Subaru Ambassador and professional triathlete, Courtney Atkinson explains the difference between trail and road running, and shares his tops trail running tips.
These days I spend a significant part of my training on foot in the forest, even though my running focus is on Olympic games triathlon, which will be run and won on the hard bitumen of Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront roads.
The best part of trail running is you get away from the rat race, and the cars.
Time seems to become insignificant once I am somewhere in the middle of the bush and it’s the good vibes that come from exercise coupled with the de-stress of being out within nature.
I find running becomes less of a chore and more of an adventure. But it’s not all fun and games.
There are some significant benefits from training off-road that have a positive impact on my road running performance.