runner. But how you mitigate risk and bounce back can change absolutely everything.

+ 6 More Lessons

These remaining lessons cover gear, race preparation, balancing running with work, and so much more.


Fernanda has so much energy and enthusiasm for running, and it really came across in this class. Her tips for inspiration and running technique were the most useful to me. Although her portugese-french accent was a bit hard to understand at times, there were subtitles on every lesson that helped me absorb all the knowledge. I would recommend this class to any trail runner that wants to take their game to the next level. I am now inspired to do an ultra.

Tom R.

Just finish Fernanda's course and I love it! Between theory and practice, nothing better than learning from the practice of the world's sporting elite. Thanks Fernanda and Crux Academy! Cheers from South Brasil!

Daiane S.

Before I took Fernanda's course, I felt like trail running just wasn't for me. But her wisdom and techniques have proven me wrong. Now I'm training for some long runs this spring and always go back to her lessons to make sure I'm on the right track.

Cinthia V.