Friday, April 3, 2009

4/3/2009 Gotta Run!


Man, it's been a busy week! I worked Saturday-Wednesday, all 12 hr shifts and I am beat! I was off yesterday but didn't do anything but sleep. I plan on doing a nice little interval workout on the elliptical later today and some strength training and then hopefully tomorrow morning will bring a good 10-15 miles out on 1585. I GOTTA RUN! I'm getting cabin fever big time. Rocky Hill is only 2 weeks away so I need to get in a few good runs before then.
Ok, so new subject..........I have been going through withdrawal from my La Sportiva Slingshots ever since the company discontinued them. I have been hopping from shoe to shoe trying to find something that I like just as well. When the Slingshots went the way of the dinosaur I decided that I would try to find something with more cushioning and support. I went with the Salomon Speedcross 2's and I like them but I don't LOVE them. However.....I've been really happy with the way the Salomon's fit my foot and they ARE comfortable, so I am going to give the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra's a try. They have been around for a long time and have lots of great reviews. They've got a nice low profile which I really like and they are a lighter shoe. Not lighter than the Speedcross but light enough. They should be here in a couple of days and I'll let ya know what I think. I wish we had a damn running store here in Lubbock!

3 comments:

Rick Gaston said...

Are they going to be that color cause it's kind of cool. Flashy but it's good to have something bright for a change. Salomon's are great. I like them myself and have owned a couple of pairs.

Mark "The Naked Runner" said...

Yup, they are going to be bright yellow! They'll, at the least, make me FEEL fast! ha
Mark

Dave said...

Like you Mark, I have been looking for a good trail shoe...have been running in Salomon XT Wings....LOVE THEM...ran in them in Bandera...and the Grasslands...did great on both terrains....of course like Rick G. told me...if the laces break...your screwed....