"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense."
- David Blaikie

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Week Log: Feb 4-10

Single track in Carolina North Forest.
  • Mon - rest
  • Tues - 13 mi
  • Wed - 12 mi (4.5 am, 7.5 pm)
  • Thurs - 11 mi
  • Fri - 12 mi
  • Sat - 17 mi
  • Sun - 15 mi (7.5 am, 7.5 pm)

Weekly Total: 80 miles

No more IT Band troubles this week. Switched out my Hardrocks for a pair of New Balance 790s. Opposite ends of the continuum. I'm loving the NB790s for the shorter distances on soft trails. Thicker socks helps provide a little more cushion too. Not sure where this experiment is going though... I don't think I'd brave an ultra in a shoe this lightweight, so... why train in them? Because it's fun. I've decided to look into this lightweight trail shoe phenomenon some more. Seems to be working for some, including Anton Krupicka (recent shin issues aside).

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