Week 3 of my Pre-Marathon Training Plan — 11/29/13


My favorite image from the week that was
My favorite image from the week that was

Week 3 of pre-marathon training is over, you know that building my base mileage thing. How did it go?

Great, outstanding and all those other superlatives we say out loud when something felt like we are making great forward progress. Like I said last week,

This base building is something that I have never done before

I am learning a lot.

1. Speed is not everything.

With this McMillan base mileage module, I am supposed to stay within a certain “easy” pace range 8:06 – 9:08 and I have pretty much stayed within it for most of the 3 weeks I have done it. No speed work, no really going under an 8:00 minute pace (very often) and for the first time, just work on running comfortably. Continue reading “Week 3 of my Pre-Marathon Training Plan — 11/29/13”

First Look and Run in Skechers GoRun Ride 3s

Okay, I was all worried about how Skechers was changing “MY” running shoes, you know the GoRun Ride 2’s to something a little different in the new GoRun Ride 3’s. Unfortunately and fortunately, the GRR 3’s are not the same running shoe as the GRR 2’s.

Skechers GoRun Ride 3's
Skechers GoRun Ride 3’s

The unfortunate part – they do not feel or look as wide in the toe box, which was one of the major reasons that I loved the GRR 2’s – I even double-checked on the look with the wife and she stated that the GRR 3’s definitely did not look as wide as the GRR 2’s. I haven’t put my LockLaces in them yet, so I don’t know if that will make a difference or not – I really hope it does. So that sucks and might be a deal breaker. Continue reading “First Look and Run in Skechers GoRun Ride 3s”