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Offline diablita

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Re: Trail running noob
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2020, 04:42:47 PM »
 :heartbeat:  totally get it and know the feeling well.  It's a nice by-product of our over-connected world.
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Re: Trail running noob
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2020, 12:46:31 PM »
if you're interested* in a running group in your area, bum, try TARC : http://trailanimals.com/

they are a great bunch.

*i am rarely interested, as i run trail ALONE TO PRESERVE MY SANITY.  but meeting up with folks can be a nice change of pace.

Offline nadra's babydaddy

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Re: Trail running noob
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2020, 03:03:28 PM »
I have a good friend from college and former XC teammate who's pretty active with TARC.  Seems like they have a good time!  She can vouch that I'm a terrible person  :specs:

Being out here, where you're over a mile high (or two if you're feeling ambitious) and pretty much either going up or down a mountain has taught me that there's a wide spectrum when it comes to trail running, from flat dirt loops in the neighborhood woods to...Utah.  So I strongly temper my expectations as far as distance/speed/type of locomotion and just go for time on my feet and trying not to break anything.  As far as shoes, I used to like my Brooks Cascadias, but these days I don't do very much that's super technical and usually stick to my regular running shoes, which is also Brooks Ghosts.
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Offline Arrojo

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Re: Trail running noob
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2020, 01:17:00 PM »
if you're interested* in a running group in your area, bum, try TARC : http://trailanimals.com/

they are a great bunch.

*i am rarely interested, as i run trail ALONE TO PRESERVE MY SANITY.  but meeting up with folks can be a nice change of pace.

Actually the gfrc (http://www.gfrcrun.org) is closer and we do tons of trail races. Although this time of year, it's more snowshoeing and snowshoe races.

Next one is 3/22 "To Hale and Back Trail Race (5 K and 6 Hour) - 9:00 am Sunday, Hale Reservation, Westwood"
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Offline BonitaApplebum

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Re: Trail running noob
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2020, 05:11:51 PM »
Actually the gfrc (http://www.gfrcrun.org) is closer and we do tons of trail races. Although this time of year, it's more snowshoeing and snowshoe races.

Next one is 3/22 "To Hale and Back Trail Race (5 K and 6 Hour) - 9:00 am Sunday, Hale Reservation, Westwood"

Thanks! I am generally in witchy's camp and prefer to run alone, but I've been thinking it would be nice to meet local runners. We'll see!

 

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