My exercise plan for the day is to go out for a run. I know this as I checked the Tasks on my Microsoft Outlook Account- there it is in Arial 12pt- 3.30pm, 6.2km run. It is now 3.00pm so I’d better get ready.
I slip my orthotics into my High Performance Neutral Running shoes. From here I squeeze into my long compression tights and compression singlet. I revel in the prospect of the claimed improvements to running economy, power and lactic acid clearance that I will experience. Over the top of this goes the light-weight wick-away fabric shorts and singlet (the redundancy of the wick-awayness worn over compression garments is an irony lost on me at the time). Oops, I forget my heart rate monitor band- I’d better put that on as last time my average heart rate for this run was 156 bpm so I will need to gather data for comparison during the post-run review. I am ready to hit the road.
I look and feel like some B Grade superhero with all this lycra and electro-gadgetry. Is this elaborate production really necessary? (more…)