As of this week I have logged over 1,000 miles since I have taken up running. That is approximately the distance from Philadelphia, PA to Iowa City, IA or from Paris, France to Warsaw, Poland. Of course the latter sounds more adventurous, thus the title of the post. In my mind, it is a great milestone. The next milestone is at 2,500 Km.
This also marks almost the end of week six of marathon training. I should still find a marathon to sign up for. If I don’t find one, I need to map an uninterrupted route around my area. I can only imagine running around the area with a road map and hoping not to make a wrong turn.
I have completed two runs, both six miles, since the hydration problem on Sunday. I have also started drinking a glass of water with a Nuun tab before each run. A reader and friend of mine turned me on to them. It makes for a fizzy pre-run beverage. I have also picked up a new hydration belt, Amphipod RunLite Airstretch 2+. I will write up a review on it later. Suffice it to say, it was a necessary addition.
Due to work, I have not been able to stick to my running schedule this week. Of the three runs planned, I kept two. Of those two, only one was on the scheduled day. As long as this does not become a habit, it won’t be a problem. Why does life get in the way of life?
During these runs I have noticed the pace has slowed. Both runs have been riddled with shin splints. I have not had shin splints since my early days of running. What could be the cause? After thinking about it, I think it might be the shoes, which are starting to wear out. What do you guys think?
It has been about 400 miles since my last pair. It is about time. Well off to another run, and maybe my final run with these shoes.
What shoes do you run with, and any suggestions?
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- Nuun Active Hydration Tablets (gearflogger.typepad.com)