Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Back at it...

I thought that it might be time for an update! I'm getting back into the swing of things now that the weather has cooled and my hiking expeditions have slowed!

Had a crazy run yesterday--5.2 miles of negative splits, rain, doubt and eventually, a little speed to get me going. That run got me thinking about the future a lot, and I have a lot of little goals I've been working on in my head for the past 24 hours. I may expand on them at a later time, but I think I may need to work through them all first!

First things first, anyway! NEW SHOES!

After my race on Saturday (Home Run 5K at Bernheim Forest, time goal was sub 34:00 and OT was 33:50!), I went with Mom to Swag's and bought two new pairs. I needed them badly!

First, my regular road running shoe--the Mizuno Wave Inspire. These are the 6:

And I'm very excited for my first pair of Brooks--the Cascadia 4. Can't wait to hit the trails in these babies!

So, in case you're wondering where I'm at in my running life right now, here are some notables:

*Long run is currently at the 6 mile mark. I intend to stay there until it feels comfortable and recovery is a breeze, and then I'll start bumping it up again.

*Back to speedwork once a week, either in the form of a tempo run or intervals. I'll take a break on that until December, when I'll start back at it again. But for now, my goal is to get my speed up a little more so that I run a decent race on Thanksgiving morning--there's lots of cooking to do!

*Recovery has become even more important for me, so I spend a considerable amount of time rolling and stretching. My knees have been taking a beating at work and when I sprinkle in some heavy training, my body let's me know it. I feel so much better when I spend 20-30 minutes a day working out all of the aches and stiffness!

Happy Running everybody!