Here in TO I finally have time to do some running again, and I really prefer running trail, indeed I totally SUCK at running on the road.
It is kind of sad that I want to run trail here, cause in comparison to what I have on offer in Catalunya, it's pretty sad pickings, but do what you can when you can. Missing the bike strangely enough.
Though not flats.
Anyway, as I was running along the other day I was trying to figure out why it was that I like trail so much more. There is no doubt that part of it is that I am on trail, not on a road. That is a big fat part of it. It is just so much nicer.
Then there is the reality that it engages my brain just that little bit more, I have to think about where I'm going to put my foot, and then again, or how to navigate an obstacle or whatever.
Also though, there is the reality that when you are running on trail, usually there are things like trees going by, and nearby, and it makes you feel f.a.s.t.! Look at all the stuff whipping past me! I am a rock star!!!
When in reality you are just plodding along.....but having fun.