3/24 run 45 mins on Sal's Branch @ Umstead in New Balance Trail Minimus MT10 with left foot taped and Injinji socks
HR avg 163 max 174
I really wanted to wear my Trail Minimus for another trail workout, but I was worried about squeezing my taped foot into the glove like shoe. I taped up and did a test fitting. Surprisingly, I got the shoe on and off without any problems! So off I went to put in another run. Even taped, I can tell my left foot and calf took quite a beating. I put in close to 4 miles in socks this time. A few spots were getting warm toward the end but no blisters! I didn't have any traction issues, even though some parts of the trail were still muddy from the rainstorm last night. I really enjoy the added ground feel, except on the extremely rocky sections. They stick well and I haven't had any issues with foot movement on downhills. I'm not ready to tackle a long run in them yet, but I plan to keep them in the permanent rotation for tempo and speed work. I think they are by far THE BEST minimal shoe you can buy that is truly capable of trail running at race paces.