Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Accoutrements

February 17, 2009

In the which the rabidrunner documents the suprisingly necessary running accoutrements.


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The Garmin Forerunner 305.
To ensure the distance. Or better yet - to ensure you don't exceed the necessary distance. Measures pace, distance, altitude, heart rate. Fun to sleep with too. See what your resting heart rate is when you wake up! Doesn't vibrate though...



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The Amphipod.
Hydrate or die dude. The pouch is good for storing toilet paper, snacks and double-caffeinated excedrine.

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Shot Blocks.
Fuel. With Caffeine... aaahh!




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The Sharpie.
Great for keeping track of mileage on shoes. One dot equals 8 miles (approximately). Shoes are toast after 45 - 50 dots. Huffing it gives a decent kick when out of caffeine.


Examples:



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New.


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Somewhat new.


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Close to retirement.


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Toast.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

la la love them! I just saw that the brilliant people at clif are now packaging the shot bloks in easy to squeeze tubes - no more sticky fingers! I'm going to use your sharpie idea, it's a-maze-ing :) Happy running Rabid!

The MacMizzles said...

Hmmmmm.....

Becca said...

Loved it!

meg said...

So my shoes would have half a dot every six months.

tom lindsey said...

How important is it to have more than one pair in the rotation? I only have one pair and throw them out around 500 miles-- and often have to dig through the trash to dig out my arch supports ;-)

Andrea Brown said...

Good post. I'll have to come back to it when I start running again this summer!

The petulant ninny said...

Running?

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