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Trail Running vs. Road Running: Which is Better?

Who remembers when the debate of trail running vs. road running began? It’s older than the debate of Coke vs. Pepsi.

Both sides believe their form of running is the one proper way. But is one better than the other? Or do both offer their benefits that can help you as a runner?

Find out more below.

Running Uphill Technique Made Easy (And Why It Helps)

How do you run a hill effectively? Having proper running uphill technique is a fuzzy subject.

For beginning and experienced trail runners, mastering uphill trail running is like playing chess with AI.

As soon as you think you’ve beaten it, it surprises you with a checkmate. And you’re left with your hands on your knees, trying your best to keep your breakfast down.

Why is the Beginning of a Run the Hardest?: 4 Reasons Why

Your excitement for your run is through the roof. You put on your running gear, lace up your shoes, and head out the door.

For the first 10 minutes, you feel like you’re dragging an anchor. You check just to make sure you’re not. There isn’t one.

Then why is this so hard? Is something wrong with me?

Luckily, no, there isn’t anything wrong with you.

Why Is It So Difficult to Start Running After a Break?

You know this feeling. You were in a running groove for a while, and it took nothing to lace up your shoes and head out for a run.

But then you took a break. It may have been an injury, a life event, work, or maybe you got tired of it.

Now, you’re ready to get back into it, but it’s so difficult. You can’t find the motivation you had before.

Going for a run seems like something that should be banned under the Geneva Convention, not something fun.

This is common, and every runner suffers from it.

Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia: Trail Report

Snowshoe Mountain is located in eastern West Virginia, about three hours east of Charleston, the capital. A resort sits on top of the mountain that bears the same moniker. The largest resort in West Virginia serves as an excellent getaway if you’re looking to hit the slopes during the winter months.

For any skiers/snowboarders that double as trail runners, Snowshoe Mountain is a haven for sports — snow, and dirt. The trail routes aren’t extensive, but there’s enough to keep a trail runner entertained for a long weekend.

The Best of The Travel Runner in 2021

And there it is. The first “official” year of The Travel Runner has come and gone. Although The Travel Runner’s one-year anniversary won’t come until May, I wanted to take the time to show some of the most popular posts from the past year.

The Bacon Ridge Trail: The Best Hiking Near Annapolis

Looking for a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? The Bacon Ridge Trail is a can’t-miss trail if you’re in the Annapolis, Maryland area. Bacon Ridge Natural Area consists of 900+ acres of marshland, forests, and well-marked trails, and delivers a much-needed escape for nature lovers.