THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROAD RUNNING AND TRAIL RUNNING SHOES
The main difference between road and trail shoes is their composition. Shoes designed for road running are generally made of lightweight material to encourage speed and responsiveness. The need for traction on paved roads is minimal, so the treads of road shoes are thin.
Trail running shoes are traditionally heavier and designed to support and protect the foot on rugged terrain. These shoes offer durable soles with more aggressive tread patterns to defend against rocks, sticks and other obstacles one might encounter on the trails.
HOW TO RUN EFFECTIVELY
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned runner, it’s always good to know that there’re a lot of like minded and passionate individuals who want to improve the quality of the sport. Also, as mentioned in the previous section, proper form will extend your shoe’s lifetime.
Here are two videos with some tips on how to run effectively.
This video talks about basic running form.
You can find out more about stride rates and breathing techniques here.