It was 90 + degrees and humid this afternoon when I got home. I stupidly didn’t run yesterday when it was nice and cool. Instead, I plopped my butt on the couch and watched Criminal Minds until bedtime.
I was so tired and it felt good to take a day off. But still, it would have been better than today. I managed to get in 3 miles today in that muggy weather but it was hard and not a bead of sweat dropped down my face until I got back home into the house. I burned 500 + calories because my heartrate got so high but I better get used to training in the warm/hot weather because that’s what I’m looking at training for a fall marathon. I just need to stop bitching. 🙂
I am in the market for new shoes. I have 3 pair of Asics Nimbus that I run in and a Brooks Glycerin 10. I need new shoes to start my training in and wear for my marathon.
I will go to a running store this weekend and try some others out. I am not as happy with Nimbus as I used to be. So maybe I should have an open mind.
I like these below
I have a neutral foot strike so I’m not sure this is what I need. Just from the looks aspect, I love them and they look light like my Nimbus so maybe I’ll try them. Of course I know to never pick a shoe by how it looks.
I am working on getting my speed up. I have read that a cadence of 180 or above is good and I avg 178 with times that I can hit 190+. I try to find flat distances periodically to stretch out my stride a little. That is hard to do for me. I have to consciously make my stride longer and do it for a period of time. That doesn’t come natural to me but when I do it a bit, it doesn’t make me tired like speeding up with short strides. I love that my Garmin measures stride and cadence.
I was due for a tempo run tomorrow but due to higher temps tomorrow, I may just stick with a 3 mile run and do the tempo Thursday.
Tomorrow, I will start planning and putting together my eating plan for marathon training.
I’m both nervous and excited to see if I can stick with Higdon Training starting June 17. I’m already doing levels higher than week 1, 2 and 3 so for a while, I can do it. When it gets to 16 or 20 miles in warm temps….we’ll see. I might be hitting that treadmill.