I haven’t been updating much here which is a surprise since I have not been training as I should be. Over the last two weeks my motivation has gone to zero which really sucks. I keep telling myself “I’ll get to it tomorrow” and that I can eat whatever today because tomorrow I will eat very clean and healthy. Problem is, it rarely happens. I will go out and have a great run or eat well (for me) and then follow it up with nothing.
I guess that this has been going on for longer than I realize as I look at some of my older posts. I know this will all come to fester when I cross the finish line of the marathon and think to myself, “man, if you would have trained just a little better you could have finished much faster”.
I think part of it is due to my slower times on the long runs have psychologically damaged me as I am not able to finish the runs without doing some walking (I finished the last 2 marathons with no walk breaks and ran negative splits). Also bothering me is a pain in my lower leg that is exactly where all of the issues I have had in the past started. Shin splint type pain, followed by a tight hamstring. I have been stretching and going to my core/stretch classes, but need to step it up a bit or I will be sidelined for a few months again.
Enough of the whining… I ordered a pair of Saucony ProGrid Paramount and received them on Wednesday. I have not been out to run in them yet but will run in them Sunday or Monday. I won’t wear them tomorrow as it is always a bad idea to break in new shoes on a long run. I really didn’t want to drop $165 on these shoes, so when I found a pair in my size on eBay for $79 I could not resist. The same seller has the Asics Kinsei , the $180 shoes, for the same price. But I have really liked the feel of the Grid Sinister better than the Kayano 13’s. Hopefully they will live up to the hype (doubtful).
Good news is that I didn’t need to go out in the Black Friday madness, except my daily Starbucks run.
I am looking at doing the Sedona half marathon in February, and will be up there this weekend to see the Christmas lights at Los Abrigados . Hopefully I will be renewed by some below zero running in the red rocks.
Anyway, that is it for today. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and I will blog at you soon!