Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ring Around The Rosey......

I mean

Ring Around The Run...?
Run around the Ring....?

***Edit for those of you that don't read the comments***

By the way...for whoever finds this sort of thing interesting...the ring and Fermilab and the Great Wall of China are about the only two man made constructions that show up from space. -- Leah's DAd

Due to staying up late to watch election returns (GO DEMS!!!!) we didn't get into work early (man, one day and I'm already off!). To dodge rush hour traffic we decided to run at Fermi Lab. We did two laps around the ring (almost two we stopped at 7 miles) and had a great run. I think we averaged 8:55 min/mile and our legs again felt great. The only thing we were worried about is the fact that it felt harder than it should have. No problems with my legs but I might have been breathing a bit too hard.....who knows.

I am still trying to find a good pair of head phones. My ears are really small and so immediatly iPod headphones fall out, and so recently I have been trying the ear buds that also have a contraption to go around the ear lobes, those also pop off. I tried to get a pair of Sony brand ones that again were just the around the ear lobe guys and they fell out while I was trying them out in the car, so those will have to go back. I like the over the head type that end up sticking in you ears, not those that cover your ears and apparently out of the 800 types of head phones that exist this kind does not. So I'm still on the hunt, if any other small eared people have suggestions, please let me know!

15 comments:

Josh said...

yes, go dems!

And don't you hate that? 26.2 miles is just fine (relatively speaking), but a shorter run just seems to suck the life out of you, from time to time.

Boston Road Runner said...

I have the same exact problem with headphones. I swear by Sony over the head earphones. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=2568885&type=product&productCategoryId=cat08352&id=1051384433765

Thomas said...

You just ran a marathon, and it can take 4 weeks to recover from that. Don't fret about the legs.

Lana said...

Leah - I have the same problem with the headphones...the iPod earbuds don't work for me, nor do any other type of earbud, and niether do the ones that loop around the ear - they all pop out. But Wal-Mart (yikes, I hate to even say the word I hate that place so much) here where I live carries the Sonys that go over the head with the little speaker that sticks in your ear...I think they are around $15 or so. I checked walmart.com, but they don't have them online. If you don't come up with anything, let me know, and I'll grab you a pair from Wal-mart here and send them to you. I'll try to take a picture and post it too, so you can see what I'm talking about. Just email me and let me know - lanasain@yahoo.com

Lana said...

Ok, I just reread your comments and realized that Boston Road Runner found them at Best Buy...I went and looked and found them...they are called: Sony Vertical In-the-Ear Headphones
Model: MDRW08L

Scott said...

By the way...for whoever finds this sort of thing interesting...the ring and Fermilab and the Great Wall of China are about the only two man made constructions that show up from space.
Leah's DAd

Bridgette said...

OK - so I know you use favoriterun.com to map out these types of things, so how do you get the curvy line instead of the crookedy straight one that I have to use??

Susan said...

That is pretty cool. I'd love to see the great wall of china some day . . . probably more than fermilab . . . i don't have any trouble with the ipod headphones - must be your ears : )

LeahC said...

bridgette-

i upload the gpx data from my gamin watch....also if you make the segemnts shorter when you zoom out it will look like a curved line instead of a straight one. That picture is probably 100s of tiny line segments :-)

and yes i LOVE favorite run.

susan-

yes i have very goofy ears :-)

lurking runner wannabe said...

I presume the Fermi ring factoid means visible with the naked eye from low earth orbit?

:)

Nicole said...

Maybe you should try the old fashion 80's style earphones - I hear they are better for your hearing anyway.

Firefly's Running said...

Am I in the minority here in the RBF?! Geez!

As for the headphone issues, I have the same problems. I wish I could help out.

Brooklyn said...

Sorry, but Dad's wrong... until the ring was built, the Great Wall and the Fresh Kills landfill were the only two man-made items visible... :)

Running Jayhawk said...

I'm with Nicole on this one...think big foamy circles...not only do they play music, but they'll keep your ears warm in the dead of winter!! :woohoo:

Sounds like you two had a good run around the ring. Is this the ring where all the atoms collide and tricycles pop out (per your analogy ages ago)?

Jason said...

Yep, we're constantly dodging tricycles as we run around the ring. It's a deathtrap.