Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Things NOT to do before a track workout:
- go out the night before and eat a really rich dinner during Restaurant Week
- drink 2 beers and half a bottle of wine
- run in an old pair of shoes because how bad can they really be?
- wear running clothes you know cause chafing

This morning's track workout was not my best showing. I scraped by with a meager two sets of alternating 1600s and 800s. During the second 1600 I admit that I quit for about 10 seconds.  Literally stopped dead on the track and wondered what the hell I was doing trying to hack it with this group.  Luckily a new friend came up behind me and yelled at me to get my butt back in gear.  It wasn't pretty but I finished that 1600 and the 800 after too. My long run on Saturday wasn't that great either, although I did log 13.5 miles. I don't know if my heart just wasn't in it or something else was going on.  There are so many factors to consider in running.

I've decided that I definitely need a new pair of running shoes.  I'm starting to have fairly regular pain in my shins and I want that to go away pretty darn quick.  I don't have that high of mileage on my current pair of shoes but I don't feel the arch support or cushioning like I used to.  I really want the Kinvara 2 but I'm not sure they are going to be the right fit. I suppose the only way to find out is to buy them and try. I'm used to going to a running store and trying them out but I just don't have time to week so I might have to cave and just buy them online. Last I checked I think I could score them for around $65 through either Road Runner Sports or Running Warehouse, which is a pretty darn good deal for running shoes. OOPS I just bought them and some Zensah compression calf sleeves for a total of $92.  I call that a total steal.  And they'll be here in 48 hours! Woot!

This week looks as busy as usual.  Track workout, tempo run, a run with a friend, band practice, work, etc. I wish it was Friday already, I'm just not feeling this week at all.  And I have 18 miles ahead of me on Saturday that I'd really like to get over with.  Not in a "I'm dreading it" sort of way, I just want to have it accomplished.

Had a huge coffee this morning and it isn't doing a damn thing yet. Not a good sign, right? How is everyone else's week thus far? Any workouts planned? Are you as excited about my new shoes and compression sleeves as I am?


  1. yay! i am so excited for your new shoes and am definitely going to be super jealous. i am obsessed with the kinvaras but have not tried them yet! good luck with the week ahead!

  2. Oooh, sorry I missed you this morning. I went right back to sleep so I'll have to slog it out tonight. Ugh.

  3. I am starting to think about shoe shopping I haven't bought any in a while and I am also thinking I need to get my hands on a pair of compression sleeves, Zensah makes some really fun pretty colors.

  4. Awesome--running shoes and compressions sleeves in one day! So great that you have running buddies to kick your butt into gear when you need it!!