After a slow, painful run at Afton on Friday, I figured my shoes were near done.
I milked these suckers long. I have been alternating the same 2 pair since early April. I was still running on the pair I ran Chippewa, Ice Age, Superior, the little Kettle 50k. I rotated a second pair in their after Superior, and those 2 have been carrying me.
Being the cheapskate, I realized I had a pair of road shoes I barely wore from last year. They did not feel right early season, so I stuck with trail shoes.
They feel great now. Light and cushion. I feel like a new man. This type of shoe gave me big problems a few years back, so I will only use these intermittently.
Adam reminded me that Superior is 4 weeks from Friday. oh man.
Guess it is time to start training. Another round of "all night at Afton" will take place a week from Friday. Sounds crazy, but a great way to get a lot of "time" running in without killing the weekend.
Soon I will start laying out the details for the big one. I can't get my mind around the splits. It is hard to imagine taking 14 hours to run the first 50 miles. I never thought I would say such an absurd thing.
Well, no big training this weekend.