Monthly Archives: October 2010
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.
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
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
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
Lightweight, breathable material with vents, sweat-absorbent brow liner, and stylish to boot! The Nike running hat:
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