Sunday, February 14, 2010
Fireblades - first run
Despite lack of motivation, I got myself out for a little trail run this morning. to introduce the La Sportiva Fireblades to Nevada. (These are the ones that I won from Wilderness Running Company, mentioned in my last post..) I did the loop up Keystone Canyon and back down Evans Creek Canyon, a local favorite.
The shoes had felt pretty tight right out of the box, and despite wearing them to work a couple days, they still felt snug. Once I started running on them, though, I didn't notice it at all. If anything, they're a tiny bit stiffer than I prefer, but they may soften up a bit. One thing that was very nice was the soft rubber - the few times the dirt gave way to rocky sections I felt like I was glued to it. Not sure how that will affect the durability of the sole, but it would be really nice on rockier trails.
Like - in Zion.
On May 1st, Wilderness Running is doing a 50K non-race event. Pure Zion, they call it - a "mini-traverse" of the park. Because of park rules, it'll be limited to 12 runners, and registration will start March 1. The pictures are stunning, and it sounds like about the coolest thing ever. I'd love to do it, but not sure if it'll work out for me. Any other trail runners reading this, though, take a look.