Last night we did our latest The Sufferfest workout - Angels. I felt pretty strong after doing a pretty brutal hill workout on the nowhere bike. But the nowhere bike isn't the same as the bike released from the trainer and set out on the roads. I'm prayin' for some warmer days in the next week so that I can start doing some workouts outdoors. The few warmer days we've had have also come with rain, or outside commitments. Then we get a massive storm and the roads are trashed. There have only been a couple of brief windows for outside rides. The rest of the time we've been dealing with temps in the 20s, ice on the roads, and wind. Blech.
Running is going OK. This is actually less frustrating than the biking bits, since the temps are a bit warmer and the roads have been generally clear for at least the past week. Not post-holing through snow or backsliding on ice is sorta nice.
I'm mostly liking my new NB 905s, too. Mostly. The one thing I don't really care for is this "lock-down" liner dealie. It's different than a traditional tongue and the top edge cuts into the spot on my foot where the top of my foot and lower shin "meet." I've got a small chafed spot on both feet. But it seems to be less of a problem as I put more miles on the shoes, so I think the tongue thingie is molding to my foot. I've seen other runners give this feature less than glowing reviews, so I expect NB will address this issue in future versions of the shoe. I'd like to see a traditional tongue, personally...if it ain't broke, and all. My feet sure are happy to be in shoes of an appropriate width for my duckish feet, though. Toes work best when they can spread during the gait-cycle.
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