Since you asked, here’s the end result…
I love those shoes. They are one of my favorite pairs. They are absolutely inappropriate for a half mile+ each way walk over brick sidewalks. I’ve never been so happy to put back on my fleece lined flat boots to wear over to the fraternity to hang out after the party. But I rocked the look at the dinner!
Yesterday’s run should have been awful.
- My toes hurt – even comfy heels hurt with too much walking
- My calves were cramping from wearing high heels – I guess they are used to minimalist shoes LOL
- I was exhausted – I actually got to see 1:59 twice on my cell phone on Saturday night
- I was a bit dehydrated – I didn’t actually drink a lot on Saturday, but unfortunately, that included not drinking a lot of water either.
Surprisingly, I had one of those runs where you don’t want to stop! I started out thinking I’d hit at least 2 miles and call it good, but I just felt so awesome running that I kept going until I hit 4.5 . I probably would have gone farther but it was getting dark.
So, 22.6 miles for the week, which means my goal for this week is about 24.5. (Instead of an actual plan, each week I am increasing my miles by 5-10% and working out the actual breakdown based on incremental changes to each run. So far that’s working.)
This week, I’ll run an 8 mile long run, a 5, a 4.5, and two runs of about 3.5. Slow and steady progress is the name of my game. ;o)