What a great feeling of accomplishment. I looked back and saw my 5.5 mile coach finish and we walked the cool down together. They provided water and pizza at the finish so we sat down, stretched, and just chatted for a bit. It was a really cool run through the campus of UW-Madison. The worst part for me was Observatory drive where it is a wicked hill climb of 89 feet in .25 miles. However it was also the best part because as you rise over the crest of the 1/2 way point you get an amazing view of Lake Mendota. So that was my race, I'm looking for the next one to come about. I think I am going to sign up for the Madison Mini Marathon (a 1/2 marathon) that is in August. It might be super hot but I wanna do it, its a perfect setup as its 12 weeks out. That is a normal allotted time to train for said event. Anyone else have any running plans this year?
I went to pickup my race packet at the Monona Terrace, little did I know there was a running expo going on. I browsed around a bit, and noticed Endurance House (my favorite triathlon/running store) had a big tent setup. I noted they had 35% off there shoes (which were all last year models). I tried on a couple of pairs, but what really stuck out were these Newton mv2s.
I ran a bit faster and there is more spring in my step. I am planning an changing over completely to these shoes but not just yet. I did some research and you are actually not supposed to just switch, but more use both shoes until your muscles can adjust. Here is Newton's transition video:
So that is where I'm at with running.
On a last note, I found this quote and wanted to share:
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam