Results from Jan/Feb 2002 Training Survey

AATRA Surveys - Training Jan/Feb 02  
Basic Stats: jan/feb '02
Completed surveys 143
Average Age - Men 37
Average Age - Women 34
Men 77%
Women 23%
Average Miles/Week Run 26
States Represented 35
International 2
Top States:  
CO 11%
CA 10%
NY 4%
IL 3%
NC 6%
VA 1%
   
Rest days during the week with no trail running  
None 6%
One 19%
Two 39%
Three or More 36%
Supplement Trail Running with Speedwork  
No 36%
On Track 31%
On Trails 32%
Type of running you like best on the trails  
Downhill 1%
Flat 3%
Rolling Hills 85%
Uphill 10%
Favorite type of trail  
Single-track 65%
Double-track (wide enough for passing) 19%
Fire roads 5%
Boulder or rock fields 6%
Any/All 5%
Surface you like best for trail running  
Grass 6%
Wood Chips 1%
Gravel 4%
Dirt 65%
Leaves or Pine Needles 19%
Rocky and Wet 1%
Mud 1%
Sand 1%
Combination of All 2%
Favorite venue for trail running  
Dense Forests 23%
Wide open canyons and/or fields 3%
Mountains 21%
Areas with water (lake, streams, etc.) 45%
Combination of All 7%
Grand Canyon 1%
Most of the trails where run are located:  
National Park 8%
National Forest 5%
Private Land 8%
State Park 34%
Regional Park 22%
City Park 15%
All 1%
Other: 1%
BLM 1%
County Park 1%
State Gamelands 1%
State Forest 1%
Wildlilfe Wilderness 1%
indian reservation 1%
local trails owned by land trust 1%
mountains 1%
muni conservation club land 1%


Last Updated on 3/8/02
By Elliott Henry