I think this past weekend proved how insane it's going to be training during the holidays. I had to postpone my long run until Monday. Thank goodness my workload from the full-time is very light this week.
Back to the run. I aimed for somewhere between 7-9 miles (a combination of the Runner's World rookie plan and the Hal Higdon Intermediate 1), and ended up doing a little over 7. I forgot my second Gu and sorta faded a bit at the end. But on the good side, it was still a good run. My legs felt good, and the new Adidas were wonderful. So much better than the Nike, which made my left foot hurt. I caught a tiny blister for not using Body Glide, but it wasn't anything major. The only thing is that my right hamstring is still nagging me. It's not really hurting, just a constant twinge during the middle of the run to let me know I need to be aware.
From home I headed down to the boardwalks of Coney Island, and double backed when I reached the end of Brighton Beach. It was a beautiful afternoon to be outdoors, sunny enough for me to think about getting a pair of sunglasses. (Suggestions, anyone?) On the way back I practiced longer strides and did a combination of slow-then-fast runs back home to see if I can work on those fast-twitch muscle fibers. (Of course, my version of fast is probably everyone's version of a jog! hahaha!) In all, it was a good run. My knees feel great after warming them up, and my ankles are feeling stronger just from having better sneakers. Today is supposed to be a 4 miler, but I'm switching off to cross train since I'm supposed to meet Grace tomorrow for an after work 6 miler.