The hubster wasn't really home this week...he's had a lot of business travel, so I haven't cooked much, but Foodie Friday will be back next week!
So instead, I thought I would give you a little update on how my training for Dumbo is going. I've been getting in at least 2 runs a week...I really should be doing more but some nights just haven't allowed for it. I also spoke with a running friend about how my feet always start to kill me at around miles 9 and 10 when I've run in my half marathons. Her hubby is working on becoming a coach and he believes that one reason my feet may react this way is that I'm not running enough. So...I did a little rewriting of my training schedule and (hope) to run at least 4 times a week.
This week, we start our back to back run/walk days to get our body ready to do two races two days in a row. A one mile walk is scheduled for tomorrow, and instead of an 8 mile run, I'm doing a 5 mile run on Sunday. This weekend I'm also moving my run/walk intervals up from 1:00/1:00 to 1:30/1:00. I've run at this pace before but it's been awhile, so hopefully I don't keel over from it!
Last weekend I tried on a new pair of running shoes - the Brooks Launch. From what I can gather by doing a little research on the internet, these were a very popular neutral shoe that Brooks discontinued, but finally brought back by popular demand.
Mizuno and Brooks. I do still love my Mizunos and will continue to wear them, but I'm hoping that the Brooks can keep my feet happy during my longer runs. I can't wait to take them out for a test drive!
I also need to start getting serious about my costumes for Dumbo. I know what I'm doing...I just need to put the pieces together. I can't believe in just over 2 months I'll be in California for a fun-filled (and run-filled) weekend with some amazing people that I've met, and some that I'll be meeting for the first time!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. My mom is coming to stay with me tonight and go to a 4-H banquet with me tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to some girl time with her.
Do you use a pre-written running plan or write out your own?
Until next time,