Running is a discipline which has historically been practised on asphalt, and as such can be considered a more ‘urban’ sport! Recently, the practice of trail running – i.e. running on dirt tracks – has started to spread, particularly trail running in the mountains. That’s how high-altitude training catalyses the sport’s beneficial effects on body and mind!
Clothing and equipment
- tight T-shirt and shorts, which should be wind- and cold-resistant, but also breathable;
- a K-Way and a sweatshirt, considering that the weather can change quickly in the mountains and the temperature difference between sunny moments and cloudy, rainy ones is fairly drastic;
- sunglasses, sun visor, suncream, to protect your eyes, head and skin from the sun (which is a little more aggressive in the mountains than it is elsewhere);
- and, last but not least, a backpack, a water bottle and the map of trails and paths.
Sitas offers a variety of trails for high-altitude running enthusiasts! For a muscle warmup, we suggest the “Panoramica”, whereas for one of the highest altitude trails, we would definitely recommend the Sentiero Della Cresta, although the entire selection in the trails and paths section is worth checking out! Choose where you’d like to run, just a few steps away from heaven!