I just got fitted into a neutral shoe, the Saucony Triumph Iso. It was between these, the Kinvaras, Brooks Ghost and a New Balance pair...
I nailed my long run this past weekend and I'm so thrilled! The knee issue I've been dealing with has created doubts so the confidence boost was needed.
2 mile warm up + 3x4 miles @ 9:45 pace (top of my zone 2) with 10:00 jogs in between sets + a final cool down Z1/Z2
I finished with 17 miles at a 9:54 pace which is good. Unfortunately the weather has continued its bizarre streak and the temps are back upwards 100+ again, so when I started out it was already 80, but I guess I'm kind of used to it. Arizona has been drunk all summer.
|^^pomegranate in my oatmeal|
Before my start, I drove around planting my frozen water bottles behind a bush where I could figure 8 around them. At mile 10 I was hot, uphill-ing and my water was GONE. Rude, I was pissed. I called Ben in a frantic uproar only to hear his blinker and see him turning the corner to come surprise me with the B$. Hello TIMING.
Ben live tracks me via my Garmin!
I have been working on this one, it's been a huge problem for me in previous races. Yesterday I started with a pack of Shot Blocks, then I had four GU throughout, starting at mile 3 (I finally bought salted caramel!). I would like to be able to take in a GU every 30-45 minutes on race day which is a LOT but so far I have never had any trouble stomaching it.
Yesterday I felt like I could have kept on running forever by time I hit 17, so it helped!
The rest of the week went well and Ben and I took the little guy out on a couple of nighttime family runs. He sure is cute. :) During the week I'm still able to keep the knee strap off, it's just the morning long run that I can't get through without it. I'm still working on it, hopefully it'll loosen up soon.