30 Sep '15, 12pm

Want to try trail running? We have the basics to get you started.

Want to try trail running? We have the basics to get you started.

The author of Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running , has the where, why and how of trail running. Where? You don’t have to live in a mountain town to be a trail runner. Trails exist in urban areas, suburban areas, rural farmlands and coastal communities. In fact, there are over 60,000 miles of trails in the United States. You just need to know how to find them. Suburban Trails Many suburban areas have dirt, wood-chipped or gravel paths within town limits. These areas are popular for dog walkers, fitness walkers, bicyclists and nature lovers and offer soft surfaces away from traffic. Some suburban areas also have dirt alleys and paths linking paved streets. Ask around, or go out and explore to find them. Rural Trails Rural areas often offer plenty of open spaces and opportunities for exploring dirt and grass paths, some likely carved out by animals. Running on a ...

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