Last week, I talked about training for a half (Claire! Are you still considering it as well?!). I ran on Tuesdya and Thursday of last week after not running at all for a month+. You'll remember that I'm not much of a runner, and I'm certainly not fast. On Tuesday I ran on an outside trail in 80 degree weather. I had a tough time doing one mile (embarrassing but hey, I'm all for honesty). On Thursday, the weather was a much different 54-ish degrees and windy. I tried a different part of the trail and fairly easily bumped my run up to two miles. My goal was to run Saturday before D returned home, but it was cloudy and much colder (low 40s). I didn't feel ready to brave those temps. I've got plenty of time to train before the half in November. I want to continue to train outside and in all types of weather. I'd prefer to give another two weeks of two mile runs before I start the official training plan (which starts with a 3-mile run). Here's my plan for this week:
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: 2 mile run outside (temps predicted - high 60 & cloudy)
- Wednesday: Rest day - supposed to be rainy
- Thursday: 2 mile run outside (high 60 & 50% chance of rain)
- Friday: Rest day - headed to Athens after school
- Saturday: Possible 2 mile run in Athens? Should be warm temps. Depends on how much drinking was done the night before
I need some new running shoes! I don't like/can't afford to spend lots on running shoes. Any favorites? Here are a few I'm considering
[Nike Free XT+ Womens Training Shoe, only $85; I like them in the gray/yellow]
[Nike LunarGlide+2 at $100; supposedly works for every stride and has great cushioning]
[New Balance 759, $100; although I'm not too sure what my gait or stride is like]
[Asics Gel - 3020, $120; Supposed to be the best for distance running]
Shape has some other shoe options that I'm interested in checking out. How do you find new running or fitness shoes? Any recommendations?
Here's to another week of hard work on the shred and on the trails!