Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sweaty and Sweet

Last night I had scheduled to run 3 miles - 1.5 miles at 8:50 pace (13:15) and 1.5 miles at 7:30 pace (11:15).  The plan I'm following suggested splitting your moderate runs so that you do the 2nd half of your run 2-3 minutes faster than the first half.  Not sure if I've worked it out properly ... but boy, oh boy, was that 2nd half tough ... and fast (for me).  I wasn't sure if I could finish it and did have to stop once to catch my breath and give myself a talking to.  But I made it through.

At the end I was a big sweaty mess.  I ran on the treadmill because it was much cooler in the gym than outdoors, but it was still very muggy.  This is a good 15 minutes after my cool down.  Right after my run I had so much sweat dripping from my eyes, I looked like I was crying.

Half way through my run I thought, gee, my feet have been awfully sore lately.  Since I haven't been doing a ton of running this kind of surprised me.  Then I thought .... DUH ... I have at least 500 running miles on my shoes, not to mention walking/cycling and the odd fitness class. 

So, I decided it was time to break out the back-up pair I've been storing in my closet.  Ahhhhhhhhhh, what a difference!  As soon as I put them on I knew the old one's were shot.  The second half of my run felt SO good, at least for my feet/legs, otherwise it was pure hell.  I'll have to switch these new one's out a little sooner I think.

Just a little difference here

While I was running, I had these babies rising

Cinnamon buns - from scratch!  I had a small one after my run.  Not bad.  Way too sweet for me though.  I'm going to seek out a different recipe and probably skip the icing next time.  My friend's husband makes the most amazing cinnamon buns ... and without a recipe.  They turn out huge and fluffy every single time, but he just throws a bunch of stuff together and never measures a thing.  That man has a serious talent!

Tonight I have an easy run scheduled.  Kind of looking forward to that.  Not sure when I'm going to squeeze it in.  May have to be late.  We're planning to go watch the opening ceremonies for the summer games tonight and I just found out my cousins daughter is in the games as well, so maybe we'll see her there.

Have a great evening

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kimert said...

Way to go on the run! You look great!
I can tell a huge difference in my running when my shoes begin to wear down.
Yumo yum! Those cinnamon buns look amazing!

Marcelle said...

For someone who has just finished a run...YOU LOOK SMASHING!!

our gym has no aircon, so only outdoor running in the heat for me..its okay as the cold weather will be here before I know it and treadmill and I will become friends again. :(

What a difference in the running shoes!!!

Missy said...

Love the new shoes! The difference is incredible.

Pioneer Woman has a recipe for apparently the best cinnamon rolls ever. I've never made them, but they sure look tasty.

Have fun at opening ceremonies. Sounds like fun!

Suzy said...

Yay for new shoes. I love pulling new shoes out and taking them for their first run. I'm glad they made a difference for you. You look amazing for just running so hard. The rolls look great!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a fun way to mix up the workouts. Way to go!

MMM, cinnamon buns!!!

Gina said...

I was noticing some pain on the top part of my foot yesterday, I wonder if it's the, good reason to go shopping! Your cinnamon buns look mom's oldest sister hoards my grandmother's recipe...I'll have to get it from her sometime!!!

Julie said...

Hi Heidi,
Nice job on your 3 miler! I suck at the whole negative split thing. I always want to start out faster than I should and then end up having a slow death at the end:)

That is an awesome picture of you and I don't think that you look like a big sweaty mess!

I always know when it is time to purchase new shoes. My feet scream..."I want a new pair of Asics...go purchase a new pair of Asics!" The thing that sucks is that I am getting new shoes every two and a half to three weeks! I hope that you have had a great week. Thank God it is Friday tomorrow:)

ajh said...

Good job on the run! I make cinnamon rolls and I tried to cut the butter in half and man did my family protest!

Kyle and Darci said...

aaahhhh!! i love that feeling, new shoes are GREAT!!! :)

awesome job on talking yourself through your run, I did the same thing tonight!!

Syl said...

Great work heidi! It's hard breaking up with a pair of shoes isn't it!
Buns look awesome!

Fran said...

You definitely deserved new shoes if I see the two next to each other. I've bought new ones recently and noticed also immediately a difference.

You look great to me! You should she me after a run: I look like a tomato for at least 1 hour :)

Great job on the run!

Middle Name Marie said...

I love new shoes, but I always feel nostalgic as I put the new ones to rest. Sounds cheesy, but they are just so worn in when you get retire them. The newbies are stiff and bright white. I like a little dirt on my kicks!

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