Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Must Play Game!

Have you ever sat around on your xbox playing franchise mode on a sports videogame? Probably a "yes" right? While playing this game, have you ever wished there was a track and field game like that? Well I was in this very situation, so I set out to find such a game. This search led me to my favorite game ever. This game is called Maxithlon.

Maxithlon is a online browser based game that is the first and only game in which you can manage your very own track and field club! From the moment that you register (register is free), you are given a stadium, 150K in cash, and a handful of athletes, male and female to start your club. These athletes have different skills and different values in said skills. The six skills include : Strength, Stamina, Speed, Agility, Jump, Throw. And a value ranging from 0-20 in each skill. (higher being better). It is up to you the manager to analyze your athletes and assign them a specialty based on their skills. Specialties include: Sprinters, Mid- distance, Long-dis, Race Walkers, Jumpers, Throwers.  Or if the athlete can't hack it, you can fire he/she. You then take your team and enter them into competitions. Competition levels vary from regional competitions to the Olympic Games where you will compete against other players' clubs around the world.

The game gets a very realistic feel with some of the features ( Coaches, Dietician, Stadium renovations, Open bidding market for athletes, etc. )  I could tell you every aspect about this game in this post, but I would rather you go to the site and sign up yourselves and experience it for yourselves.

Go to    www.maxithlon.com     and click " Register"

And if you could, please reference me when you sign up  username: turreturtle

This is a great game for any track and field lover. Hope you check it out!


The Wonders of Dri-fit...

What is Dri-fit you may be asking? And if you are asking this question you must not have entered a models in the past year. Dri-fit is a performance fabric by Nike. This fabric hit the scene and took off. The material is unlike any other and, in my opinion, stands alone at the top of performance gear today.

So what exactly is Dri-fit? Dri-fit, as defined by its maker Nike, is a combination of 3 different fabrics. The hybrid material is made from 62 percent cotton (5 percent of which is organic), 34 percent polyester and 4 percent spandex. As defined by myself, Dri-fit is composed of 74 percent awesome (0 percent of which is organic), 23 percent amazing, and 3 percent heaven. Does that equal 100 percent? who cares, you get my point.

This unique blend of different materials into one gives Dri-fit fabric a quality that no other performance fabric has today. Dri-fit moves moisture to a layer of fabric that is away from the skin. This allows the skin to stay dry, protected, and comfortable. I know i hate running when I'm uncomfortable, don't you?

This amazing material luckily comes in a variety of forms. You can pretty much cover yourself from head to toe in the revolutionary apparel. (Pictures Below)

You can find Dri-fit where ever amazing clothing is sold. You may want to start your search on Nike.com, eastbay.com, or any sporting goods store's website. This material may cost a bit more bread than other materials, but TRUST ME the bang is worth the buck.

In conclusion I give the Dri-fit material by Nike a..............10/10

Thankyou for reading! Hope this post helped. Check up often for new posts/reviews/tips/anything!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Let's Speak Spikes...

The topic of my very first post (besides the previous introduction) will be the mid-distance shoe known as the Nike Rival D IV. This one of the spikes that I currently race in during my indoor and outdoor seasons.

After years of exclusively racing in the Asics brand, I thought it was time for a change of pace (no pun intended). With an indoor track season right around the corner, the search began. I knew that i would be racing at distances ranging from 800 to 3000 meters. This helped me narrow my search a bit. After coming down to a few options that met my desired criteria, I finally leaned towards the Rival D IV.

Now for the spike speaking...

      After many races in these spikes I have realized a few good things and a few cons. Let's start with the Good first, the spike itself is incredibly lightweight, 6.2 oz,  and paired with the lack of socks (as the way i race) gives you the virtual feel of nothing on your feet. Also, the EVA sole and midsole provide very good cushioning for each step.
    Now the Bad. The problems that I have discovered with this spike involve its spike plate. First, the plate on the right shoe is designed in such a way that the two spikes directly under the big toe stick out at an angle. This creates a big annoyance and physical pain for the foot with each stride. This problem can be fixed easily with the removal of these two spikes, but for those who like to have all the spikes in, this may not be the spike for you. The next con has to do with the plate when it comes down to the kick. I find that this plate makes it incredibly hard to go up onto your toes when the time calls for the kick to turn on.

  This spike comes in a variety of colors. I have mine in black and red, but it's your preference. = )  You can find this spike online at Nike.com of course and Eastbay.com and sites like it. Also this spike runs a half of size small ( example: size 9 foot - get a size 9.5). This spike will run you anywhere between $19.99- $54.99 depending on the site.

So in conclusion I give this spike a -----------  7/10

Thankyou for reading. Hope it helped! More posts on the way. = )

It Begins


               Ok so my life is very consumed with the in and outs of running. I myself am a competitive runner at the collegiate level. So basically, this blog is going to center around different running gear ( the good and not so good), trails/courses that i have experienced first hand, and also I'll give you insight into some sights and stores where you can grab some great deals on all things running. Hopefully everyone will find this helpful. Many posts to follow!