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What doesn't trip you makes you stronger. #NewBalance #trail #running #training #NBSTL

What doesn't trip you makes you stronger. #NewBalance #trail #running #training #NBSTL

Work the clutch. To maintain a quick pace on trails, where sharp curves and other obstacles disrupt your rhythm, you need to avoid slowing down until the last possible moment and reaccelerate immediately after every disruption. Refine acceleration and deceleration skills by running pace-change sprints after an easy run once a week. Find a field or path about 100 meters long, and divide it by marking spots at around 30 and 70 meters. Run medium-hard for the first section, hard for the second section, and medium-hard for the third section; walk back. Then run hard/medium-hard/hard. Do six total, and focus on shifting gears precisely when you pass the marker. Go sideways. Runners are great at going forward but terrible at moving side-to-side—and that's a problem when you're trying to hop around rocks and navigate switchbacks. You can work on strength, balance, and range of mo...

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