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Re: running shoes/trailrunning/thru-run
On Fri, 29 Mar 1996, Howard Breinan wrote:
> Questions for you all: What do you feel in general about trail runners?
> Is a well-behaved and polite runner fully accepted on the trail? Or
> does that rushing pace or light load somehow set them apart? Are
> day-hikers/runners and overnighters equal in your eyes?
> And one more time, how about the thru-run attempt at 52 days? What
> issues about trail usage does this bring up?
> I may have some answers and alternate points of view. At the same
> Howie Breinan
I'm glad we all have different opinions about this topic, and everybody
has a right to their own. Personaly, i think everybody's hike is their
own personal thing. If some people want to run, well run! If some people
wanted to somersault the trail i would not have a problem with that either.
I think to make disparaging and negative comments is perhaps to become
elitist in attitude, and that is not what we should be doing.
I would never run the trail myself, firstly because i value my hiking
pace as a good one to appreciate the whole aesthetic journey, and
secondly because i just don't have it in me to run that far that fast!
However I sincerely wish a happy journey to anyone that would try.
Sorry to babble on like that, i just felt that i should = )
somersaulting through life right now...(cos it's spring!)