Whew, I’m pooped. I was planning to go to the gym tonight for some strength training. I asked Troy to ride over with me to make sure that I lock my bike up right, but he didn’t want to go today. He said he’d go tomorrow, so I switched up my plans and went for a run instead. I was planning on an easy four miles. My legs were still tired from yesterday’s track workout so I started off slow around an 11 minute pace.
Now that the sun is setting later, I’ve been able to try some new running routes. I discovered a paved path that runs along the side of Highway 51. A couple weeks ago I headed north up the path and found myself at Reach 11. Tonight I went south instead. I got about a mile down the path (three miles from home), then decided that I better turn around before I got too tired to make it all the way back home. I’ll have to go back on my bike to see how much farther the path goes. I think it’ll be a nice place to bike where I don’t have to worry about cars and traffic lights.
After the first couple miles, my legs actually started to feel better and I picked up the pace just a little. One of these days I’ll have to figure out how to download my Garmin information to a computer so I have accurate data. But since I started around an 11 minute pace and finished at a 10 minute pace, I think I can safely consider that a negative split. I guess reading Mica’s blog is rubbing off on my training. (Hi Mica! Thanks for all the great comments!) Once I knew I was going to run the whole six miles to get back home, I decided to add in an extra .2 to do a full 10k. Overall the run was slower then I’d like, but I’m feeling better about being ready for the Seattle 1/2 in June.
I wore my new Adidas shoes for the run. I like the cushioning on the Adidas better than my Sauconys. But the Adidas are still irritating my arches. I’ve never needed to break in my Sauconys, so I’m not sure how much longer it’ll take to break in the Adidas. I hope it’s soon because other than the arch issue, they feel good to run in. I also somehow ended up with an icky blood blister on my second toe on my right foot. This is the first time that’s ever happened and I’m not sure why. I remembered to use BodyGlide tonight. It’s a puffy blister and I know I should probably pop it but I’m too scared. Now I’m thinking about trying those individual toe socks…