This article talks about how trail running can be more effective than running on a paved surface, more of a interesting run and things you should know when going out on the trails.
This type of natural running has a richer, more enduring experience instead of running on a paved or gravel road. Trail running has more endurance and more muscle usage. It concentrates on more muscle categories that you normally wouldn’t use on a flat surface. This all depends on where you go to do your run. If you go to a more rocky area there will be more jumping from rock to rock. If you go to forest that has lots of roots then you will be lifting your legs higher than normal to step over them. Injures are more likely to happen. Roots, rocks, and trees you have to look out for. Tripping over a root or stepping in-between a rock could hurt or break bones. Every run is different and you will never get bored with the same run.
This article was very interesting. It made me think about how much more of a workout I could have compared to running on a flat surface. I think it would have given more tips on where the best locations are and knowing what to look for when moving around obstacles. This article talks about how trail running can be more effective than running on a paved surface, more of a interesting run and things you should know when going out on the trails.
McMahon, Dave. Trail Running anywhere, anytime. Ottawa Outdoors. Summer/Fall 2009. Pg 11. Print.