Went out at lunch for a little over 4 miles. Nothing fancy.
Went to Hanson’s for the Brooks Cavalcade of Curiosities Tour. I bought myself a new pair of shoes, Brooks’ PureCadence.
Took my new shoes for a test run on the treadmill during lunch break. I only ran a mile in them before switching back to my Defyance for another 3. I want to slowly transition into them as the heel-to-toe drop is significantly less than the Defyance. The feel was pretty good. I noticed a small interference in my left foot. I think it can be fixed by readjusting the laces.
I’ll continue to use them on on the treadmill for a while, just in case I need to take them back for a better fit.
I moved my long run to Sunday morning. There was a group of GP Runners heading out for 8 miles, so I ran from my home to meet up with them and get the first 9 miles of my 14 in. As the group was reaching the finish, I spotted Anthony running my way, so I turned around and joined him. I was planning to call him after I crossed the street to see if he wanted to join me for a few miles, so it was perfect timing.
We ran about 4 miles and then walked about a half mile back to Anthony’s house. He’s almost 3 miles from home, so I headed back to finish out my run.
I ended up running 15 miles! Add in the walk break and cooldown and I was just short of 16. Before that run, the furthest I ever ran was 13.5. I actually felt real good considering the distance. My right IT band was tight and in some pain right where it meets the knee. The most painful part of this run, was the foam rolling that followed. Despite how bad it hurt, it felt much better afterwards.
I’ll have to dedicate another post to my trial of chia seeds, but so far the experience has been positive.