I was dragging butt this morning. I wanted to run 15 miles today but I knew that was ridiculous! Especially after yesterdays 10k and 4 miler.
I bargained with sanity and decided I would do a easy 13 miler instead. My knee was a little sore so I knew I had to play this run smart. Smart usually means taking "Anita" out of the picture. I have to bury her and find her counter part, the more sensible one.
It was a good day for a run. The temps were cooler and the sun hid behind the clouds throughout most of my run. To guarentee my plan of "Nice and Easy"..(we are not talking hair color) I made two other descisions before I hit the pavement:
1. I was not going to look at my pace, I was going to run by feel and feel good doing it.
2. I was going to incorporate walk breaks in every 2 miles.
Sounded like a plan I could stick to. And I did.
It is always a good day when you get a good run in..It is a better day when you achieve your goal on a MONDAY and it is the best day when you can top that run off with a new pair of running shoes!
- When running the impact you put on your legs can be up to 8 times your body weight!
- Most quality running shoes last between 350 and 500 miles.
- Minimalist shoes last roughly HALF the time your every day training shoes lasts.
- Each of your shoes land on the ground about 800 times per mile.
- When getting fit for running shoes it is best to go in the afternoon when your feet are a little more swollen.
I put my foot in the Ghosts first. This was the shoe I wore running Boston 2011. I loved that shoe. But they are very light weight. The New Ghosts though have more cushion than they have in the past and were a little touch of heaven.
I was skeptical on the Glycerin. The sales guy said "This is a great shoe, one of the best but it is so expensive." 140$ WOW!! I thought. But then when I put my foot in that shoe it felt like a whole lotta heaven! I was in love and thankful I had a coupon!!
"We run, not because we thing it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves." Roger Bannister