Anyways, this weekend just so happens to be the FIBARK festival (HERE) in Salida and they have some pretty fun events. One of the events is a 10K trail run Sunday morning. Here's what they say about it:
It will put you to the test??? YIKES! So, what do you think I did??
I registered for it! YIKES again! Am I crazy? I haven't really done any trail running recently, but it is something that I love to do. In fact, I'd like to get more into it next year after IMAZ.
Anyways, here's where I need your advice! I don't know what shoes to wear! Basically, here are my options:
1. Wear my VFF Bikilas. I've run a little over 4miles on them and have been fine, so I don't think another 2 would be THAT big of a deal? BUT, I know that overdoing it in minimalist shoes can be dangerous.
2. Wear my Brooks ST4 racers. Ummm...these things are racing flats and have no traction! I don't think this is a great option because I don't really know what the terrain will be. BUT, if it says it will "put us to the test" I'm assuming there's going to be some hills...with downhills...which makes not having any traction on my shoes very tricky!
3. Wear the Merrell Pace Glove trail shoe I just got. This would seem like the obvious choice because they are trail shoes, but here's the thing. I have only run 3 miles in these shoes and my calves were KILLING me by the end! My body is no where near being used to running in these shoes and I think wearing them could lead to some type of injury.
So, what would you do? HELP!