Scott Racer Rocker
Well look what just arrived in the mail today!
Our past guest, Joseph Gray, was kind enough to hook me up with a pair Scott Race Rockers. These are the same shoes he used to win his 4th national championship!
Joseph ran 50K (31.07 miles) in these at a blistering 5:41 pace for the win! So maybe these will speed me up a bit!
This is just a simple unboxing and a full review will be coming, but here are my initial thoughts:
- Man these things are light!
- The construction of the shoe is excellent.
- The color scheme is “dope”.
- The treads on the bottom look like they would help a lot.
Thanks again to Joseph Gray and his sponsor, Scott Sports!
That’s all for now until the formal review, so enjoy the pictures!
- Convert Garmin to Nike+
Here is a quick, but extremely useful, tip for all you “gadget” runners out there.
As many of you know, I have two GPS watches in my rotation: the Garmin Forerunner 610 and the Nike+ SportWatch GPS. Both watches have their pros and cons…
The Garmin 610 is my “go to” watch and is with me on every run. I even have the foot pod so I can use it on the treadmill. It is fast to acquire satellites and is extremely accurate with distance.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is “cool” and “slick”, but it just hasn’t proved to be as reliable as my Garmins. So recently I haven’t been wearing this watch much. That being said, the Nike+ website / online community is awesome! Nike does cool things like Nike+ Active, Challenges, Trophies, Goals, Coaching, etc…
I was wearing both watches for a while, but I felt silly and didn’t want to look like The Modern Marathoner. So lately I’ve been running with only my Garmin, but I felt bad that all those miles weren’t being counted towards my Nike+ Account. After all… I’m a Nike+ Black Level user with 4,982 miles at the moment!
Basically, I love the Garmin watch and also love the Nike+ online community. Well now I can have the best of both worlds. While wearing only one watch!
I give you Tcx2NikePlus! This cool little tool lets you convert your Garmin runs and uploads them right to your Nike+ account! Technically… you can use the entire Nike+ website without owning any Nike+ gear. Awesome!
Thanks to Lorn from Lorn Pearson Trains… for the tip!