10 Trail Running Tips for Beginners

I’ve been dabbling with trail running for several years now. During my last year in Atlanta, I participated in the Dirty Spokes trail running series as I tried to branch out from road running. And I have the scars to prove it, as I ended up on the group during every race that first year. The good news is that I am using those more painful experiences create this guide with trail running tips for beginners!

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Since moving to Colorado over four years ago, I’ve incorporated trail running into my training regularly. While I haven’t done as many trail races here, I recently ran as part of a 5-person relay at Chase the Moon, overnight trail running race. With my history of painful trail races, you may be surprised to hear I didn’t fall once while covering 12 miles in the dark!

Why You Should Try Trail Running

Even if you don’t plan to enter a trail running race, there are a number of benefits to including trail running in your training. You will build sport-specific strength, thanks to the frequency of hills you’ll find on most trails. This is a nice alternative option to hill repeats to build your strength.

Read the article here:  http://fitaspire.com/10-trail-running-tips-beginners/