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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Salomon Running Touring Truck

The Rush Hour Speedwork group on Monday was treated to a special visit by the Salomon Running Touring Truck.  This was the only stop by the Salomon truck in all of Arkansas.  We had approx. 100 people attend Rush Hour and I should note that the temps were 100 degrees at the start of the night.  Somehow the hottest Monday of the year always brings out the big crowd...plus Mike and team had promoted the Salomon visit and shoe giveaways!

Rush Running carries the Salomon trail shoes and Mike himself highly recommends their shoes.  Salomon was on hand to let people try out their trail shoes.  Our track is located just 1/2 mile from the local trail system so the runners would actually get to try out the shoes on the trails.  Ali Rush led the trail group out and made sure that all knew where they were on the trails.  Those that didn't try out the trail shoes spent the night doing a speed workout.  The speed workout was tough... a ladder up from 800m with 30 sec rest between ladder rungs.  The official ladder went 800m, 1000m, 1200m, 1600m, 1 1/4 mile, 1 1/2 mile, and 2 mile.  I don't think many people went above the 1 mile or 1 1/4 mile distance. 

Now for a little more info on Salomon.  The Salomon XR Crossmax won the Runner's World Best Debut in the Spring 2011 Shoe Review.  They also offer some fun, cushy (perfect for post race) flip flops!
Below are some photos of the event.

The inside of the touring truck
The touring truck created a shady spot on the hot track.
Salomon staff helped everyone with the right shoe style and size.
They provided chairs for changing into the shoes.
Those trail shoes look fast!

Ali getting the trail group started.
Look at all those shoes!

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