Why run on the roads and streets when it’s more fun & healthier to run in the mountains and woods! Plus, you don’t have to dodge any traffic and there are certainly now crowds in your way.
The Basics – Going for a run could not be simpler, but running in the true outdoors is a little different. Here are 3 top tips:
– Many trails are measured which gives you a good idea of where you are heading but many aren’t! So you will need to keep track of your timing & distance.
– Get a map! As much fun as it is heading into the unknown you must have at least a rough idea of where you plan to run! Begin by staying on the path and keep track of the choices you make when crossing trail.
– Running across grass, rock and rivers can often lead to the occasional fall and there is nothing better than sliding onto your bum! But be aware falling can be painful if you land isn’t controlled.
Get the Kit – The simplicity of running means you don’t need anything to get going, here are our top 3 items to make your run even better:
– Shoes, Shoes and the comfiest shoes, the main item and the most important on the list. Buying trail-ready running shoes will offer better tread and protective plates to help prevent the rocks from hurting your feet.
– A good pair of Trail-running shorts can go a long way. They are a cross between hiking shorts which have plenty of pockets and running shorts which is made from durable materials to prevent branches and brambles from tearing them.
– Protect your eyes from branches, bugs, mud & the sun by purchasing a pair of maximum UV protection sunglasses! This will keep your eyes free to take in the views.
So there you go our ‘All you need to know guide to Trail Running!’ which is a killer workout for all levels. Not only is it the best overall aerobic workout it also adds a strength training aspect, when you run on hilly terrain it also involves more muscles as your feet never know for sure what the next step involves. This element of surprise keeps training fun and keeps your muscles learning!