Friday, October 6, 2017

Easy Running: Beamsley Beacon and Round Hill - Inov-8 Race Ultra 290's

I hadn't realised how much I had been missing this type of running 13.5miles easy running up Beamsley Beacon and Round Hill... then back to Otley. Bit of a recce for this Saturdays ultra #PunkPanther High Life 65miles... proper boggy in parts! New shoes = get muddy. Last year I had a good few months of this type of running, just getting up on the moors, building some elevation and enjoying the vista and terrain... not taking the pace to seriously, but just putting in some miles.
I need to do more of this with Spine Challenger training high on the agenda as well as #UGB200 #RaceAcrossScotland next year, that's 108 and 212 miles respectively of real trails!

Inov-8 Race Ultra 290's - brief review

Tested out my new Inov-8 Race Ultra 290's, on some bog, trail and road - a good mixed terrain run, the new shoes seem to fit well with a good size toe box. The grip is not a 'fell' shoe but adequate for such a mixed terrain run with enough cushion for a good few miles on the road later on, not as much as the Trail Talon 275's but still a good buy. This version of the 290's seem to have better protection around the sides of the front foot for wear and tear- so I am initially hopeful they will not wear here quickly or tear.

I wanted to give my ankle a tester after last weeks trail marathon, it went well. I used an ankle support but my ankle felt better and stronger as the run went on.

Running should just be about getting out and enjoying it.


Pointing to Round Hill

Heading to Timble Ings
Heading up the 'bog' line to Lippersley Edge

Lippersley Edge Cairn - nice shleter


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