Jun 12, 2012
Hit the trails
Changing routine has many physical benefits as well. I have noticed muscles in my lower legs have been called to action on the trails and muscles in my upper legs and torso have been recruited for the speed work. In addition, the changes in speed seem to address different muscle groups which allows for additional mileage.
It is really nice to be on the trails. I wish I had access closer to home, but it is worth a quick ride to find a place to run without the noise, fumes and danger of traffic. Running has always been a great way to disconnect and unwind. Trail running makes it even easier.