28 Sep '16, 4am

How to get faster at running trails:

Develop your trail fitness first . Running trails, especially technical singletrack trails, takes a lot more energy, strength, and balance than running roads, so it's wise to start out on a groomed trail before you jump foot first into leaping over obstacles. If you start out with the challenging stuff before you're ready, you will fatigue, your form will break down, and the risk for an injury increases. In January I set a resolution to learn how to ride an MX dirt bike. I've ridden mountain bikes and motorcycles on roads for years, which gave me an understanding of how to ride a bike, but when I started to ride my MX, I didn't have the faintest clue how to do so. It felt like I'd never ridden in my life. It was similar in that I knew how to change gears, use the clutch, and brake, but vastly different in that it requires more balance, strength, and skill to ride off road ...

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