Yesterday I received a pair of the new Saucony Virratas for review, through Fitfluential. I love the design and colors and can't wait to try them out. The Virratas are one of the lightest and most flexible training shoes in the Saucony line-up. Their zero drop is meant to allow your feet to move more naturally -- my initial reaction is that the toebox could be a bit wider, but we'll see how they perform in the field. Beyond running, their incredible light weight is sure to be a benefit in the box and the zero heel-to-toe drop should be helpful in Olympic weightlifting. Review forthcoming.
|Plyo box shown from Rogue Fitness|
One of my next projects for my garage gym will to construct a plyo box - pretty simple to build from a sheet of plywood and some screws. Box jumps use the entire body, are a functional movement, and utilize not only the muscles in the legs, but also work the hips as well as the core. Perfect exercise not just for CrossFitters, but runners, cyclists, and pretty much everyone.
Though we had originally planned to run the Chicago Marathon together, Laima and I are now looking further afield, for other possible options. Since it will be a celebration not only of Laima's 40th but also our 15th wedding anniversary, we thought a trip might be in order. One of the races we are looking at is the Wineglass Marathon in New York -- a wineglass memento, Bart Yasso as the special guest this year, and proximity to the Finger Lakes wine region (one of our favorites to drink, but we've never visited), so it seems a winner. Anyone run this one or know someone who has?
Three day weekend coming up for our family -- we're thinking of hiking at Starved Rock, a family favorite, but we'll see what weather comes our way. What are your plans for the weekend?
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