Finally back to some triathlon training! You know you are ready when you can't sit still and just wait for the bell to ring 5:00 so you can bolt. Not that anyone cares when I stop working, because it's always there. For example, I have a conference call in 10 minutes - beginning at 6:30 pm. So who cares if I duck out for a quick run at 5 when I know I've got to work through the evening anyway?
I'm on to my second pair of Zoot's. I love them because they are a sockless shoe and can be slipped on quickly in T1. I have to say, though, I want to burn these ones. I'm trying to break them in and my training runs on these are 0 for 2. They are kicking my a$$, or said less figuratively, tearing my right heel apart. I was unfortunately pathetically inclined tonight and after having a great 5 min avg/km run (good for me), at the 4k mark, I came to a grinding halt. The pins and needles sticking into my heal were killing me. Given this was a maintenance run, there was no need to push through the pain and 'git'er done' at the expense of being able to run over the next couple weeks. So, I took off my shoe and jogged along the grass shoulder of the roads until I hit the stables about 2 km from my house, a point which I was hoping and thrilled to see my neighbour up the road feeding his horses. You guessed right - I asked for a ride home - and got it in the back of his pickup! Before you jump to conclusions, the cab was full. I didn't smell that bad!
I'm poking around for a set of race wheels for next year and came across someone selling some Zipp 404's. After my inquiry, I learned one is 4 years old, the other 2. He bought them used, broke a spoke and had it repaired, and still wants $1100 for them. The guy is nuts. No one buys 3rd hand wheels that are 2 and 4 years old for $1100. No cassette included, either. The guy is on crack, so I'm going to pass, obviously.
See ya -