PAM LEBLANC, AUSTIN STATESMAN
A cold rain pours from a slate gray sky as four hardy athletes from Trail Roots Running scamper over rocks and beneath the leafy canopy of the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
In general, people love routine, and we see this through many patterns on a daily basis. Sometimes, though, change is good, and that’s what I want to write about.
Often, trail runners say how much they hate the road or track because it hurts their knees, and conversely road runners often say that they will never run on the trail again because they nearly broke an ankle the last time they tried. I want to challenge both groups to try it again. I have personally seen how adding diversity to marathon training has kept me healthier, made me faster, and helped me have more fun with running and racing....Read More
Erik Stanley, Austin Fit Magazine
Easily find a nearby trail to suit your fancy, thanks to trailroots.com/maps. Study your trail. Identify the quick exit points in case you have to drag yourself and two broken ankles back to civilization. Take note of splits in the trail. If you're worried you'll miss that turn-off later, set up a cairn (miniature rock tower) to mark it
Mallory Brooks, Austin Fit Magazine