Urban running

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  1. Bill B

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    After a year of running in town, as opposed to when we lived on a acreage, my biggest nemesis is glass! I run on paved bike trails, and I've had to remove shards 3 times this summer. It's what you can't see that gets me! Tiny shards, and they hurt like ***k! Very hard to remove especially when embedded on tough skin. But, damn the torpedos, I'm not shoeing up! There, rant mode now off!
     
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    How far ahead do you scan while pathing?
     
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    I agree, it's those small invisible glass pieces in cities that get you. I always carry one of those tiny Swiss Army knives with me, they have great pincers attached, helps in digging out the shards. And a small tube of superglue to close the wound.
     
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    I had a bad summer like that once, where it seemed that every run ended with some tiny glass shard I couldn't see getting in my foot.
     
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    I look about 10-12 feet in front, but you can't see the real tiny slivers, if I onow where glass is, then I detour around it.
     
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    For some reason I've avoided the tiny shards. I haven't encountered such in years despite being largely an "urban" runner lately. Must be my clean living and kind spirit protecting me.

    I did punch a good sized hole through my plantar skin when I stepped on a shell at the beach last week. I swore like a sailor and felt entirely let down by my supposedly tough skin. Ha!
     
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    I have picked up 2 shards in 2 weeks. A new record for me. Probably didn't pick up 2 shards in the last year.

    I believe it is because I am running down busier streets, and therefore more sidewalks and less road - gotta catch 'em all.

    BTW. Pokemon Go and ultramarathon training go hand in hand quite well!
     
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    No wonder you are picking up shards. Should be scanning road not phone looking for Pokemon.


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  9. Bill B

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    Must be less bottle breaking a**holes in your area!
     
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