Thursday, April 29, 2010
I Am A Lazy Blogger!
It seems that I have been neglecting my blog as of late....or perhaps I just haven't been putting the effort into my running that I should, so there is less exciting stuff to write about.
I honestly don't know where I left off and must go back and check before I continue here.......Hmmmn, it has been 11 days..how did that happen? Well part of the problem is I have been on vacation this week and my running schedule has imploded.
I honestly thought I would have plenty of time to run more but instead, I am finding it quite difficult. You see I took this week off to work around the house and I am not lazing around much at all. The days are screaming by much quicker than I planned and before I know it I am exhausted and really looking forward to falling into a deep sleep.
I suppose this should be an easier week as I did step up my mileage last week much beyond the 10% recommended. I finished with a 25k (well it ended up being 14.5) practice run at Pineland with my friend,who I will be pacing for his first 25K in a few weeks.
My mileage though is a bit deceiving because part of it is walking in preparation of knowing I will be using some walking muscles at Mt Washington. I suppose that should count in my weekly totals, but honestly, it feels like I am cheating.
I don't feel I will be ready.....but I always feel that way so I am not sure how important that feeling really is. I know I will make it to the top and I will be happy to finish but will probably not be satisfied with my time.....so what's new?
I went to the New Balance factory store the other day because I heard they had great prices and I wanted to pickup a pair of MT100s(advertised to be as close to barefoot running as one can get and still wear an actual shoe).....I tried on on a pair and they sure were very light and pretty darn comfortable but my foot felt a little too unprotected and I could vision twisting my ankle and/ or hurting my feet to the point of affecting my next race.
I felt I was not ready to try this route and ended up buying a pair of 572 trail runners which felt very comfortable and pretty light for a trail shoe. They feel very similar to my Brooks Cascadias and I think I will like them......at half the price I paid for the Brooks!
Now I have to get out there and try them out.....perhaps this weekend at Bradbury or Pineland. Today I am thinking of some hill repeats cause after reading Ryan's report, I feel untrained and lazy. Though I have been running a hill workout on the highest setting of my treadmill and it does seem quite difficult, I think I need to run some real hills.
Quick recap of last week......35 miles of running, walking, workouts and treadmill
This week, so far only five miles at Pineland...more to come I hope.