tripped over a rock
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Vote: Tri Fashion vs. Trail Fashion
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Vote: Recoverite vs. Ensure vs. Beer
Vote: Clif Bar vs Power Bar
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Vote: Cougar vs No TP
Vote: Caff vs No Caff
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Vote: snake vs branch
Vote: Yes vs No
Thanks to Matt for this topic suggestion! If you have any voting topic ideas of your own, please feel free to send them to me.
Do you consider a 50k a ultramarathon? Yes vs. No
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Vote: Succeed vs Endurolytes vs E Caps
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Vote: Thorlo vs Smartwool vs Injinji
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Vote: Amphipod vs Brooks vs UD
Best kept trail running secret
I've never tried the plug-one-honk-the-other method of mid run nose blowing, but I'd imagine that you guys screw it up every once in a while and that's just gross. And it makes me nervous every time a running buddy pulls that move while directly ahead of me.
And what about all the sweat dripping in your eyes?
Seems like alot of people solve these problems by carrying some sort of rag or bandana with them when they trail run. Great for wiping stuff off your face, but you pay for it with a reduction in style points.
The perfect solution? Wristbands. The terrycloth has ten times the absorbancy of a rag, it holds on to you so you don't have to worry about holding on to it, it's already located on your wiping limb so the motion is natural, and they come in every color. Nikes are the softest, but Adidas are a close second and score a little higher when it comes to logo coolness. Check out your local soccer store for the best selection. I never run without one!
Oh, and you can pick up a matching headband to stop those forehead drips before they ever make it to your eyes. Adidas headbands double as a safety measure - check out the Zane Grey starting line photo below - that's the Adidas logo on my headband screaming "Look out car/bear/cougar, you're about to hit/maul/eat an approaching runner!".