Realizing that most of the 50 milers are off-road I decided to pick up a pair of trail running shoes for the days my running takes me off the smooth black stuff. Although I have had some trouble with the Brooks Ravenna, I decided to purchase the Brooks Cascadia 5. The shoe gets great reviews from all the sites I trust so I tried a pair on during lunch today. After work I headed out for a short 5 miles on dirt. Now the run was certainly not technical, (it runs right next to the paved trail I frequently run on) but it was fun. Looking forward to racking up some mileage with a friend this weekend and hopefully a longer run with a new trail running group I am looking at joining. More on that later.
Kind of nice having to brush the dust off before jumping in the car for the ride home. Think I'm gonna love leaving the pavement behind from time to time.