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!