Sarah Joseph M.S., CSCS

Workout Blog

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 /



  •  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


• 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


• 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



Categories: Strictly Cardio

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In