|l to r: Miguel Lara, me, Arnulfo Quimare|
Dean, director of the Allerton Trails Half-Marathon, organized the meeting and local runner Bill Dey connected the two of us. Dave and Debbie Hensleigh graciously hosted us. Dave guides trips through the Copper Canyon and helps Raramuri use their talents to earn money. Gustavo Luzanno, a fellow runner who helped Caballo Blanco lay out the course for the ultra was there as their interpreter.
While chatting, they mentioned that pavement was hard (literally) for them to run on. They prefer trails.
Hearing that from these natural runners, and having had the experience I had at the IL Marathon, I decided to
look for a shoe I'd be more comfortable with on roads.
Pavement is much harder than the ground humans evolved running on, even the hard, sun-baked savannah.
It's abrasive, too.
I think I've found the shoe, and I'll be posting a review shortly. For now, I'm going for a run in said shoes.