I have been an avid runner/jogger since my Senior Year in High School. I've been logging at least 20 miles a week since then ---sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, but I am hoping to run my 2nd Half-Marathon later this year.
Do you guys have any suggestions for better equipment, or necessary equipment for such an endeavor? I basically ran the first half-marathon on a whim and had no idea what I was getting myself into ---and it was mostly adrenaline and the unknown that had me pumping my legs for the entire race.
Lately, however, I have been realizing that my shoes are less-than-stellar, and I am getting blisters at an accelerated pace compared to in the past. I feel as though I could use different shoes, socks, and trying to determine if listening to music will help.
Just wanted to start a quick little thread and get a conversation going about running ---if anything, perhaps we can exchange some stories and reasons why we run. I really wish someone would get me a subscription to Runner's Magainze, haha ...I always enjoy reading the back page interview. I think the most recent one is with Tedy Bruschi from ESPN and formally of the New England Patriots. I believe he is training for the Boston Marathon and organizes a team effort. Anybody ran in a big race like that, or any other significant event that I should put on my list of races?
I work for an airline and have the ability to fly for free to different states/locations for great races. I would love to hear some suggestions on cool races. I enjoy running 10 k's anywhere!