Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Short Weekend

Hi everyone -

Hope you all had a nice weekend out running. Beautiful weather, but I only managed a few short runs - although a couple of them were out with the Balloon Races. Didn't make it up into Keystone Canyon, but I did run by Rancho San Rafael right while the glow show was going on - and playing "Dueling Banjos" over the loudspeakers, for some reason. Funny to see all those people out at the hour that I usually have the streets to myself. I love running past all the cars stuck in traffic, just flying back downhill toward home...


Sunday I got out for a short run with a friend, Amber, down by the river. She had a couple runs in on a new pair of Vibram FiveFingers and wanted to do a slightly longer one - so I strapped mine on too. Now, I've heard stories of people having really good experiences with the "barefoot" shoes - no more pain, etc. I hadn't really worked that way for me - I found them fun to run in, and felt my calves strengthening a bit, but I don't usually have a lot of issues, so there was no huge benefit. Amber, though, is one of the success stories so far - her knee had been bothering her after every run, but so far with the Vibrams, no pain. Super cool to see someone have that experience. Now she's got a lot of experimentation ahead to see what kind of shoes she can wear, for races or longer runs or whatever...

A few big weekends coming up, race-wise. Of course, there's the Reno Gazette Journal Jog this weekend, then the Lake Tahoe Marathon the weekend after that. I think there's a couple more coming up as well...

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Wow- how did I miss this blog when I was a star-player? :) :) :) Yup- now for the big test! 7.5 miles in the Bay to Bliss race this weekend... Excited!