I put in 5 miles on a treadmill getting in some intervals this morning. I plan to rest my feet tomorrow except for maybe a short run around the block or two and then relax until Sunday's marathon.
Originally Posted by jbarwick
What does everyone use to keep themselves visible in the dark? I have some reflective items but do not know if they really help drivers that much.
I use a cheap-o headlamp that I got at REI last year and I keep the display of my iPhone on when I run. I need to upgrade the headlamp though because when it starts getting cold, the batteries die off very quickly. I think I might try the knuckle lights this year. I also put a couple strips of adhesive reflective tape on the back of one of my running shells.
Originally Posted by Onetwobit
Hi everyone. Just wanted to quickly introduce myself. I've skimmed this thread for a while now and everyone seems quite knowledgeable, hopefully I can get a jump start!
...I have a couple of things that bother me:
- What gadget do you guys use to track distance, stats, etc. I find it very irritating not knowing where I'm at.
- Shoes. Currently using fairly standard Asics athletic shoes. An upgrade to true runners is probably important.
- Do you guys run the same track for your daily routine? Do you run the same way back as on the way out?
1. I use RunKeeper on my iPhone. I've been with it since basically right after it launched and I really like it.
2. I have about 5 different pair of running shoes that I rotate through on a consistent basis: Brooks PureDrift, Sauconey Kinvera, NB Minimus Zero, Nike Free 3.0, and Newton Distance. I used to be all about the NB Minimus line but I really do not like the new iteration of them. I wish I would have stocked up on the old ones when I had a chance. I mostly stick to my Nikes or my Newtons. Both are extremely comfortable over long distances. I agree with those who said to try out many. It can sometimes take a while to figure out what works best for you.
3. I have a few of my shorter routes that I repeat a couple times a week. I like to repeat them so that I can try to beat my time on the same routes. Other than that, I mix it up. If I am going out on anything longer than about 8 miles and leaving from my house, I pick a destination or two (like I want to pass the tasty smelling bakery and the house where I know I might catch a glimpse of the woman dressing in front of the window or I want to run to and around a certain lake and pass the coffee house to see who is opening that morning). I don't care how I get to or home from my destinations, I just need to check them off my list that morning.