Training for a 1/2 marathon in June and POSSIBLY the NYC Marathon in November.
I run 3 days a week--two short runs on either Mon-Wed or Tues-Thur, then increasingly longer runs on Saturday. Some weeks I'll also throw in a 40 minute elliptical workout.
So now, my short runs are 3-3.5 miles (2X a week) and the Saturday run is up to 6 miles. Next week 7, probably top off at 8 milers until we get closer to May. I'll run an 11 miler 2 weeks before the 1/2 marathon, then back off to a 7 miler the week before.
Only problem is I have a touch of achillies tendonitis and it's killing me.
Also doing a 63 mile bike race in May, probably start biking 1-2 times a week in April.
No idea what I'm going to do for the Marathon if I get in. If I don't get in, I'm going to do a Tough Mudder in October--should be a blast
It's my Jets fleece I wear around in the office when it's freezing in here.
I never used to get cold until I hit 40. Now every day I'm like a cold-blooded reptile that needs to *lie on a warm rock for a couple hours before I can get anything done)
(*which translates into coffee & the internet for at least 1 hour before I start any real work)
In the beginning, my achilles and my calves were sore. I had blisters because it was a different run, and my feet felt every single stick, rock and twig I ran through. No socks.
6 months later I'm hooked. My legs have gotten stronger, and my arches don't hurt anymore. I have regular sneakers for the road (and some other specialty), but I think this strengthened muscles that we don't really use.
I use them to life, and for my kettlebells, as flat feet serve me better.
I didn't want to get "toesies" (toesies) and I opted for the New Balance ones instead.
I want to get those, but I'd never wear them in public.
It would look like I had gorilla feet.
They do the same thing that the New Balance ones (Minimus) that I got, but I think they look ridiculous (the toesies). They're good, but I'd look MORE like a gorilla than I already do, like you said. LOL. Some people can pull it off. Not I!