Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Training Log Entry

Tempo run today, went ok until the end of the tempo portion. As I slowed down, my left calf cramped up pretty badly. Not sure if I pulled the muscle, or what. I guess we will wait and see how it feels. Overall the tempo portion of the run was about 15 seconds slower than I wanted it to be, but still about a 9:50 min/mile pace for the middle 4 miles. Not stellar, but getting better.







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Monday, July 28, 2014

Training Log Entry


First run of week 3 and it was a really nice day for a lunchtime run! 71 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Picked up the pace a little and came in at a 9:46 min/mile pace. I wasn't pushing too hard, but was not taking it easy. I'm trying to regain a lot of lost ground without re-injuring myself.







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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Training Log Entry - Long Run - 12 miles

A lovely long run this morning from 6am to 8am. Managed a average of a 10:15 minute/mile. I took care to go out easy for the first couple miles, then I was pretty happy with my splits after that.

So with this run, training week 2 is over with 28.1 miles total. I have 12 weeks until Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon







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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Training Log Entry


Just a short easy run out to the lake and back today. Didn't really push too hard. Had a beautiful sunny day with a cool breeze. Tomorrow is a day of and then a 12 miler on Saturday!







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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Training Log Entry - Intervals!

Ugh today was the dreaded interval run. 3x1600 with some warm up and cool down and 1/2 mile jogs in between each interval. The first interval was actually a pretty good pace (8:12), but my GPS glitched on me and the rest of my run was screwy. I know for a fact the next 2 intervals were more around 9, but that's ok. We are still in week 2 and I dragged myself out of bed at 4:50am. So I've at least got my motivation working for me!







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Monday, July 21, 2014

Training Log Entry


Got in an early evening run while the kids were at Vacation Bible School tonight. Probably wasn't wise to eat mostaccioli before going on a 5 mile run.







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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saucony Kinvara Running Socks Review

I recently was checking out a new running store in Edwardsville, IL called First to The Finish and picked up a pair of Saucony Kinvara running socks and I wanted to do a quick write up about them now that I've gotten in a few runs with them.

My first impression is that they have a nice hugging fit without being tight, They also have a nice amount of cushion without being hot. I think one of the features I like best is the heel tab. It is a little thicker than the rest of the sock and really protects the back of your achilles tendon from the back of your shoe. I really like low cut socks, but the worst is when they ride down enough for chaffing to happen. The heel tab really makes that an impossibility.

I got out for a 10 mile run in them yesterday and I really didn't even have to think about socks the whole time. That is a win for me.

Overall I'm very pleased with the socks and will probably get more pairs of them in the future.