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Top Trail Running Tips for Beginners

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What to Wear

As with road running, outfit yourself for whatever weather you'll be trekking in, says Hatfield. More than anything, you are dressing for the elements. For hot days, a pair of synthetic shorts and a sweat-wicking T-shirt will keep you cool. If you're in the woods you may not have to worry about the sun, but for any open areas make sure to bring a hat with you. For cooler weather, invest in an ultra light shell, glove liners, and a lightweight cap to help protect you from wind and give you some added warmth.

Aside from comfortable clothing, your must-have accessory for any runs over 45 minutes should be water, Hatfield says. If you know you're going to be out for a few hours grab some energy bars, too.

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royalelkhunter wrote:

Iżve used man made and game trails for years while hunting, now I am hooked on running them. Training only 3 months , my first 2013 race was the Mac Forest 50k, next will be a local 30k Run For The Hills, Siskiyou Out Back 50k, and the flagline 50k at the end of the summer. Anyone in Oregon should look up http://oregontrailseries.org/. There are some great runs to sign up for here. I hope this article sparks some interest in any road runners who read it, so give the trails a try.

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