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The Outdoor Buddy System
The very best way to transition from a road runner to a trail nut is to team up with a fellow dirt-devotee. The benefits are multifold. Two—or more—minds are better than one when it comes to navigation; if by chance you take a tumble, you’ll have a builtin rescue crew; and safety comes in numbers.
Plus, a recent report from Cool of the Wild found that trail running is the most effective calorie burner of all outdoor pursuits. Women will torch an approximate 950 calories an hour (compared to 774 rock climbing, 594 mountain biking and 493 canoeing).
What’s more fun than getting fit with a friend?