Marathon training Day 20
This day was a little nutty.
I intended on getting up and doing the 1.5 hr cycle and a mile run and then going shoe shopping with my friend. Well. I got up, walked the dog and abruptly decided to go back to sleep..
So I met my pal and we went off and got shoe fitted.
It was a little bit funny. I did a lot of trying of shoes at Fleet Feet In the end, I ended up back in the same darn shoes.
While it’s purple, and I’m not a purple girl, it’s kind of a mulberry type color and I actually like it. After a bit of analysis, the guy fitted me with a pair of Superfeet inserts which actually felt GREAT, they provided me with a bit more stability. So apparently I will be learning to use the insert over the next few months. I bought some HEED product to try it tomorrow on the Long run as well as some NUUN tabs. I was a wee bit disappointed to find out the NUUN tabs are like 2 calories each, so that does not help my nutrition needs…but I’ve used NUUN in the past and found it to be both tasty and helpful when one is feeling dehydrated.
I was really pleased with Fleet Feet and I think I may be doing a bit more shopping there, its a bit better stocked that our local shop and gives really good rewards points.
Then we ended up going to the DISNEY Princess Expo, it’s Princess half Marathon weekend.. I am not running it, but my friend is, and so we needed to get her bib. I enjoyed the expo, and won some inexpensive sun glasses and a few blinky bracelets, so it was good fun.
Eventually we made it back to the gym where she dropped me off and I hit the Cycle for 1.5 hours.
Not really a blast, but it got done. I cycled for 1 hr straight. Hopped off to grab a few items and then did the last 30 mins. My coach says that the cycle is going to build my Hamstrings, but I didn’t really note that it was working them.
Post cycle I donned my new shoes and went for an inaugural run of 1.0 miles- which was on the plan. Shoes felt good. My body felt kind of well..achey. Still, I was glad to have it done.
Tomorrow I am in for a 4 hr workout fest. Oh My.