Personal trail marathon (and then some) at Lake Arcadia trails done! I’m feeling pretty good about the Lake McMurtry 50K Trail Race next month. I had a few issues, but I account for my struggles at the end to 1) going out way to fast trying to keep up with a couple of speedsters, and 2) I think I need different shoes for the trail.
Currently, I am wearing a pair of size 12 Inov-8 Roclite 319′s. I don’t think they offer me nearly enough support and they aren’t very cushioned at all. On the plus side, they are heavily armored and have a great lug tread pattern. I’m thinking that I need to perhaps run the race in my tried and true road shoe, the Brooks Beast. The only bad thing on the trail with them is lack of armor and the tread is not so great for the trail. But McMurtry is not too technical or rocky, so I think that they should work fine.
If I can scrape together the money sometime, I would like to try the Montrail Badrock as a trail shoe.