Almost 2 years of running and I am ready to steer my focus on running on more adventurous terrain.
After barefoot running on the beach, trail running is something I would like to explore, specially this Summer.
I feel injecting variety in my scheduled runs in the next months would help in making sure I don't burn-out while training for my multiple marathons - specially in between the long distance runs, I have to do.
One important reason I am interested in running trails is my wish to share my runs with my husband, who loves nature as much as I do.
|with my husband after I ran my very first 5K in Amsterdam Bos(Amsterdam Woods) |
- 8th of August, 2011 20 days after I finally started running
|My husband took this picture at the Natuurmonumenten Gooi en Vechtstreek |
during our shared run last year -
I was training for my first Berlin Marathon
Trail running would be a great way for us to spend quality time together, and make sure his training for his first 5K is a fun shared activity, not only for me but for him as well. It is a field we both are new to, and we can both learn together.
My idea to start with, would be to hike the trails we will eventually run together, when he is ready to run continuously for an hour in a slow pace. We could hike with the whole family, which adds more motivation because the girls love outdoors activities.
Although I enjoyed running barefoot on the beach, I am not quiet sure if I am ready to go barefoot on trails, nor would my husband.
I was told by a lot of fellow running enthusiasts, who are more experienced in trail running, that it is imperative to find good trail running shoes.
My husband and I both love the colour blue, and I have to admit this is in general the first detail that pulls me when I look for running shoes!
Luckily, there are a lot of shoes to choose from! :)
I'll be sharing more about trail running, as I acquire more knowledge (and hopefully!) more experience in it in the next months.
This is a sponsored post.