Sarah Joseph M.S., CSCS

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Hey. Here's some stuff you should know about trail running.

Posted by Sarah on August 26, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Trail running

 

o Trail Running Facts and Benefits

 

 

  •  First known hill race took place in British Isles in 1068 and was won by the first runner who could stand at a point near the top that could be seen from the plain
  •  Improved coordination may be a side effect of running on uneven surfaces
  •  The abundance of trees and lack of carbon monoxide from vehicles is good for your mind and body
  •  Trail running may improve your technique by causing you to shorten your stride and land on the forefoot rather than the heel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o /www.cttrailrunning.com/

 

 

  •  All paces and skill levels welcome
  •  Tuesday Night Runs
    • • Run at West Hartford Reservoir #1
      • o Post run food and beers at McLaddens
  •  Every Other Saturday
    • • Exploratory run
  •  Go to the webpage to register to hear about runs and events
  •  Connecticut Trail Runners are also on facebook

 

 

 

 

Beginner Trail Running Four Week Plan

 

  •  Increase the time spent jogging as comfort level permits. It is okay to walk!

 

 

Week 1

 

M/W/F 20-30 min. walk/jog

 

Sat or Sun 30 min walk/jog

 

Week 2

 

M/W/F 20-30 min. walk/jog

 

Sat or Sun 35-45 min walk/jog

 

Week 3

 

M/W/F 30-35 min. walk/jog

 

Sat or Sun 35-45 min walk/jog

 

Week 4

 

M/W/F 30-40 min. walk/jog

 

Sat or Sun 45 min-1 hr walk/jog


 

 

 

 

o Basic Tips for Your Run

 

 Run with a friend or notify someone of your planned route

 

 Carry a map when running in unfamiliar places

 

 Drink about 8 oz of water every 15 minutes during training (NSCA)

 

 Dress for changing weather conditions (sunglasses, layers….)

 

 Always be aware of your surroundings


 

 

 

o Upcoming trail races

 

http://www.triridgefield.com/where_the_pavement_ends

 

• Where the Pavement Ends Trail Race

 

• Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013

 

• Time: 8:00 a.m.

 

• Race Day Parking at Ridgebury School

 

• Start /Finish: Lake Windwing

 

o South Shore Drive, Ridgefield, Connecticut


 

 

 

http://www.windingtrails.org/index.php?id=397

 

• NATPRO (Nations Protectors) Adventure Race at Walton Pond

 

• Date: Sunday, October 20th

 

• Time: 10:00am; registration opens at 9:00am

 

• Where: Camp Area

 

• proceeds of this event will go to the Wounded Warriors Project, and the Trails Fund of Winding Trails

 

 

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