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Discussion: First real run!

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Mar 14, 2016 2:51 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
That's great! And so great to hear that it felt good. And you beat the downpour. Man, all good!!
Mar 14, 2016 2:59 AM # 
And it was with Will!
Mar 14, 2016 3:46 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Does that make it better or worse? ;)
Mar 14, 2016 10:54 AM # 
Nice! Tried knee-friendly Hokas yet?
Mar 14, 2016 1:43 PM # 
It was great. I wore Hokas. Couple of ankle rolls.

I find with the Hokas that if I'm lengthening my stride on technical trail I get a little sketchy. So that's typically on downhill or trying to go fast on flatter sections. I think the Hokas I bought are meant for road running (only ones they had in store at the time... Stinson I think?)
Mar 14, 2016 2:08 PM # 
Some people use Stinson for trail running but Mafate is more common and designed more for trails. (My knowledge is 2 yrs old.) Compared to what I'm used to, the tread doesn't look very aggressive.

Wow, an ankle roll in a Hoka wouldn't be good. I haven't used mine much (and not at all after they destroyed my two big toenails) but I found them surprisingly stable.

Btw Dr. Bell isn't super keen on them. I can't remember the details but he said they couldn't reduce the force; they simply delayed the transfer of force, making it easier on one body part (feet?) and harder on another (knees? hips?).
Mar 14, 2016 4:10 PM # 
I raced in the Stinson ATR, the trail version. You need to get used to landing a little differently- flat on the sole.
I'm using the Challenger ATR right now, but looking at the Speedgoat. Both are a little lower and lighter.

The Mafate 2 I used were heavier and bigger, and the Mafate 3 was just too beastly. They've changed them now, so the 4 may be better.
Mar 14, 2016 4:14 PM # 
Mar 14, 2016 5:41 PM # 
They should make a model called the "FB". You could help with the graphic layout. Of course they would be the type of shoe to be able to double as a hockey skate. Just affix the removable blade and holy sh!t, you just added 4cm to your presence on the ice!

Which trails did you do? I'm sorry I missed you guys.
Mar 15, 2016 1:43 AM # 
Is there a case race while you're there? I heard Willderness is the champ...
Mar 15, 2016 6:10 AM # 
The case race is a fun one, (mr. popik actually introduced me to it) but boat races are what really separates the men from the boys...

Unfortunately neither are particularly friendly to my weight or fitness
Mar 15, 2016 12:38 PM # 
We had two kinds of boat races in eng school. Our class won the kind where we had to build a boat and paddles for five of us (without using any metal) and paddle it in a race - after drinking a beer at 9 am, of course. I was the mandatory "captured wench". It was a different era...
Mar 15, 2016 12:44 PM # 
Will would likely know better which trails. Bridle Path and Baden Powell (I think they are both pretty long/extensive trails) and some newer ones??
Basically up in the trails between Seymour Creek and Mt. Seymour Rd.
Mar 15, 2016 12:49 PM # 
'It was a different era...'

yeah, you're not allowed to have paddling races anymore... someone might lose and crush their self esteem...
Mar 15, 2016 1:00 PM # 
Mar 15, 2016 1:01 PM # 
We built such an awesome boat that we paddled the race course twice and came 1st *and* 3rd - in spite of a pirate attack.
Mar 15, 2016 4:07 PM # 
Nothing to do with the boat... your team just had the best 'wench'! :-)
Mar 15, 2016 4:14 PM # 
I must look for a photo some time. My idea of a wench-like outfit was extremely tame. I was a shy geek, not that unusual for an eng student in those days.
Mar 15, 2016 4:58 PM # 
Hard to say exactly what trails we were on as Darin said a lot of them were built over the summer. We never climbed quite as high as baden powell though...

We basically skirted across the top of the golf course until bridle path, then followed bridle path back past the bottom of severed, hopped on a 'new' climbing trail and went up.
Mar 15, 2016 7:57 PM # 
I haven't run out that way yet. It's now on the list.
Mar 15, 2016 8:03 PM # 
SOOO many great trails up there!!
Mar 15, 2016 11:30 PM # 
In my limited experience, I would say I prefer running on seymour and biking on fromme, but both have wicked trails for both.

It used to be easy to cut across between the two by the water treatment plant, but I think the landslide last year may have put a bit of a damper on that... Not sure if its still possible to cross the bridge over the seymour river to fisherman's trail

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