After yesterday’s harder treadmill workout, today was all about just getting a few miles on the legs and not freezing my butt off – too much.
Planned Workout Description: Definitely a 4-5 mile recovery run
- Day: Wednesday
- Time of Day: 10:41a
- Course: Wildwood O/B
- Distance: 4.1
- Time of Run: 38:56
- Pace: 9:29
- Type of Workout: Recovery run
- Rating: 2
- Running Streak Day #: 13
- Weather: Overcast, 45*F feels like 40*F Humidity 45%, Wind 11 mph WSW
Variables that impacted the run: Dressed for hunting season and cooler weather
Comments: Just a recovery run. I completely went by effort level and slowed down when I came back against the headwind.
I did have to laugh at the multiple brands that I had on during this run:
- Shoes – Altra
- Socks – Adidas
- Running Pants – NewBalance
- Compression Shorts – Reebok
- Tech Long Sleeve Shirt – Adidas
- Tech Short Sleeve Shirt – Under Armour
- Running Jacket – NewBalance
- Running Vest – Nike
- Gloves – North Face
- Skull cap – Saucony
I guess Brand loyalty is not big deal to me, with all the different brands that seem to find their way into my running wardrobe. Sale prices go a long way in my world.
Now 45*F/40*F really is not all that cold, but that wind just felt a lot colder than the listed 40*F and I really didn’t sweat all that much for as much clothing as I had on. I probably could have done without the vest, but it is bright orange and since it is the first week of hunting season, I thought it was prudent to wear it.
Shoes Worn: Altra Duo v1(w) – (15.3) I just do not feel smooth in the Duo line, the women’s model is more comfy than the men’s, but I don’t feel fluid in them. The heel-to-toe transition doesn’t work with how I run. I like the Duo, but I conversely I do not like how I run in them.
How did this run move me towards my goal(s)? I cleared the gunk out of my legs and raised more questions than answers about my Altra Duo v1 (w).
I decided that as a result of this run that I am going to order a pair of New Balance Fuel Cell Propels and see how they do for me. Everything I have read about them make me think that they are just what I am looking for, plus finding a great deal on a pair. The Altra’s, Adidas and Hoka’s that I have in my current rotation just are not working for me.
Cardio Total: 4.22
Non Running Comments: I did clear some more brush and downed trees with my new cordless Kobalt chainsaw this afternoon. Surprisingly, I was even more impressed after today than I was the first day.
The ease of use is amazing and it cut everything that I put it against, quickly and easily. No pulling on a starter cord multiple times is huge, just touching a button then holding in another while pressing the trigger is huge for me.