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New Shoes

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Ok, I finally did it and broke out the new shoes yesterday: Mizuno Wave Rider 11. I have been running withe the WR10s for three rotations, this is my first try with the new replacement model. From this first run they seem fine. They do look huge on my feet, not that I have dainty feet mind you. My size 13 sleds are pretty big as is, but these shoes seem to accentuate that fact. They seemed a bit stiffer than the 10s, but that could just be that I have gotten so used to running on the broken in ones though if I remember right, the 10s were pretty flexible right from the start. I’ll have to keep an eye on that and see if I notice anything more as I run with them.

On Saturday I ran with a friend who is training for teh Run for the Roses half-marathon. She is following a training regimen that is pretty quick, I think it is 8 weeks. I have been going on hewr long runs with her. I may end up running the RTFR instead of the Eugene marathon as it is right here in Portland and I wouldn’t have to travel, stay over and figure out that post race shower before the bus ride back. We’ll see, they are both about the same time.

We are supposed to have a week of rain, so I will need to get back into some soggy running. I didn’t go today, but I plan on getting up early and going for an early run tomorrow.

I tried the imapmyruns iphone ap again and I am thinking the problem with it is getting a strong enough GPS signal to be able to make it work properly. Oh well, just another thing I would need to lug around with me anyway. I’ll take my exaggeration watch! I think I really need to re-calculate it or just readjust it so it gives me less miles which would be more accurate. I really shouldn’t be lying to myself about how fast and far I am going. Then again, who cares? If the distance and speed I am recording is exaggerated then so what? Oh I should be accurate though if I am going to go through the trouble of doing it. It’s not like I am fooling myself into thinking I am approaching any sort of record!

3rd base run in a row

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Today I did a third base run on 6.5 miles (though I am thinking my watch is exaggerating, actually I know it is, but now I think it is exaggerating even more.) Getting out of bed this morn was tough, but I did it, got dressed and poured a cup of coffee. As I hit the roads I felt like I was dragging a bit. As the run went on the dragging continued. I think I was just a bit tired from all the running this week. I actually hit the hills on my run pretty hard which felt good. I just concentrated on my legs and ignored my exhaustion (as best I could anyway.)

I found a running ap for my iphone that will track you via GPS and I was excited to try it out – imapymyrun. I was greatly disappointed when I looked at the phone at the end of my run only to see it didn’t track anything. I think the problem was either that I had it under my jacket or upside down strapped to my arm. I’m gonna try it again and see if I can get it to work. It is pretty slick, saves your routes to a website that allows you to show your runs and send them to a friend. Hopefully I won’t have to complain about it anymore.