Saturday, July 5, 2008

6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF RUNNING

I just realized I've been running for 6 months (I started on January 2nd.)!!!! Seems like yesterday I made the decision to start running again, and feeling totally overwhelmed. Having to start all over again using the C25K run/walk program, and now, 6 months later, I have run a total of 346.62 miles, and my training runs that used to be 13-14 minute miles, are now 10minute miles with MUCH better heartrate numbers.



Also, forgot to mention that on June 27th, I got myself a new pair of kicks, still using the Asics, but went with the GT2130's (priors were 2120's). I like them, they feel good. From what I've been able to understand about my feet, they are neutral to normal. So, this shoe works for me:) I tried both the size 7.5 and the 8's. Though the 7.5's appeared to fit, I didn't like how my big toe was almost touching the tip of the shoe, so I went with the 8's again. I have never lost a toe nail, and I wonder if it's because I go with the .5 size larger, as not to bump up against the tip, while I run. Hmm....
We were in Sports Authority yesterday, and I was able to try on the sneakers hubby got, the Gel - Nimbus 10's and boy did they feel awesome!! So, I think when my current shoes retire, I will replace them with the Nimbus 10's and give them a try. I'm looking for a little more cushion in my heels. But, as they say, don't fix what aint broke, but again, from my research, I think my feet do fall into the Nimbus 10 category. Guess, only time will tell, and until then, I will enjoy my new 2130's. I've put 17 miles on the new ones so far, all on the TM, and they feel great. Hoping if it doesn't rain tomorrow, and isn't too hot, I will get my 8 mile run in outside. I haven't run outside in awhile, and with my race a week from tomorrow, I'd better get this butt outside, and start dealing with the heat/humidity.


No run for me today, as today is my father-in-laws birthday, and we are celebrating with family. Hope you all had a great 4th.

6 comments:

Marcy said...

Happy 6 Months!! You've done fabulous so far!!

D10 said...

Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary! You are doing such an amazing job. Keep it up. You are going to be so ready for NYC 2009!

BeachRunner said...

Happy Anniversary!

robison52 said...

Congrats on running six months! Your improvement is amazing, you're speed is much faster than when I first started running, keep up the great work!

I also wear running shoes 1/2 size larger as feet do swell when running longer distances, PLUS, the treadmill's moving belt does get hot, which expands your foot size as well. I haven't ever lost a toe nail yet either...we're doing something right!

CewTwo said...

Congratulations again!

You are doing great. Are you feeling great? You sound like you are!

I had to change shoes. Summer season here in Colorado, so I went with trail shoes. I find that Mizuno corrects my over-pronation the best so I went with the Wave Ascend 3. The only thing is they are very red shoes!

Debbie said...

congratulations on 6 mths!! That's awesome!!