Run Happy


Yesterday was my last big mileage day before the Big Sur marathon in two weeks. The weather was very nice. The average temperature was 55F/13C and sunny. That 17 mile run (9:11/mi ave pace) was easier than Monday and Wednesday's 12 mile runs. What a difference 15 degrees makes!

After running 9 miles yesterday, I noticed that I was hardly sweating and that my legs felt fresh. After running 11 miles, I sped up for four miles and it wasn't as hard as usual to do. I cooled down with two miles towards home and I felt like I could have run farther. I wish every long run could be like that! After the run, I made myself some cocoa and a snack.


Today I ran 6 miles with my dog. Those shoes in the photo are the second pair of Asics 1140's I bought for $60 at Sports Authority on Post Oak Blvd. Great price! I can't wear no-show socks with them, though, or my ankles get rubbed raw on long runs from the shoe tongue. I've worn 1140's since January. I haven't had any problems that kept me from running this time around, so I think they're great!

Happy running!

Comments

  1. LOVE the photo of the 6 feet - they all look happy! Asics make my feet happy, too. Nice job on your final long run - I just KNOW you are going to run great at Big Sur - I just feel it in my bones! Have a great rest of your weekend!
    Kathleen

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  2. How wonderful to have found a pair of shoes that work well! Way to have a great last long run before Big Sur.

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  3. Nice PAWS! The snack look yummy too.
    So glad you had a great run. It's amazing what cool weather does for me too. Hoping it's nice and cool @ Big Sur and in Boston.

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  4. That snack looks delicious! I never think to use honey....I'll have to give it a try!

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  5. Great picture. You sound ready for Big Sur! You wiill do great!

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  6. Hi Tina,
    Girl, I want one of your fantastic runs where my legs feel fresh and I run faster than usual:) Nice work...you are going to rock Big Sur! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  7. Great job on the long run! good luck!

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  8. Sounds like some great runs. Amazing how temp. can change a running day. Glad it went so well. You are going to rock it at your MARATHON!

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  9. LOVED your feet picture, glad to see your puppy is still barefoot running! I had to do a double-take when I looked at the picture, I thought they were little baby feet. Ok, so I'm kind of sleepy this morning!

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  10. I always bang my right ankle up by hitting it with my left foot...so I tend to wear higher socks, too. But now that it's getting tan season, I tend to get the shorter socks so I don't look over the top dorky, just normal dorky. Ha Nice job on the last long run....gotta feel so good I'm sure!! I'm getting so excited for you!!!

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog. That is great that you are on your way to your 7th marathon. I've only done one and I haven't felt too excited about working towards another one quite yet! Although I feel very inspired by all of you running bloggers out there!

    I like the idea of $60 running shoes! You do all your running in these? I always wait too long to buy another pair because I hate paying so much money! :)

    Judi :)

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  12. Judi, that's great that you've finished a marathon! They take a lot of time and they're not easy to do so I understand how you feel!

    I only ran in Asics 1140's since the January marathon. I rotate a few pairs of shoes at a time, but that's the only type I've been wearing.

    Sometimes I buy shoes from runningwarehouse.com (free 2-day shipping) where you can find some deals.

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  13. Does the dog agree with the scheduled running program? Never change a pair of shoes that work very well. Big Sur, my impossible dream, I know that it is a marathon with wonderful landscapes.

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  14. Sure, my dog loves to run! Hills don't even slow her down!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by to give me congrats! Best of luck at Big Sur!

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  16. You are going to have a great time at Big Sur and it looks you are so ready.
    Good luck with the taper.

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  17. Ilove the picture of the puppy dog feet and yours! I'm impressed with your mileage! You are set for an awesome marathon, it will be fun to hear all about it. Enjoy the taper! I love Asics too, run in the 2100 seried though, (2150's now I think?) Happy running and I also think the snack looks yummo! (by the way...)

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  18. Hurray for fresh legs! When I ran my marathon they didn't feel fresh during the taper at all. Yet, I did really well.

    My ankles get raw too depending on the socks I wear. My latest thing is kicking my right ankle and getting a bruise. Dang, that hurts!

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