How To Prepare For Trail Running

Known by all,  trail running is a very good sport for physical and mental health that involves continuous running exercise, but applied to places that involve a lot of effort and training, since it is especially practiced in mountainous areas without neglecting the plain. This sport, in addition to being of great benefit to the body, is also great for mental health, especially for people who love sports. Nature, outdoor life and great challenges. Climbing a mountain path, then descending them, generally accompanied by other fans of this activity, implies a challenge against the environment itself, although the internal struggle prevails, as it happens in any type of race. Good physical preparation is needed since running and climbing slopes require good physical condition.

It is often thought that trail running is a sport that has its origin in those ancestors who had to cross rivers and mountains, long and flat expanses to hunt and thus obtain food and shelter. Today it is only done for pleasure and to practice something immersed in nature. we want to teach you how to prepare to practice trail running.

What do you need to prepare to practice trail running?

  • Patience to adapt the body to the required effort
  • Equipment: appropriate mountain shoes, suitable clothing, sunglasses, hat.

Instructions to prepare to practice trail running

  1. It is very important to have a good physical preparation that you can achieve with good
  2. To do this activity you first need a positive attitude and good training because going up and down mountains at a fast pace is not for everyone. If you are going to start doing it, consult your doctor and surely, after a complete check-up, he will recommend you to do it patiently, little by little. This activity, going up and down mountains, requires a good physical tone as well as a lot of positive attitude. Each person has their own ways of training and adaptation is not the same for everyone since experience has a great influence as well as physical condition, age, etc. Those who do not have much experience need a lot of patience until the body can adapt to the sacrifice that this sport requires and the muscles get used to the effort.
  3. This sport combines two others: running and mountaineering, activities that by themselves require good training and physical preparation. By combining them, different efforts and techniques of each one will appear. The uneven ground on which this sport takes place suggests applying the effort gradually until acquiring the right one and being able to start enjoying it to the full.
  4. This sport has the particularity of not being practiced at a competitive level or to earn money, but simply as a self-challenge in the company of other people, this activity does not have championships and regulations. However, even without competitive purposes, every runner must take special care of their race rhythms as well as wear appropriate clothing.
  5. As expected, increases imply greater wear and tear while descents wear is less but there is more danger, so you have to learn to manage your muscles well. For this it is necessary to work the abdominals very well, this would allow to regulate the ascents and descents well. The relief and in a certain way rest in the flat parts, these allow you to recover and enjoy the landscape.
  6. One of the important things for trail running is eating and drinking For this there are specific rules such as having a few doses of food and drink, since this discipline is very demanding on a physical level. Eating and drinking help maintain control over the body. Your trail running team must bring the right and necessary food and drinks since they will accompany you all the time.
  7. Basically, a mountain runner needs suitable shoes for this sport, to walk and run among the stones, as well as clothing that protects against cold and heat, that absorbs perspiration and is very comfortable and light. Also sunglasses and hat.

Tips to prepare for trail running

  • If you are going to start this activity, consult your doctor to verify that you are in good condition to withstand the required effort.

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