getting dirty.

dirty trail shoes

my new obsession is trail running. after reading christopher mcdougall’s book born to run, i just couldn’t help but become enthralled with the whole idea off trail running. so i signed up for a 50k race in chattanooge and promptly headed to the big peach running company for some trail running shoes.

for the last few weeks, my friend lisa and i have been getting our trail running shoes dirty. based on a suggestion from a friend we have been running on the sope creek trails over at the chattahoochee river. hard to believe that over there between paper mill road and i-285 there are miles and mile of wooded trails. so we have been getting dirty over there at the hooch.

way too much fun.

we’re thinking of also trying out the trails at the georgia international horse park in conyers and sweetwater state park out toward douglasville.

anyone know of any other good spots to run on trails and get running shoes deliciously muddy?

8 Comments so far

  1. Raleigh Urbain (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    It is a schlep, but Buford Dam up near the Forsyth/Gwinnett border has about 4 miles of beastly hills.

  2. Stephanie (locaboca) on February 23rd, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    The Georgian parts of the Appalachian Trail have some nice spots to run as well. See here.

  3. Adam (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    I’m not sure that the trails of Sweetwater are ideal for running.

  4. james hervey (jeherv) on February 23rd, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    why do you say that, adam?

  5. Chris Barber (unregistered) on February 24th, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    The trails at Ft. Yargo St. park in Winder are pretty sweet. Check them out:

    XTERRA is doing a 1/2 and full marathon trail run out there this weekend. It should be pretty sweet. One of the best trail races in Georgia.

    There are over 50 trail runs listed in Georgia alone on too.

  6. Sarah (swampgravy) on February 28th, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    You wanna get muddy? Seriously muddy? Look up the Atlanta hash house harriers. You can thank me later. Or… you might not. My shoes now smell like someone died in them.

  7. james hervey (jeherv) on March 2nd, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    oh sarah, i know all about the hash house harriers thanks to our mia author mr itp himself, paulie. i definitely mean to check out a hash some day.

  8. Sarah (swampgravy) on March 2nd, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

    I usually go on weekends, alternating depending on which trail is running– My favorites are Pinelake (Saturdays) and Black Sheep (every other Sunday).

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