Tuesday: 9m interval 7:46/pace
Okay, it’s time to tell you about the running related things I have been using for years now, because i love them and i like talking about the things I love.
Shoes. #1 most important thing for a runner. And I love Saucony. They’ve been coming out on top, over and over for me. Especially the Kinvaras. I’ve been racing in the Kinvara’s for a while now and love a light shoe that is still supportive underneath the midfoot. Brooks is a close 2nd. I love the Pure Project line even though I gave Brooks a rest over the last year, I will be wearing them again in the near future.
I recently tried the New Balance Zante’s –with only a 128 miles on them, they already felt like they lost their spring & are now just a gym shoe. Definitely disappointing. The other brand I recently tried were Asics. Again, a disappointment. I have 100 miles on them, and the shoe itself is falling apart (several small holes), the insole is bunched up and the shoe feels flat as well. These two shoes will be saved for short, easy running days or walks with the pup.
Clothes: Shorts/pants/socks, hands down Under Armour. I wear their shorts during races whenever it’s warm enough. Shirts: this one is tough for me, i don’t have a go-to. I’m thinking I might try Oiselle? Most of my running shirts are off-brand from TJ Maxx & stuff. Sports Bras: The Brooks Versatile bra is my favorite, and I only have one left, so I scoured the internet and grabbed a few more, but I’m not sure what I’ll do when I need to find a replacement. Socks- Pro Compression baby. I wear these things all the time. They feel so different from other compression socks. No other way to describe it, they just feel better and help me recover faster.
Fuel: I used to be a GU Girl–but it’s too thick to try and get down while i’m racing hard. I found Honey Stingers, Hammer Gels & Powerade Gels work best for me. They taste better and are a thinner gel (does that make sense?).
And I think everyone knows by now I have an obsession with Nuun electrolyte tablets. They come in so many different flavors and have a light, crisp flavor without all the added sugars. Although I will drink Powerade or Gatorade the 2 days before a race just to consume extra calories!
Nuun shipment day! LE was super happy too.
Gadgets/Gear/Extras: I’ve had my Garmin Forerunner 10 for three years now and it’s still kicking and the best Christmas present I’ve gotten in a long time. It’s a cheaper running watch compared to the others in Garmin’s line but it gives you the information you need total time/pace/distance and you can get them on Amazon right now for $80-90. I use an Ipod Nano from several years back and i’ve been tucking it in a Flipbelt! This has been my favorite thing since I picked one up at the Chicago Marathon last year. It does exactly what it says–you can fit a lot in the belt, flip it over and it stays against your body. No bouncing or losing your items.
Week of Oct 19th-25th
Monday: 6.9m easy 8:32/pace
Tuesday: 9m interval (8 x 1000s- 3 @ 6:48/pace, 3 @ 6:44/pace, 2 @ 6:40/pace – 2min recovery jog in between)
Wednesday: 25 min shoulders/back
Thursday: 10.8 interval 8:14/pace ( 3 x 2.5m – 7:25/average pace)
Sunday: 10.2m easy 8:52/pace
Total Miles: 36.9
What are some of your running favorites?
10/28/2015 at 4:58 PM
Love your list – it is all the basics, really the stuff that matters!
My hands get cold, which is a problem since I run in sub-zero temperatures. So my go to is glove liners with windproof mittens …
Also, I think that sticking with what works in technology – like the FR-10 – is a great idea! I love my FR225, but as I noted on Instagram, the rapid updates sometimes do moe harm than good!
10/28/2015 at 5:36 PM
I know! I just read about your watch..what a bummer. And what kind of gloves do u use..once it gets cold I need good gloves. Gonna try running more this winter
10/30/2015 at 10:02 AM
Fortunately I got the Garmin thing sorted out, and hopefully a new patch will come soon. As for gloves, my kids got them for me last year, they are Brooks ‘3 in 1’ that are light and thin but do a great job for the weather I deal with, so should be perfect for anything you would experience ‘down south’ 😉
10/30/2015 at 12:38 PM
Down south haha. Try coldest hands on earth. I’ve lived in Florida don’t forget!!
10/29/2015 at 10:10 AM
I love my Camelbak and TomTom running watch for sure!