Choose Trails WiselyRun on trails that are appropriate for fitness level. Flat trails are recommended if you're a beginner, while more experienced runners can choose hilly, challenging trails.
Get the Right Gear
Wear trail-running shoes, and dress in synthetic fabric running clothes that are appropriate for the weather conditions.
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Slow It DownTrail running is usually harder on the body than road running, so plan to run fewer miles at a slower pace on trails than you do on the roads.
Pay AttentionKeep your head up and your eyes on the trail ahead. Try not to look down at your feet, so you can watch ahead for obstacles such as rocks, roots, logs and branches.
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