March 5, 2011

11 Miles New Shoes?

After today's long run, I'm another 11 miles closer to the National Half Marathon in a few weeks. Weekly mileage up to 35-40 per week. Another decent day for a long run, 60 and sunny, and gave me a chance to experiment a bit with my hydration plan for the half marathon. Once again found it hard to pull back on the pace, ended up averaging 8:35/mile; really need to get my training runs under control and well below target pace to keep healthy for the long haul.

Also another 11 miles closer to new shoes. Starting to feel some aches and soreness in spots that are signaling it may be the shoes. Current pair have about 360 miles on them, but they'll have 450 miles logged by the time the half marathon is over. Maybe I should pick up a second pair to rotate for a few weeks, breaking in one pair and putting the other out to pasture without running 13.1 miles on the last laces.

Week in Summary
Wed Speed work; 9 x 400m at 5k pace (est. 4.5 mi)
Thurs 3 mi
Sat 11 mi
Total Week's Mileage: 18.5 miles