Today, my brother and I headed to the Boston Multisports World Conference & Expo!
We went from booth to booth, checking out great deals and learning about new races.
I picked up some great new gear at >60% off!
From Marathon Sports..
Brooks LSD Lite jacket. Originally $75... mine for $30!
2XU Women's Endurance Tri Short. Originally $90, mine for $30!
Also not pictured Speedo Endurance+ suit in black. Originally $62, mine for $30
I also made sure to stop by the Pumpkinman 70.3 race booth to say hello & get a visor!
We also scoped out a few new races as potentials for this year or next year..
June 6, 2012 in Casco, ME
The Pirate Tri includes overnight camping the night before & is pirate themed. Sounds like a BLAST!
Unfortunately The Lake George Triathlon Festival is the weekend before Pumpkinman this year. They have an Olympic & Half Iron distance. We used to spend summer vacations as a kid at Lake George so I think this would be a PERFECT tradition to start.
We also went to a seminar on Natural Running Form by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella.
My brother has been trying to talk me into barefoot/natural/minimalist running.
Did you know they don't make minimalist shoes in women's wides?
I was convinced by my brother to try these on..
I was surprised by how comfy they felt!
The guy at the booth was great, explaining the body mechanics and strengthening principles behind them. I wanted to walk around and think about it, and by the time I went back, they were sold out in my size!
So my brother took me on a trip to Marathon Sports after the Expo. They didn't have the Komodosport LS, so I tried the Bilka, which felt so narrow on my feet. The girl wasn't super helpful in the other minimalist shoe department, and brought me ugly man's shoes, since the women's don't come in wide.
I think I may do a little online shopping later for a pair!
A busy day, excitement for the sport, and quality time with my brother.
What's a unique race (running or triathlon) that you've done or are doing?
Do you love scoring great deals on gear at Expos?
What do you think of vibrams and barefoot/natural running?