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Why Trail Running Rocks

There’s no better time than the present to join the more than 8 million Americans who’re crazy about trail running. Massachusetts in May has the perfect weather (a daytime average of 71 degrees F), and hundreds of scenic routes, from Barker Road Trail to Bay Colony Rail Trail.

Whether you’re an experienced marathoner or a couch potato following doctor’s orders to get active, trail running delivers big rewards. As avid runners ourselves, we at Central Massachusetts Podiatry speak (and write) from experience.

Benefits of trail running

Trail running is good medicine for the body, mind, and soul. Among the reasons, it:

Trail running tips

Now that we’ve convinced you to give trail running a try, here are five tips to ensure your adventure is safe, as well as, fun:

How to choose your shoes?

The first step is to decide what type of trail you plan to run. There are three main categories of coinciding shoes. These are:

Make sure to try shoes on with the socks you plan to wear when running, break them in around the house first, then hit the trail.

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