New: Gloves, Chews & Audio Books
This week I did a couple of new things while training for my May marathon.
- I watched a show about ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes. The show made me want to go for a run even though I had already run that day.
- While running, I listened to an audio book. I downloaded the free Librivox app for free books. It worked great except for the buffering trouble I had one day. Karnazes' wrote about listening to audio books with a couple of suggestions at Long Running Favorite. Have any suggestions for ear buds with volume control?
- On my last long run, it was warm, but today was cool. I wore my new Asics mitten gloves. They have a pocket to hold the mittens when you want to only wear the gloves that I put some tissue into for my nose. They gloves are a little bulky with the pocket, but they're practical. I bought them at the Houston Marathon Expo for $10.
- Today I ate some new fruity tasting Cytomax Energy Drops (chews) that I bought at Academy Sports for $1.50 each (two servings/packet) that I liked. I experimented with taking in a little more fuel than usual - 4 fuel stops/servings instead of 3.
Today I listened to 8 chapters of Jane Eyre while I ran 17 miles. It's nice to do two things at once!