8 Essential Safety Tips Every Trail Runner Should Know

When the call of the wild has you running for the hills, don’t forget to a take a second to prepare for every twist and turn.

It was at 12,000 feet, summiting a mountain and cruising through relatively mild terrain when Arizona-based run coach and NCAA-race record holder Alicia Shay rolled her ankle. With her car parked about 10 miles away, she now had about 4,000 feet of steep descent to navigate to make it back to her vehicle.

“After that experience, it was definitely hard to shake my fear during runs,” says Shay. “I was always calculating in my head, OK—I’m this far away from my car, I have this much water left. But I decided to learn from that and use it to reinforce myself.”

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