As you can see it snowed today, it really wasn’t all that much, just an inch or two, but you know something I am getting sick of the white stuff. After last week’s taste of summer, I am ready for snow to be gone or at least not where I am.
So I am hoping that this was winter’s last gasp (even though I have a feeling Mother Nature will let it out of her cage a couple of more times to remind us of who is boss .
After two pretty long runs on Monday and Tuesday, I thought that I would do something easy at a 9:30-10:00 minute pace, the distance more on how I felt and how the New Balance MT110s I was wearing were doing on the longest run I have used them for yet.
I felt the pace was good and the shoes really make me focus on how I am landing, especially when I am running on tar. I wore them because I was going to run down-back and knew that it was a bit snow-covered. The MT110s handled the mixture of tar, gravel, snow, mud (snot quality) and puddles without any complaints, just a little wet foot in some places.
I am very happy with my 3 shoe rotation that I have going now:
- Saucony Kinvara 2 – for long runs
- Newton Gravity – for shorter recovery runs or faster short runs
This will flip as the Kinvara’s get worn and then I will have to look at another pair of shoes to replace the them to start this rotation over again.
- New Balance MT110 – For trails and nasty weather running.
Since I have started this rotation a few weeks ago, my legs while tired don’t have that beat up feeling that you get when running in just one pair of shoes for everything.
Today’s run was a nice easy 5.0 miler. I am smiling a pretty big grin as I write that – last year at this time, walking a half mile was as far as my knee would go and then only because I forced the issue and withstood the discomfort to do that half mile. What a difference a year makes
I can’t remember the last time that I hit 150 miles in a month, it has definitely been a LONG time and I still have a couple of days left.