This week was good. Tuesday we started our hill runs at Green Lake, and while I didn’t get where I wanted to I felt pretty good about the workout overall. Wednesday and Thursday were wonderful days, although Thursday I went to Alki and fought a massive headwind for most of my 50 minutes. Bonus: Ran it 9:50/mi even including the warmup time and headwind. You could say that I was going into Saturday feeling quite good.
Saturday did start out good. I found myself pushing my stride and my speed on the outbound leg and in fact made it all the way out to Alki from Linconln Park, about 5.1 miles. The turnaround was a bit more frustrating though. I can’t tell if it is my stride that changes and causes my foot to slide a bit in my shoe, or the fact that my feet are finally sweaty enough to move around in my shoe but dammit: My feet started to wiggle and I developed two blisters on my feet. Let’s just say that getting back out of the hills of Lincoln Park was arduous.
We visited our awesome West Seattle Runner store for a consult and some ideas–thicker socks are what I’m going to try this week. I’d hate to have to shift shoes again, but we’ll see how it goes. I was feeling sore enough today that I didn’t do the recovery run, but we’ll definitely do some sort of rapid walking tomorrow in prep for Tuesday’s hill session again. In the meantime, I have another post about nutrition I’m prepping and trying to find my caffeine count and exactly what I should be having on a run.
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