Another week of some early morning running with nothing to train for is under my belt. And, while some days I feel like I’m getting faster (but not nearly as fast as I was earlier in the year), some mornings my legs are like lead and my feet hurt, and I can barely run at all. So, even though each day doesn’t feel great, I’m happy to have gotten to another mileage high for the year – 38 miles total for the week.
Here’s a look at the week as a whole:
Here were some of this week’s highlights:
I had a few runs that were under 10 min/mile this week. Again, this isn’t a pace that I used to have a hard time hitting, but lately these runs are few and far between. I miss when my comfortable half marathon pace was at 9 min/mile!
We had some great running weather most of the week. It was in the 50s most mornings, which meant shorts or capris, and not too humid.
I got in another 8 miler on Thursday, which I’ve started doing regularly. This Thursday I wasn’t feeling it, though, so I did end up doing a lot of walking, pretty much every time I hit a hill. But still, I felt great after getting it done!
And that’s about it. My feet have been hurting on and off few a week or so – just tired – and I think it’s time I got some new shoes and insoles. I’m a neutral shoe wearer (love my sauconys) but am always looking for recommendations!
Some questions for you:
- Any neutral running shoe recommendations?
- Did you finally hit warmer weather near you?