Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Feet

Or should I say, soon to be happy feet? The other 2 pairs of shoes that I'm currently rotating have about 500 miles each on them and are starting to show their age. Generally I can get 600-700 miles on a pair but by that time they only get used for the shorter easier runs. This new pair of Mizuno Wave Rider's for my birthday will be my 27th pair for this brand and hopefully will take me to the finish at PEI in the fall. I love the light weight and cushioning that works perfectly for me right out of the box with these shoes.

July 24 - Thurs
Training: 5 miles easy-easy and enjoyed the luxury of going as slow as I pleased in the fog and drizzle of the late morning (8:35 pace) 7/10
Health: legs fine with no aches and pains but heavy and slow 7/10
Stretching: iced and stretched in evening (remember I also stretch before, after 1st mile and at the end of each run, plus a dip in the cool pond when possible)

July 25 - Friday
Training: 12 miles, fartlek with 2 x(1-2-3-4-5min with same rest jogs) (8:20 pace) 7/10
Health: legs ok but no spring in my step 7/10
Stretching: iced and stretched in evening

Now off to PEI for the weekend to visit Steph, her cat and her horse plus plans to review the entire marathon course for the real deal as to the profile and views to be had along the way. And then there's the great beaches to cool off in after my run! Can't wait to get there! Have a nice weekend.