Some mornings I wake up and just can't get out of bed to go running. This morning was one of them. After 15 minutes of debating on more sleep or running I caved into running. So 44 minutes after my alarm first went off I was out the door. Which means I am off and running at 5:29am.
Since I've been running in the outer edge of the streets in the "golf cart" lanes which are slanted for rain run off for drainage I've been getting some rubbing from my sneaker on the inside of my right foot around the tongue of my sneaker. As I'm running and my flat feet are pronating in already the slant of the drainage makes it worse. In order to protect my little rubbing blister that I already have I wore a different sock today that is a bit higher arond the ankle. The only thing is that these socks always leave me with blisters on my low arches. With all that in mind I was running in the street or as much as I could run in the street to avoid the slant of the road. Fortunatly I felt pretty good to the last 2 miles. As daylight approached and 7am tee times were coming I had to move more and more into the slant of the drainage.
The area around here is pretty flat with a few baby "hills" which are more like bumps in the road. On the main golf cart paths I can run up and down the tunnel access points to create more short hill runs. I may have to make that part of my training. Run to the tunnel access points and just go up and down a few times.
The first part of the run seems to be mostly downhill which is okay as I pretty much run to a point and return. Today I ran part of the detour then down the path for a bit and at 4.5 miles turned back.
The two elevation graphs above show the lack of hills on my run so that is something I will need to keep in mind for future training. As for my sneakers I'm less then 100 miles to I'm due for new sneakers. I put up a poll online for people to weigh in on which sneakers I should get on zoomerang. I'm going to leave this poll up for a few weeks and in the meantime post reviews of the various sneakers that I'm debating on. So far I'm looking at:
Mizuno Wave Inspire 6
Asics Gel Foundation 9
Brooks Addiction 9
Nike Zoom Nucleus MCT
Saucony Progrid Stabile CS
If any of you fine readers have worn or tried any of these brands feel free to vote at zomerang. I'll be using the results to help me decide on my next sneaker.