It can be intimidating to try something new!
If you are new to trail running, this blog is a quick guide on what to have with you, what to think about when you are out there, and what you can do to prepare your body.
We don’t like taking days off. Running IS part of our routine. It is an essential part of our day!
While our “racing” season may come and go, there isn’t truly an off-season. Because we keep running. Maybe we run less. But we keep running.
So what really needs to change regarding this idea of an “off-season”?
Actually, it is more about what needs to be added to the regimen, verses changed.
I have to admit, I cried at the end of my first appointment at PT Elite. I was still worried about what my future activity levels looked like, but more than that, I think the tears flowed because of relief. I knew that I had found the right team to help me get through this injury.
And while many of us are stoked to rip down Bridger Bowl or Loan Peak, not everyone loves giving up their favorite running trails until the Spring thaw. So why should we have to?
Buckle up. You are about to unlearn everything you have ever known about LACTIC ACID and DOMS!
The thrill of bombing down a fast section of single track is part of why I crave the thrill of mountain running. For me, it is the closest thing I can get to flying.
But let’s face it...not ALL of us love downhill running. For those of us that don’t fancy the quad thrashing, knee aching, fear of falling, good time- there are a few secrets I am about to let you in on, that will take your descending from pounding to flying.