Thursday, August 30, 2018
I have not given up on my dream of running the Boston Marathon in Porsche Design shoes. However I've let myself get too far out of shape so I am truly starting from zero again. Normally that would frustrate me but I've done this over and over again so I know the routine.
Part of the routine is getting the right shoes to start running and building up a base of miles again. You need shoes with a little extra rubber and cushioning under them until you get your legs strengthened to go without. And to do that very thing, I got some new Porsche Design EC Running shoes that I plan to run with this fall and winter. And then next spring when I've got my legs strengthened up again I can switch back to the Porsche Design Endurance Boost lightweight running shoes.
Here's what Porsche Design has to say on their website about the EC Running shoes:
With sophisticated engineering and refined details, the EC Running from Porsche Design Sport by adidas is gym-ready while still looking sharp enough for the street. Made with an abrasion-resistant Tubular rubber outsole with medial pronation support, the shoe's handsome upper comes in a mix of synthetic and mesh material with a 3D metallic look. Includes an extra set of laces.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018
This is the car that arguably started it all, Porsche's first works Le Mans entry and class winner.
1951 was a great year for Porsche as it launched its fledgling company's cars into competition around the world. Having produced a small run of vehicles with aluminum bodies early in its serialized production of the 356, Porsche was asked to compete in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. Europe was getting back on its feet from the war and there was a great deal of development in the automotive sector. Ferdinand Porsche was forged in an environment of creativity and competition, so racing was a natural for him and his sons followed suit.
The road to Le Mans was paved with accidents as the company tested the mettle of its cars and drivers who would need to last a full 24 hours. Three of the four cars prepared for competition suffered significant damage, so only one was left as the sole entrant for the mid-June event. The hopes of an entire company rested on the shoulders of the two French drivers and an aluminum-bodied coupe with a 1.1-liter engine.
And the rest is history. This car beat the competition and started a long history of Porsche motorsport competition and a passion for racing cars. It was great to see the car that started it all.
Friday, August 24, 2018
And as a fan I've collected his set of Hot Wheels Porsche cars.
Today I had an opportunity to briefly meet him and I had a thin sharpie and one of those Hot Wheels handy. I asked him if he'd sign it and he kindly did. He was very nice about it and thanked me for my support. Great guy.
The car he signed was the Hot Wheels version of his 277 911. His signature car. I'll be adding this to my Hot Wheels Porsche collection for sure.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
I'm starting to get serious about running again. Well, after running one whole day in a row I'd like to get serious again. And that was only 2 miles this morning.
After taking too much time off this summer, my ultra lightweight Porsche Design Endurance Boost running shoes are not ideal for starting over.
So, I just ordered some "fuller" shoes to begin my running quest all over with. I ordered the Porsche Design ECRunning shoes from the PD website this morning. These running shoes, like the Endurance Boost, are made by Porsche Design and Adidas. But these shoes have more cushioning and support, which I'll need until I slim back down to under 200 pounds. Once under 200, I can switch back to the Endurance Boost for track sprint training.
I ordered black and red, of course, so they match with my black and red Adidas running clothes and my Porsche Bike S mountain bike and Bike X road bike.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Put new tires on my Boxster today. Just like my Cayenne and on all of my Porsche bicycles, I got Continental rubber. ExtremeContact Sport 205/50 series in the front and 255/40 in the rear.
I'm a Continental guy for sure. It's a German company, sponsors racing and makes rubber for cars, bikes and even shoes. I have three pairs of Adidas running shoes with Continental rubber.
I didn't realize how bad my previous tires were until I put these on. Drives great!
Monday, August 6, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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