I can’t believe that I’ve done 6 weeks of training! It’s gone really well so far, but the tough weeks have yet to come. This week I will have a 14-mile long run, which I’m trying not to be nervous about, but for now, let’s focus on the past week.
I was pretty sore earlier in the week from the 15 miles I ran last weekend. Massaging helped a great deal. I did my speed work and hills this week, but chose to do PiYO on my easy run days, hoping that it would help stretch out my muscles. It did seem to help. Saturday’s long run was a mere 6.2 miles this week, which was a relief after last week’s 12. According to my Garmin, I achieved a 10K PR, which was really exciting! A 12:05/mile pace, which is around the pace I’d like to be for my marathon.
I returned a pair of shoes this week. The Merrell Bare Access Ultras didn’t work out. They were a bit too minimalist for me and didn’t provide enough cushion or stability, so I sent them back. I felt a little sad, as they were such pretty shoes! However, I love my new Brooks Adrenalins. They provide enough cushion and stability for when I’m running on pavement. However, they feel really clunky when I’m running on the treadmill. My Brooks Glycerins work well both on pavement and on the treadmill, so I’m thinking about getting another pair of them.
I finally found socks which help with my blisters:
(Ignore the dog hair!) Loving these toe socks by Injinji! I wear them on my long runs and NO MORE BLISTERS! Yay! Definitely going to be ordering some more of these!
I ordered some hiking shoes for our upcoming May trip to the Grand Canyon. Normally I just wear sneakers when I hike, but since my husband and I have been hiking a lot more, we decided we should invest in a good pair of hiking shoes.
Aren’t they pretty? The next weekend that the weather is nice, I’ll try them out!