Saturday, October 15, 2016
45 Mile Week with New Running Belt
Do you wear a running belt? I bought the Foot Forward Running Belt for $17 because my old running belt has a small hole in it and I was tired of placing my phone in a baggy to protect it from sweat. After wearing my new belt for a week, here's what I think about it.
What I Like About My Running Belt
Two Pockets: gels in one pocket and my phone in another
Sweatproof pockets: Good-bye, plastic baggies!
Comfortable on my waist
How I'd Improve It
I bought it to use as a hip belt, but when I wear it on my hips, it rides up to my waist.
A headphone port would be a plus.
13 Mile Progression Run
Yesterday's 13 mile run was a fun progression run. I started out easy, not worrying about my pace. After three miles, I tried to pick up the speed and I was able to do it. After that, I tried to increase my pace by 15 seconds every 3 miles. Although the splits weren't 15 seconds faster on-the-dot, I was able to speed up over the run and that made me a happy runner.
I only know my split times every half mile because I only use the Strava app so I run often by feel. My first mile was at a 11:37/mi. pace and the last 3 miles: 10:12, 10:05 and 9:25/mi. pace. It took 2 hours 22 minutes.
This Week's Exercises
I ran 45 miles this week after running 65 miles last week.
Monday: 10 mile run with hill repeats until the sandy hill started irritating my foot, then sprints (some with my husband, which was fun), strength training: arms
Tuesday: 6 mile run, no foot troubles today
Wednesday: 9 mile run, strength training: arms
Friday: 13 mile progression run on Glukos drink, Upper Body WO Video
Saturday: 7 mile run
Before each run: ABC Core WO Video
Total Running Miles: 45 miles