Friday, April 05, 2013
I ran 10 miles yesterday, or rather I slogged 10 miles. I happened to run with my shadow and it looked like I was a constipated old lady out for a run. I really need to work on my form.
In the morning, my intent was to do 14 but as the hours passed I knew I was not going to reach that distance. Originally, I was going to drive into town and run there, but decided to do the hills close to home. I ended up taking a nap after lunch, so I figured my body wasn't up to a 14 miler.
I set out with the idea of doing 6 miles and then see how I felt; if I felt good then I'd do 12. I am breaking in my new pair of Saucony Omni 11 but they changed the design so much now I am not sure I like them. They are lighter than last years model and it feels like the support and cushioning are different.
That was a bummer. This was my first long run in the shoes. They felt fine on the shorter distances. I felt some blisters on my heels starting on this run. Since I run close to home and back and forth, I stopped at mile 6 and put on some band-aids, downed a packet of GU (my second time trying this) and set off again.
A little over mile 9 I decided I did not want to do 12 because now blisters were starting on my toes. And I was getting cold with the wind. So I turned around and decided to be content with a 10 miler.
22 days til the Half Marathon