Though the forecast (which I'm certain are hopeful guesses) called for a pretty crappy day here today, it's currently blue sky and calm wind. I'm taking that as a sign to get my butt out for a run before the weather decides to show up.
This morning I'll be testing and reviewing the Tecnica Diablo Max (cool name) trail shoe. So, watch for a review of it. I'm intrigued by Tecnica's release of several new trail runners but the proof is in the use, not the looks.
Registered today for the Mt. Carbon Trail Half Marathon on April 23. Of course, I missed the early registration fee cut off by 8 hours. $6 penalty and lesson learned.
So, today's run, negative split half marathon, obviously!
Off to chase the sun.
Couldn't negative split because my out and back course on Teller Farm was super glue, death by chocolate cake muddy, so I turned back and ran roads for the last 6 miles to get my planned 13mi. The Diablo Max shoes are great. I'm always skeptical of trail shoes made by a company with other missions but these seem well designed, well made, and have the best heel-to-toe transition I've felt on just about any shoe. A more thorough review later, once I take them up a local peak and have a good idea on the ascent and descent characteristics of the shoes. Did my taxes after the run. I was dreading having to do them for the last three months and am always amazed at how fast and easy they are to complete (must be due to the small numbers being calculated).
74 miles on the week on 5 runs and getting the motivation back.