Here's an old post I dug up, in the hopes of enticing you to come and run some trails with us!
Ahh, spring is here. And with spring comes changes in clothing, changes in mood, and sometimes changes in routine. Getting out of bed in the mornings somehow seems a little easier. So maybe now is the perfect time to try something new, switch out of the old - and come out on trail.
For new women trail runners, here are some tips on what, where and how:
WOOT runs trail. Good thing that is part of our name, eh? The terrain we cover ranges from
Paved road - Kadena and Futenma Habu trail
Farm road - Yomitan farmer roads, Top o The World
Random paths - Zakimi Castle ruins
True trail - Paintball, Yamada Castle Ruins, Spider Loop, Mt. Nago
On all of these, except for paved roads, there is uneven terrain. There are loose rocks, branches (both fallen and hanging), and roots. There is clay, what Okinawa is built on, coral rock covered in red clay. During the rainy times, the clay is slick. We often run through puddles and mud too (white sneaks don't stay white for long!).
|Thanks Kirsetn and Julie|
There are plenty of resources backing this up. Just do a search for training and trail running to find the 1001 links. From my own experience, I have had my best races since running with WOOT. And more than that, I have had met my best training partners and friends. There is something that we share, a common bond: waking up early to run, maybe getting lost, finding a new path. It is something unique and quite odd.
|The beauty of running along trails, grass, and farm roads is that the scenery is always so pretty|
Come out and join us soon!