Sunday, September 4, 2016

3 To Go Tips When it Comes to Trail Run

Ahead of the upcoming King of the Mountain trail, happening on September 4th, 2016, in Khao Pra Taew national park and organized by Thanyapura, we thought it would be good to share some key preparation elements from Kiranee Narabal, one of Thai experienced trail runners to take into account that will help you get the most out of the experience on the D-day.

1. Prepare your body
This point cannot be emphasized enough; you need to get yourself some sort of training prior to a trail. Take it step by step and decompose your run for an optimum training; if your goal is to run a 8km. trail, start with 4km. per day, until it feels easy to run the whole distance in one go. Another important training aspect is to consider that a trail is not just like a flat running surface; you will climb hills, and the surface will not be as smooth as the treadmill, as you will run through rocks, mud, dirt and even water. Training to improve your balance as well as muscles building is essential before a trail.

2. Study the details of the trail
Every trail is different, and the fun part of it is to run right in the middle of the jungle. Make sure you analyse the race beforehand, and that you are comfortable with any U-turns, little paths going on the side of the road, and the rain etc. While the trail will have signage all along, being confident of the path to take is definitely an asset. Also, don’t forget to check what the organisers have prepared for your run.

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