I bought the Nike Structure Triax and hate them. The description read what I thought I was looking for. Apparently not. I did 6.7 miles in them this morning and aside from some toes going numb (even got a 1/2 size bigger than normal), my old nemesis, right IT Band, started to hurt a little. So I called it a day and will run longer tomorrow instead.
IT Band is feeling okay now, once I got those Nike's off my feet. I also picked up the Brooks Ravenna which I think will be a better shoe - it feels closer to my beloved Inspires so we'll see tomorrow. The Ravenna has a more narrow toe box but with a thinner sock, I hope to be OK. I also bought a 1/2 bigger than normal in the Brooks.
Russ - I'm sure you're so happy to be done with the track works outs (for the most part). It was a hard training plan and you stuck it out. Awesome. Have a great tapper.
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
Everyone is doing a great job!
9.5 miler this morning (miscalculated the 10 on my new route) I'm getting to know the city... I followed that with the farmers' and supermarket and almost passed out! I had breakfast but maybe one too many hours on my feet. This was my first 20+ week since the pre and post move. Still evaluating whether to take on a HM in October
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
Valley Harvest (Nova Scotia) HM October 2013
Hypothermic Half March 2014 - training run
Toronto Waterfront HM October 2014
18 yesterday. Humid, but overcast. In theory, I should have been significantly faster than the 18 two weeks ago because it was cooler, but was only a minute or two better. Been running too hard this week and started too fast yesterday, by the end I was just shambling along. Two significant hills in the last two miles didn't help.
It was a group run and my wife volunteered to work one of the water stops. It was nice to see her on the way out and again on the way back. Plus I made sure she got ice so her drinks were cold, not 85º.
Gonna get in at least 4 today to get to 42 for the week. Toying with the idea of 5.3 so I'll get 180 for the month, but even walking is not attractive right now.
Noticed that we've had some people make their 1243 mile goal and drop off the pace chart. Congrats to them. Eddy just crossed the line and Anne should get there this week. Way to go people!
New Orleans Marathon - 2/24/2013 4:16:32
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon - 4/27/2013 4:09:56 PR!
Honolulu Marathon - 12/8/2013
11.5 this morning. Gonna do a couple shorts runs this week but that's about it until Sunday. I really need to get my flexibility under control this week. Man, am I tight around the hips, groin, and lower back.
PS - the new Brooks Ravenna did pretty well. Light, great toe-off feel, decent heel and forefoot cushioning for such a light shoe. Arches didn't/don't hurt like they did in the Nike Triax.
The dogs are looking at me like a pork chop...don't think they've been fed yet.
MTA - I was able to catch Dutchie - as soon as another person finishes the 2000K distance, I should get "promoted" to page 1. Well, it'll save a mouse click anyway.
So that's an all-time high of 64 miles for this week! Whew. The real taper starts now.
MTA: 64 miles, not 63! I'm claiming all of them!
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
Hartford Marathon/Newport Marathon 12/13 Oct
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Colonial 200 Relay Sep 20-21 -
Smithfield Hog Jog 5K 12 Oct -
I suppose I should check in with the group...have not been doing as well as I hoped...averaging about 30 miles behind the bunny now...which will increase in September due to a 3-day backpack trip and a 4-day trip to California. I'm kinda bummed because I was really hoping to keep up with the bunny. I don't know if I can catch up by the years end, but that pace bunny is VERY motivating. I have hopes for building a long run because I've done it in the past, but I'm really doing all I'm able to right now. Still it's an improvement over the last 3 years - each of which were around 700 miles - I'm already there and have 4 more months to go. So I'm quite happy about that. Just had my 53rd birthday yesterday. Hoping for a good running year to come.
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
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