This past weekend the SCCF Endurance Team went to run the Stinson Beach trail run. This happened to be Lloyds first trail run. We picked the 25K which was also pretty hard because of the elevation change, check the elevation profile here, it was brutal. 25k with about 3k+ of elevation gain is not joke. Lloyd did awesome and so did Oliver, Jim and Luis... The endurance team will go on a hiatus for a couple of weeks, but big things are planned for the future.
Why would you want to run trails? very simple- There is a reduced risk of injury: The soft, ever-varying surface of the trail lessens the likelihood of an overuse injury, strengthens core muscles, and ultimately makes for more comfortable long runs than asphalt, in other words, it is like running on pillows. Then, there is rush that road running just can’t give you; a quantifiably-greater endorphin release than does breathing in roadside fumes an a different appreciation of yourself and nature. Right Lloyd?
Published by: Staff in Workout of the Day