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Like all forms of running, trail running is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise. But in addition, trail running provides certain other particular advantages, including the opportunity to explore nature, work different sets of muscles, and improve running technique.
More runners should give trail running a shot.
However, before a runner tries trail running, there are certain things they should know. Here are five practical tips for starting trail running.
Being in nature helps us feel refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired. Because focusing on the sky, the trees, the birds, the seasonal changes all around us sparks (and delights) our senses. It's like taking an extra long breath. It's like taking a gulp of water when you're thirsty. Being in nature gives us what we need. It soothes us. It grounds us. And it astounds us. It reminds us of the innate magic in...
"Writers need nature," writes novelist Tina Welling in her stunning, prompt-filled book Writing Wild: Forming A Creative Partnership with Nature. We need nature because it grounds us. Because it takes us out of our minds—where writers tend to live—and "pulls us back into our bodies," Welling writes.