I agree, I do most of my running on trails. It strengthens your muscles, and it strengthens your soul.
But there is one real advantage on running on roads. They give you a regular even surface to run on, which is exactly what you need if you are doing speedwork, reps, intervals etc in preparation for a race. You also find that you naturally run slower on rough terrain. Tree roots, stones, rough surfaces all act as trip hazards if you are bombing along doing 8 x 200 or whatever.
I therefore do long runs in the beautiful countryside, and speedwork/ paced runs on roads.
........ or should I say pavements, with watching out for traffic!! I try and find a "big block" where I dont have to cross a road.
Traffic.............. definitely a hazard when running in urbal areas!!
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