Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Give-a, Give-a, Gave-a, A Garmin! Check out what I got for my birthday (Garmin 405CX)! The Wife let me open my present at lunch because I was doing nothing at work today and she said I could play with it there. Unfortunatly I got back to work and have been busy. I only had time to unpack it then the phone started ringing. Oh well, I will wing it!

I can't wait to use it. I am going to be the envy of all my running friends. Most of the all ready have Garmin but none have the new one. I was not planning on running tomorrow but I might have to now!

Thanks to The Wife and The Boy

Monday, June 28, 2010

Good bye Brooks Trance 8, Hello Trance 9

After seeing that the side of my Brooks Trance 8 had split open(794 miles) , I decided it was time to get a new pair. This was coupled by the fact that I had a nice gift card and Tri-Running was having a sale. So I went today at lunch and bought me some new Trance 9's. I tried on the Adreline's with the Trance 9's but they both felt the same with the Adreline being a bit more of a snug fit and the Trance felt like there was slight room in the toe box. I wondered what the difference was between the two and while digging around on the web I found that Brooks has a blog titled "Brooks Adreline GTS10 vs. Trance 9: What's the difference?" The blog basically says the same thing that I felt and was kind of confirmed by several comments. Since the last four pairs have been Trance, I decide to stick with them. I thought about going to a lighter shoe type, one that is less stability but in the end, I stuck with the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it' mantra".

Tomorrow we should hit that track but even if I don't, I will go out for a run to see how the perform.