Re: Shoes and stuff
- View SourceFolks,
Well, I'm back from my training run at Western States. I had hoped
that it would be 100 miles but, unfortunately, it was only 55. I
just didn't have the zip I needed to stay ahead of the cutoffs. I
had no ill effects but I guess I just haven't yet recovered from my 6-
Day run. I was not encouraged by my effort. I can probably forget
about breaking 24 hours and just try to get to the finish.
As for shoes, I have not found the Montrail Vitesse to have a large
toe-box. My toes seem to push against the inside toe of the shoe.
And I blister on the balls of my feet when I wear them without duct
tape. They could be used at Vermont but they must fit you well so
that your feet do not slip inside them. If your feet slide inside
your shoes, the bottoms of your feet will be covered with blisters.
My cure for blisters has been to use a shoe (Asics 2040 and Nimbus in
my case) that is a full size larger than my foot size, but one in
which my foot will not slip. In this way, my toes never touch the
end of my shoes and my feet remain blister free. Also, if your socks
cram your toes together, you will get the blisters between the toes
in the same manner as with a too small toe box. There is so much
downhill at Vermont that you must make certain that your feet do not
slide inside your shoes.
Let's hope the weather cooperates and I'll see you all there. I'm
not sure how quickly I'll get to the finish, but I definitely plan to