Saturday, April 2, 2011

My first ten mile run

So today was the day for my first ten mile run.  I've been a bit apprehensive about the run...not really sure why.  Maybe just the double digits?

Anyway...yesterday I went to roadrunner and scored some sweet Brooks Launches.  I had been running Asics 2140's and had not really been satisfied with them as of late.  I'm more of a mid foot after much research And talking with the lady at roadrunner got the Brooks.  They are really light weight and very comfortable.

So I woke at 7:30 this morning and got ready.  I'm testing energy gels and took a Gu.  Those things taste like shit and have the viscosity of bull semen.  Yuck.

Next was the audiobook I'm listening to.  I love running to books.  Its a great chance to just cruise and listen.  The book in rotation right now is 2001: A Space Odyssey.   I love Clarke.

Oh yeah...I carried a 22 oz water bottle.

Off I went.

I did a big loop in my end of town.  I headed up High to 161...down to Sinclair to Indianola...turned on N Broadway to High and headed back.  A perfect ten mile loop.

So what's the bottom line?  I felt great and have total confidence about the Cbus 10 mile race next weekend and the Cap City Half coming up.

I'm totally stoked.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Shooze

So I’ve really be aware of my running style as of late and have come to the conclusion that I’m a mid foot striker.

I think today I’m going to go to Roadrunner and look at the Saucony Kinvara. And maybe the Nike Free+ series.

Not much of a blog entry I know…but just wanted to make it not look abandoned.

Also, my first ten mile run is tomorrow, and the following weekend I have a ten mile road race in Gahanna. Should be fun!