Goal - 1 mile warmup, 2 x 800 at 4:00-4:10 with 3 min recoveries, 1 mile cooldown
Here is what I did:
1.01 mile WU - 10:04 - 10.0min/mile avg pace
1st 800 - .51 miles - 3:47 - avg pace - 7:29min/mile
2nd 800 -.51 miles - 3:52 - avg pace - 7:37 min/mile
1 mile CD - 1.01 miles - 9:20 -avg pace - 9:16 min/mile
Still a bit too fast according to goal! But, hey, better faster, than slower, we are talking "speedwork" here.
Now on to footwear frustrations........I tried the Nike Air Pegasus +26's on an easy 3 miler. (The shoes are made for a neutral runner ( like me) and were very comfortable and cushiony). It ended up to be a not so easy 2.5 miler because my legs were not responding well to the shoes?? Does anyone else have this problem? 2 days earlier I wore my old shoes and completed 6.5 miles, no problem. Monday, in the new shoes, I could not finish 3 miles. My hamstrings and glutueus MAXimus were feeling tight and aching like crazy about 1.5 miles in.
I am having different problems with each and every shoe that I buy ( and then return).
1) The Adidas Supernova Glides ( which I still have) still leave my left lateral quad a bit sore, it seems to be getting better though.
2) I tried Adidas Bostons and they were just too big for my narrow heel.
3) 4) I have tried 2 different Asics that just left my legs feeling very tired about 1.5 miles in to my runs, almost as if I was carrying bricks on my feet.
5) I just took back a pair of Mizuno Waverider 12's, which I absolutely loved BUT I need a size 8 3/4......yes, I know they don't make that, but that's what I need.
6) So I thought I'd try this Nike, nope...... Now what???
Yes, people, that is 6 pairs, I know, I'm counting too!
Can you see why I am so frustrated?? Do I just deal with the leg pain for a few weeks and then it will evetually get better???
The worst part is that when I was packing the Nike Air's back up to take them back to the store (i'm getting very good at this), this is the conversation I had with my hubby ( He wasn't so much "rockin" at this moment)
Me: I hate these shoes, I couldn't even finish 3 miles and my legs were killing me, I am so frustrated!!"
Hubby: (Laughing) "Honey, do you really think you are going to be able to run and not have your legs hurt, ever? You have returned a ton of shoes, maybe your legs just hurt from running and not from the shoes!" ( he is being so logical, right?)
Me: But why can I wear my old shoes and run 6.5 miles with no leg pain at all, and then I put on new shoes, and I can't even finish 3 miles and my legs are killing me, it makes no sense, it has to be the shoes!!!"
Hubby: ( laughing still) I don't know......(thinking).....but haven't you tried a ton of shoes, you are going to have to decide on something..........By the way, You have a cute button on your blog now, it says Grab My "Butt"on" ( like that's supposed to make me feel better.....)
Me: Thanks, honey, you're so sweet....Ooh, I am sooooo excited about my "Butt"on, I know you are trying to distract me from the shoe issue though..... ( it totally worked).......
Please, Please, if you are out there, and you are a shoe expert, or have any idea what is going on, PLEASE help me!! If you think I am crazy, just tell me so, If I am supposed to hurt and ache in different shoes, tell me.......I can take it people, I just want to find some shoes and run happy....................HELP!!!!!!
2 things that helped my frustrations over the weekend: I won a giveaway over HERE and have some fabulous healthy food and coupons headed my way and I tried some fabulous Experia Thorlos socks......full review to come!!!!