Sunday, February 7, 2010

It's amazing how a 5 mile run can make a day so much better. My family had a rough night. My son came down with a stomach virus late yesterday evening. My wife and I took turns watching over him during the night. He was feeling better this morning so I got out for a quick run. I had a mtb ride planned but things come up and you have to adapt and overcome.

Its funny how many different things you see on the side of the road while running. Golf balls (lots of them today). My guess would be a bunch of young guys from an apartment complex on my route decided to hit some balls the night prior. I might take my bike out there and gather them up for one of my customers at the shop. I also saw several prescription bottles as well, not good given the close proximity to neighborhoods with young children. Another thing that simply amazes me is how many alcoholic beverage containers our on the side the road as well. I guess some people will never learn.

Back to the run, it was extremely nice out since we have had rain and cloud cover for most of the week. I was getting cabin fever. My legs felt good and I just took it extremely easy taking in the run as much as possible. I did use my Thermal Quickdraw from Nathan Sports filled with NUUN.

My shoe of choice was the Salomon XT Wings GTX. First run in them. No complaints for the first run. I am a big Brooks fan but I don't mind trying new things. More reports to come once I get some good trail runs in them.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lots of rides lately. I have been riding the GF Superfly but today I borrowed Ethan's Gary Fisher Ferrous 29er he just got and rocked that at LH Thomson. I did not use my normal Mud X tires like I usually do with these conditions. I used the Bontrager XR 1 instead. Not the best choice for today but I had fun with them. They are super fast and corner well.

I have the Bontrager 29-3 tires coming in today along with an XTR crankset to put on my Superfly. I will use my current XT crankset on the Rig. After todays ride I am debating on getting the Ferrous 29er.

I will have some pics of the new tires in the next day or so.