6.5 miles at lunch today. Feel like I'm back in the groove with my 7th running day in a row.
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8 miles this morning mostly on dirt roads and trails in about 2" of fresh snow, on top of the few inches of old snow and ice that we already had. I tried out the hex-head sheet metal screws into the bottoms of my shoes and they worked great. It took a bit of time to figure out which of my shoes to use. When all of your shoes are zero-drop, or close to it, it's slim pickin's for shoes that the screws don't poke the bottoms of your feet. But once they were in, they really seemed to help out a lot. There were some hills on the trails that were pretty slick last time around and I was able to get traction much more easily today. And I was really concerned about spots where I'd be running on dry pavement but for those short distances the screws were not a problem (though I definitely wouldn't want to run for anything more than a few blocks of dry pavement in them).
Good to hear they are working out!
I got in my usual 5.9 mile loop before dinner. Tried out my new handheld (Nathan Quickdraw Plus) which worked a lot better than some of the reviews I read. I know I don't need a handheld for a cold short run but I tend to not hydrate enough as is so it helps.
To the person mentioning the ingrown toenail above, I recently started doing pedicures (spa pedicures, really) every month and it's been GREAT. It really alleviated any of my foot problems, and it feels awesome.
Interesting shoe. I suppose this smacks in the face of the whole barefoot running thing, but the reviews of the Stinsons, in particular, sound appealing. I guess I could get over the looks.
On another note, I tried Vitargo S2 today as fuel on my run. Was very impressed. No gastric distress, felt good, no bonking or low energy / sugar levels. It's a bit expensive, so only use it on long runs, but will give it a couple more trial runs and see if results are the same. I think it was better than the Sustained Energy I normally use for longer runs. I supplement the liquid with a gel pack and/or Stinger organic energy chews every hour.