Who’s joining Salomon Xtrail Run 2013 this coming weekend in Hamilo Coast? I wish I could’ve, but when it’s close to marathon day, I usually shy away from trail runs to avoid any untoward incidents. Paranoid, I know, but better to be safe than sorry! I hope to join this next year though!
For those who are joining or those who interested in trail running (Me! Me!), here are trail gear recommended by our friends from Salomon:
Trail running shoes protect feet and toes from trauma, better than road running shoes. Whether it’s rock, soil, grass, dirt or concrete, they provide better traction on different surfaces. They also dry much faster than road shoes.
Trail Running clothes should be lightweight, breathable and quick-drying. More importantly, they must be comfortable.
Proper Hydration is essential in trail running. Runners become dehydrated much quicker in altitude, requiring them to carry their hydration needs. Choose from waistpacks, hydration belts, hydration backpacks or handhelds.
Compressions are apparel that keeps the muscles warm to prevent muscle strain and fatigue, and wick sweat away from the body to prevent chafing and rashes. Through the recent years, compression gear has proven itself to enhance athletic performance. Compression tights, tanks, shorts, etc are used to reduce the time taken for muscles to repair themselves.
Have fun at the trails!