Okay, I am behind in my packing and my lists.
I have to have lists for races. If I don't have lists, and items checked off, I have no idea if I brought the item.
This is one of those "travelling" races where you have to bring everything. I am flying to the race, so I don't want to have the airlines lose anything crucial.
The good part about this race is my friend lives out West, so I am going to ship a box out before the race.
Which means soon. So I need to get the lists made, so I can pack the box, so I know what stuff is where!
My Montrail Bajads were shredded after MMT. Evidence below:
I called Montrail. I got a very bored phone representative who asked me why I didn't return them to the store that I had bought them out. But she gave me a RA (return authorization) number and cautioned me that the shoes had to be clean.
So then I hopped onto the website where I had bought the shoes, Road Runner Sports. I discovered, since I am a VIP member, there is a 90 day Test Run Policy. Huh. Well, it's been less than 90 days since I bought them, so I read through the fine print; sure enough, just return them, for either a refund or exchange.
I believe the shoes went out last Friday or Monday, and I just got an email from Road Runner Sports saying they recieved the shoes and credited my account. Awesome!
I know many times it is better to patronize your local running sport. My closest running store-which doesn't stock trail shoes-is 47 miles away. So I buy most of my shoes, and gear online.
So what shoes go to Hard Rock? I have been wearing a pair of La Sportiva Raptors with good results. I wore those shoes for some rocky miles on the Laurel Highlands Trail. I will also bring my spare unripped Montrail Bajadas and my La Sportiva Cross Lites. This will be drop bag shoes, in case I want to swap them out.