Please excuse the sweaty Betty above. I can’t be anything other than super gross after a run at 5 in the morning. I also can’t explain why my shorts are stuck in 1970. They are comfortable so I let them do their thang. I also have platforms on, you just can’t see them.
As most of you know the only way I can get a weekday run in is by doing it before sunrise. Running at the butt crack of dawn means that I spend a lot of time on the treadmill in the gym.
The good thing about running indoors is there is a bathroom about 50 yards away from the treadmill. Oh, and giant fans. The bad thing is that it can get boring fast. The only way I can survive long runs on the treadmill is by mixing up pace and incline. I incorporate a lot of speedwork, progressive and tempo runs. This forces me to change it up and keeps me going.
Today’s Run: 8 miles: 2 @ easy, 5 @ mid tempo pace 7:30, 1 @ easy. Total time running 63 min, 2 min walk to cool down
I brought the hot pinks to life today. I am certain I lit up the entire gym. When I said they were pink I meant PINK! It was a TRIP going from my Pure Connects on Monday to my Kinvara’s today. There is a HUGE difference between the two.
The Kinvara’s have a 4mm heel drop just like the Brooks Pure Connects. However, the Kinvara’s have a LOT more cushion. A LOT. Not in a bad way just in a I-never-noticed way. I like having more cushion on long runs so I feel confident that I will be able to continue to increase my mileage in these babies. I will stick to a slow increase in my Connects. I really really like my Connects.
The only problemo I had this morning was that something was rubbing my pinky toe on my right foot. I am not sure if it was the shoe or my sock.
Has anyone had this happen? I have them laced to make the forefoot wider but could this be a size issue?