December 12, 2012

Sales, socks, hoodies, and pace bands

*Last day to enter the Due North traction aids giveaway. I have six pairs to give away!

Here are some other randoms that I wanted to share with y'all today.

1. Rock 'n' Roll races are all $20 off today. No coupon code needed. The prices are discounted on the site. The only RNR I'll for sure be running next year is Savannah. The Savannah race is my reunion with friends from Florida every year, so it's a must.

2. I was looking at some compression sleeves today because I am trying out Injinji toesocks and wanted to see how much it would be to buy some sleeves in case I like the socks for long runs. Pro Compression recently started selling sleeves, and the code FIT40 gives you 40% off and free shipping. So you get a set of sleeves, out the door or in the mailbox, for $27 total. I just found that code online, so I'm not sure when it expires. It also looks like it will give you 40% off any product, not just sleeves.

While I was browsing, I checked into these stripy Christmas socks, but they were out of my size. Cry!


3. Yesterday Running with Kellometers tipped us off that The Clymb has a bunch of Oiselle goods on sale right now. Check out their page to see what they have. Last I looked, they still had my favorite hoodies ever in orange for almost half price. They also had shorts, pants, running shirts, and tons of casual tees.


If you like violet-colored happy hoodie, they have it for even a few dollars cheaper than The Clymb on Amazon. I'm so tempted to buy more because I love this hoodie so much. My mom would appreciate it if I bought the violet one. Seeing me in orange (not my color) makes her cringe. 

And one more Oiselle tidbit. They just put out this video about the ordeal they went through to make Olympic compliant clothing. It's interesting to see the process, and the phrase "poop nuggets" is used once. I can get behind anything that can get behind poop nuggets as an expletive. 



Then they have this other entertaining video about marathon pain. 


4. My one and only daughter danced as a Russian baker in The Nutcracker at school today. She took her Russian kicks seriously. It was pretty adorable.



5. Recently I realized that on one of my favorite sites you can print out marathon-specific pace bands for free. It will generate a band with even effort, even pace, slow start or fast start. Basically whatever kind of race you can think to run. You put in your goal time, and it spits out the pace band. 

I wore one (not that it mattered) in Rocket City. I laminated it (which means putting packing tape on both sides) and wore it on my wrist. I love that it's customizable and free. Most importantly free. 

This is the one I made. I chose even effort, so it accounted for the hills on the course. I also put in my time a little bit faster than goal time to account for any mileage overages. 

Go here to make one for your next race.

Do you ever wear pace bands? I wore this band at Rocket City and sort of stuck with the pacers, who went out too fast.

Do you wear toe socks? Love or hate them?

What do you think about the strict logo standards for the Olympics? 

23 comments:

  1. your daughter is gorgeous!

    I've NEVER owned a pair of toe-socks. Those pro compression socks look so nice. I could easily get way too carried away ordering all the colours!

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    1. Thanks!

      And I feel the same way about the sock colors. Quit making new ones so I don't have to be so jealous of all the new, cool colors!

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  2. What a good-looking family! Happy for you.

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  3. I just saw that RNR thing on facebook. Pretty cool! Haven't worn toe socks since grade school, never to run in.

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  4. Thanks for the shout out!!

    I tend to psych myself out too much so I don't know if a pace band would be a good fit for me.

    I never liked toe socks but I've heard good things about Injini and I'm interested in trying them again...

    I thought the Oiselle video was quite interesting. I was watching all the different logos for the different countries at the Olympics this past year and it was quite interesting!

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  5. I wore a paceband for Healdsburg for the first time and I LOVED it. It was so reassuring checking down each mile and seeing I was ahead of pace. I think it would have been helpful if I was behind pace too!!!

    Hmm....off to check out the Clymb...thanks for the tip!

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  6. I need more compression socks like I need another hole in the head but gosh those are cute! No to pace bands. Yes to toe socks!

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  7. Aww congratulations to your daughter! I bet she did a wonderful job. After running the RNR race in Nashville this year I just don't know that I can do another RNR event. Savannah and a few other cities are so tempting but I may have to wait a year before I do another one of their events.

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    1. If you do, definitely go for Savannah. I love that city! I'm also really tempted by NOLA. But I agree with you, I'd rather do something besides RNR.

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  8. You have a gorgeous daughter! I don't have a pair of toe socks and am not planning on getting any! It think toe sock maybe go with living in a cold country?

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    1. Thanks! And it's been freakishly hot here lately. Yuck! But the toe socks are supposed to help with preventing blisters. I'll let you know if it works.

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  9. I used to have to wrap every single toe individually pre long run due to crazy blistering. Injinji have been my savior. Hearing you all talk about Oiselle all the time got me really excited. I applied to be an ambassador last week. Fingers crossed.

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    1. Good luck! Did you watch those videos above? Hilarious.

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  10. I love Injinji toe socks!!!! So I wear compression sleeves instead of socks (Zensah, since they've been doing sleeves in fun colors for awhile). Injinji sells compression socks but I haven't heard great things about them; however I hear they are improving them in 2013. So I'll be curious to try them out.

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  11. I CAN'T wear toe socks. Because I have webbed toes. True story.

    I wear compression socks though. They are fine for platypuses like me.

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    1. Whoa, this blows my mind. I never even considered that with toe socks. They should start a special webbed line.

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  12. Thanks for the heads up on Oiselle on the clymb! I get emails from them but rarely actually look to see what brands they are selling!

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  13. My Dad JUST mentioned this marathon to me for us to do together. He has friends in that area [news to me]. Is is a flat race? I imagine it is well-run if you run it annually :-)

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  14. I love my Injiji toe socks!! They are so comfy and wick the moisture away from my feet very quickly. Plus I can wear them with regular runners or with my Vibrams. Best of both worlds!
    Thanks for the tip on "laminating" a pace band! I'll give it a try for my Full as I was planning on using a pace band for the first time.

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  15. I've heard great things about those toes socks but never tried them. For me, Wright Socks does the job. No blisters. Yeah I have worn pace bands for both of my full marathons. They mess my head up mentally if I'm not on pace. I ended up tearing them off in pure frustration. Thanks for the tip though on that site for the bands.

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  16. I wear toe socks with my Vibram Five Fingers - only socks you can wear with them!

    I have to admit, that they took getting used to when I wasn't running. While running - they are nice as if you have a jagged toe nail - it protects the little toes next to it!

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  17. I have one pair of toe socks, but I can't do it, I can't even wear flip flops because I hate the feeling. My toes are twitching just thinking about it : )

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  18. I wore toe socks once and was so uncomfortable..they were meant to help cure blisters between the toes instead they added to my woes . I love wearing the pace band.

    Tribulus Terrestris

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