Thursday, May 25, 2006

Vote: Cougar vs No TP

Which are you more afraid of?

(this one's for you, rob)

Running across a mountain lion on your trail (or worse, on a big rock above your trail), or having a GI disaster 10 miles into a 20 mile loop with no toilet paper to be had?


Vote: Caff vs No Caff

caffeinated gels, drinks, bloks, etc vs non-caffeinated gels, drinks, bloks, etc


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Vote: snake vs branch

Which are you more scared of? Running into a big snake in the middle of a trail, or running your eye into a 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

Vote: Headlamp vs Handheld

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Vote: Succeed vs Endurolytes vs E Caps

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Vote: Thorlo vs Smartwool vs Injinji

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Vote: Amphipod vs Brooks vs UD

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Vote: Clif Bloks vs Sharkies


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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!".

Monday, May 08, 2006

story for AH3: you've been reviewed

Since it looks like the only people that are going to accidently stumble across this are Brownie's friends, here's a story for you - I was at a bar last week and saw some guys wearing hash shirts so I struck up a conversation and asked if they go to the Austin hashes. They replied, with very heavy british accents, that yes, they had been to one here in Austin, but it wasn't anything like the hashes back home in England that they are used to. Back home they start at a pub and run a very short distance and end up back at the pub. When they hashed here in Austin you guys made them run a REALLY long way through big fields with bushes and rocks and crazy nature stuff, and it was WAY too much running for their taste.

Vote: Bodyglide vs Vaseline