20 Trail Running Tips for Beginners (Part 2)

Updated: Nov 26

This part two of our Beginner Trail Running Guide (Part 1) for runners looking to getting started with trail running.

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20 Trail Running Tips for Beginners - Part 2

Runners can find Beginner Trail Tips 1-10 here.

11 - Build Strength And Balance

Don’t forget to hit the gym & free weights for some good old bread & butter strength training moves: chest press, squats, arm curls, lunges, push-ups and dips, deadlifts, calf raises and planks. Boost your trail running performance with balance/stability exercises a few times a week using a BOSU ball and TRX bands.

12 - Recovery Chill

Trail running will tax your body more than a regular road run. A 2.5 mile train run can be equivalent to a 4 mile run on flat roads. You may not feel it right away, but DOMS is real with trail running - sometimes 1-2 days later. Replenish, Roll, Rest & Recover.

13 - What To Wear For Trail Running

Dressing in layers is a smart approach for beginner trail runners. This allows you to manage your comfort and easily remove layers as you warm up. Many trails start off cooler in the morning and as soon as you climb a few hills and stomp through a few puddles you will feel the need to shed the extra layers. Our Tribe firmly advocates for BRIGHT clothing. After all you want to be seen out in the woods for safety purposes and capture dope selfies.

Game changer: Tights  with pockets. You are welcome. 

14 - Trail Shoes Make A Difference