I was running the trails in Ottawa last year with my running mentor and he shared a couple good tips. I’ve been running for 30 years and really haven’t modified the stride much from track to trail.
One area we focused: Flash the trail. Not as in pants off, but with your eyes.
You need to watch your feet when running in the trails or you’ll face plant tripping over roots and such. However, flashing your eyes up the trail every few seconds capturing images of the terrain ahead helps you navigate future obstacles.
We often get so focused on what is at our feet, we lose sight of speed bumps that could derail your long term plan.
Flash the trail this week.
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