Thursday, October 23, 2014

Run Journal - #48-49

#48 Details: 3 x 1200m/4min
Shoes: Hoka Huaka

This was a weird run. As usual, Tuesday is speed work, but instead of short repeated bits of speed mixed with rest, this was a very small number of 3/4 mile speed sections mixed with long recovery runs. It was a huge challenge to keep my speed up for that long of a distance, but ultimately, I was pleased with the result. I was able to keep about a 7:10 pace for all three intervals.

The Hoka's were, again, kind to my achilles. Theses shoes have finally found a place in my rotation as I've really come to appreciate their feel during this injury recovery.

#49 Details: 30 tempo
Shoes: Hoka Huaka

I intended to run in the Kinvara's today in preparation for Sunday's half marathon, but they were still wet from the previous day's stint in the dishwasher, so the Hoka's got the call again. I didn't get my run in until much later than usual, but it was still wonderfully cool outside and I was able to push my pace to it's best ever for a run over a of more than two miles: 8:09 min/mile! That's marathon pace for some people but for me, it's super, super fast.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE the cool weather! :)

The Kinvara's should be dry tomorrow. I may take them out for a quick mile or two just to make sure the washing had no ill effects. It would suck to find something wrong on race day, but they should be fine.

One note; I've had a little soreness on the outside of my right ankle the last few days. This is something I've encountered before, but it's a bit worse this time. I'm icing the ankle for my achilles so hopefully that will also help this other bit of discomfort. It's nowhere near bad enough to impact Sunday's run, but it has made some of the yoga I've been doing a little uncomfortable.