29 Jun

There are many places to run. And every runner has their one trail or gym they would prefer to run at. These past two weeks I have been very lucky and have been able to travel to Germany, and have been able to run on many different trails and was privileged enough to run on someone else’s favorite trail.

See one of the trails here: Fly Route in 3D and View Elevation

Many articles have said it is better to run on dirt trails to help with balance and agility and some other articles recommend treadmills if you have bad knees. While in Germany, I ran in two seperate forests, along a canal, and also on a paved trail that kids use to get to school. I say, no matter what you are trianing for, mix it up. A lot of people get into a routine and don’t try these new trails or believe everything they read and don’t try something because one article says not to do this or not to do that. You are the only person who can put your body to the test and after this week, I have realized that I enjoy trail running in the forest more than anything else. In the forest, even on the hottest days, because of the trees and the shade they provide, it is much cooler and you can go for a longer time. Another positive is that you get more inclines and declines along the way so your body is constantly challenged. What’s not to love?

If you have the opportunity to travel to another country or even to the next town over, bring your running shoes and try to “walk (or run) in someone else’s shoes” for a change, and you may find out you really enjoy it.


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