Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 822 -- Willow Creek

Flikr user Andy Frazer breaks with tradition and gives us a few notes about this grain elevator, in Willow Creek. So I know that it is the best looking grain tower that he saw in Montana in 2007, and that it is right across the street from a place to get good ribs. Alas, he doesn't mention what's on the menu for vegetarians.

I ran a steady 6.3 miles this morning. It was a little cool, but it was OK. I finally took my Amphipod Belt for a run. I got it as a gift at Christmas, but there isn't a lot of use for it while I'm running indoors. I'm never more than a half a lap from a water fountain. I'm thinking that I will only use it on long runs, but I thought that I'd better try it first on a medium run, so that if I really hate it, I won't have to carry it forever.

I don't really hate it, but it's going to take some getting used to. I quickly got used to the weight, but the sloshing bothered me on and off throughout the run. I sometimes had trouble getting a bottle loose. Mostly, I wasn't sure how often to drink. I'm used to drinking every three to five miles, when I come back around to my stationary bottle. When I can drink whenever I want, I don't know what to do. But I'll get used to it. I would like to take it on my next marathon, so that I can keep properly hydrated. We'll see.