Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 13

Vickery Creek

Vickery Creek is one of the largest parks in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area group of parks. It is a huge park (about 254 acres) and had lots of trails. Some are pretty steep hills, most are single-track, but there are trails where you can run side-by-side as well. You can run for miles …

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Feb 11

My First Barefoot Running Experience

After a long run the other day on the Silver Comet Trail, for some reason I decided to take off my shoes and run another half mile barefoot.  I’m not even sure what inspired me to do this, but I took off my shoes and socks, left them on a bench and took off.  In …

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Feb 09

Gold Branch

The Gold Branch trail is part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area system.  It is a nice, quiet loop of single-track trails through a heavily wooded area.  The trail curves down to Bull Sluice Lake and follows the edge of the lake for a good distance.  There are great views here and it is a …

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Feb 06

Clif Shot Bloks – Better Than Gels

I have been using PowerBar and GU gels for a while now on long training runs and prior to and during races. Some of them taste decent and some are just plain nasty. (Anything chocolate flavor would make me gag trying to eat and run at the same time.) These are essentially sugar and some …

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