Learning The Trails Beginner Trail Running Program

Learning The Trails – Beginner Trail Running Program Starts April 2.

Tripping over roots and rocks? Struggling on hills? Lost your shoe in the mud? Then Learning The Trails might be the class for you.

This course is designed to improve your trail running and as a result help keep you safe. The classes will have just a few minutes of lecture and discussion followed by short group runs. Runs will pause at different obstacles and challenges to discuss the proper way to successfully navigate them. Participants should be able to run a 5K without stopping. A goal for this program will be to have all runners comfortable running at least five miles on trail so they can participate in Medved Madness Trail Relay.

Topics Include:

  • Choosing a trail and trail safety
  • Necessary gear
  • Rocks, roots, logs, mud, and other obstacles
  • Hills. Climbing and descending
  • Trail running with groups and races
  • Trail etiquette

The next session will begin on Monday April 2, 2018.  Classes will be held on Mondays and rotate between Durand Eastman Park and Mendon Ponds Park. Be ready to run at 6:15 pm, regardless of weather. Please leave your earphones and your dog at home.

March 26, 2018:   Informational meeting and gear review at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters – This is the only week we will not be running. All other weeks we will be running at Durand Eastman Park or Mendon Ponds Park.