By Brian Gregg
After an abnormal week of rain, high winds and cool temperatures the sun finally showed its face here in Washington with a beautiful day just in time for an over distance run. It is hard for me to believe talking to my teammates in Minnesota that is 90 degrees back in the Midwest right now. My brother Chad came back to the Methow for the weekend and we joined up with our friend Andrew for a 2.5 hour run.
Over the last few years Andrew and his business Altius Physical Therapy has helped me a ton with my running bio-mechanics. I used to never really think much about running technique but since working with Andrew I have dropped my 3000m running times by 10%. It is pretty fun when you can make just a few small technical changes and improve by so much. Although we certainly discussed running and ski technique during our adventure it is nice to get out and just run as friends.
The XR Mission shoe is designed to take you from the door to the trail and is basically Salomon’s version of a road shoe. The trails we ran on today were mostly well buffed out single track and dirt roads which is perfect for the XR Mission was great.It is a neutural shoe and is lighter than a regular trail shoe but still has the traditional Salomon toughness to it. Over the last few years I have really enjoyed running in a light weight neutureal shoe such as the Speedcross or the Crossmax. The XR Mission is quickly becoming my favorite shoe for loops with a mix of trail and road.
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The Salomon trailer has been traveling from coast to coast with demo shoes in all sizes. I had a great time last fall during the Gear West Super Fit with Josh and all the latest shoes.