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Run # 133 Shorter and slower

Monday, August 20, 2012

I took my new shoes out for another spin. Still deliberating. The heel cups seem a little loose now that I have gone up a half size anad I am not sure I like it. Today my left ankle started to cramp early in my run. I kept running but did not go as far as fast. IIt is still a bit tight and sore though so maybe I should have aborted. I am also monitoring the hip issue. Got to fix my right foot/toes turning out. This is kind of discouraging, but I am going to keep monitoring and keep working on it, and hopefully I can keep running while I fix the problem. emoticon

  


Run # 131 and 132 Whoops!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I thought I only forgot to blog one run but it's two! Monday was pretty good, Wednesday was tough and so it was a shorter run. I had a hard time getting out of the boat, but remembered any run was better than no run, so I turned in 30 minutes. My running part was a bit more intense though, averaging 5.5 for that part.

  


Run # 130 Third pair of shoes

Friday, August 10, 2012

I got my new shoes yesterday so I took them for a spin today. They were comfortable, and my hips don't seem to hurt today so I think my shoes were due for replacement. Unfortunately, even though they were the same size as my last New Balance pair, by the end of the run my toes were hitting the end of my shoes...so back they go and I have the next size up on order. Hopefully nothing will change much but the length. I am kind of surprised that I needed new shoes already; this pair only had about 280 miles on them, but I guess that is pretty close to 300. I'm not high mileage so I was hoping to get farther into the 300-400 mile range, but I suppose construction quality between brands could vary, etc. I don't know that is is worth paying more for something else to get another 100 miles...But I did try on some really nice Sauconys once. Maybe for the next pair. Turned in another 3 miles today in 38 minutes.

  


Run # 129 A tougher one

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Today felt tough. I just couldn't seem to get up a good head of steam and I felt breathless a lot of the time. I took a few walk breaks, but I still chalked up 3 miles, which I didn't think I was going to make at the beginning. I made sure I ran on asphalt today. My feet started hurting a little at the end, and one set of toes felt like they were going numb. That was a new one. It seems like it is a bit early for new shoes but I have been a bit sore after the last couple runs, and normally it does not hurt. So I ordered new shoes last night. I have been running on the sidewalk a lot and I probably need to get away from that more. The other possibility is I know that I run toes out and I need to fix that to keep running long term, otherwise I will feel it in my knees/hips. That is exactly where I have been sore the last two times, so it is either that or the shoes or both. (Well, ok, maybe my longest run plays in there too.) I will be listening to my body very carefully the next few weeks. Should have new shoes for Friday's run. emoticon

  


Run #128 4 miles for 44 years

Monday, August 06, 2012

Today is my 44th birthday. I ran 4 miles to celebrate it. It was a bit challenging but really just the right level of challenge and I feel good. Two records fall today. I ran the farthest I ever have at the oldest I have ever been. Not bad for an aging chick.

  


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