Mizuno precision Japanese Flower. Yup have been wearing last summer's shoe. Haven't found the right shoe. The WRONG shoe however I have found--- Altras (sorry my PF can't take it), mizuno precision orange (they mess with my left arch, seems factory problem, like an extra pad is added to the left shoe, noticed this when I first got them. Should have returned them. ) Brooks Pureflow-- left foot pronates a lot in them!! This is the shoe that really put my left foot over the edge. My poor left foot is is a whole half size smaller than my right and always has to "swim" in shoes, hence why the arch in shoes is always bugging. It falls in a different place than my right. Okay enough already let's get to the good stuff.
DAY 1 of ST. Georger Marathon Training. Mainly my goal is to finish (laugh here). Seriously, second goal is to finish without much pain. Since I have been injured (and still am, laugh more, I can't take NO running anymore. It is causing me to sink in to an abyss that I don't like to be reminded is there), I have a plan to take it easy on increasing mileage. I mapped it out. Only 5 miles a day with a long run of 8 miles this week. I will also swim three miles and bike 40- 50.
Today I got up and ignored the pulsating numbness tingling in my left ankle and the the PF residual pain. Just can't give into it. Wore my mizunos. They feel cushy and sweet on my feet although I have over 600 miles on them. Now I was a little worried the prednisone wouldn't be quite out of my system and I would have that rebound painful feeling going from my hips to my knees. I really was hopeful that I could run through it if it did happen. IT didn't happen. My legs felt ridiculously light like they have absolutely NO muscle. Just skin and bone. First mile uphill 8:34. Felt real easy so I just kept it easy running UP to Kim's house and around the neighborhoods of my stake. Felt really strong and light (stopped at a porta potty on 1800 north, conveniently placed in a moment of dire need. Who knew it would be so light out at 550am??? ) the rest of my splits look tempo like but I promise you they were easy--- 7:55, 7:40, 7:27, and 7:09. AP 7:45 for 5 miles. Walked two minutes then jogged the last .12 miles to my house. Woke Courtney up for swim team. SWAM a MILE in 34 minutes (36 minutes including the two stops to work out the lane schedule and take my usual every 12 laps break). Shared the lane with two guys. One guy let me go first in the circle of swimmers. He started gaining on me after giving me a 1/2 lap lead. I was thankful to see that he had flippers on but I made it a goal in the last 1/3 of my mile (12 laps when he was with me in the pool) to NOT let him pass me. He didn't get a chance. He started telling me how (after I finished my mile) he had to wear the fins for the navy and that the elevation was kicking his butt. Mainly his excuse for not passing me but hey I have only swam a mile four times in the last 2 weeks-- the last time was four years ago. I am just too competitive. I honestly should do a triathlon like I said I would. The Jordanelle is still an idea. I am just NOT going to ride on a road bike. To me it is NOT a good enough work out. I need to feel my legs working!! I am just a nervous henny is the real reason I don't ride a road bike. I like my body unbroken please, for the most part that is. Day 1 of training... looking good so far. Here is a song my daughter put on my iPod that I inserted running words-- da da da da daaaaa.... you think your faster than me, you got your sunglasses and your nike frees....and you run by like you think your faster than me....you got your PRs.....yahta yahta yahta. : DDDDDD hope you are smiling on that one.