Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Still Squishing

Back to the Commons today for the same loop D and I ran the other day. A little different circumstance today since not only was I alone but I also drove about 2 hours to get there. I had a meeting in the greater North Conway metropolitan area, and contemplated a number of running options between there and home. In the end, the most snow-free option won out, which was the Commons. In fact, a good deal of snow had melted since my last run there on Sunday. Due to the rain and melting snow, the outlet at the second pond crossing was impossible to get across without getting soggy, so I didn't even try. But, I did learn that my La Sportivas don't really drain all that well. Lots of noisy squishing and squeaking the rest of the way. Overall, the run was great. Felt moderately frisky the whole way, and finished "just a touch" quicker than the other day. Feels like I'm headed in the right direction.

Speaking of the La Sportivas, I've gone to a simpler lacing system, which although not designed to keep the heel snug, seems to be doing a better job of doing just that. No idea. I think these shoes will end up working just fine for shorter runs. They're a touch short, so I won't be using them for anything long, but they'll be solid for anything in the 8 to 10 range or shorter.

While driving today, I heard this:

Such a terrible song. And, yes, I was singing along. Loudly.


middle.professor said...

Can I choose the playlist on the way to Mt. Washington?

sn0m8n said...

Are you implying that Styx will not fire you up?
How dare you, sir!?!?

Sparkplug said...

Ah yes, the joys of driving with Ryan! You never know what will be on the radio... But seriously, if you want a ride up for the race, you're welcome to join us! I'm planning on being the official TMR driver and cheerer :-)

middle.professor said...