Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Compression Socks!

Only 4 more weeks until Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3 race!

Now that I have reminded everyone, I want to give a quick blog post to something I had never tried until recently....COMPRESSION SOCKS!  And can I say, what took me so long?  First off, thanks to Saucony (www.saucony.com) for sending me a pair to try out.
Great product from a great company. I have been using these for about a week now after all of my runs. In fact, I have been sleeping in them after my long runs, and to date, I can say that my legs feel fresher than ever the next day.  My run has been lagging this year and while it is still not where I want it to be, I can at least say that for the last week, it hasn't been because my legs have felt tired.  I love the socks so much, that I just ordered some of the compression calf sleeves to wear during the Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3 race.  For those who have not tried out the compression movement, give it a try.  For those that are using them, give Saucony a try.  I don't think they will disappoint!

Until next time....

Monday, August 2, 2010

Heat and training...

Well....there only is one more triathlon race to go in my 2010 schedule.  The Rev3 Cedar Point 70.3 is right around the corner and I am looking forward to it! I'll finally get to meet a lot of my Trakkers teammates and I will get to ride a lot of roller coasters as well.

The training is going ok except for the stifling heat.  I don't think the highs have been below 90 degrees here in something like 3 months.  This week, they are calling for triple digits for 4 of the 7 days.  Thank goodness for my EFS drink to keep me hydrated. This makes running difficult, but it still has to be done, so I have been running a lot at night. Other than the hot weather and training, there hasn't been a lot going on lately.  I am already looking ahead to my race schedule next year and the return of the 140.6 distance will highlight it. Some locations in consideration are Knoxville, Costa Rica and Louisville.

I also am looking at finding a coach for next year. My run has been absolutely dreadful this year and I would really like to get a handle on that for next season. I believe this is the main limiter in improving my times significantly.  Any of you guys use coaches and have any suggestions on what to consider when hiring one?

Off to do a run!  Stay cool and hydrated out there (EFS helps www.firstendurance.com)!