Sunday, November 28, 2010

New running shoes!

Yesterday, we went to Fit2Run for new running shoes.  First they had me stand on some pressure sensing pads, which just like before recommended the insoles I already have and love.  This was my first time getting a gait analysis done where I actually got to watch a video of myself running on the treadmill.  It turns out that I am a perfectly neutral runner.  I had been told this in the past, but it was cool to actually see what they were talking about.  I'll be honest, I didn't really know.  So once they determined that, I tried on a few different pairs of shoes.  I tried some Asics with asymmetric lacing, which I thought was pretty cool.  The fit of the shoe was great except for the area around my pinky toe.  Then I tried some really amazing Nike shoes.  These were very soft, and I felt like I was running on fluffy clouds; unfortunately, he said the lifetime of the shoe was only a fraction of regular shoes.  I cannot afford to replace my shoes more often than I already do, so I had to pass on those.  I ended up getting a super light pair of Brooks shoes.  They are Ghost 3 shoes.  I really like them!  I also bought some new GUs. 
 Last night Chris and I went for a 3 mile run around the neighborhood (30:11).  At 0.75 miles he suddenly stopped and starting coughing and spitting.  It turns out that he swallowed a bug.  Then later that evening, one of his parent's older dogs walked over and peed right on Chris's bare foot.  Needless to say, my abs are sore from laughing so hard yesterday!  Poor Chris.

Then today we went for a 3 mile run on the beach (26:29).  Part of my marathon is along the beach, so I wanted to get in some beach running.  Plus this beach is my absolute favorite.  I'll admit that I had to fight myself not to stop and pick up shells along the way though.  I actually surprised myself with a really amazing pace; although, it was not easy.  The first mile and a half I ran with Chris (mile 1 in 9:18, next half a mile at a 8:46 pace), then we both stopped (I stopped the Garmin) and stretched and caught our breath, then I headed back ahead of him (He was wearing his Vibrams and needed to stretch more).  (Next mile: 8:34, last half a mile at a 8:23 pace)  I should also mention that near the end, when I am fighting with all I have to maintain my pace and not pass out, I was easily passed by an old guy who just made running look easy.  I wanted to high five him.

Finally, I leave you with two pictures.  One is of the pond in the backyard at Chris's parents house.  I love it.  His dad built it.  It actually has three levels. 

The second is of a funny sign on the fridge which I thought paired nicely with my Body Glide as amusing advertising.  The sign reads, "I had to give up exercise... my thighs rubbed together so much that my underwear caught on fire."

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I like your new shoes! When I started running I got the same analysis done and stick to the same shoe since then. I usually go online and buy the exact same show, it's cheaper! :)
    A run on the beach - I'm jealous! :)


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