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?