How Do They Do It: Trail Running
I know plenty of people who trail run, one who even swears by the Palos trails for her return to running after repeated injuries. I'm just not one of them. I barely get along with the pavement (you should see the scars on my knees and elbows, results of running falls), but me and the trail, I'm lucky I can walk or mountain bike them. I can barely survive a hike without tripping over a tree root or turning my ankle on a rock. As for running I'm scared to even try–unless it was the crushed gravel at Palos, far away from the singletrack.
That's where the above picture comes in. How do these guys run–yes, they were running when I spotted them on the trail in Jasper National Park way up north in the Canadian Rockies–the trails? And how do they run a trail as bumpy as this one so effortlessly? I just don't get it.
This post was originally published on the FFCheer blog here: http://ffcheer.posterous.com/how-do-they-do-it-trail-running. Running changes everything!