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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Three Miler

I originally planned to get up and run this morning because we had an Easter celebration to go to and I wasn't sure when we would get home. Unfortunately, I slept horribly last night, and decided to not run this morning. I ended up sleeping in until nearly 10:00!

So this evening, we got home, and I was still exhausted. We all laid down and I fell asleep until about 7:30. I really did not feel like running but knew I needed to get out there. I didn't run yesterday, and only hiked on Friday, remember? I laced up my functionally inappropriate shoes (see below) and grabbed my reflective vest as it was almost dark.

Last night I mapped out several new 3 mile-ish out and back routes. I tend to run better when I have a defined turn around and know I'm half way done, and just have to get back. So I picked on and off I went. At the turn around it was 17:00 flat. I thought "I can do better than that! Lets go!!!" so on the way back I picked up the pace and made it back in 32:58. I pretty substantial negative split! Not great but getting closer to my goal.

Now on to my shoes. I've been doing a lot of research online about running shoes, my shoe form (supination) and it's negative effects. I've learned a lot about my feet and many of my feet troubles are directly linked to being a supinator, for example: weak ankles, sore heels, bone spurs at the back of the heel. and high arches. In conjunction with this, the shoe I have is made for stability to help with people that over-pronate. Ummmm.... yeah, that would basically be the opposite of how my feet are now. Things could have been differently 5 years ago. After working on my feet for 5 years, and having gout, the mechanics could have changed.

SO..... Tonight I'm ordering a new pair of shoes that I've decided should be good for my feet. If not, they have a good return policy. Plus, I'm getting them for about half what you'd pay in a store for the same model!

In other news, my secret plan to turn Jen into an ultra-marathoner is underway. On Saturday, we stopped by Road Runners, and she got her feet tested. This morning she ordered herself a pair of shoes, and this evening has been researching the Couch to 5K training.

All in due time....... Heh heh heh!!!

5 comments:

Annie said...

Go Jen!

Jen said...

LOL....let's try to finish the 5k please!

Lisa said...

I like to run out and back routes too. :-)

Mom said...

Great that Jen has running on her mind. You'll have to take turns watching the kids. : )

Jen said...

Or take Paige with us....she likes to run, too!