Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dumb badass? Alright...

I giggle when I see how people end up on my blog. Here's today's search words:

Search Keywords
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"team raleigh running outfitters"
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Ramblings of a runner

It's summer in NC. It's hot. There aren't any races. It's all about keeping that base mileage for me right now. Wink wink.

I finished up last week with 70 miles. I did 16 at @ 7:12 pace on Saturday and probably the toughest run ever on Sunday: 10 at 7:58 pace. I'm not good at staying slow. I fought tooth and nail to keep that near 8 pace. I just get so impatient and want to get there already. And it is physically harder to run slower. The gait is not what I'm used to. I feel like I'm on runner detention. Ugh.

So ho hum. I needed something to get this week going. I was wearing down my newest Nike's. I love the Free but for anything over 15 miles they suck. So I went over Raleigh Running Outfitters and Jim suggested these bad boys:

Heel cushion rocks! And tan legs!

Asics Gel Tarther
I am sold! They are a great shoe. I am a lightweight shoe snob. I can't deal with heavy trainers. I can hold a shoe and tell you how many ounces it is. These are 7.4ozs. (ok, I looked) I see them listed as a flat on Asics website but I think they are more of a trainer.

I wore them today for the first time. I did 14 miles @ 7:07 pace. I really think it's the shoe. Yesterday I died during a 10 miler at 7:10 pace.  Today I had fresh legs the entire run. I felt good enough to keep it at that pace for a while.

New shoes, check! Next a running bio. I read a lot of running books. Love them. I ended up getting the Chris McCormick book. Looks good. I haven't started it yet:

So the rest of the week will be LAURA V. HUMIDITY.  I'm gonna continue to try my hardest. As long as the people sitting in their cars at red lights look at me like this I know I'm doing well:

haha! Happy hot running friends!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Week in Review!

Yup, it's that time...Friday and time to get ready to pump out some weekend mileage. My week is monday thru sunday but mentally I group it into week and weekend days. If I can finish Friday with 45 I'm happy.

Here's the deets for this week. Most of you know, but I live in North Carolina and it's fucken hot and humid all the time. Just putting it out there so I don't have to write it 7x.
Benny..I kinda stole this ; )

Monday: 8 miles @ 7:23 pace. This was the day after my 20 miler. Nothing earth shattering.

Tuesday: 10 miles @ 7:01 pace. I felt good and went with it...remember I'm not on a schedule : )

Wednesday: 8 miles @ 7:42 pace. Worst run ever. 95 degrees at exactly noon.  I have no idea what I was thinking running at noon. I had to dip into a starbucks and ask for water at mile 6. Even the trash collectors look at me with a WTF face.  It was bad. I took this pic right after. I was very impressed with my sweat. Gross but you know, it's sort of an honor too. uh,

Thursday: 10 miles @ 7:15 pace followed by a 30 minute swim. Freestyle. ie my only known style. lol.

Friday: 8 miles at 7:04 pace. Another suffocatingly humid run. I ran on some new greenway and took these pics:
new bridge. Slip proof so far. yay.

one of these days I will jump in that nasty river!
So the weekend will probably be 26 total. I'll decide how I want to divide that up mid run tomorrow. That will be another 70 mile week. After that I'm getting serious and looking for a late summer or fall race.

Well, party on peeps. Have an excellent weekend!