Putting on a pair of Saucony Running Shoes, made for the trail, can get the excitement started.
When most people head to the fitness center others head outdoors for a great workout and some awesome scenery.
Trail runs can be an easy event or a grueling challenge to any athletic level.When you are visiting a new place, have recently moved, or just want another place to run, search online for city, county, state, and federal parks. These are great trails and are can be surrounded by wilderness areas.
Also look up forest roads.
These roads can be pretty desolate.Be ready for any type of terrain. From tripping through a brook to speeding through the Aspen, you can be on flat ground at high altitude. You need endurance, balance, agility, and a love for the unexpected.
Know where you are going and how to get back.Of course there are as many different types of runners as there are trails. Some people will have a local path on which they knock out their daily run.
Some will search out the lung busters and go for the VD (vertical drop) to maximize their leg and cardio workout.A growing sport crosses backpacking with trail runs. It’s a great way to get really into nature. Although limited by what you can comfortable carry while on the run, it is an exciting and challenging way to change up the sport. Do your research and tell someone where you are going and when you will return.
There are races all over the world that are specific to trail runners. Spectator participation is pretty slim due to the course. So racers have to train their minds to be able to keep a race pace when they find themselves mostly alone.
Distances are as little as 3.1 mi/5K to over 100mi/160.9K for a multi-day event.Anytime you are off the beaten track, the equipment you have should help you stay safe and hydrated. If you are on a long trip, you might want to check out the ten essentials list for hikers (search online).
You will probably want to carry most if you are backpacking too.Generally, you want to carry food, water, a map of the trail you’re on and a locating device like a GPS or compass. A cell phone is also a good tool, but keep it turned off to save batteries and the quiet.
Have sun protection and wear clothing appropriate to the weather. Be sure to check the weather before you head out.Shoes are of great importance. Finding the right type of sock and shoe pairing will take some time and a few blisters.
Trail shoes have some basic traits that are common across brands. Comparing off road footwear to road footwear standards, the cushioning is less and the midsole will have some type of material to resist puncture. The sole will have a knobby pattern and be more rigid, and the sole composition will be lower and closer to the ground.It doesn’t matter if you’re a groomed trail runner or a marathon racer, you will find the type of shoe you need in Saucony Running Shoes.