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deb pero

The North Central mountains of New Mexico

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deb's Passions

Nordic Skiing
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Snowshoeing

deb's Bio

I started running about 10 years ago, and found out real soon that trailrunning was where i wanted to be. So, while I've only done a handful of 5k's and one road marathon, I've managed to complete over 70 ultramarathons, including about a dozen 100 mile races, usually in mountainous terrain.
I'm the oldest female member of the Wasatch Speedgoats Mountain Running team (we refer to ourselves as "nanny goats", and I am the "granny nanny") and an original member, along with hubby Steve. At age 57, I've slowed down considerably, but remain stubborn enough to gut out some of the longer, tougher races.
The photo was taken during the 2010 Bear 100 in Idaho. You just never know what you'll encounter in 100 mile race!
Backcountry.com has been a constant supporter of the Wasatch Speedgoats, and remains THE place to get our gear!

deb pero

deb pero wrote a review of on January 13, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought a pair of these last winter for standing out in the snow in New Hampshire for a painting workshop. If a boot can keep your feet warm when you are not moving around alot, its well insulated. This boot rocks. I have also walked as far as three miles in them, even though they are not deaigned for hiking. My katoola microspikes fit easily o ver the boot. I like these so much i bought my husband a pair, and he is equally enthusiastic. He just spent about 4 hours splitting wood in single digit temps, and never had cold feet.

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deb pero wrote a review of on February 1, 2012

5 5

The Precip is on my "must have" list for any winter run, any mountain hike, and for any long endurance race. I KNOW it will perform. I've tried other jackets, but still go back to the precip I find it to be the best balance between real waterproof protection and lightweight packability.. there are lighter jackets out there, but they are not waterproof. The precip will fold up easily and tie on the back of my pack, and it has performed well in warm summer downpours and sub-freezing winter outings in snow and hail and sleet. I am 5'2" and the medium size is not too big, but allows me to put this on over a hydration pack if I need to. the chin guard is not scratchy and the hood stays in place. For the price, you simply can't find a better lightweight rain jacket...

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deb pero wrote a review of on February 1, 2012

5 5

At some point in a really long endurance event, your stomach is likely to go south and its tough to get anything down. So far, these have not failed me... They are small enough and easy enough to chew that I have always been able to eat them, and after all, that's what's important when you're at mile 80 of 100 mile race and you GOTTA HAVE SOME CALORIES. There are lots of good, nutritious, and calorie-packed products out there, but if they don't taste good, or they're too hard to chew, then those calories don't do you any good. Honey Stingers just work for me, every time.

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deb pero wrote a review of on February 1, 2012

Great traction, comfy ride
5 5

I love these shoes!! I ran a tough mountain 50K in them new out of the box, and hardly noticed they were on my feet... I think that's the ultimate compliment of any shoe.. if they fit and perform so well you don't even think about them, then they are doing their job.
The outsole is rugged and has worked well in both mud and crunchy snow.. there is plenty of room in the forefoot, and even though I usually select a straight last, these (on a semi curved last) fit my feet perfectly. My only complaint is that the shoelaces do not tend to stay tied, no matter now many times I knot them, but the lace cover helps this issue by tucking the laces underneath.

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deb pero wrote a review of on February 1, 2012

Great traction, comfy ride
5 5

I love these shoes!! I ran a tough mountain 50K in them new out of the box, and hardly noticed they were on my feet... I think that's the ultimate compliment of any shoe.. if they fit and perform so well you don't even think about them, then they are doing their job.
The outsole is rugged and has worked well in both mud and crunchy snow.. there is plenty of room in the forefoot, and even though I usually select a straight last, these (on a semi curved last) fit my feet perfectly. My only complaint is that the shoelaces do not tend to stay tied, no matter now many times I knot them, but the lace cover helps this issue by tucking the laces underneath.

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