Yesterday’s double header was fan-freakin’-tastic! Well, aside from the 4:45am wake up call. I had an 8 mile tempo run scheduled for mid-week, but with my commute I don’t have the time for that… nor do I have the patience to do 8 miles indoors all at once. I broke the tempo up into 4 miles in the morning and 4 miles at night. I also chose to do these on the elliptical since my ankle was nagging me a bit.
Tempo Part 1 (5:00 am)
Distance: 4 miles
Tempo Part 2 (6:00 pm)
Distance: 4 miles
What the frickety frick? I’ve never moved that fast for that duration. I don’t move that fast when I do speed work. If only I could translate my elliptical pace into running pace, all would be right with the world.
Since I’m staying a bit late at work tonight, I decided to get a few errands done before heading in to the office. I stopped by City Sports and tried on a pair of Vibram Five Fingers (I would have snapped a photo but the salesperson stayed right next to me and that would have been awkward turtles). Aside from a few issues getting my left foot in there, I have to say… they were pretty comfortable. The spreading of my toes was a bit weird to see in the shoes, but overall I felt very firm and grounded. I tried on a pair that were like slip-ons, but the KSOs seem to be the best for outdoors (there’s mesh on top, so it’s harder for dirt or pebbles to get in the shoes). Maybe there’s a pair of these in my future? I might try to get to Marathon Sports this week to do another fitting before buying any new shoes.
One of my friends won a Tiki Party at a pub near my office! (hence why I’m staying late, I’m working until that begins). A free buffet, drink specials, and some giveaways. Sounds like a good time! I’m excited to see some people I haven’t seen in a while :)
Happy Thursday, everyone! FOCUS!