Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wyncote, PA
Posts: 115

S/C/G: 213/127/154

Height: 5 feet 6 inches

Default Trail Running

Hi, I've been running for a short period, although I'm pretty fit from my other activities at this point, and have done some road race 5K's. Just love it. This weekend I did a 5 mile trail run, the first time I tried that (although I practice run in several different trails through parks, reserves, etc., this one was much rougher, hillier, etc.) It was a fantastic experience and I hope to repeat it. Does anyone have any advice on training for this vs. the usual road type of running? Also in the strategy of running the race (I notice you have to think more about the other runners, when to pass, etc, given the conditions of the trail, as well as allowing for the extra energy all the obstacles take). Then of course there is the length of many of these races. What training can help me be able to do the extra miles - is it a matter of running longer, or doing routes with more challenge in the terrain? (Or maybe both??)

I did have trail running shoes and I think it made a difference in keeping my footing. Kind of funny, I take step classes at the fitness center and I think the skills learned in that helped me maintain my balance better than I would have in the past, especially going downhill.

Thanks for any advice.
Pink Geranium is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:42 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.