Road and Trail runners racing thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by disconnected, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. gazoo

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    I'm a Smart Wool guy, but will have to try the Drymax stuff.

    I need to try out some new trail shoes. I'm 6'4" and around 215 and for the road usually use motion control or stability models. Right now for the trail I have a pair of Saucony Pro Grid Trail TR. They're stability shoes so they have a higher heel, meaning more risk of ankle turns in the terrain. I'm going to research some neutral (lower) shoes that may be able to hold up to my big ass pounding them all day.

    If any of the peeps you do your trail runs with are big, I'd love to hear any suggestions they may have.
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  2. Skowinski

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    I can't help you there, as I'm 5'10" and about 142 lbs, when I'm out of shape and fat! :lol3

    But, seriously, for about 8 years I've been using Montrails for off-road running. Various models, because the mongrels seem to like to discontinue models and introduce new "replacements" (which don't always represent an improvement). I'm currently using the Mountain Masochist, which is probably more on the minimalist side of shoe designs..... Had some of the AT Plus shoes, and they were much more sturdy and had more motion control. Have a look at their Fairhaven and Badrock models, might work for you too.
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  3. disconnected

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    im 6'2" and around 175- Ive had alot of luck with the Salomon Speed Cross 3's. There supposed to be warm in the Summer months though, but they have been great this winter. :) Runners Warehouse seems to have the best pricing and SUPER fast free shipping. :)

    http://www.irunfar.com/2012/01/salomon-speedcross-3-review.html Speedcross 3 review



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  4. gazoo

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Will hit a couple of local stores tomorrow and see how the fit is on some of your suggestions, then probably buy a couple of pairs. I like to buy from roadrunnersports.com when I can, as they take returns for 90 days, and some of what you're recommending are carried by them.
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  5. gazoo

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    Forgot to reply to this yesterday. That's a great run for late January. If I remember right that's a pretty technical part of the trail. Had to be a little treacherous with the weather.

    Sounds like you're definitely ready for the race!
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  6. disconnected

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    IT band issues have me grounded. :(

    been spinning and doing yoga the past week.
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  7. Skowinski

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    Uggh, that sucks. I had a bout of that a couple of years ago. Amazing how much that hurts! Lots of daily stretching, rolling on the pain log, and 2 weeks off, and I was back in training.
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    I was thinking two weeks. I like the bone crusher (foam roller)

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  9. gazoo

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    See what road running does to you when you're used to the trails ;-)

    Stick with the therapy and heal quick. Hopefully you'll still be able to do your upcoming race.
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  10. gazoo

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    :ear

    How goes the recovery?
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    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So I actually got out and *gasp* ran last nite. Ya see... its my 2-year anniversary of my first hash ever today. Yup. Started hashing 29Feb04! :clap World Hash Day. :nod

    Had a nice, short-ish run thru Fairfax, VA in the dark. I say in the dark cause my $40 super-bright flashlight is MIA. :bluduh I had to make do with some hoopty halogen thing that I could barely see 3' in front of me with. It gets DARK in the woods at night lemme tell ya! Didn't roll and ankle or anything! :clap (got lucky what can I say?!)

    ...and my legs are sore this AM. That running thing certainly does strange things to yer legs!

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    Hey gang, my body is back in order for running. :) I finished my first 50K on Saturday March 3rd. It was a really good time. The people where great. It seemed to me that most the people I met run 100 mile races and they where using this early season race as a prep run. :) I was running with a guy for a bit with several jackets on, he told me he was heat training for the Keys 100 mile run.

    Good FOOD too.. well stocked aid stations. My legs are pretty sore, but I am obsessing over my next 50K or beyond!

    greg
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  13. Skowinski

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    That is fantastic Greg, congratulations! :beer

    When my brother and I were waiting around the starting line just before our first 50k (Tahoe Rim Run), a woman was talking to us and it came out that we were "ultra-noobs". She got all starry eyed and said, "oh, your FIRST ultra!" like it was some rite of passage. It was.

    My crew isn't doing so well getting ready for our events in May (50k) and June (50M). My brother may have broken his foot a few days ago, not sure how, just heard the news from my mom. Hajime (the better half) has had some knee problems that have held her back for the past few months, she is just now getting better. I'm the only one doing ok, and I'm the oldest of all of us. :lol3 If we can't pull it together as a group I will have to reconsider if I'm going to these events alone or not.
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    Well, looks like we are out for now. My crew has fallen apart with injuries and now my brother is looking for a job, so the big runs coming up are off the menu for now. :dog

    My brother and I might try to reschedule something for the Fall, maybe September/October.

    Gazoo, sorry man, I won't make the May run....
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  15. gazoo

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    Sorry to hear that, but in similar news I'm out too. Been having way too much pain in the achilles area. After a 6 or 7 mile run I'm in a lot of pain, and after only 14 my foot basically feels like it's just dangling there. Don't know if I did too much too soon or if there are other complications. I've taken time off to let the pain go away and then some, and it still comes back and hurts for days after a run.

    Doctor's appointment in a week and a half to have it looked at.

    Will have to shoot for another time.
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    Bummer, I hope you start to feel better.

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    Im now 5th on the list for the "HIghlands Sky" 40 miler. :)
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    :freaky
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    That looks like a fantastic run. Hope you get in!
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    I went down for the trainer a few weeks ago in the Dolly Sods. The course was really tough, but I love it down there, so I think ill try and drag my body down the trail for 40miles. The Trainer was on the first 21 mils. Lots of water and bouders. :) It killed me. Anyhow, the second 20 miles are supposed to be a tad easier. May 12th there is another trainer.!

    greg

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