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Intend to Run Happy!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I did my speed work in my neighborhood this morning. I'm in the taper week with a race on Saturday, so my plan called for 3 - 4 quarter mile intervals at 2 minutes each or 8 minutes per mile which is also 7.5 mph. The first two attempts I ran too fast (6.5 minutes per mile pace) but didn't make it a quarter mile. The third time I hit a full quarter mile in 1:56 on a slight decline. The fourth one had a slight incline, and I made it in 2:07. My total workout was 4 miles, mostly walk and jog.

More than once I've had a bit of hypochondria the week of a race. So my complaining after-workout glute was suspicious. But Saturday Martin, my nephew, mentioned that I seemed to be running on the outside of my shoes/feet. So between his comment and feedback from my glute, I looked hard and realized my shoes are quite worn on the outer edge. I had hoped to make it to the 15% off special for my running group in October, but it was clear today that wasn't going to happen. I went and bought new Brooks Adrenaline running shoes. Will get a little walking and one more run in them before Saturday's race. I think they'll help. I intend to run happy!!
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