Went out this morning and ran a 5k for time and then some extra for endurance. I set a new PR beating my last PR time by 1:21 and I didn’t really feel like I was pushing it. My new 5K is 33:26. Not earthshaking although some would argue when I run the earth does shake but each month brings some incremental improvement.
And while tight and narrow is good in some areas”
As long as I’m seeing improvement then I’m doing something right. Right?
I could feel the pace obviously but running solo recreationally is not the same as running as a pack in a pay to play race. So I believe I could shave another full minute off that to be honest in a race situation and with some proper preparation. I run a calorie deficit 99 days out of a 100 and on top of that a low carb intake so my energy stores at any given time are not what yours probably are.
But all my planned 5k’s till about November I’m running with slower runners so it’ll be awhile before I can set an ‘official’ PR for a 5k. So I’ll have to deal with GPS based or lap based on a measured track PR’s.
Tomorrow I have a 2 hour ish training run and then a trail run of 4K right afterwards. The trail run is a organized race. I’d thought about doing the 8K trail run but was talked out of it. The talk made sense, the 8K is two laps of the 4K so why bother? The purpose of the run is to get a taste of trail running, not see the same scenery twice.
This was a last minute race, I’d chalked it off since the race description didn’t mention a T-Shirt much less a medal but yesterday they posted a picture of the medal on facebook which while I’m not on facebook one of my running friends is so he sent it over.
I’m going to be running in Leadville V3’s tomorrow on the trail. As a card carring member of the bigfoot club I have very few options in shoes. The Leadvilles are one of the few options that come specifically in a 13 4E. And thus I have some.
I bought some Vazee Summits online since they were so cheap on the hope they’d work but they were impossibly narrow. And while tight and narrow is good in some areas, in shoes it’s just not a great thing for me.
The Leadvilles are nice and light but the heel cup feels shallow to me compared to the Nimbus 18 and 19’s.
I’ve already put a pair of Engo blister resist heel patches in them. I’m going to be putting them in all my shoes actually. I believe for me they just make sense to increase the life of my shoes and decrease the risk of blisters.
Another thing I’m trying is Leuko cloth tape. This stuff is far superior to the standard cloth athletic tape. It sticks like… glue? It’s slicker than athletic tape so there’s less friction which equals less skin movement.
If you weren’t aware blisters aren’t caused by friction per se, it’s caused by forces being applied to the skin that creates shearing action which causes the layers to break apart. The skin layers separating is obviously not a great thing and as with any violent action to the human body, bodily fluids are released and thus you have those watery liquid filled puffy blisters.
And running with blisters sucks as anyone who’s had them knows.