Saturday, June 23, 2007

Gadgets


Where have you been my sweet-hearts? I didn't realize what I've been missing until I recently found you. I have turned into a podcast junkie after having you on my runs. I can finally get caught up listening to my back logs of Phedippidations, Tri-Talk Triathlon, and Zen and the Art of Triathlon and other pod cast shows. You've made my runs more enjoyable.

And you my new Garmin Forerunner 205 how I enjoy going out on a run with no planned course but free to run anywhere I like and you will keep track of my pace, distance, and mileage. You have a boat load of other information for me to use but I'll need to learn how to utilize all the features you offer. You guys are more than welcomed to keep pace with me on my runs.


My sandals wore out and it was time for me to replace them but rather than buy new sandals I spotted these "babies" at the LL Bean store while visiting in Maine. I tried on several sizes including the velcro style and decided to buy these. I have been eyeing these vibram five fingers for about a year but didn't want to buy them online without trying them on first. I'm glad I waited. I've worn them while hiking in the woods, around the neighborhood, and even on a 2 mile run. I was surprised after running on asphalt my feet felt quite comfortable. I could see myself using these more for my short runs and even do some speed work on the track with them.

9 comments:

Kim said...

I love listening to podcasts too.
Those Vibrams sound interesting, they are not too tough to run on asphalt?

qcmier said...

That's a lot of cool toys. My sandals are getting beat. Maybe I'll have to try some of those vibrams.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Heh heh... Sometimes I feel like robocop running with my HRM, foot pod, iPOD, ... But they are kewl toys. ;-)

Those are funky socks/shoes. I think I remember you posting about them a LONG while back. Glad you followed thru and got 'em!

DaisyDuc said...

Them are some crazy looking shoe things!!!

Neese said...

those ll bean "babies" are strange looking but how cool you can RUN in them!?

Lana said...

I love my toys too!! But I'm gonna let you keep those funny looking sock/shoes!!!

GP said...

Ahh, training gadgets. I fear that I've gone so far off the deep end with training gadgets that if I were to lose my iPod (and/or my Nike+ hookups to it) I might forget how to run altogether. It's not only the distraction of the music, but the interactivity of it all.

There is something priceless (to my training) about knowing precisely how fast I'm running, how far I've gone and how quickly my heart is racing.

Granted, I haven't quite nailed down how to use all of this tech to make myself better... but one step at a time...

Brian said...

You may end up starting a major trend with those L.L. Beans! Perhaps you can get them to sponsor you!

Paul said...

VFF's. Welcome to the good life. The best part about them is you can stop buying shoes every few months. These babies will last a few thousand miles. Barefoot Ted was working with Vibram for a while and they had developed a sprint version for running that has an arch strap. I find that these are just fine though. But he was doing 100 milers in them.