Saturday, October 4, 2008

4 Miles, 2 Watches & new shoes

Yesterday, I broke down and bought a new pair of Asics Gel Kayano 14's.
The last week or so, I have posted about the legs & feet hurtin a bit, and I could tell I was due for a new pair. This is the quickest I have ever gone through a pair. I got my last pair, for Father's Day, and here it is not even 4 months later, and I needed a new pair.
Now Saturday, was a 4 mile day, so we can check that off the title to this blog.
Explained the new shoes... check.
Two watches???
Well, when I went to put on the Garmin, it was DOA. When I set it on the table last nite, I must have placed it, so one of the function buttons where hit, and it wasted the battery. When I saw it was dead, plugged it in, and started the charge.
Well, I had my trusty old (key world OLD) early 90's Timex Ironman watch, ready to go.
So, before I left to do my run, I checked the Garmin, and it was 10% charged. I figured, 10%, 4 miles.. it should be good to go. Being a bit cautious, I decided to also bring along the Timex, just in case. I know it's only a 4 miler, not a high mileage run, or even a race, so why go nuts?
That's just me. I had to know my time and make sure I ran the 4 miles, even though the route I chose, I had done many times before, and knew it was 4 miles.
Well, the Garmin & Timex both kept the time, and the Garmin was chirping "Low Battery" at me after 2 miles.
I did the 4 miles in 37:00 mins.
AND as soon as I got done, I plugged the Garmin in to charge. I need that bad boy for the 21 miler tomorrow (Sunday). Oh FYI.. I will leave it plugged in overnight, no way am I running without it!


SuperDave said...

I am a huge Asics fan, you'll have to give a report after your 21 miler tomorrow.

joyRuN said...

Dude! Get some dirt on those GLEAMING kicks today, will you?

Have fun & good luck with the 21 :)

Laurel said...

Hahaha, a man obsessed...TWO watches!

Good luck breaking those bad boys in today!

BeachRunner said...

Nothing like a new pair of kicks. I love my Asics too (Nimbus). Nice job using the old Timex as a backup.

Marcy said...

LMAO! A man who is prepared!

Vava said...

I too was a huge Asics fan until my efforts to find a replacement Nimbus in size 12.5 around these parts failed miserably. I wasn't prepared to pay upfront for a showe I had never tried, namely the Nimbus-10, since I'd been running in the Nimbus-8, a two-year old model by now. Now I run in New Balance and they are working out great, with the bonus that thier store stocks all sizes and widths so I know finding my next pair will be easy. The Asics were lighter though, and that is their main advantage in my opinion. On the Garmin front, I've said it before: now that I have one I can't fathom running without it ever again. I love the two watch backup plan! Nice work.

Vava said...

Oh yeah, congrats on the Phillies moving onto the NLCS! Should be a great series against the Dodgers.

Marlene said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...yes, it was quite the hangover. ;)

Congrats on your new milestone!

atrusni said...

How do you know it is time to change your tennis??
What is the average life of a tennis for a runner?

Atrusni said...