New Shoes

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #196
  • Date: Wednesday Oct 20th 2010
  • Donations to date: $111,922.88
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 23min 40sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 96 BPM
  • Temperature C: 0C
  • Distance covered to date: 8,271.2km (5,135.2ml)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Osaka, Japan
  • Total number of runners: 1

It was a bit of a complicated day. The RX8 is still in the emergency ward getting a second opinion. So the plan was for me to start off on the Cochrane pathways for about an hour and then take Sue to work. This part went well and I dropped Sue off at 9.40am. It was then into Calgary for 30km along the Bow. After 10km I stopped at the Good Earth cafe and had their new coffee and bacon and egg panini for $4.95, not a bad deal. It was another gloroius day and I was back at the Jeep at 2.30pm. Still 5km to go. So, I dropped the car off at Sue's shop and did the final 5km ice cream run. All in all, a good day.

Shoes have been a critical part of the quest. Initially I contacted a number of manufacturers to see if any one was interested in sponsoring me but no luck. In the end I had one manufacturer (Salomon), two individuals and seven sports stores help me in getting the 25 pairs I needed. I use one pair for ever ten marathons and by the end of the quest I will have run in 8 different makes and 17 different models. To date I've had 4 blisters in 196 marathons. Below is the roll of honour for all those people who have helped me:

  • Martin, Marathon Quest 250 (2 starter pairs)
  • Francis, Salomon (5 pairs)
  • Mark, Trailblazers Store, Cochrane (4 pairs)
  • Elaine, Impact Magazine, Calgary (3 pairs)
  • Sandy, New Balance Store, Calgary (3 pairs)
  • Jack, Fast Trax Running and Ski Store, Edmonton (2 pairs)
  • Mark, The Edge Sports Store, Cochrane (2 pairs)
  • Gord, Gord's Running Store, Calgary (1 pair)
  • Jeremy, Strides Running Store, Calgary (1 pair)
  • Ian, The Tech Shop, Calgary (1 pair)
  • Sherrie, Professional Coaches, Calgary (1 pair)

Thank you all for letting me keep the rubber on the road.

Ice Cream Quest 47

The challenge is to try all 47 flavours at Mackay's ice cream store before midnight December 31st.

Today's flavour #41: Vanilla with Aero bar pieces (my addition)

Quote of the Day

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

Teddy Roosevelt

Ready to tackle the Cochrane / Calgary Pathways

196 First light

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