The gym is nature.
Translated as "running in nature", Trail Running is a complete sport that is practiced off-piste, typically along mountain trails. It requires concentration and prudence but it returns the extraordinary sensation of fully living nature.
Running in fairytale scenarios, immersed in nature and beauty: it is the Trail Running essence, a discipline that derives from running and that requires concentration and prudence and an infinite desire to get excited.
When Running is practiced in nature, it takes the name of Trail Running. It’s a separate sport which allows you to experience splendid emotions thanks to the fairytale scenarios in which it is practiced. The "gym" is in fact nature, mountain trails (but also in the countryside) where it is possible to train by developing legs muscles and enjoying all the benefits that Running offers.
It is not necessary to go to the high mountains for Trail Running: the rugged terrain, the climbs and descents define this sport. In addition, walking often alternates with running: you can help yourself with sticks or push yourself by placing your hands on your legs. What makes it unique is the unpredictability, running on a terrain that changes constantly: the grass, the mud, the rocks, the snow.
To practice Trail Running in complete safety it is therefore necessary to have the correct shoes and clothing. All these items can be purchased in the Zinermann stores in Livigno.
Trail Running shoes must facilitate running in the mountains and on dirt trails. They must therefore provide support and safety, be light and let the foot breathe. The most important part is the midsole, on which the cushioning depends, while the tread determines the grip of the shoe.
Scarpa, Adidas, On, Salomon, Hoka One, Brooks
Indispensable for Trail Running is the windproof jacket, to be chosen breathable and highly waterproof. Other very useful items are thermal underwear with insulating properties, quick-drying running shorts and padded socks on the toe and heel. Especially if you run in winter, protection is essential.
Nike, On, Ortovox