Move It Monday & A New Shoe Release
This past weekend was my first big mileage weekend. 15 miles on Saturday and 8 miles on Sunday. Challenging? Yes. Impossible? No way!
The plan says do it, so I did it. Smiling the entire way. Of course I have some tired legs. But I've been treating them to some time propped up and wearing some of my favorite compression gear. More on that later.
As I've said before, 1 day a week is dedicated to cycling. I think this is going to be a leg saver. Still a fantastic cardio workout and using some different leg muscles. So far, I am really liking this addition to my training.
My last week in workouts:
Sunday: 12 miles. + plyos
Monday: 19 miles on bike.
Tuesday: 5 miles.
Thursday: 5k at Bond Brook (plus a short w/u and c/d) = 4 total.
Saturday: 15 miles.
Sunday: 8 miles.
82 more days until Maine Marathon. I should probably register. Don't you think?
I am really lucky to have the Kennebec River Rail Trail to run on. I have to share my favorite part of the rail trail. It's just as the trail turns into a little wooded area and it's a little windy. I remember the first time I got that far (2 miles in) and thinking how awesome it was that I got that far and how pretty it was!
I've been loving wearing a nice and cushy trainer for my long runs, but I realized on Saturday that my favorites are toast. They must be retired immediately.
So now I'm eyeing up my next long run trainer. I crave cushion and love light weight. So when I caught wind of the new Nike LunarGlide 6, my ears perked up a bit.
Plus, Shalane is wearing them for her training and long runs, so they must be pretty awesome. So, of course, I'd like to try them out!
Sometimes I like a little support in my running shoes. I have to keep that arch happy!!! And now with a lighter lunarlon, support doesn't have to mean big and clonky. It now means light and cushy. I've got to admit, the colors are rather fun as well!
How is your training going??? Are you interested in trying out the Nike LunarGlide 6? I am!!