Monthly Archives: October 2010

Asics running socks

Regular cotton socks allow too much movement within the shoe, causing friction and heat, which creates blisters, and blisters aren’t ever fun.   Lightweight, moisture-wicking socks are essential in preventing blisters from happening in the first place.

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Hammer Gel

For training or events lasting more than an hour, I need portable, easily digestible calories to keep going.  Hammer Gel has been working great for me, though it does usually make me belch once or twice.   Also, it’s damn … Continue reading

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Orca Tri Tank and Shorts

In an event, under my wetsuit, I wear my Orca Tri Jersey and Tri Pant (shorts).  When I finish the swim I just have to peel off the wetsuit, throw on bike shoes/helmet/gloves and I’m off. The shorts are like … Continue reading

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Fuel belt & nuun tablets

I’ve found that, for runs of an hour or less, I don’t need any water.  Past that, though, things start to go downhill very quickly, and not in the fun “hey I’m running downhill” kind of way.  I used to … Continue reading

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Nike running hat

Lightweight, breathable material with vents, sweat-absorbent brow liner, and stylish to boot!  The Nike running hat:

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Asics GT-2150

I’ve been running in this style of asics for years.  I’ll probably switch to a sock-less shoe next season for events (for speedier transitions), but I’ll still use the Asics for training.  This particular model corrects my slight over-pronation, feels light but supportive, and … Continue reading

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Asics Core Lycra running shorts

I bought these based on reviews from Amazon.com, and they’ve totally worked out! Chafing can go from being an annoyance to a show-stopper as you start adding the miles, and the various lycra/spandex products out there are absolutely worth the … Continue reading

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