Friday, June 12, 2009

Upping my mileage.

After Wednesdays forced rest day, Yesterday I headed into the gym early to see if I couldn't rack up some extra miles. I decided to keep the pace easy, a nice 5.2, and go instead for distance. My first run I ran for 27 minutes (20 min run with 2 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down) and racked up 2.09 miles.

I was relatively tired and worried about the second run, but I gave myself enough time to sit and stretch (and get a little ab work in) while I waited for my S.O. to show up, so that by the time I stepped on the treadmill for the second run, I was feeling alright.

I actually felt Good during the run. I hit a comfortable stride, and I actually got to the point where you feel like you could run forever. It was a great feeling. I did another 27 minute set, and made it 2.07 miles. I have no idea about the varying mileage, maybe I walked faster during my warm up on the first run? Who knows.

The two runs bring my mileage total up to 15.02 for the month. I honestly don't think I'm going to make the 50 miles this month, but I'm going to try my hardest to get as close as possible.

Last night I didn't sleep well due to pain in my calves...I'm stretching them out and hoping that the pain will work itself out before gym time. It's not bad enough to keep me from running, but it might slow me down a bit, or force me to cut the runs short.

I've also been thinking that I need some new gear soon. Maybe some running shorts from Oiselle Running, and definitely a new sports bra. Shoes are also on the list for soon-ish, although I'm still not entirely sure how often I'm supposed to be replacing them.

How often do you treat yourself to new gear?


Anonymous said...

Not often enough! Treating yourself to new gear is a great idea. I think I'm convinced enough to go out this weekend for some new stuff myself :)

And that's great about the mileage... I'm amazed that you can do two runs like that back to back. Careful about those calves!

- Sagan

Crabby McSlacker said...

I always wear my running shoes WAY longer than you're supposed to because I'm too lazy to do the shopping for a new pair (and too cheap; sheesh, the good ones are so expensive!). But then when I do finally get a new pair I think "why did I wait so long!"

Kristi Summer said...

sounds like a great workout...2 runs go you. I like to buy new sneakers every 4-5 months. Asics are my fav. May be expensive but comfortable shoes are so important.

tokaiangel said...

My running shoes have holes in them so my toes poke out when I run! Time to buy some new ones I think....

Congrats on the mileage, such fantastic progress!

TA x

carla said...

man I treat myself too too often (totally why Im not allowed to have other "things" like jewelry or handbaglove)

and I love the SALLY.

Susan said...

New gear: I am super frugal, so I often do not get new stuff until it is absolutely necessary. But on the other hand, new shoes are SOOOO important. Those, I get the exact minute I need them. I'll wear clothes until they are thread-bare!

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