A technical trail run is a run on trails that contain lots of rocks, roots, water crossings, and other obstacles. Rather than just blasting down the middle of the trail, as in a non-technical trail run, you need to be able to pick the best line through, around, or over all of these obstacles.
Yes there are specific running shoes designed to run on trails. They are called Trail Running Shoes. They are made specifically for trail running just like street running shoes are specifically made for the street.
You can try purchasing trail running gear from websites such as www.backcountry.com/trail-run or www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/equipment-activity-running. The north face is probably your best bet for really good equipment.
You can buy some trail running shoes at big five sporting goods stores. They have some running shoes to run off track or in the mountains where there are dirt trails.
Merrell has several men's barefoot running shoes that are good for trail running. However, according to Merrell, the Men's Barefoot Run Trail Glove is the best barefoot running shoe for trail running.
Running on a treadmill will offer less impact on your knees and joints, but wouldn't you rather jog or run on an outdoor trail where you can get fresh air and experience nature?
Trail Running is comparable with Cross Country Running. The one exception is that Trail Running is done on longer routes. Trail Running is running and hiking over trails. It is considered to be a running sport.
http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/runner-communities/trail-running/pants-trail-running this is where you can find trail running tights. good luck!
Trail shoes are used for running on the ground that is not smooth or made of asphalt. They are used to getter better traction for rougher terrain for a safe run.
REI, Saucony and your local running store all have great trail running shoes. You're going to want to wear them in before the race, so try to order them or buy them quickly.
This website, the 'Running shoe guru' will show you what kind of shoes are best for trail running and have reviews for you. http://www.runningshoesguru.com/best-trail-running-shoes/
No, it did not go on a trail run