I would never give you advice for a run unless I have done it myself. For that reason, I wait till race day after I have earned my “bling”! Enjoy 🙂
Okay, before we get started if you haven’t already, check out my “How to Train for a 5k”
before you continue! It has detailed information for beginners! This blog is best if followed after a 5k, or you consider yourself an occasional runner 🙂 (this is not a beginners guide) Oh! also, this is for a 10k TRAIL RUN! The training is different from a regular 10k!
Regular 10k ‘How To’ coming soon 🙂
Why Run? Let’s look at some cool facts to get warmed up! pour yourself a glass of coffee or wine! and enjoy.
- It’s Easy!
- It helps you burn extra fats!
- It empowers your knees!
- It doesn’t require any expensive equipment
- it replaces waste air with new fresh air 🙂
What is trail running?
You’re basically running on ground that you normally hike on. The ground is uneven and smooth, and for that reason, the training requires strength training and endurance. Before any race, it is ideal to visit the location and get an idea of what you are up against. If this isn’t possible, visit the webpage and look for a map! All marathons have information on elevation, type of ground, and challenge level.
The most important equipment you will invest in, and I cannot stress this enough, is YOUR SHOES! You will NEED trail running shoes .Trail running shoes have less cushion, so they help with balance as they are lower to the ground. Also, great traction! The link I have included will direct you to the shoes I purchased. The price was incredible 🙂
Normally, where ever there is a trail run (mountain, forest, hills, you know-wilderness) the organization you sign up with will try not to hand out those little foam cups of water. A great way to stay hydrated is by bringing your own bottle, or a camelBak
Why a Trail Run?
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk real quick! I did this run simply because I’ve never done a 10k trail race. They are night and day in comparison to your regular flat ground. I was a little nervous at the start line. I always get the butterflies and wonder if I’m ready for the challenge. Too late to turn around-Ready, set, GO!
This race was exceptionally challenging. 80% of the run was uphill! I remember thinking, “I am so glad I trained my legs as hard as I did”. The guide below is simply just that, a guide! adjust as you must, however, it is very important to make time to train all leg muscles. Do NOT skip those days. Good luck
6 Week Running Guide
Crossfit training is high endurance, which is ideal to be ready for any trail run. Here are some examples of Crossfit Legs:
- 35 squats
- 35 sit-ups
- 35 squats
- 35 Knee-to-elbow
- 35 squats
- 35 stationary lunges (left leg)
- 35 stationary lunges (right leg)
- 210 skips (jump rope)
If this blog was helpful, or you have any questions, please leave it in the comments! Follow me on Instagram for daily tips on wellness, and exercise. Until next time Amici!
Mrs Yvette Priscilla