Tardy be thy name, for it has been about a month now since I was asked to be a part of the Wrightsock Challenge from my friends over at the Runners' Lounge.
So I'll apologise right now to Tom and Amy from the the Runners' Lounge and to the kind folks (but mostly Pam McCarthy) from Wrightsock, who has been patiently tapping her Wrightsocked wearing toes while waiting for me to catch up. If you think I'm slow getting my reviews done Pam, you should wait for me sometime at a finish line. It is almost painful!!! Just kidding.
I do have a plausible excuse though, I was vacationing the first part of month spending time at the Lake Placid Ironman and visiting with friends in Nova Scotia whom I haven't seen in over 35 *cough* years...well, let's make that 30 years. That report is coming too!
Anyway, this morning I got my lazy arse out the door at 5:45a.m. to get back into running mode, after all I have a half marathon in one month's time. Due to the extremes in heat these past few days, I chose to put on the Wrightsock SLT, they are very lightweight and I can honestly say I was skeptically nervous because they don't have a "cushioned" sole.
As soon as I put them on though, they felt great, so off for a 2.5K trot I went. Well, I was delighted to discover that they were so comfortable and didn't bunch, shift nor slid around in my shoe. You know how some socks do that? Well these babies staid in place with no rubbing at the heel, bunching under the toes and no chaffing!!! I love them!
Since it was such a short jaunt, I can honestly say I don't know what they would be like on one of my longer runs, but this morning they felt just fine and I would definitely recommend them, especially for hot weather running.
Stay tuned as I try out the other Wrightones throughout my speedy training for the Canada Army Run Half Marathon on September 20, 2009. (am I nuts? you don't need to answer that)
Life's fun if you don't weaken,