Wednesday, March 20, 2013

And, I'm back..

I usually don't run 2 days in a row, but yesterday's run was a bit pathetic, and the weather shaped up rather nicely today. Getting off work at 4:00 was a boon, so I took advantage of it.
I also received  2 new things in the mail today - a pair of CW-X compression capris, ($$$!) and a new pair of shoes that I'm not too sure about yet. The balls of my feet are not very happy. But I'll run in them a bit longer before I give my opinion on either one.

It was very windy, but the wind was warmer than yesterday, and so was the ambient temperature. I did double up on my tech shirts. I also waited for my Magellan to get a signal.

I practiced my breathing and my forward ankle form. I practiced using my hamstring and gluts a little more today. I SO much wanted to overcome that unhappy running feeling yesterday, that I mentally put myself in my place and wagged a virtual finger every time I wanted to cut the run short. I was thinking 10 miles, but because I had on two pieces of new equipment (compression capris..and I mean COMPRESSION - and the new shoes) which I felt was causing some discomfort, I thought I'd just do a 10k. It was a good trade. This had me running longer than my 5 mile race on Saturday, yet not too long to cause some possible trauma before the race. Now I have 2 recovery days.  I also have a training time of 45:41 at 5 miles that I'd like to beat at Saturday's race. The weather tomorrow will be rainy, and who the hell knows about Friday yet. I usually don't run the day before a race anyway.

I'm happy to report that I feel better about my run today, despite the way the balls of my feet feel.  I was dogging it yesterday. I felt like I did nothing to better my fitness level with that run. I know it's better than NOT running, but I suppose there must have been other things I was thinking about that helped propel me toward that state of mind. Anyway, hopefully, I'm back!

Plus, who doesn't like getting gifts from USPS, Fed Ex or UPS when they get home from work?!

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  1. I sometimes have those days where my run feels unsatisfactory and harder than it should be! Nice to meet you! following you now!

  2. Hi Shannon! Thank you for posting. Nice to meet you too! Oh good.. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way. I'm going to head over to your blog now! Thanks for following me!


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