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    Monday, August 16, 2010

    Summer Monkey Business

    Running barefoot with sandals in hand at the White River 50
    photo by Glenn Tachiyama

    What's EL MONO doing, you ask?

    Well, I am working on my third summer preparing for the Leadville 100 Trail Race in Leadville, Colorado coming up on August 21.  Leadville is becoming a summer mecca spot for me.

    My training is not as extensive as most seem to require.  Overall fitness and lots of easy running is key for me.  This year my training for the Leadville 100, apart from my little daily runs with the dogs in Volunteer Park, is thus:  In May, the Copenhagen Marathon.  In June the Vashon Island Ultra Marathon.  In July, the White River 50.  That's it...and should be enough.

    At the top of Hope Pass...acclimatizing

    So, in this year's Leadville 100, I hope to do the race in my newest Luna Sandal model dubbed the LEADVILLE (see below):

    Prototype dubbed LEADVILLE before 50 mile trail run

    So far, my tests with this new sandal have given me the confidence to believe that they are ready for a full 100 mile tough trail race...as long as it doesn't get too muddy.  So stay tuned, by this time next week I will have a report to share...and it should be interesting ;-)

     Prototype dubbed LEADVILLE after 50 mile trail run

    BFT

    PS.  The new LEADVILLE model will start being available for sale online starting August 25th.  If you are lucky enough to be in Leadville this week, we will be offering them for sale in town.

    PSS.  I am staying in veteran Mas Loco runner Chris Labbe's Family's house behind the Tabor Opera House in Leadville...feel free to drop by and say howdy.

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