Want to run faster with fewer injuries?
Trail running helps runners in so many ways that every runner ought to be asking themselves, “How can I add more trails to my training!?”
Abby Levene trail running to the top of the world. Photo: Daniel Bichler
There’s an exercise science term that’s incredibly useful when evaluating any training problem: specificity.
The principle of specificity implies that to improve at any physical task, you must perform that task.
- Training for an ultramarathon? Do your long runs.
Trail running captured my heart in 2000 – and I’m still obsessed with getting off the road.
My cross country team began running half our mileage in the woods around town during my Junior year of high school. Maybe ……
My running completely transformed during my Junior year of high school. It hasn’t been the same since that year, when I transitioned a majority of my training to the trails.
Yes, trail running changed my approach to running.
Over the years, Strength Running has focused on so much more than just running.
If you’re training for a 5k or a marathon, you can’t simply run every day and expect to stay healthy and reach your goals.