Running Gear for the casual and the crazy

While I was in Albuquerque at the New Mexico Marathon, I spoke to Tony Benna, brother of filmmaker JB Benna. Tony and JB are working on making a documentary of Dean Karnazes’ Quest for 50. JB previously made “The Runner” about 55-year-old David Horton’s record-setting run of the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico in 67 days.

That got me thinking, what in the world do you pack for that kind of a trip? For super-endurance feats, it pays to have specially designed shoes and gear. In fact, Dean has said it is one of his goals to design the perfect shoe for what he does.

But what about the rest of us?  For starters, check out BootsnAll’s TravelGear Blog for some great deals on Trail Running shoes for training or racing. Oh, and in case you can’t tear yourself away for a run,check out this special cell-phone charging shoe.