Friday, 13 January 2012

Good Stuff for Walkers; Part 1: Things to buy!

Time to list some of my favourite products for the walkers out there. All of these have been time-tested by ME and given the Good Bunny Seal of Approval.

[Just so you know, I have no connection to any of these companies except as a very satisfied customer.]

1. Shoes
Okay, if you've been following this blog at all, you already know the answer to this...Re/shod (http://www.reshod.com/). Check out previous entries on shoes and see why I give these
5 out of 5 bunnies

2. Capsurz
Say what? Well, doncha just hate it when you're trying to concentrate on good form and your cap keeps blowing off your head? It's a real pain in the neck to hunch your chin down or have to hold on to it with one of your hands. Enter Capsurz (http://www.capsurz.com/) . An ingenious idea and an inexpensive one, too. Might look a tad geeky, but I can live with that.

5 out of 5 bunnies

3. Nathan Fuel Belt
I like to carry what I need with me, but don't like a ton of extra weight. Enter the Nathan Speed 2R Auto-cant fuel belt (http://www.nathansports.com/our-products/hydrationnutrition/racespeed-series/speed-2r-auto-cant). There are many things to like about this belt as compared to others: the angled back; the pouch in front; the easy-drinking bottles which hold just enough water for a half marathon (I hate drinking from cups at aid stations - totally messes up my stride); the comfortable fit, especially for women. I did add a small pouch to the front (actually a small neoprene camera pouch from the dollar store) as I tend to carry a bit more than most. It's lightweight, durable and a great little workhorse.

5 out of 5 bunnies

4. Garmin Forerunner
Okay - I use the older 301 model, so I can only comment on it, but this little baby has served me faithfully for a lot of years, both hiking and racing. It's a bit large and looks kind of like Dick Tracy's two-way wrist radio (you have to be of a certain age to understand that reference), but you get used to that quickly. Downloading from the computer program works well, as well as uploading to Google Earth, etc. You can also get printouts of your workouts. Mine has a heart rate monitor interface, a very helpful tool.

5 out of 5 bunnies

5. Races 2 Remember
Simply the best source for specialty back bibs, pace bands, etc. Very cool!
Again, 5 out of 5 bunnies

6. Food
Larabars and Clif Shot Bloks. Larabars as they are limited-ingredient powerhouses with no added sugars or artificial ingredients (and are vegan - important for us Volksvegans out there!) and Shot Bloks as they are not gooey and messy, are easy to pre-package for access during a race and again are vegan.

This is getting monotonous.....

NEXT: Good Stuff for Walkers Part 2: More Things to Buy & Tips and Tricks

1 comment:

  1. Spurred by just reading this article: http://inklingmedia.net/2013/04/15/the-importance-of-monitoring-your-brand-and-yourself-online/?inf_contact_key=c1ac1ba46c1316f6df1d9194dedaeb40f75de7c6eb5cacfbf16efbcec74944dd
    I Googled "Capsurz" and found your post. Better late than never! Thank you for the 5 Bunnie review!
    May Your Hat Stay With You!
    Mari ( @WindproofYurCap )
    capsurz.com

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