Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Marathon Training Thus Far...

So far, my runs have gone well, not great.
I've been getting in 4 runs each of the last 3 weeks.
I'm striving for 5, but something seems to always come up at least once.
I've only done speedwork once so far... oops.
The new treadmill is great, better than great actually, my legs feel good.
The shock absorption makes a huge difference. I haven't figured out any of the ifit features or attempted to use the internet or watch t.v. yet, I'm too impatient. Those features will have to be reserved for when my husband runs.
My runs have been between an 8:20 and 9:15 pace.
I'm starting to feel very comfortable running for long periods at an 8:30 pace, and that's my goal.
My longest run to date is 18 miles, that was this past Saturday. It was a good run, and I wasn't even tired afterwards, which is good because my kids were antsy and ready to be on the move!
I can't wait until Fall, running in the crisp Autumn air is going to be AMAZING.

I'm almost in the market for new shoes. Right now I have the Saucony Pro Grid 3's and while they don't hurt my feet, I don't love them. The heel is very thick and I would like a little more flexibility.

What shoes do you wear?
Pro's? Con's?

Thanks for any input!


  1. glad to hear you had such a great run this weekend and that you are loving your new TM! i am still so jealous of it! I have similar shoes to the ones you have now...the saucony ride. I really like them and the new model seems much lighter than the last but I think if I were looking for more flexibility I would go with the kinvaras!

  2. sounds like youre doing great!

  3. Awesome runs you have been getting in! I wear Brooks Adrenalines, and I love them, but I really need the support.

  4. I'm in the need for new shoes too. I have Nikes and have sworn by them for years but it's time for me to move on. I need to go to a local running store to have my feet checked.----Your runs between an 8-9 min pace sound like great runs to me. great job!

  5. Brooks adrenaline! I love them. Just got a new pair.

    Way to go on those runs! You are awesome!!

  6. Yes the fall air will be amazing. Not that I'm wishing summer away or anything. I wear a Mizuno wave creation. Supposedly it's too much shoe for me but it's the only thing I don't get crazy blisters in.
    Nice training!

  7. it does sound like you are doing great! what marathon are you doing? I run in Mizunos Waverider.