Tuesday, August 10, 2010

new shoes & a race.

last week i retired my white/purple nike pegasus' with 430 miles on them.
i loved them, so comfortable.
the perfect fit.
i needed to get another pair of shoes,
so i could have two pairs to rotate.
i've been eyeing up the new pegasus 27's
and tried them on at sports authority
and they felt great.
so i ordered them online.
roadrunnersports.com was having a killer sale
and i got free shipping!
well, my new shoes showed up on my doorstep last night.
i tore open the box and just smelled them.
i couldn't wait to take them for a spin.
so i got up this morning and laced up for my 8 miler.
they felt OSOM. so cushiony! (is that a word)
i leave the house about 5:25
and its pitch dark...
no problem...there's some light from the streetlights
until this one spot...and of course they're doing road construction
so i'm cruising on the sidewalk for a while,
and then i see they have the sidewalk torn apart
so i need to hop back on the street
and of course, i step right into a giant mud puddle.
my new shoes were not very happy with me.
i had only run about .3 of a mile and this happens.
ohh well. they're broken in now.
but the important thing is...they felt great the whole run.
8.03mi in 1:18:30 w/5x100m strides
avg HR 153
avg pace 9:46
and i mailed in my registration form
in september.
really excited about this race.
its small and hopefully i will be able to run a PR.
plus some awesome friends are running it too :)
this week is a cutback week
so here is what's on my schedule:
wed: 5 recovery miles
thurs: 8 mi easy
fri: rest/cross-train
sat: 4 recovery miles
sun: 12 mi
next week is my first 50 mile week! eeek!

1 comment:

Chris and Lisa said...

oh the poor new shoes!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Well...at least you don't have to worry about getting them dirty now!!! Happy Running!