Could someone please tell me where the heck you bloggers live that are talking about weather in the 70's and 80's? It was 34 degrees this morning, but sunny(!!) so I went outside to run. What a treat. It's pathetic. Running in 34 degrees is a treat for me when some of you are complaining about the heat?! Who wants to find me a job, house, free rent someplace warm? Okay? Thanks. While it has warmed up a bit (52 degrees *whoop whoop*), the wind has picked up and we're expecting rain and clouds for the next.... 10+ days. sooupaa....
Have you guys been enjoying your Spring Break? I've been spending it catching up on projects and papers. mostly procrastinating, but I started working again on my ginormous paper today. The motivation is dwindling (hence why I'm actually updating my blog). T-minus4 days and then it's back to the grind.
I'm suppose to get my 2nd pair of shoes in the mail today or tomorrow. I can't remember if I said this earlier, but TH and I got refitted for shoes at RRS. We both kept the molded inserts. TH returned his soes because he doesn't believe in spending money on new shoes. (aka he's "responsible" whatever..) I opted to buy last year's model of the shoes they recommended online. they stuck me in a neutral shoe because of my high arches. I think this is complete bull shit because Yes, I have high arches, but I also pronate like Big Foot. I think the inserts helped a ton, but I'm weary about these neutral shoes. I've never been in a neutral shoe. I've ALWAYS been fitted with stability or even motion control. I pronate in them, but so far my shins have been "okay". Not fabulous... but "okay". I can tell that the extra cushioning they provide has helped relieve my shin pain that my Mizuno Alchemys did not provide, but the pronation scares me. Because of this I opted to buy a 2nd pair (and thy were on sale) of stability plus cushioning shoes. I think the Neutrals will be okay on shorter runs and treadmill runs but I'm looking forward to the time tested stability shoe. so for specs I am currently running in Adidas Adistar Ride 2 shoes and I will be rotating in Saucony ProGrid Guide 3s once I get them.
Workouts: (like I've been tracking THAT welll.)
4.32 mile run with the Beagle. Pace: 9:33 (WHOA.. slow but it was my first run on pavement so I was scuuured.
Swim directly after run: 1750 yds: 500 WU, 5X100s, 10X 50p, 250 CD.