Saturday, March 12, 2016

Running bargains, get them while they last

Friday run: note the runner on right side of picture
Today's run (Bethpage bike trail): 5.2 miles
Yesterday (street): 3.2 miles

I got out early on Friday before my day started and covered my minimum distance for a run (5K). When I stepped outside, I noticed the scent of spring in the air. The temperature was 59° with a steady breeze that energized me from the start. It seemed quiet for a Friday, perhaps because I went out early. No recycling trucks or buses, just me, the road and a surprising number of people out walking. I also saw a runner (see picture) who decided that the middle of the road was a smart place to run.

Today's route
This morning the weather was cooler, high 30's according to News12, and I dressed for it. I wanted to cover five miles and headed over to the Runsketeer rendezvous point on Haypath Road. My route plan was to start at Haypath and run to Washington Ave. as my turnaround point. I had plenty of company on the bike trail, including some people walking with large dogs. I was careful to leave a lot of room each time that I passed by.

Later in the day we went to the Gallery at Westbury and saw (as I'd predicted), that the SA Elite store was closing. This used to be my favorite place for running clothes and shoes. In the beginning it was a beautiful store with most of its merchandise related to running. I've bought a lot of shoes and running clothes there over the last few years.

My bargain jackets
I ended up buying a duplicate of my dog-bitten ASICS rain jacket (discounted to $13!!) and a high reflectivity ASICS jacket for $23. We also got some old-school Onitsuka Tigers for my son for $30, a yoga mat for my daughter and a couple of shirts. The whole thing came to less than $100. There's still a lot of merchandise, so I recommend a visit soon. They say the store will close when there's nothing left to sell.

One last  thing - I want to give a big shout-out to Runsketeer SIOR for running a great 15K race on a very hilly course in King's Park this morning.

4 comments:

  1. Uh oh. It looks like I know where I'm going tomorrow afternoon. And thanks for the shout out!!

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  2. I can't believe you paced mid 7:00 with 600 feet of elevation. I was nosy and saw that you finished in the top 17%.

    If you go to SA Elite the best bargains are in the middle racks. Shoes are at the back of the store. Newer models aren't that highly discounted.

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    1. No AG award, though. More fast women than Scores on a Saturday night in the '90s (whose references are better than mine?). However, my time would have given me first place last year. Oh well.

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    2. Not bad. I would have also accepted Odeon or Union Pool. Fast women aside, at least you'll be the youngest in your AG on your next birthday.

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