Tips to Improve Your Trail Running Technique

Proper trail running technique can have a huge effect on how efficiently you can get up and down the most technical terrain.

HOKA ONE ONE-sponsored ultrarunner Sage Canaday says covering distance on trails takes longer than running the same distance on the road simply because the trail throws more obstacles at you.

“If you’re new to trail running, you’ll find that it takes a lot longer to cover a certain distance because the terrain is a lot more technical, there are a lot more hills and your overall pace is going to be a lot slower,” Canaday says.

Elevation changes, obstacles like rocks and roots, and the general technicality of off-road running forces any runner to slow down. But if you have properly prepared for a trail run, there’s no reason your form should slow you down.

Here’s how to improve your trail running technique.


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