Ok, so I ran 13.24 miles yesterday in 2:22:57, with an average pace of 10:47. Not bad, not bad, but you know me, I was hoping I'd gotten a little faster with all this training I've been doing. It was a tough run for me so I had to incorporate some walk breaks in there. But hey, I burned 1,518 calories! That's a lot of Oreos!! Too bad I didn't have any on hand on which to snarf.
So I tried out a few new articles of clothing on the long run yesterday. Of course, I always want everything to be just right on my long runs, but sadly, I came up short with some of my choices.
I'm still trying out this Moving Comfort bra. It's one tough mother - I call it The Intimidator. When I first got it, it was so STIFF and uncomfortable I didn't think it was going to be a contender. It has since softened with washing and is no longer quite so rigid, but still has an air of no nonsense about it. I used Body Glide to reduce likelihood of chafing and really have no complaints about the bra at all. It might just be a keeper!
Next up: The Shoes
|My Asics Gel Kayano 16|
|Are these Fila capris ass-tastic? Maybe a little!|
I'll be honest, I did not need a new pair of capris. Truth is, I succumbed to the marketing on these pants - Fila claims they will make my ass look amazing. You should have seen how quickly I forked over the 40 bucks - seemed like a pretty decent price for a miracle. <Marketing works!> They were comfortable for the most part but the waistband was a little too big so I had to hike 'em up a few times during the run. Question for pants manufacturers: Hello? Why no pockets??? How am I supposed to carry keys, lip balm and GU without pockets???
The burning question: Was there a miraculous ass transformation? Ya know, for capris, they weren't too bad!!
|These socks just didn't do it for my size 11s|
My favorite Asics socks (I love them so much I have 5 pairs) are all getting pretty threadbare so I wanted to try a new pair of socks. (Try as I might, I can't find those specific Asics socks anywhere!) I wore these socks and though comfortable, they were not the greatest for a long run. The (ankle??) band was too tight and left a deep welt along the top of my foot. Verdict: these socks are fine for short distances but fail for long runs. I'll have to keep looking for new favorite socks.
Scrambled eggs before a long run = bad.
I usually have oatmeal but forgot to make it Friday night and didn't have 45 minutes to cook it Saturday morning before heading to Minneapolis for my run. Let's just say I won't be fueling with eggs ever again and leave it at that. And thank God for porta-potties.
I forgot to mention: My official half-marathon time is 2:30:45, which means that even with my walk breaks, I shaved 7 MINUTES and 12 SECONDS off my time! And that doesn't take into consideration the fact that I ran farther than a half-marathon.... so I'm going with shaving almost 8 minutes.... that feels just right to me.