Friday, April 27, 2007

Hyland Wildlife Report

Ran the 10-ish mile loop at Hyland Park last night. Saw 6 or 7 deer, 2 huge turkeys, a bunch of geese and a few surly ducks. I know you're protecting your eggs, ducks - but come on. Don't chase me. I assure you, I do not want your eggs. I can buy them at the store, safely encased in either cardboard or styrofoam.

Sunny and unseasonably warm this weekend. Get in Gear on Saturday. Go run.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

running goo review

For whatever reason, I'm a sucker for "performance foods" of any type. I'll try every sports drink, energy bar and goo in a tube if I think it will make me even a little bit faster. I know it's all just fancy sugar, but I like it.

Last weekend, while mountain biking, I decided to try the latest from Clif Shot, Double Espresso. I was intrigued by the promise of 100mg of caffeine (best stuff ever!). I assumed it would taste similar to Clif Shot's other coffee concoction, Mocha.

I was wrong. Oh dear, I was wrong.

Double Espresso tastes like a double espresso! It is not remotely sweet! This goop tastes exactly like a bitter cup of black coffee. I had to spit it out, and it took 20oz of gatorade to get the taste out of my mouth.

Be warned runners, even die-hard coffee addicts (myself included) should be wary of the Double Espresso Flavor. The sugary stimulant boost does not make up for the unpleasant taste.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

test post

test post to run minnesota blog

by: colin