Saturday, February 16, 2013
Somewhere between 13.1
So here I am somewhere between two 13.1 runs. First off let me say I have had no idea how to train between running two 13.1's ...None! Secondly, I haven't had much time to train, John ended up having back surgery (cyst on spine) so I haven't had a chance to do anything!
Now for my other problem......shoes. After my 13.1 fun run from last month I could hardly walk in my Saucony Hurricanes (shown left) though I ran fine in them. So I think maybe it's time to switch shoes and end up with Brooks Adrenaline (middle). I did manage to sneak in 10 miles and they seemed ok, at least I could walk the next day which was better than the Saucony. The shoes on the right are my tried and true Nike Vomero 5. I cannot tell you how much I love these shoes for walking, they are fantastic! However when I run in them (besides being 1/2 size to small to really run in) they feel like marshmallows and it seems I have to work twice as hard to pick up my feet. The cushioning that I so love on them when I walk is a hindrance when I run.
I am optimistic that when I run my next 13.1 in a week that the Brooks will allow me to be comfortable after the run, without the use of beer!