Now that the sun doesn’t go down until 8 p.m. and the weather is much nicer, why not spice up your running routine by hitting the trails? You’ll get to enjoy stunning views that will inspire you to keep going.
Some trail runners prefer the challenge of conquering the most rugged of terrains while others thoroughly enjoy the calming effect of a relaxed run through a soft, tree-lined dirt path.
Winter is upon us and for most of the country that means road and trail access is limited. For a lot of runners this may mean that training suffers in favor of eggnog and pumpkin pie.
Running in the city or in the gym can get very boring after a few miles. This is where trails come in. Change your running environment and make it more fun and challenging by going swapping out hard asphalt for softer ground, which is easier on the legs anyways.
Days are longer and temperatures are higher – the perfect excuse to change your running environment. Many people opt for trails because of the scenic and stimulating views. That’s not all; they swap out the hard asphalt for softer ground as soon as possible because it’s easier on their legs and knees.
We trail runners fancy ourselves a wild and dirty bunch. But sometimes, even the most rugged are forced to clean up and fall in line.
Outdoor sports like hiking and trail running are perfectly simple in a way many other sports are not.
Runners’ high is not just an expression; it’s a scientific fact, as studies have shown.
Allison Pattillo—Trail runners gathered June 20-22 in Estes Park, Colo., to talk gear, share tips and learn more about the sport at the first Estes Trail Ascent Conference.