Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Training Update / Drymax Sport Socks

Illness and travel for work has put a crimp in training over the last two days, but I did get in a 40 minute bike session this morning. I'll be on the road tomorrow, and that seems to always lead to a halt in training. Nevertheless, GTR 100 is a mere 24 days away. Lisa put up a great post yesterday titled "Why Will the Grand Teton Races be Special This Year" that is a good read. Both of my daughters are looking forward to participating in the kids races.

The move of This Week in Running to iRunFar.com and the interview with Jamie Donaldson has lead to some cool perks.  I should soon be receiving a package from Drymax Sport Socks (and a product review post will follow after I get the opportunity to test them out).  Jamie ran the entire Badwater Ultramarathon in Drymax socks - no blisters !  Also, Dan Rose ran 192 miles in brutal heat to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Drymax socks - no blisters !

I'm expecting to receive a bunch of Drymax socks to test, including, the Hot Weather Running sock, the Maximum Protection Running sock (designed for triathlons, marathons and ultras), and the Trail Running sock.  You can click each of the below images for a larger view.

9 comments:

  1. Totally look forward to the review. I always love me some good socks :-)

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  2. I'm loving the hot weather sock - so fresh and so clean, clean... I mean so dry and so light. I'll be racing in them at the Uphill Challenge this weekend and will be bringing a couple pairs to the TransRockies Run as well.

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  3. GTR not farrrrrrrrr ...

    here freddy here freddyyyyyy

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  4. Ya gotta love da perks!! I know there's a sponsor out there that really wants a lazy ass (ME) as their poster boy! Wish me luck! ha

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  5. I Love the DryMax socks we got at Badwater. But the ones i got at Umstead were the best of the batch, imo.

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  6. I bought a pair of Drymax socks about four years ago at a marathon expo. They really do keep the feet dry. Downside: they aren't great at ventilating heat and I found my feet felt like they were on fire during particularly hot runs. They do fit the bill though and are especially useful during winter runs through snow and sleet.

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  7. Looks like you are ready to go! Thanks for the comparison.

    See you Sunday! (I hope)

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  8. looking forward to hearing how you like these versus injinjis --think we got some of these socks at Umstead!!

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