I've ticked most of the 'must-do' boxes in my 20 years of running, from 5Ks to marathons, a multi-day event and even a night run. But I've never raced a mile, attempted cross-country or donned fancy dress. Nor have I run a European city marathon or braved a fell race. "Many of us...
the University of São Paulo, Brazil, found that running on grass resulted in lower forces through the rearfoot and forefoot, compared with asphalt. "Grass is less harsh on your joints, like trail, but it's more even and consistent, like road, striking
, you'd rather be on a country lane or the trails of Mont Blanc, but your urban run means you're burning calories, building endurance and strength, clocking useful mileage and, if you're commuting, saving time and money. But urban running comes
cadence. Jog back down and catch your breath. Aim for 5-12 ascents, depending on the gradient and length of the dune.Exercises for running on sandSubscribers can discover how to make the most of grass and trail running in the full article. If you'd like
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