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Author: Dr. med. Patrik Noack, Specialist for General Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine SGSM, Co-Head of Medicine, Medbase Center for Medicine and Sports in Abtwil       Running on and off beaten paths or across wild terrain - that's trail running. Running on trails is especially close to nature. Rough terrain and obstacles train not only physical endurance but also the runner's coordination and concentration skills. Since the whole body has to be stabilized, more muscle groups are used than when running on the road. The running surface changes during trail running from soft paths, natural and rooted paths over meadows and rocky surfaces. Sometimes you run through creeks or over hiking and mountain trails, other times you follow well-trodden paths across country or through the forest. It is not a question of kilometers and times. The focus is …

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