Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks

Finally recieved my Hoka One Ones in the mail. First time on my feet was a 26 miler on Sunday and I must say that although they look a little strange I do feel faster than a bullet. They are a little pricy, but we will see how they last. On a more somber note, my Garmin 305 finally kicked the bucket, but back on a happy note (because you should always end on a happy note) tomorrow I should have a brand new 310xt!!

Running on the sun

Spotted the billboard at mile 20 of a 26 mile run yesterday, during what I have decided to call the first annual running on the surface of the sun marathon. Since I was the only one stupid enough to be running in the 92 degree heat I guess I won. Of note, if you happen to be running down highway 24 in the blazing heat, the Kangaroo gas station at the intersection of Piney Green has a walk in beer cooler. If you go there for beer and get a case of Corona that smells like sweat, sorry.

Amphib Training

Amphib Training

Today I had the opportunity to put a few miles in on a Hydroworx treadmill. The company brought a loaner to the MARSOC compound to let us give it a try. Hopefullly we will be able to get a few to help our recovering Marines and sailors, and for the healthy it is a pretty darn good work out. I hit it for a half hour following a 9 mile run and pool PT session with ITC class 2-12 .

Friday night run

 

I took off at about 8pm, I was still soaked before I made it three miles. Overall a pretty uneventful run until around mile 19 when I turned of highway 24 back on to the country road leading to my house. It was about 1130, it was finally cooling off a bit. I took out my ear-buds and could hear a chorus of bullfrogs, crickets and other woodland creatures. I decided to turn off my head lamp and even though there was an almost perfect full moon, it was very red and did little to light my path. I found however, that I could just make out the white line on the road so I ran for several miles watching fireflies light up in the woods. I saw the lights of a car coming from behind so I stepped off of the road just slightly and instantly went ass over tea-kettle as I tripped on some sort of big metal thing. As I fell I could feel the headlamp slipping off of my head and launching itself into the night. Fortunately the car turned off so the driver did not see me on all fours like Velma from Scooby Doo searching for her glasses. Fortunately I found my headlamp and went on my way no worse for the wear. I made it home just before midnight and did in fact take Saturday off. I also unfortunately took Sunday off since both days were spent slaving on my deck. Total for the week was pathetic, 38 Miles, but my deck is coming along nicely..