This fall, trail running has become a staple to our training! As soon as the MDI marathon was done, I was happy because we could join our #trailsroc friends at their group runs again! Not that we completely stayed away from trail running in the spring and summer, but it was very sporadic because we were training intensely for both marathons and our first 70.3.
Halloween night with the #trailsroc crew!
In the past two weeks, since we've rejoined the group, we have gone to four trail runs. This week we have three trail runs planned! On my personal Facebook I have a bunch of new friends, most of them are people we have met trail running, and I have about five or six trail running/racing events coming up over the next few months (and more that aren't official Facebook events).
Mike and I started trail running by ourselves the first few times. We picked "baby" trails (and not even really trail trails if I am being honest) and then we joined the #trailsroc crew for their group runs. They make anyone feel welcome and a lot of the people we have met through them have become some of our really good friends!
Trail running is different from road running, but if you have the right group of people to do it with it is a lot of fun! It is challenging, a good workout and, with our crew at least, you can always expect some smiles and laughs along the way! You will get muddy, dirty, fall and have bruises on your legs, but it is all part of the trail running experience!
If you are in the Rochester area (and even if you aren't), you should check out their Trail Runner of the Year Series! Since we will be deep into Ironman training for most of these, we won't be able to participate at all of them, but we'll be at a few and volunteer!
Our second trail race, ever, is coming up in December and I'm excited! It's, of course, a TrailsRoc event!