Saturday, October 18, 2014

Run Journal - #44-46

#44 Details: 20 easy
Shoes: Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit

Not much to say. Simple short run.

#45 Details: 40 tempo
Shoes: Hoka Huaka

Ran in the Hokas today as they, for some reason, seem to give my achilles the least trouble. It was a good run at at 8:41 pace which is great for me for it being 40 minutes.

#46 Details: 11 mile long run
Shoes: Saucony Kinvara

I crushed my previous best long run times today by over 20 sec/mile. The cool weather was certainly the main reason with my achilles that was almost perfect playing a role as well.

Next week is the actual half marathon. If the weather holds up, that should be an fun event and if my achilles holds up, I should be able to recommit to the full marathon.

After the run today I tried something new: acro yoga. I had no idea what I was getting into, but it turned out to be a ton of fun. Basically one person provides a base and the other person is called the flyer. The two people work together to lift and move flyer into various acrobatic positions. That's a massively oversimplified explanation, but it's the best I can do here. The bottom line is that it was great fun and tested both my strength and balance and I'm looking forward to doing it again.

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