Marathon season is so easy. There is nothing to buy. The biggest expense usually are gels and those are cheap. I have so many clothes that I dont need more. I cant wear 5 pairs of gloves at a time ( I have worn 2 at a time this winter though), I'm not wearing 4 sets of running tights, I have so many workout shirts I still have about 10 with tags still on them. I have all my watches, gps, mp3 players, etc so I'm all set with buying things right now that I would need for my long runs.
There is one small thing I have my eye on though. Now that I'm training for a marathon in the winter, Central Park in NY turns their water fountains off during the cold months. In the summer, its great, I would stop at random water fountains and drink and just keep running. Now I have to carry my water. I hate that. I've used the Fuel Belts and the wrap around waste camelbak packs, but they never stay on right. They always bounce up and down and end up around my nipples after like 15 steps. Leo told me to use safety pins to keep them attached to my tights/shorts and thats works a little bit, but I'm still getting the bouncing. After 15-20 miles of that, its just so annoying and uncomfortable. Plus, the safety pins are so hard to put on and off and if I need to spin the pack around to get something, it takes so long. So now, I'm looking at the Camelbak Classic pack or the Camelbak Hydropak. I dont know if I'm a fan of the backpack style water packs, but its got to be better than what I'm using now. Plus, its not super expensive so I think I can get this approved by the boss (aka the wife)
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Once marathon season is over, then triathlon season begins and the wish list gets bigger and more expensive. Everyone wants free speed so there are some options there: Aero Helmet, aero wheels, lighter gear. I thought ahead last year and had people buy some of these things for me for my birthday and the holidays. I figured I knew I couldnt buy them this year with Riley being born, so let's see if I can take advantage of those gift giving holidays. So I was able to swing:
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