Sunday, January 25, 2009

Running and Washing....

Running

Saturday I ran 8 miles at about a 10 min pace....training plan called for 7 but I like to overachieve....weather in the morning was very cold, like -6 with windchill....so I waited until the afternoon when it was a little bit warmer (at least the sun was shining) and went with my buddy Adam for about the first 7 miles.....

I'm finding that it's nice to have someone to run with on long runs....we just talk throughout the run...and when I first started running about 6 months ago, I never would have thought that talking and running at the same time was possible....I guess it is...
I had some frost/ice in my beard when I got done with the run....let me just say that I am very ready for spring/summer weather to get here.....

Sunday was either a rest or crosstrain day and I had planned on doing some core work, but it turned into a lazy family day (rest day) and we had a Wii and pizza night......

Penguin Sport Wash



I was sent some samples of Penguin Sport Wash to try out and review. It's a laundry detergent designed for athletic apparel. I've heard of several laundry detergents lately that are designed for runners. I had no idea there was a niche market for detergent for athletes/runners. Anway, I tried it out today on some of my smelly running gear. First let me say that the sample seemed really small, and the amount of detergent in the pouch didn't seem like it would be enough to get all my clothes clean, even though it said "one load" on the package. It turned out to be plenty, and has me thinking that maybe I am using too much detergent on my regular laundry. Maybe it doesn't take as much as I think. Anyway, the clothes turned out soft and clean and fresh, so the Penguin Sport Wash did the trick. However, I am not convinced that it anything different than my regular laundry detergent.

Since I couldn't tell any difference from washing one load of laundry, let me at least leave you with the company's explanation from their web site:

"Outperforming your performance wear? If you are washing it with regular detergent, then you are. Residues left by regular detergents trap moisture which cause odor, and block ther performance-enhancing features of your gear.
Penguin Sport-Wash is no regular detergent.
Its residue-free, non-allergenic formula is deisgned to keep high-tech fabric at peak performance and odor-free by washing away residues left by regular detergents, removing dirt, neutralizing bacteria, and restoring breathability, moisture-wicking, and factory applied waterproofing (DWR). "

6 comments:

aron said...

great job on the run and the extra mile :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

Nice on the run, I'm jealous you got to run in the sunny afternoon, ours yesterday morning was brutal.

And yes, Knollas needs you to visit it again, I'm sure it misses you. So the next time you are near Central and Rock at dinner time, EAT THERE! We have a little tradition where we eat at either Knollas or NuWay every Sunday night!

Melanie said...

great job on the run! The sun was pretty deceiving this weekend, but better than cold and cloudy... I'm sooooo ready for spring.

Julianne said...

Woohoo for the 8 miler!! Running buddies are so awesome. And thanks for the review on the Penguin Sportwash!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job on the cold weather run.

Cindy said...

It's snowing in the Pacific Northwest...I miss the sun. Wondering if you have Wii fit and if you use it for cross training.
Best Wishes,
Cindy