Friday, February 24, 2006

D.N.A

Today was a pretty good day at work. My group was invited to a tour of D.N.A (Department of Nike Archives). It is basically a museum of all things Nike...very cool to see some of the original Nike shoe designs / models. Some of the early running shoes made by Bowerman looked like ballet slippers..basically nothing to them. Also, very interesting to see the evolution of shoes and advances in design / materials when you get a chance to examine shoes that were considered "cutting edge" 30+ years ago.

Today was a light training day due to the massive dose of suffering I'm subjecting myself to tomorrow. 25K trail run race....15.5 miles.....I can almost taste it.......uugh. Come back for a post-race report some time tomorrow.....it ain't gonna be pretty.

Run Stats
Treadmill 2% incline
16 minutes total
1 x 8:30 mile HR 153 Z1
1 x 7:19 mile HR 164 Z2

Swim Stats
34 minutes Total
Quick dip in the pool, post run
1500 Yards Total
1 x 500 free
1 x 250 TI drills
1 x 500 free
1 x 250 TI drills

*peace*

1 Comments:

Blogger IMmike said...

It is really neat to look at shoe evolution. I don't know how much science there was behind it back in the day. I think for a long time they just tried stuff and saw what worked and what didnt.

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