After taking a couple days off to help SD2 finish moving into her new home, I got in a pretty good run around lunch time. Yeah, I didn’t even try to run the last couple of days while I was picking things up and putting them down.
One thing I have noticed as I get older is that the stamina to keep doing things for long periods of time is not nearly as good as it used to be. So by the time yesterday afternoon came around, I was cranky, my body sore and my bad shoulder felt like it was going to pop out a few times while moving some of the heavier stuff around.
And yes, I gave blood to moving gods – it seems that whenever I do stuff a bit of my blood creeps out of various punctures or scrapes that just occur or is it that I am simply naturally clumsy.
Life goes on.
Today was also the first day of Deer Hunting season up heah, so I got to wear orange stuff while walking Bennie and met a few hunters down-back. It was also a bit chilly and I had another dump run and some errands in town, that and by the time that I would get all of that stuff done, the big old N’oreseastah (they were saying more likely lots of rain than snow) they were predicting to hit us would be here.
So I opted for the treadmill at Planet Fitness while I was in town doing errands.
Of course with everything going, I forgot the shoes that I was planning on wearing and ended up using more of a speed day shoe – my Nike Rival 6’s. I keep them in my gym bag for just that kind of situation.
While warming up, I had a twinge in my lower left back. Never have any issues there so it must have been a present from moving SD2. Which meant a serious session on the foam roller before any running. It helped a lot and went from me considering another day that read DNR to getting on the treadmill and seeing how thing would work out.
I got on and set the speedometer to 7.1 mph and was pleasantly surprised that the back didn’t even twinge. Phew dodged a bullet there. I thought about doing the 9.0 miles I needed to get my Nike Speed Rivals over the 50 mile mark, but really that is about all I did was think about it.
The run was just putting one step in front of the other until I got to about a mile and a half, then I had that usual I gotta stop this thing pretty soon and run for the locker room feeling. I made it to 3.0 miles and at that point, I called it enough drudgery or holding back and made a beeline for the locker room.
While sitting there thinking about things, I decided that I was going to get back on the treadmill and use the Speed Rivals for what they are made for – speed work.
.25 @ 7.2
1.0 @ 8.6 mph
.25 @ 7.0
.50 @ 8.6 mph
.25 @ 7.0
.85 @ 8.6
I thought about doing the entire 3.1 at 8.6 mph, but to be honest I am not in that kind of shape right now and my head wasn’t into it, so even though I wasn’t feeling too back once I got that 1.0 mile done at 8.6 mph I decided to coast a bit.
Everything felt good, the Speed Rivals would be my go to fast for me shoes, but the only reason they are not is that the Reebok RunFasts feel just a little better on my feet and are definitely easier on the eyes. 🙂
I run well in them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them for any distance I run in a race or hard training run.
Overall, a good treadmill workout and the next run I do in the Speed Rival 6s will put them over that magical 50 mile mark.