As my shoe obsession (and therefore collection) has grown
out of control, I’ve decided that I need to start documenting how my shoe (and other wardrobe) choices for each run go. Especially since I’m now training for a 50-mile race and will be adding more longer runs to my schedule. I can wear just about anything for my shorter weekday runs, but it seems that when I have issues, they usually start at/around 10k.
Today was supposed to be a 12-mile long run, but I knew by 10k (6.2 miles) I wasn’t going to make it. The run itself was good. I was testing out run/walk intervals on the treadmill. I alternated each mile doing 2:30/:30 and 1:30/:30. Doing 2:30/:30 my overall mile pace was around 9:30, and with 1:30/:30 it was 10:30. Tomorrow I’m going to try 1:00/:30 and 2:00/:30.
I wore my new Newton Gravity III with Injini socks. Not sure if it was the socks (not thick enough maybe?) or the shoes, but the outside of my left foot big toe started hurting around 5 miles. I should have stopped and changed shoes then, but I didn’t. At the 10k point, I changed into Brooks Launch 2, but it was too late. I barely made it to 7 miles. Here’s why:
Ugh. Blood blister. When I stopped running it was immediately better. I did a .75-mile cool down walk with no issues, and then changed into my old trusty PF2s (Brooks PureFlow 2) and took Lucy for a 1.3 mile walk, again with no issues. Oh, and speaking of issues, I had NO tummy issues today!! :)
As for the rest of my “wardrobe” all was good. I wore the Skirtsports Lioness skirt, VS Knockout sports bra (highly recommend!!!), and a basic tank top.
Today’s food log:
- (Pre-run:) 3 cups coffee and a Flintstones multi vitamin
- (Post-run:) Broccoli and Brown Rice casserole
- Mashed potatoes and garlic spinach, Red Hot Blues, and Tahini-lime sauce.
- 40oz water
7 thoughts on “7 Miles – Newton Gravity III”
Yikes, that blister looks nasty! Good luck with the run tomorrow!
Thanks! I’ll wear thicker socks and a band-aid :)
Ouch!! Do make sure you pad that toe.
I will! I still have some of those band-aid thingies that you had recommended before :)
I often wonder what I would suffer from if I ran more than a half — something, I’m sure!
Here are to more blister free runs!
Not necessarily, as long as you take it easy – which is something I’m still having a hard time doing :/ Thanks!
Yeah, right, I almost always take it easy. Which is why I’m not doing a full, unlike you, I don’t want to run for hours & hours!
Not to mention I’m sure my IT wouldn’t like a full . . . it barely survives halfs sometimes!