There’s no way around it: trail running is intimidating.
You could get lost or hurt. You have to deal with uneven footing and steep climbs. It’s dirty, wet, and exposed.
But for NMA Radio co-host Doug, trail running is the only reason he’s still running, period.
And all that scary stuff? It’s much less of an issue than most beginners think.
Doug runs almost exclusively on mountain trails, is the author of the Trail Runner’s System, and gets more pleasure from playing in the woods than anyone I know. In today’s episode, I ask Doug to share the 6 most important rules new trail runners should follow to stay safe and easily transition from the roads to the trails.
Here’s what we talk about in this episode:
- How to pace your trail run
- Is trail running more dangerous than road running?
- Bears and snakes … how to deal with wildlife encounters
- Why it’s acceptable to walk during your run
- Trail running gear vs. road running gear
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