On the road back
I'll be doing w5d2 tonight and I'm feeling great. A little nervous about the impending w5d3 run, but I think I'll be fine as long as I keep it slow.
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."
The young Mama Bear!
For you other OHRs out there - are you following the schedule as written? I know quotidianlight is going extra days. I'm thinking about bumping up the middle-length run by 2-3 minutes/week to make the long run seem less extreme to me. Looking ahead to this week, when I have two under-35-minute runs, and then a 45 minute run... that last one just feels mentally impossible, even though I did my 41 minute run yesterday and felt good at the end. Seems like a 30 minute run, a 37-38 minute run and then the 45 minute run would be better for my psyche - Anyone who's been through this have an opinion? I don't want to get hurt!
Anyway, I don't share this to brag, although I'm pretty excited. I think it's a good lesson for newer runners (and wingz will correct me if I'm wrong) to run correctly. We think that running faster means lengthening the stride, which at least in my case caused some injury that took a week and a half of no running to get over. Run within yourself.
Took my running shoes to the store yesterday to try to figure out why they have holes after less than 100 miles. I thought I had been measured wrong or they were defective. The guy said that I have a stride that involves me flexing my great toe during the stride. He said that he didn't think that it would cause me any problems except wearing through shoes sooner - however I would think it might make me more prone to shin splints - anyone know anything about this? I am going to try to consciously try to not flex my big toe when I run tomorrow. Don't know how hard this is going to be because I didn't know I was doing this to begin with.
The guy didn't try to sell me more shoes, just put some white duct tape one the inside for me and told me to do this before I start wearing them when I get my next pair!
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