Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mt Mist 50k previous times

For those virgins of Mt Mist 50k and anyone that may just be wondering how to pace, I wanted to give you some data that you could use.  Below are the splits from all the years I have ran Mt Mist.  These are just for reference and not meant to be the best way to run the race.  The course conditions can effect the overall times.  For example, it is fast when it is frozen like in 2006 and 2011.  On the other hand, in 2010 it was very muddy.  I was also out of shape in 2010 and went out too fast.  Hope this helps you.  My goal for this year will be 5:00-5:15.  Good luck!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Shoe Review

Today, I tried out the Nike Pegasus Trail shoe on muddy, wet technical trails.  One of my concerns was that the material just above the sole would keep the shoe from draining on wet trails.  I did not have this problem at all.  In fact my feet stayed dry longer than normal,  but when the puddles get deep enough the water is coming in.  This is typical for most of the shoes I wear and usually not a concern for me.  I prefer a more breathable shoe vs many of the gore-tech type shoes.  I did like the roomy toe box and the shoe seemed to fit true to size.  I have to confess even though it was very muddy and wet, most of the rocks were dry, so I did not get to see how good the traction was in that regard.  I did not slip on any of the rocks today and the shoe appeared to provide plenty of protection compared to some of the more minimal shoes I wear at times.  In my opinion if you like the road Pegasus, I would give the trail version a try.
Of course this picture is what they look like before a good trail run.

Sunday, January 6, 2013