They are calling for snow later, but who knows?
Marley and I had a nice 7 mile trail run. We ran up on a fox who was so focused on a squirrel that I had to speak before he bolted. I was maybe 20 feet away and Marley was back a bit farther.
Faster Than Your Couch!
TT: Your intro made me check for the weather in my area, and lo and behold, there it was: More snow tonight and all Monday. Yay, this winter never ends, don't pack away the snowshoes yet!
Nice snow adventure with Marley and the fox!
Getting a run in later today, I had some hard miles yesterday (which should have been the "easy" run, but it felt so hard). Took me 5 miles to just even warm up.
I'll take my youngest to a kids' race today, just 1/4 mile, but he loves it! For the adults, it's a 10-miler ("Run around Egg Hill), but I won't run that one. DH almost got a heart attack when he saw how much I had spent for the OC100 already, so no need to push it.
For kids in my area, my running club will hold a series of 5 short races in April through May or June, and when I told my little guy about this, the was thrilled!. I guess I got one new runner hooked!
QOTD: Lynde's idea of boosting motivation by using something new on a run is the basis for my question today:
Which of your existing gear do you like most, which one least, and why?
Me: Currently, I like my microspikes the best, and my hydration pack the least. While the spikes look just badass and make me look like a pro when I run up and down the ice-glazed hills, I've lost my love for the pack. After all the "bare" winter running without a pack, and often without even a handheld, having to carry such a heavy load around with me seems just bothersome. But I know, come high temperatures, I'll probably love it again.
Run for fun.
Resting today. Despite running through the night, I can never sleep after a 100 mile race. My body just won't allow it for some reason. I guess I'll lounge around the house until sleep finally comes to me.
QOTD: I really like my hydration pack. I really dislike my running hat. It's wore out and needs to be replaced. It has seen a LOT of miles.
12/7- Cajun Coyote 100
12/30- Across The Years 48 Hr.
Did 15 miles this morning. The first few miles were quite "stale" but things loosened up a little bit after that. Now I get to fly off to Scotland this afternoon.
TT: Nice run. I've only seen foxes while running in London (yes I'm talking about the 4 legged foxes.)
FTYC: Have fun on the run later. BTW, did you get the training plan I sent you?
lace: enjoy the rest day. I can't sleep too well after a 100 either, you'd thing it would be easy to conk out.
qotd: I'm happy with the two hendhelds I recently bought (UD quickdraw plus). I'm due for some new shoes, so I guess I like the old warn out ones I'm running in the least.
SRD for me.
QOTD: I like my hydration pack the best. I like my cascadia 7's the least, i've completely given up on them and relegated them to hiking and lawn mowing duty.
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The infamous L&O. careful, they bite (the most fun on RA)
BTW, did you get the training plan I sent you?
BTW, did you get the training plan I sent you?
I got it, thank you!
running under the BigSky
I have to ask- Spring? two days now we won't even got out the mid 20's, normal highs are in the upper 40's and to add to the misery it's fucking windy to boot!- now that I have that off my chest
an easy 6 miles along the Yellowstone planned- will wait for the "warm" part of the day to run
I'm really happy w/ the UD AK pack- it's everything I want in a light pack- can use bottles and/or bladder, carries like a dream and has enough room for a boy scout like myself to carry a few extra pieces of clothing/safety bits
I need to find new shoes-my current show is discontinued and I'd like to find something a little lighter (w/ a little less drop as well)
2/2/13 Uwharrie Mountain Run 20 mile √
3/2/13 Joshua Tree NP traverse 38 miles (not a race :)) √
6/8/13 Pengally Double Dip 1/2 Marathon √
6/22/13 Trail Rail Run 50k √
7/13/13 Devil's Backbone 25 mile- had to cancel :(
8/3/13 Elkhorn 50k √
9/14/13 the Rut Run 50k √
10/6/13 Blue Mountain 30K √
Back to rain and low 40s for me today. The snow is mostly packed down and icy. Should be some interesting trail miles in a bit.
QOTD: I recently went on a buying frenzy and bought a hydration vest, two pairs of shoes, a pair or shorts and some leggings. They are all so new I can't say I have a favorite. But my least favorite from the winter was a pair of leggings(the only one I had) that would rub and give me a tramp stamp- rug burn. The first time it bled I made myself start shopping for some decent clothing.
Work induced rest day for me. I'm hoping they have this snow thing wrong and we just get rain.
QOTD: I don't like my hydration pack. It's a Camelbak MULE. When the bladder's full it presses between the shoulder blades and there are no easy to access storage pouches. I see a new pack in my future, just not sure which one. I'd love to get a look at the new Nathan Vapor Wrap. I really like my Hoka's. They have enabled me to put in a lot of miles on harder surfaces than any other shoe I've owned.
4/20/13 Hyner 50k
9/28/13 Bald Eagle Megatransect (Marathon)
Daydreamer- I just got the Nathan VaporShape. I believe it's the same as the VaporWrap just the women's version. I haven't run with it yet but last night I tried it on, adjusted it, added things to it and hopped around for a bit. There are many easy to access pockets. Many adjustment straps. Obvious a runner actually put some thought into this bag. I'll have to let you know what I think when I actually take it with me on a run.
I went out for a short recovery walk/ hopefully a jog and felt really good so it turned into an easy 7 miles.
qotd: I tried a nathan bladder out in my race yesterday and it is currently my least liked piece of gear! 1.5 miles in the hose came out and a waterfall ensued. So, no water left, soaking wet and 6 miles to the next aid station. My favorite gear is probably my smartwool socks. I have yet to get a blister while wearing them.
Mt Cheaha 50k 2/23/2013: 7:34 :D
Lake Martin 50; 27 miles: 5:29:07
Run For Kids 50k, Birmingham, 5/4/2013: 6:26:33 Woot!
Le professeur de trail
I was able to get in an hour at the gym - 20 min on the stairs and then a leg workout. Happy about it because Sundays are hard to find time to do anything.
QOTD: I love my new DryMax socks. They performed great yesterday - well as good as socks can perform. I still have my Asics GT 2160's which might have some miles in them but I am not a fan anymore. Even so, I take them out for a spin every other week.
Have a great night!
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience
After two weeks of no running I can finally post. 10.5 with running partner. Felt good. Things just got really busy at work so I would hit the wine when I got home. Not sleeping good made getting up to run hard. Then the mopre I didn't run the more I was afraid to run because figured it would hurt. Well it wasn't too bad.
QOTD: I'm digging the hyrdration pack. Since i usually have a leash (the big plastic hand hold) in one hand it's nice to have the other free. My nike capris. Have about 5 pairs, love them. Whoops just realized it's what you like and don't like. i hate that f*cking leash!! Miss running with Labs who stay with you. Current dog is a hound and not trust worthy to come when called.
10/19/13 50K Coyote Ridge Trail Run Muir Beach
12/05/13 50K North Face Challenge San Francisco
got 4 miles in earlier between swim events. Piriformis still doesn't feel right. Plan B is new shoes. Picked up some cascadias at REI earlier. The 8's were too big in my usual size; ended up finding some 7's that fit perfectly. On sale and used the dividend. Didn't mention to DH that I have a pair of barely worn Asics by the front door and another brand new still in the box. I need to retire the ravennas and I like to rotate shoes. And I"m sticking to that story.
qotd: Not so happy with the ravennas. And I have an old Nike jacket that I love. It's starting to fall apart though...
oops, accidentally double posted
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