As you can see, my run yesterday went really well. It was a bit different then most of my runs, and here is why…
First, I was messing around with my pebble watch and my iSmoothRun app. The app allows you to set any info on your screen for your run. It also allows you to set laps, so as you can see above, I pressed the lap button after the first 1.36 miles and my app showed me the laps after I finished. Honestly my watch messed up and stopped showing me my time. I hit a button by accident and couldn’t get it back. I was annoyed, but in a way it helped. I just ran to feel and ignored my watch. As you can see my last two miles were under an 8:00 mile and that includes several steep up hill runs. So I was very pleased when I finished.
On to another reason my run was different. This one was not good and reminded me of my marathon training. I had just gotten started running in my new old shoes (the ones I found after I cussed the hotel for stealing them). Then the bone on my left foot that goes to my big toe started hurting. This happened on my last longish run with @BigBigGeek a week before my marathon. So annoying. I couldn’t tell if I tied my shoe too tight or what was causing the pain. So I stopped several times to loosen my shoe. Finally I just kept running and tried not to overdue it. I kept wondering if I should stop or keep going. I kept going.
Ultimately it didn’t hurt my pace and as soon as I got home and took off my shoes my foot was fine. It was very strange as I couldn’t have loosened it any more then I did.
Oh well. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen again this afternoon.
All in all things are going really well. My legs are getting stronger then they have ever been. Running sometimes feels like I am just riding the run, if that makes sense. It is like I am sitting on these “bionic” legs that are moving me forward. It is all pretty cool and exciting.
Feet, don’t fail me now…
You are really starting to click on all cylinders there! Chances are your shoes (or maybe even your sock) was causing the pain. Maybe try running in a different pair today and see if there’s any difference.
I’ll do that. I was running in shoes I haven’t run in for several weeks. Unfortunately my only other shoes are a bit worn out! Also I was using new socks. Maybe I’ll run barefoot. 🙂
Great splits, and I really enjoy reading about your runs.
Thank you! That means a lot! 🙂