It's slowly dawning on me, mainly after a long winter road running, that I really should make a choice between carrying the momentum over from the winter on the roads or starting again from scratch building up my trail running muscles and skills again. Something I have to do after every winter. I know some of you train for specific races and conditions so the answer is simple, but for those of us in the grey zone It's not so clear cut. Roads mean I can run BF all of the time, also it's much easier to work on form in such a predictable environment and the only goal is to get faster or go longer. Trails for me means wearing shoes most of the time, but on the plus side they are far more challenging and involve sharp thinking to weave your way through hazards with gazelle like precision. So every year I set out back on the trails only to find instead of floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee like I was before the winter, I'm stomping like an elephant and getting stung. So my dilemma is should I stick with the roads, carry through the momentum, or risk loosing a lot of my gains by heading for the hills? Would love to know your thoughts, do you choose one way or the other? And if so for what reasons.