Running Community in Austin, TX
Improve Lives Through Running
We focus on developing a tight knit community and new relationships through our trail running coaching, team support, trail-run adventures, and races. Erik Stanley created Trail Roots in 2014 to support the growing Austin trail-running community. Trail Roots emerged to provide focused and customized group training and individual training for all levels of runners in Austin in a guided and safe environment.
Running trails is beneficial for the road runner because the ancillary and stabilizer muscles are engaged much more than during runs on the road. Because of this, trails are a great option for injury prevention and working other parts of the body that remain mostly unused on the road. We visit many of the trails in the Austin area and occasionally run throughout the country. Quarterly runcations build community and give the more experienced trail runners a fresh perspective and the opportunity to change up routine.
Runners who train with us tend to have common goals. These, in general, are to improve and challenge one’s physical and mental capacity and to give back to the community. Our programs do this by providing the support and guidance needed through the group members and the coach. For our community, Trail Roots has created ways to give back and maintain the land we love and use. We host bi-monthly volunteer and clean-up days in our city and state parks.
The training consists of 1 to 2 hill or speed training workouts each week during the weekdays with 1 weekly trail long run on Saturdays. The locations vary during the week from road, track, or trail. However, the weekend long-run is always on the trail. We take our training to another level by incorporating mobility and hurdle drills and strength exercise routines to keep you healthy and running! We can work with you to create a custom training plan that gives you the tools required to healthily achieve your goals.