Posted by scott on April 20, 2009
I am just getting started testing some prototype Feelmax Niesa shoes that I received from Feelmax. The short version is that these shoes are fantastic!
They wear like shoes, but have an incredibly minimal sole. You get just a bit of sole protection, but plenty of barefoot feel. I have only done a few runs in them so far – a couple on road and one on trail. I was particularly pleased with the trail performance – could definitely feel changes in terrain. I was totally comfortable for my 8-mile trail run in them yesterday. They are incredibly lightweight and soft, so with socks I don’t see any chance of blistering. More to come on these great shoes!
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Posted by scott on April 14, 2009
We had a great Spring weekend at the cabin last weekend – perfect, perfect weather. I got out for 2 great trail runs, both turned out to be longer than planned. So I’m recovering this week from a probably-too-aggressive increase in mileage (I am supposed to be nurturing an injury). But it was too fun!
Saturday morning I went for what I thought was an 8 mile that turned out to be 10.5. I went first thing in the morning and the dry parts of the trail were very firm and fast, but plenty of ice slowed me down. Sunday I decided I would be “smart” and go later in the day when it would be warmer and not so icy. My 5-6 mile plan turned out to be an 8 miler and it was wet, muddy, slushy, slick, snowy, icy – I think just about everything! It was again slow and I was feeling gassed from Saturday (this was my first back to back of long runs). Walked lots of uphills and called small inclines uphills so I could walk them. But it was again a blast, and fun to be outside in the Spring! Nessie loved every minute:
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Posted by scott on April 10, 2009
Good luck to everyone heading down to the inaugural Zumbro Bottoms 100s races this weekend! I haven’t kept close track of locals who are running, but I can’t wait to read reports from Steve, Matt, and Zach (do you have a blog?). I think Helen and Kelly are volunteering/spectating, and as I know from experience that also gives you great perspective on a race. Sorry to any I left out due to the quick post.
Someone posted pics from a recon run – was it just me, or did parts of that course look Barkley-ish? I don’t think it’s beyond Larry to put up a challenging course, but I’m sure it will be a blast.
Best of luck to everyone!
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