It is the start of another week; another week of work and another week of running. Just one more week until the Boilermaker 15k next Sunday July 12th!
My new shoes are Nimbus 10s I think – this is the first time I have bought this type of asics and they feel pretty nice. They have the unusual lacing that curves to the side which is kind of neat. I have been waking up at 5am and pounding the pavement which has been really enjoyable because it is cool and quiet.
My knee problems haven’t evaporated completely but they have gotten better. This week of course will be light and so I am hoping that I can make it through 75% of the race without pain in my knees. During the 15k I usually get knee pain right around the 6-7 mile marks (not really sure why though).
I do have some exciting news on the half marathon front. I mentioned a while back that I plan to run a half marathon in September (the very same one that I ran last year for my first HM). Last year I ran it with my best friend Kaylie but this year she won’t be around to train for it with me and I am not even sure if she will be running it. I was a little bummed because I was unmotivated to train for the race by myself.
Last week I got an email from my other best friend Jackie saying that she wanted to run the Half marathon! I was very excited about this idea and since then have helped her decide on a decent training plan. I will post about all this and more next week after my 15k. From today there is exactly 10 weeks until the HM – that seems really close!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! My favorite part had to be eating strawberry shortcake for dessert every night! I just love Summer!!