HOW TO: Trail running for beginners
Experience nature. Adapt the run to the conditions. Enjoy the moment and the view. The main focus of Trail running is adventure and fun. There is no need to track kilometers or your pace. This makes trail running in a smaller style interesting even for beginners.
"Runner" - this term is not protected. You don't have to run a certain number of kilometers or participate in a marathon. Running is something most people do from about the age of one. Nevertheless, you constantly read "sitting is the new smoking", "lack of exercise - sitting makes you sick". So the fact is: most of us definitely don't walk enough. For many, this is the reason to get back into their running shoes and try to start their running career. What often happens in the process? The motivation quickly stays on the track or the body hurts and you give it up again. "I'm just not a runner," maybe you have said it yourself sometime. That brings us back to the point: Human beings ARE born to be runners. Our entire biomechanics are designed for running. How else could our ancestors have walked tens of miles?
It is therefore a good idea to start running at home, rather than on vacation in the mountains. You can strengthen your muscles in advance and also train your stability. The best way is to train early and regularly on uneven terrain without climbing mountains right away. Many meters of altitude, steep terrain, expensive equipment, optimizing technique - all this comes (maybe) much later. Trailrunning on a smaller scale definitely has its appeal for body and mind and Kleinwalsertal with its trails even at medium altitudes is the ideal playground for it.
Easy practice trail for beginners
The Bärguntrunde in Baad. Here, beginners will find the perfect conditions for getting started in trail running over a distance of just under 5 km. Completely without asphalt. A gentle ascent with some short, steeper passages. Slightly undulating downhill and a narrow trail - ideal for practicing downhills. Have fun on your run!