plus getting good footwear helps I think when overcoming injuries - I have got to the stage I use one set of runners and nice padded socks when doing parkrun and non orienteering training runs and don't wear them for day to day wear to keep them in better condition. Also called the Imelda Marcos approach.
we were always wondering what the forest was demonstrating against when we lived in Vancouver?
It seems that BC hardly need to forest to show off what a forest looked like, there are plenty of trees out there.
That said the it is great area with nice trails, lakes and hills to climb.
Yeah I do similar to keep my racing shoes nicer than my trainers.
I have no idea why it is called that. I remember asking as a kid but don't remember what the reasoning was. Indeed a gorgeous area.
It was called a demonstration forest because it was a place to demonstrate silvacutlure. The UBC research Forest at Maple ridge is also called a demo forest. The Seymour demo forest was rebranded a couple decades ago as the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. It's not exactly a park because the water district wants to be able to do things in there that they couldn't do in a park ie: build a water filtration plant etc.