Monday, February 14, 2011

Running With the Buffaloes; Women's Endurance Gear; Somnio Running Westridge Trail Shoes


This weekend, I reread Running With the Buffaloes (2003, NY, NY: Lyons Press) by Chris Lear. It was a gift from Coach Jill, as part of a huge care package that included Run Like a Mother for Laima and a ton of boy's clothing for our son Teo. If you haven't read this book, or it's been a while, this is a definite must-read. Apart from the amazement at how much and how fast these guys run, it's a great story of a cross-country season at the University of Colorado that had its share of tragedy, melodrama, and success.


Head over to Women's Endurance Gear, where an introductory post by Laima is up. Follow the blog, leave lots of comments, and let her know if there is a product she should be reviewing.


Six months ago, I reviewed the Somnio Running Westridge Trail shoes. Head over to Endurance Gear Reviews to read what I thought. Still feel that Somnio is on to something with their semi-customizable running shoes. After one brief treadmill run in the new Nadas, I have to say those are a home run as well.

19 comments:

  1. thans for the recommendation. I love the Run Like a Mother book =) Oh and nice shoeeeeeeees! =)

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  2. Glad to hear you like the Somnios - they seem really great to have!

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  3. Jill gets major points! Awesome gifts.

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  4. Great book, I have it on the shelf. I love how they (the team) hated getting "rolled up" on by the coach on a run...I guess no matter what pace you run, you don't like getting passed while running...

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  5. Those trail shoes look awesome, so glad they feel awesome too.

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  6. That sounds like a good book. I'll have to check it out....after I visit the new blog, of course. :)

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  7. I like the lime-green socks!!!
    Glad you re-enjoyed the book...I think it will be a great plane book to SF for me. Oh wait, I tend to puke while reading on planes (or cars, or anything moving). Did I mention I got a seat next to yours?

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  8. Glad you're liking the Somnios. I'm digging the black sleeves with the lime socks. Seriously!

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  9. i am dying to try the nadas becasue I do like somnio. LOOOOVed that book as well.

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  10. I think the customization just makes sense.

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  11. never heard of this book before...will look for it. thank you for recommendation!

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  12. I have that book on my list of MUST READS!! :)

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  13. Great book - check out Sub 4:00 by Chris Lear too, about Alan Webb's freshman year at Michigan with Nate Brennan. Love the running lore.

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  14. Thanks for the book tip. I'll have to give it a read one of these days!

    I've got some Somnios too. Love em!

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  15. P.M. asked if those were your legs...I really don't care whose legs they are, but I WOULD like to know what kind of tights or whatever is on them. Thanks for the info. Ann

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  16. i'll be needing a good read for my next plane trip...off to check new blog... :)

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  17. What?! Jill mails packages? I'm gonna have to message her... I'd take some handmedowns, she probably has more style than me anyway.

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