|immature Peregrine Falcon|
|The Rye Snowy Owl|
Just before my run I had seen comments on a fine review at RunBlogger about the combination of the iPhone iSmoothRun app and the Magellan Echo. I discovered the Echo and iSmoothrun at Outdoor Retailer last summer and reviewed it here. I introduced it to Pete over at Runblogger and he calls the combo "brilliant" in his review. Well back to those comments on Pete's review. Some are steadfast in wanting a watch to keep track of all their stats and can't stand carrying a phone. I am not with them as the apps will increasingly be more capable due to the processing power of the phones and... I love to carry my "camera."
On that run I also tested for the first time some Rudy Project Clear Photochromic lenses in my Rydon sunglasses. Rudy makes in my view the finest lenses with superb optical quality, has a huge variety of lenses for different uses and are worn by many pro cyclists and nordic skiers.
What would a run be without... shoes to test. I am debating my Boston choices: adidas adios boost (review here), Skechers GoRun Ride 3 (review here), or the Mizuno Wave Rider 17.
|Mizuno Wave Rider 17. Source: Mizuno USA|
I got the Wave Riders as the combination of light weight 8.6 oz, stack height of 18 forefoot/ 31 heel with a flexible forefoot is in my sweet spot, except... the 13mm drop is more than I am used to. I prefer 6-10mm. Well they are a fine shoe if a bit noticeably high in the heel. It is going to be a tough choice as last weekend I ran a very fine fast (for me) 15K on a fairly hilly course in the adios boost. No harshness, super snappy and fast feeling. I thought the adios boost might be to light but now am not so sure so off to the Half at the Hamptons in the adios boost the 23d to evaluate further. And back to temperatures, unlike the Rudy lenses or the Wave Rider the boost material is not as affected by cold as the EVA in most shoes, including the Wave Rider, firms up in cold.