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Why We Love Running SingleTrack

NOTE: This week’s blog post was written by Run the World Adventures partner, Greg Jensen, who guides running vacations in Guatemala. 

Watch the Trail, Not the View

I love single track trail running!

In fact I love any non-asphalt running surface, but there is something about single track.

It’s like you’re running through the wild.  You have to pay more attention to where you place each foot.

It makes a run go by fast because of the extra mental effort of watching your footing carefully.

So many of the single track trails around Lake Atitlan will never be found in any guidebook.  These trails are usually commuter trails.

While running you will often cross paths with a Guatemalan going to or from work.  Work may be their own corn field or a coffee plantation.  The men carry machetes, their main tool used at work.

This is what makes trail running adventures so fun in Guatemala.  You get to see beautiful scenery and beautiful culture in action.

I’ll show you the best singletrack at Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan. Learn more about our trips here: www.runtheworldadventures.com/guatemala/ 

Greg Jensen
Greg Jensen
Owner of Mayan Running Adventure, Mayan Travel Adventure & Co-Founder of Mayan Eco Homestead Greg and Lucy Jensen are the owners of Mayan Running Adventure. They live fulltime at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala with their four boys, ages 11, 8, 6, and 2. Before arriving in Guatemala, they lived in San Antonio, Texas, Amarillo, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah. They are both bilingual in English and Spanish and love the people and culture of Guatemala. Jensen Family in Santa Cruz, Guatemala Greg has been running for more than 20 years. He grew up running the well-known Wildwood Trail in Portland, Oregon. He is certified in first aid with the Red Cross and in Wilderness First Aid with the Wilderness Medical Institute. We want to lead you on a trail running adventure that you will never forget. We hope you return to Guatemala and tell your family, friends, and running partners about your experience.
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