On Saturday I got a package in the mail.
I’m not ready to give you a full review yet because I’ve only put 12 miles on them but I will tell you that so far, I’m loving them.
And let’s just take a moment to admire the beauty that is the new PureFlow 5, shall we?
Notice that I’m wearing running tights, yeah, it’s cold here. Really cold. This morning was around 45 degrees when I left. I actually wore my running gloves for the first time today and I was so glad that I did. I forgot them yesterday and it took hours for my fingers to thaw.
But I don’t really mind the cold, for running purposes, it’s pretty nice but these guys have mixed feelings about it:
Did you see the article about Mandy West, the runner who was disqualified from the Louisiana marathon?
You can click here to read the full article but apparently she was disqualified for receiving course aid, which wasn’t permitted. According to race officials someone on a bicycle was giving the runner fuel and liquids along the course but that person was not affiliated with the race.
Since the race director sent out several notices about the aid stations available and warned runners that anyone accepting aid from sources not affiliate with the marathon would be disqualified, that’s exactly what happened.
The race officials also stated that Ms. West was warned more than once while on the course that she could be disqualified for accepting aid from anyone not affiliated with the race.
I have to be honest and say that it does make me a little suspicious because if someone were to warn me that what I was doing could get me disqualified and I was in first place, I would stop what I was doing in order to NOT get disqualified, (but I don’t think I have to worry about that since I don’t run a 2:45ish marathon.)
What do you think, should she have been disqualified?
Have you tried the any of the new Brooks shoes that came out recently?