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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Trail Running Gear

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Over the summer I ran the Aneto Marathon and as I mentioned earlier there was a list of required gear.  Some races give you a shirt for finishing and others a belt buckle, for this race they gave everyone a TrangoWorld running pack  ($60 value), very nice, and a *small mesh bag.  It was required to bring  some sort of pack, but you had to bring the mesh bag. 

SKArunner_TrangoWorldThis was the first time I have ever heard of anything like this for a race or sold in a store for that matter; I have since looked and REI doesn’t even sell anything that would even work.  The course seemed to be more conscious of environmental impacts than any other race I have been in. It is basically a small velcro mesh lobster trap for your running garbage.  It works great for empty gel packs and is the one thing I take on just about every run.  It also made me more trash conscious, not that I would ever throw it on the ground, but I see gel wrappers everywhere.  I know runners wouldn’t do this, I want to blame the cyclists.  I try to pick up as many as I can. 

SKArunner_GUThey also made you write you bib number on all your food and possible trash.  If they find it on the trail you would be disqualified.  I think that is a great idea, our trails are just too beautiful. 

If you see anything like this in the stores, send me a link.

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