Last Saturday I went down to Greenland to get some running taken care of. Mind you, Greenland is in Colorado even though it would probably extremely cool to go to the real Greenland and get some running in over there. Greenland Open Space is in Douglas County – south of Castle Rock and just north of Monument Hill right at Interstate 25. I signed up for the 50K race at the of April and I figured it would be wise to check it all out before the race. And I am glad I did. The course is not super difficult, but it is definitely helpful to know how the 2,000 ft. of elevation pan out. In addition, while I have run on trails during my training doing a long run on just trail and not on mixed surfaces was really helpful. The soreness I am experiencing at the moment is proof of that. Your body moves differently on trails and muscles you have not been using as much will be exposed accordingly. [Read more…]
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What is your favorite Running Shoe?
First there was the Nike Pegasus running shoe for me and I ran several marathons and half-marathons using the Nike Pegasus, but somehow my love for the Nike shoes has gone cold. The main reason is that they simply do not last long enough and when you run 40-50 miles a week the cost of buying new shoes all the time is just prohibitive. I briefly had a love affair with the New Balance 880 running shoe, but these are hard to find locally or at my favorite online running shoe retailers and I hate paying full retail for running shoes. Then I tried the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 and 18, but I now hate them with passion. This is the one and only shoe company that seems to be out trying to hurt me. Then I went to my local running shoe store and tried out the Brooks Ghost 8 and what a difference. The Brooks Ghost 8 seems like it was made just for me. I am already on my 3rd pair of the Ghost and I know that will not be the end – hopefully for quite a long time. [Read more…]