After years of running and countless races, I’ve developed a handful of running essentials like BioFreeze, Zensah shin sleeves and The Stick. You know, tried and true products that I can’t live (or run) without. Now, I’m adding yurbuds Inspire for Women into this select group as best-freaking-earphones-I’ve-ever-used.
Seriously, don’t even read the rest of this post. If you exercise with music or even plan on ever using earphones, stop reading and buy yourself a pair now.
For those who obviously already own yurbuds… yurbuds sent me their Inspire for Women model to try out and review on the blog. In case you didn’t get this already, I love them. I’ve always hated earphones falling out. Once or twice may not seem terrible, but on a five hour run, bad earphones are enough to make me want to lie down in the middle of the road.
These earphones are larger than what I’m used to (TWSS). They sit more on the outside of the ear than pushed deep in the canal (TWSS). At first I didn’t think they’d stay in for a hot minute because I’m used to having to jam them so far into my ear that I’m sore in the ear for days after the workout.
Anyway, they do stay in. The earbuds have a grip to them that doesn’t let go when things get sweaty. They don’t move when I turn my head. They don’t move when I have sweat coming out of my ears. They don’t move during a 23 mile run (not even once).
Also, the sound is amazing. They don’t block out other noise so much that I can only hear myself breathing. They’re also incredibly clear.
I love yurbuds .
In non-earphone news, here’s what’s next in terms of races:
X-Country Marathon- 26.2 miles- Sunday, November 18 (trail)
Space Coast Marathon- 26.2 miles- Sunday, November 25 (road)
Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic- 50 miles- Saturday, December 8 (road)
AKA I’ll be running a lot the next month.
As most of you know, I’m running the Tallahassee 50-miler for the second attempt after dropping out at 36.4 miles when I did it two years ago.
In 2010 I had almost the same race schedule: Great Floridian at the end of October, X-Country and Space Coast marathons on back to back weekends and the 50 at the beginning of December.
This time I have higher hopes. I did better in the 140.6. I’ve stepped up my running and am hitting my back-to-back runs. I’m a few pounds lighter and even a bit faster. Also, I’m starting to build up my mental stamina for the 50 now.
What race are you looking forward to? Do you race throughout the winter?