Saturday, August 25, 2012

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it has been a while....

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Sunday, May 6, 2012


my goal was btw 2 hours and 2 hours and 5 minutes, i did 2 hours and 3 minutes.

feet were bad by about mile 7. like walking on broken glass. it sucked. i need to figure this out. b/c i have to do another half to break that 2 hour mark.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

narrow feet

I have had the foot problems. Last night while at a roadrunner's night out for a local tri group, i was of course venting about my feet problems. I am obsessed i told you. Anyways, one of the shoefitting guys said maybe you need a narrow shoe ? I said hum, never thought of that....does the brooks ravenna come in narrow. NO, but the adrenaline does. He ran off he couldn't find brooks but he found an asics in narrow and i tried them on, i did not have my orthodics, but i could feel the difference - no shifty in my feet/toes ? Could this be the problem ? As I discussed this, many of my running/tri friends were commenting on how tiny my feet where, not small b/c i am an 8 1/2, they meant narrow !!!! I ordered the adrenaline in narrow and can't wait to try them out. Unfortunatly I will not be running the half in them. Instead I will be running the half in my new brooks ravennas with I am thinking socks from the sock guy, lots of glide, and possibly a gel toe cap. I have a black toe nail and it hurts and rubs on my sneaker. but the problem is i really can't test the gel cap out, cept for my 30 min tempo run tomorrow. and i know the rule nothing new on half marathon day.

any one have narrow feet and use narrow sneaks ? anyone get the black toe nails ? use a gel cap ?

Friday, April 27, 2012 works

so i have mentioned (i think) that i believe this is my first half marathon training where i really followed a plan. a plan that did not just have miles and long runs. i did tempos, speed, pace runs, and long runs.

I did a 3 mile pace run today where i beat my pace from a 5k last year. I recall last year, feeling like i was dying and could not go anymore....yet on this pace run I felt controlled. I was shocked.

I hope all goes well at the half, but I am happy now at how i have learned so much.

i really want to add strength into my workouts - after the half, i need to get it in. i also will get on the bike and joined masters swim. this is why the laundry is not done, the house is a mess and we eat out a lot. yikes....

Thursday, April 26, 2012


This half marathon training has been good. I have been on. I may have missed a run or 2 when sick. However, I don't believe I have missed many, I was supposed to do 5 miles on tuesday, convinced myself to move it to thursday - wed i did speed work. today I just didn't get around to it, and it was me being lazy, i had plenty of opportunities to do it. instead of sitting here beating myself up i am going to take it as what it is. a day missed. not the end of the world. Tomorrow i have a 3 mile pace run. I will go out there and do my best.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

the great callus debate

went to doc today,  she gave me pads to help relieve some of the pounding on the balls of my feet. she said i am swollen, she is hopeful that i can get through the half, and if i want a shot of cortizone before to help i can have it ??

basically i have blisters UNDER calluses ??? so i researched calluses and it seems that some folks say shave them off, and others say they are needed ?? what to do what to do ??

help a lady out - what do you do for your calluses on your feet ?

Monday, April 16, 2012

cracked orthotics

so i checked my orthotics and they are cracked ?? hummmm this may be the burning feet problem ???