3.4 easy miles yesterday morning, 4.8 mile tempo run in afternoon, 3.8 easy mile run this a.m., 8.4 mile medium paced run this afternoon.
After Pikes Peak I took a few weeks off and then ran some low mileage weeks around 25-30 miles in Sept. I really feel great at this point with no aches or pains.
Originally Posted by jbarwick
Running gear musings:
1. My Black Diamond Spot was messing up after only 2.5 months. Wrote to their warranty department and they are placing it! Hopefully this next one lasts a little longer. Trying to figure out if a rechargeable light is worth the upfront price as I hate using so many batteries.
2. Anyone have any lightweight rain jacket experience? I need to pick one up but have no experience. I just want something that is light and will pack away easily.
3. The North Face Better Than Naked shorts...anyone with experience? Need to add some new running shorts as a pair was just retired.
4. Compression socks. I have used CEP but @ $40 a pair is there anything else out there that is just as good for less?
Rain jacket: decide if you need a hood or not. W/O opens more options. I like my Patagonia gear a lot. Keep in mind, water resistant and water proof are very different. Proof doesn't breath well, but keeps you dry. Costs quite a bit more but will have zippers to open up to breath. The water resistant means you will get wet.
No on the shorts. Seems like everyone has their own favorite.
I have calf sleeves. 2XU are my brand for the them and I like them. Here is a good link to review them. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/A_review_of_graduated_compression_wear