By: John Sahadi – Buyer
While road-runners are getting lighter with their footwear choices; the trend is “hitting the trails” too.
When running trails, keep these tips in mind:
- Often, the terrain is more varied then the road. Keep your eyes a step or two in front of your feet.
- Remember that poison ivy can grow along side good routes; if you get a bad reaction, beware where it grows.
- Some trails go above tree-line or in an exposed area. Sunscreen is just as important here as on a sunny street. On hot days, snakes will sometimes stretch out in the sun; LOOK OUT!!!
- Lastly , and most importantly, let someone know of your route/itinerary and when you are running