If you like to run and you love to enjoy the mountains, the trail running it's your sport We are going to make a small initiation to Trail Running.
If every weekend you are planning what will be your next getaway in the mountains, if you feel that tingle of peace and tranquility every time you are in contact with nature... Then perhaps the time has come to take the leap and make an initiation to the Trail running. need not be Kilian Jornet, just love nature and feel like doing some sport. But we go by steps and never better said.
To start practicing trail running, the first thing you should do is: At least have some suitable shoes, it's not worth just anyone we have at home to go for bread :p.
Neither are those cute sneakers that you bought to go out on Sunday mornings before becoming addicted to mountain outings.
They must be prepared for what comes their way, which doesn't have to be much, does it? That will only depend on you and your desire to exceed your limits. Also remember that with the pressotherapy you will have an optimal recovery and you will be able to raise your level little by little.
For the initiation to Trail Running you will also need some sportswear, so take advantage of the fact that Black Friday is near, take advantage of the discounts and get a good sports equipment.
You're going to need pants or tights, whatever you feel most comfortable with. As they say... For tastes, the colors!
It can be long or short depending on the time of year or if we are more or less prone to cold.
For the upper part and depending on the cold (or how cold we are), short or long sleeves and / or windbreakers to protect us from the wind or raincoat, if it rains. In this sense, you have to be somewhat proactive, if you are mountain fans you already know that sudden weather changes usually occur in the mountains and we always, always, always have to be sufficiently prepared for possible inclement weather.
Backpack or belt: it is highly recommended to carry a backpack because we do not know how long we are going to be running or in case something happens to us. As we have mentioned, a small storm could hit us or the wind could pick up. You have to always be prepared, but above all protected.
It is very important (almost vital) to carry enough water to constantly hydrate and some food, as well as a mobile phone with enough battery life (not only to take a selfie, which you can also :p). There are many applications that can help us locate our position.
Don't complicate your life! First, go running on easy paths or areas that are not very technical. Everything will come!
The feet, ankles and the rest of the body will have to get used to and strengthen for that new challenge 😉 that you are proposing. It would also be better to take routes that you know and/or that are well marked. Sometimes we venture into new terrain or areas that can lead to injury or getting lost in the bush. Ahhh! Always inform a family member or friend that you have gone out to trail in the mountains. This way they will know that you are out and approximately where you are. Security before everything!
It is important to know our state of form in order to adapt our training to our current level. If we are used to running or doing any other type of sport and our background is sufficient, we can start practicing without problems for as long as we want. Just worry about enjoying!
The best thing is to go little by little enjoying our sensations, the environment and what we feel when running up the mountain. Remember that when you finish you will return home and a comforting hot shower awaits you and your Size 6+ for a full recovery.
Virginia Perez Mesonero She is the 2019 RFEA Mountain Race Champion and Sizen ambassador.