Being outside in nature also takes you outside your comfort zone. The brain works differently since the path ahead is not linear. You have to constantly scan the ground three to five metres in front of you and watch for obstacles, protruding rocks, debris, bodies of water and roots. As a general rule, if you run 10 km in under an hour on the road, it could take you twice as long to cover the same distance on a trail. Before rushing out to master trail running, ease in gently by choosing a rolling path that is not too technical, this will give you time to find your footing in this new sport.
Basically, trail running is quite simple. If you want to run, go for it. If you prefer walking some sections, that’s great too. Try to live in the moment and take the time to stop and appreciate your surroundings. You’ll discover new and beautiful scenery when you go at your own pace.