Trail Running

  • Latenight30

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    Sep 17, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    Yes I am a self proclaimed Non-Runner, but this past Saturday I did a 5 mile trail run at a national park. It was so much better than just flat pavement.
    I think I might be a convert. It is definitely something to add to my outdoor hobbies.
  • DanOmatic

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    Sep 17, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    I LOVE trail running. During the spring and summer I'm in full triathlon mode, so out of necessity have to run a lot on pavement, but I look so forward to the fall and winter when I can get out in the woods and hit the single-track trails.
    It feels so much better, both inside and out--I connect with nature and with myself, and it's very centering.

    Enjoy--I'm glad you discovered it.
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    Sep 17, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    Trail running is so much more fun that road or track running. I coach cross country and track and find that 90% of the distance runners prefer xc, It's more scenic. less repetitive and more peaceful..
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    Sep 30, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    it's fantastic , i love a mixture of some fast trails and super rugged gnarly ones.
    nice you've discovered it.
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    Sep 30, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    Glad that you discovered it. I loved it and also have done a Marathon which was amazing.

    There is also a magazine, yes...there isicon_biggrin.gif

    http://www.trailrunnermag.com/
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    Sep 30, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    Latenight30 saidYes I am a self proclaimed Non-Runner, but this past Saturday I did a 5 mile trail run at a national park. It was so much better than just flat pavement.
    I think I might be a convert. It is definitely something to add to my outdoor hobbies.


    You have a great runner's build!

    I only run on outdoor trails, never around a track, although that's how I started out several years ago (but that got boring fast). I am always interested in new natural terrain to run it -- around where I live you can run for endless miles in the small mountains (or high hills) above the beaches, looking out over the ocean on one side and over other wilderness areas and city landscapes on the other. It's such a wonderful feeling running up and down those hills.

  • ultrarunnerje...

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    Sep 30, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    I started trail running six years ago. I went from running my first 50k to going the 100 mile distance in one year. Trail running is so much better than road running, better scenery and terrain. Although, I told myself I have two or three more road marathons in me. Earlier in the year, I had such a horrible race experience during my 5th Napa Valley Marathon. I was so beat up from the pavement. Then, six days later I tried to run the Way too Cool 50k and only made it to mile 8. I won't make that same mistake next year.
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    Sep 30, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    add a dog who likes to go with you and life is pretty darn good. many year's ago i lived in a rural area and my lab loved to run the trails with me (in the winter, it was snow shoe),
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    Sep 30, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    I just started running again a few months ago. Been running on the roads and really did not like it all that well. 2 weeks ago, I ran on a trail with a group of people and loved it. Now I do mostly trail running and entered my first trail run that is going to be in a couple of weeks.
  • Ebadger

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    Oct 18, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    I have been running for a year now and I will be doing my first mud/trail run this weekend. My questions is what shoes are best for trail running? I tried using my regular running shoes and they are not working. Any suggestions?
  • Whipmagic

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    Jun 02, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    Went running on my favorite trail today (Potawatomi trail). And amateur mountain bikers, who don't look for runners, or ever yield, and ignore the posted traffic directions (runners one way, bikers the other) were out in masses. That made it a bit more dangerous than usual, but otherwise a beautiful run in the sun on soft trails, with nature abound.