Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Odds and Ends

Crash and Burn

LOL….I took my first fall of the season yesterday while running on a dirt path that follows the Charles River in downtown Boston. Stumped my foot on a root and did a superman, I wish there was an umpire nearby to say SAFE…but that wasn’t the case only a few pedestrians giving me strange looks! After brushing myself off, I quickly learned to never underestimate an easy trail; you always have to have your head in the game.

Mr. Heatmiser

I don’t know if I speak for everyone but for me training during the winter months of New England was far easier than training in the heat of the summer. My plan was to run during lunch today but I think I’ll procrastinate and wait until the sun sets…it’s just too hot and humid in the city, I’m gona heed the old phrase “if you can’t take the heat then get out of the kitchen”.

Thank you all for the wonderful comments =)

In regards to Matt and Kim’s comments a few post back asking for more info on the Camelbak Alterra, this months issue of Runners World just gave this product a great write-up! But here’s my version:

Camelbak Alterra

• Dimensions: 7.5 x 8.5 x 1 in.
• Filled weight: 2.63 lbs.
• Hydration capacity: 28 oz.
This is my 1st camelbak product and I couldn’t be more satisfied. During my training for Boston I struggled with the Ultimate Direction bottle waist pack, it was just awkward. I have no qualms with the UD water bottle just the waist pack! CB Alterra only holds 28 oz of fluid but don't let that deter you; it hasn’t been a problem for me! CB bite-valve is great, the hose clips on for a snug fit around my waist and there are two side zip pockets for storage and a bungee clip to throw any extra layers into. In summary the CB Alterra hydration waist pack is a perfect companion for any distance run, it’s like a ghost wrapped around my waist that quenches my thirst! Hope this was helpful, hydration is such an important thing especially during these hot summer stay cool and drink some H20!

Take care all & thanks for reading,