Trail-specific shoes are often designed to be more durable than what you might wear for a standard run. If you’re new to off-roading, don’t let the gear (or the lack of it in your closet) stop you from heading into the forest. The best investment is a pair of trail running shoes to keep your footing stable and secure.
Allison played field hockey and golf while growing up, but always ran “just for the fun of it.” She completed and won her age group in her very first race, a 5K, when she was 26 so that she would at least know how to pin on her number before running her first marathon a month later. Those two races turned into dozens, from mile long sprints to ultras, running to triathlon with some ski and snowshoe racing mixed in as well. After earning a Boston qualifier and completing her first IRONMAN 140.6, this mother of two is now focused on seeing how much she can better her 3:48 PB marathon time, running the World Marathon Majors (Boston and Tokyo are in the books!) and tackling a 50-miler.