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Scott, any chance I can join you on a night run ma...

2007-06-26T22:05:00.000-07:00

Scott,
any chance I can join you on a night run maybe next week? I'm in Mountain View, so not far from you. My first 100 is in August and I've never managed to get out in the dark yet.

(I ran a bit with you at the beginning of the 2nd loop during the Diablo 50K)

Cheers and thanks for the blogging!

(BTW, good show at the Pacific Crest!)

Harry



Stevie -Trail running shoes are definitely a perso...

2007-06-26T13:45:00.000-07:00

Stevie -

Trail running shoes are definitely a personal matter, so it's good to try a few out. REI is good for this sort of thing. TRT isn't too far away, so I'll give a few recommendations based on the course:

1) Inov-8's are my favorite. However, they are definitely in the "little padding to stay light" category. I like to feel the trail, but my feet can get sore after 50+ miles. I use the RocLite 315's, which you can get at ZombieRunner or REI.

2) Montrail Hardrocks. This shoe has a very stable base, good padding, and enough lace to form fit to any foot. I use these in Tahoe a lot since they can handle the sand and rocks well. It's no surprise that 40% of the trail runners out there use Montrail - great padding for long trail runs, and a laser focus on the ultra crowd.

3) You might be just fine with your Saucony's if they aren't worn out. It's best to have a shoe you know is comfortable rather than breaking in a new pair. If you are going to use road shoes, I would suggest some gaiters to keep the sand out. But be sure to try out trail running shoes that look similar to the brands you know and love. Your legs and feet will be happy.

Hope that helps. I'm sure you can't go wrong. Looking forward to seeing you there!

SD



Scott-Hello. I'm going to be runningthe TRT-50mi. ...

2007-06-25T12:54:00.000-07:00

Scott-

Hello. I'm going to be running
the TRT-50mi. This will be my
first. What trail running
shoes do you recommend? I already
have Saucony's but I'm looking
for the next pair. Is there a
company you particularly like?
Thanks -- good luck with night
training.
Stevie



Addy -TRT100 training is coming along nicely! I'm ...

2007-06-25T09:06:00.000-07:00

Addy -

TRT100 training is coming along nicely! I'm a bit all over the map - just finished a 1/2 Ironman, for example - and probably won't start a taper until 10 days before. Practicing my night runs this week. I'm looking forward to it!

SD



100 miles is long enough for me.Thanks for the lin...

2007-06-25T07:34:00.000-07:00

100 miles is long enough for me.
Thanks for the links. Good stuff.
Spent Saturday fast-packing high peaks and Sunday going over Hope Pass. We're certainly a bunch of nuts.



Thanks for sharing these! I really enjoyed both :)...

2007-06-24T18:33:00.000-07:00

Thanks for sharing these! I really enjoyed both :)

On an endurance note, how's the 100 training going? When do you start tapering?