12 mile training run – 4/10/10
I planned to ride this morning approx 15 miles, but when I got out at 9am, it was drizzling then seemed like it got harder, so I bailed out of cycling.Â I was already at the route also, but I am just not confident enough on the bike to ride in drizzling rain and windy conditions.
So, instead, I did my 12 mile run, which I am supposed to do tomorrow but did it today.Â The route was RWC / San Carlos, around the neighborhood (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3489041 – minus 1 mile, I returned sooner than my planned route).Â The beginning was a hill going up Farm Hill Road, then back down.Â The second part has a slight hill up Alameda to San Carlos.
There was no pain on my foot, but it took probably 4 miles before I warmed up, and at that point I was already climbing the hill.Â My shoes did feel like I’m already touching the ground when running, but then again, I want to also buy those Vibram Five Fingers and train in those – like barefoot running.Â I think I still need a new pair of running shoes though.
Tomorrow may be a swim day but if it is raining hard, then I might just go do a spin class.Â It’s seven more days till my sprint triathlon!
Total distance = 12 miles (approx 11 min pace)
Total time = 2:13
HR = 164 avg bpm
Sis, have you read my review on the 5 fingers? I’ve only done 2 runs in them but so far, I really like it! Just make sure to go slow, though cos I just went off on my 2nd run and well, got arch pain! Eek. Anyway, I’ll email you the website where they have guides on starting out.
Also, once you find a store that sells Vibram’s, you should visit them and find out what your size is; then go to the link I sent you in your email and buy it online (free shipping / no tax) :)