Trail running often takes longer than the same distance on the road
Navigating hills, uneven surfaces, mud and other obstacles can add time to your run, so if you’re a road runner used to closely monitoring your pace on your Garmin GPS watch, remember you may run several minutes slower per mile on trails, depending on the terrain. Keep this in mind if you’re moving your longer runs to the trails.
New trail runners should try ignoring the pace and distance altogether
Assign yourself an amount of time for which you want to run, and go with the flow. This way, you can better listen to your body and enjoy time in nature. Better yet, if you’re new to trail running, try ignoring your running pace and distance altogether. This approach provides an opportunity to listen to your body and enjoy time in nature.Shop Garmin Watches