Monday, March 5, 2012

Love getting the Mail

Today's workout : 9 recovery miles in 1 hr 10 mins.

I tried to keep my miles between 7:40 - 7:50 to help shake out my legs from yesterday's long run.  Everything felt great and I really wanted to pick up the pace but I reminded my self to look at the big picture and stick with the pace.  I have been trying to train smarter this marathon cycle and listen to my body.  In the fall I was in physical therapy from September to December for an SI ( sacroiliac ) joint injury that was pretty tough to overcome.  Thank goodness I had amazing resources and great therapists that got my to the staring line of the Philadelphia marathon (Nov. 20), the Rehoboth Beach half marathon (Dec. 10), and Disney's Goofy's Challenge (Jan. 7-8). 

This is my kind of mail

So when I got the mail today I was beyond excited!  I love when my runner's world comes as well as anything that is not a bill.  I was even more excited when I saw the Newton's article.  When I was in Disney for Goofy's Challenge I was able to talk to the Newton's shoe rep and learned a great deal about the shoes.  I had thought about getting a pair for a while but I couldn't find a store that carried them here in Delaware.  I am the type of person who has to try things on before I buy them especially running shoes!!  So when the rep told my to take the shoes and were them around the expo for a while I was in love.  I still wanted to get the feel of running in them so we went outside to the Wide World of Sports and I went for a little run.  They just felt "right" and I got a great price for them also. 

Now after reading the article I love them even more.  I felt like I was at a crossroads in my running shoes prior to trying on the Newton's Distance but now I feel like I have found my stride!

And I love the bright colors too!

What shoes do you train in??

Happy Running!

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