Mile and a half warm up, 4x1000m repeats with about 400m of rest in between, ending with a mile and half cool down.
The beginning of the run felt great, after the second repeat I started to feel a bit warm. My heels felt good, besides a little incline in the first half mile. I hit 1,000 miles for the year with this run.
On my run I thought it’d be nice to do a running streak. Maybe starting now, maybe during the New Year.
I’m also thinking of switching over to WordPress and having a “real” blog, but publishing it here too. Thoughts?
Are spikes required or can you wear whatever shoes you want?
I would say 75% of the girls at meets wear spikes, the rest wear flats or their trainers. I am the only one on our team who wears a flat routinely rather than spikes.
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Sorry for the delay. I uploaded Saturday, but was doing school, last night I was at Matt’s getting pumpkins, watching Walking Dead and doing school!
The race was just outside Frederick, MD where I grew up. We passed Fort Detrick, which reminded me that Ebola and all the world’s infectious diseases have been stored there for decades, with the dude stealing Anthrax being the only major incident occurring there. I’m sure there are teams working on Ebola there now everyday and there have been no accidents.
The race was pretty simple. 1 big loop, and then a shorter second loop. Hardly any inclines.
I decided it’d be better to run with my spikes, rather than my flats just because the course was grassier, a tiny bit muddy, and there were no bits of pavement I could run on rather than the grass where I usually pass more girls.
About half a mile into the race I remembered why I disliked wearing my spikes.
It felt super hot and I knew there’d be blisters. About a mile and a half in, I slowed down, and crushed the heel of my spikes. This worked for about a half mile or less, when I took them off and ran bare foot for the last 2 miles. Made eye contact with my coach and handed her off my spikes!
I feel like I did really well with no shoes. Its not something I’d make a practice of, but the grass and dirt felt cool and very good. I passed a few more girls!
I ended up 30th out of 95 some girls. I got a ribbon. My time was 27:32. I definitely could have been 27 or a little lower if I had worn different shoes, or had on Body Glide.
Wearing shoes hurts a little bit and I wasn’t able to run today because the blisters hurt. Aiming for tomorrow to run again.
Our next meet is this Saturday! If we do well we get to go to Texas for the National meet.
Nope. I was originally supposed to run the marathon, but I chose to defer because I hurt my hip. I am cheering on the ladies that I coach that are running it though.
Its a fun race though, enjoy it!