Mr. Cleetus wrote:As Bob would say, much of what we run on is pretty gnarly. Think Middle Earth The gnarlier the better, until I feel like I am risking death with a fall!! (ok, sometimes it gets pretty dicey, but I love that). We are blessed with amazing tracks pretty much all around us. I did two excellent runs this long weekend, so I took some pics on Sat and some video on Sunday. Sorry for posting so many, but I couldnt choose Unfortunately they show my complete lack of form and strength (on top of my frightened-6-yr-old running style). I can't believe I'm posting these... both runs were about 2hrs with ~700m climbing and pretty much like the vids the entire way.
What shoes do you run in VL? It can make a huge difference. Also, the stronger you get, the easier it will be. For me my confidence mostly comes from getting my heels high enough to know I will clear anything, and just experience with knowing where to put my foot.
I've got a Suunto Core that has a barometric altimeter in it that I use. My Garmin is pretty useless for elevation and I don't really care about distance in hilly offroad runs.
This is my favourite one, a bit of the downhill. Good fun, I think about a 50m drop in this vid
The run started with a 330m climb, which was all like this or steeper, tough enough when I am fit, but now...:
Here is a good shot through the roots on a rare bit of flat:
This one shows the steepness a bit better, and even a bit of a stumble. I've got no power!!
Here is Jefe showing how it is done on the up. He is one of the best climbers around. Too bad (good for me) that he descends like a complete novice!
Mr. Cleetus wrote:Saturday am, 1hr55min offroad, 680m climbing: very good run with the pup.
fredrikw wrote:Why do you run on the MTB trail?
ninearms wrote:Nice. Just getting into running trails again myself. I had to clear my Internet history after seeing you'd posted a picture of some Hokas though!
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