Saturday, June 28, 2008

6 miles today, and a big old OUCH this evening. Nothing more than being sore from having not run much more than 2 miles at a time in a couple of weeks. So Tina had a swim meet with kids this morning and Patricia ended up with a delayed flight from the west coast, and I ran alone. Me and the hundred other folks who were out there ~ running, cycling, and I even saw one guy inline-skating. I miss doing that. I wish I'd known about this trail/park when I first moved here.

I was worried that running alone ~ without another person willing to turtle along with me ~ would make it difficult for me to do the full run that I'd planned. Instead, I had my iPod with me and just let the music set the pace. That and the HR readings from the new Garmin305 I splurged on. Not only do I know for real how far I've run now, but I also know I can find my way back if I'm ever foolish enough to get off course. Having a screwy calibration, care of my calibrating the Nike+ on a treadmill was likely to be detrimental to training for this marathon. With the extra .20miles it added for just about every real mile I ran, well, just do the math on that. I'd never train as much as I should, and then the 26.2 would end up feeling like 30+ or something.

The kids and Joel are playing KungFuPanda on the Wii as I type this. It's cute and they're just cheering daddy on! I think we may end up at the movie soon. Hunter's seen it but Nicholas, Joel & I have not. hmmmm what else.. tomorrow we head out for a day trip to SeaWorld. We had such a great time there week before last with Dakota and them that we're taking the little ones for the day. The season passes definitely look like they'll be getting used this year. I plan to get up and do a short recovery run with the girls early and then come home, clean up, and head out for the 2+ hours in the car. Nicholas has been asking all week to go back on the "rollercoaster boat" and the "dolphin rollercoaster". So it looks like we're going. I'm looking forward to it.

Oh, and I'm all excited because I signed up for a 5k on the 4th of July and I can't wait to do it! Also, I just signed up for the Nike+ Human Race 10K something or other in Austin... woohoo!

On the new shoe front, below is the link to the pair I have. I'm still not sure if I love them or need to trade them in for something more suitable. They're really comfy, but the heel feels low. I wonder if that won't become a problem on a long run. Since I want to consider returning them, I don't want to take them out for a longer (for me) run. I should have gone to a running store. The folks at the particular Sports Authority from which I purchased them had no clue about the shoes they were selling, other than the price. Oh well... lesson learned.

Nike Zoom Hayward 3.0 If anyone has info/opinions/etc on these shoes, please post a comment. Thanks!

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