RunningBlog: Week 35

Week 35
And up and down week. My new shoes (Asics Gel Kayano 16s) arrived on Friday so I immediately started wearing them around the house to break them in. On Sunday I decided to risk wearing them on my long run. They’re just so comfortable! The Snook joined me for a 5:1 run/walk to Centennial Park. We did about 6km and then switched to a 3:1 ratio for the trip home. I did a bit extra to make up the distance I needed. I felt pretty good on that run; my back didn’t hurt and my foot felt okay. Tuesday, however, was disastrous. I felt slow; I was thirsty; and every muscle was sore. It was such a slog. Then today I bounced back again. My legs are still sore, but my pace dropped by 30s/km. My hips are so tight though, I think I might try to arrange a massage this weekend.

Total this week: 25.5km (15.9mi)
Total in 2010: 654.32km (408.95mi)

To reach my goal of running 1000km in 2010, I should be at 673km right now. So I’m about 20km behind pace. I’m slowly clawing back ground though!


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  1. They are some cute boots. So girlie.

  2. Hi Kris,

    I found your podcast on iTunes a couple of months back and have been working my way thru the eps – just finished the latest one today, in fact.

    I was about to describe myself as a new runner but actually, I’ve been doing it since March, making it 6 months now! I have a running buddy and we began by following Robert Ullery’s podcasts for the Couch to 5k program. Great success; we did our first 5km fun run in July. I’m not fast – 40mins – but I’m definitely hooked on running.

    So, my question to you: any recommendations on programs to help improve speed? I really need structure in my running and want to work up to running 5k in 35mins, as my next goal. After that… Well, we’ll see. I’m happy at the “back of the pack” but do want to see some improvement or I’ll lose motivation.

    So this isn’t just a help request from one person, maybe there’s a podcast topic in there somewhere? A quick review of different programs – and where to find them – for different running goals.

    Either way, thanks for the podcasts and hope those spunky new shoes treat you well.


  3. what happened with the Newtons?

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