Trail running seems simple for many of us. Van Buskirks gets us to dive deep into what trail running is, especially for the roadies. We talk about what constitutes a trail race, fastest known times (FKT)s, and the ins and outs of the trail running community. Van Buskirks asks us to share the physical and mental benefits of the trails (cue quadzilla) in comparison to road running. We also explain why bacon might be your next favourite fuelling option for the trails.
How to get involved in trail running is not obvious for all runners–especially those living without easy access to the forests and mountains. We share tips and tricks for how people living anywhere can experience trail running. We talk about what gear you might need, what you don’t need, and how to start your own journey to becoming a trail runner. Listen here for the full episode on The Shakeout Podcast.