Fall is the season of running. Many long races are happening including trail races. The season is perfect for running because of the cool days and beautiful colors. Thursday and yesterday, as I ran Maudslay I realized it can get dangerous on the trails. As the leaves fall creating a colorful carpet over the roots and rocks, you can misjudge your footing. But running trails improves your balance and increases ankle and leg strength. Also, I find trail running forces you to kick more and have the feet land under you to improve your running form. Many of my running friends like trail running because it is easier on their joints. For me, it is getting back to nature away from the stress of everyday life.
Enjoy the fall season try new adventures for your running and races including trail running.