Ready to step up to the long distance trail runs? This training plan is for those looking to run a 50K or Full-Marathon distance trail race.
- To train for a trail run, you need to run on trails. Find some trails close by and scope out the trails that won't be too difficult for your level of fitness.
- If you haven't run on trials before, it is different from running on the sidewalk. Start off slower than you want and gradually work your way up as you get more comfortable running off-road.
- Use your arms more than you normally would for on-road running. When you are climbing a hill, use the vertical motion of you arms to help you along the way.
- Make sure to stay alert and keep your eyes a few steps ahead of where you are going so you can adjust to oncoming roots ...