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PostSubject: trail running   Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:04 pm

I just spent close to a teary hour surfing the web for bottom bracket taps and am coming to the realization that I'm officially a trail runner until I can afford a new frame. In some ways it's a timely transition as there is a group in Kirksville putting together a THT half-marathon -- some time in October I think.

It's been years since I've done any running, but the way I'm choosing to look at it is, when I am finally saddled up again, I will actually be in decent shape. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: trail running   Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:27 am

Do it barefooted!
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PostSubject: Re: trail running   Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:48 pm

The New Balance Nimbus is as close to barefooting as I would dare tread. At $100 though, I'd probably be better off just going barefoot. One of my college friends -- half ninja, half hippie -- had such calloused feet he could walk through broken glass -- not really a skill I have much interest in picking up.

On a side note and after reading your latest blog entry: I had the priviledge to go on a couple of rides with a World Cup racer for Giant when I was living out in Utah, and he talked about getting stuck in traffic jams of people walking the technical sections at races and what a pain in the ass it was (and how it was the "roady" type racers who typically started the pile ups).
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PostSubject: Re: trail running   Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:33 am

I'm sure Denny is referring to the book "Born to Run" which is a wonderful read and explains what the evolution of shoes has done to pure running and what injuries are caused by over-striding as a result of cushioned shoes. Yes I was a runner long before I became a cyclist. That book is an awesome read.

Getting back to your bottom bracket problem. Which frame and what kind of a tap. I know lots of people that may be able to help you.
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PostSubject: Re: trail running   Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:16 pm

So I finally picked up a copy of Born to Run. I'm a pretty slow reader, but I finished it in three sittings. It was an enjoyable read. I really liked a William James quote cited: "Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own -- sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction."

The F.L.A.T.S Half Marathon is Oct 22nd (the same day as the 2011 BTEPIC). I'm leaning toward doing the trail run as an exercise in "keeping things local" and supporting the FLATS initiative. Now all I have to do is get off my lazy duff and start throwing some running days into the mix I guess -- get off my lazy duff and stay off my duff Sleep

A correction: It is the New Balance Minimus (not the Nimbus) that is the closest to barefooting I would dare tread.
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