Thursday, October 22, 2009

Run-No watch

Ran for a bit today. If I had to guess I'd say it was about an hour or so. I felt like absolute crap on the run today. I think this is indicitve of the lack of discipline I've had with my diet and sleep lately. Both have been very sub par.

Throughout the run today I forced myself to slow down and realize that this run doesn't count for anything but exercise. Instead of trying to push the pace as I usually do, I slowed down and even walked several times to reset myself. I haven't had a bad run in months so this was bound to happen sometime. Also, the main objective of any running that I'm doing right now is simply to stay active. There's no sense in pushing through a bad run and making it worse in my off season. I enjoy running and I believe it is at the core of who I am. I may not always do triathlon, cycle, or swim, but I will ALWAYS be a runner. Ok, well I plan on being that 75 yr old at Kona one day, but that's besides the point.

Another interesting thing about today's run was that I ran with too much emotion. I had a difficult spot at work immediately before my run, and ran with too much anger. Running can be very soothing, but today it was all about getting out emotion. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's bad. What's always certain about it is that it will mostly be unpredictable.

Otherwise it's a beautiful day. The sun is shining, it's a wonderful 70 degrees, and the leaves have turned. Great day to enjoy the outdoors.

Oh, and I almost forgot. The Lunar Glides continue to be the best shoe I've ever run in-hands down. The biggest thing about these shoes is just that they don't get in your way. With just about every other shoe I've run in, I've had to adjust to the shoe. With these shoes I just feel that they adjust to me. Whatever the hell this Lunar Foam stuff is, I love it.


  1. i may have to check the glides out. i'm kinda hit and miss with nikes... i liked the free's tho, are they kinda like them?

  2. The Glides are by far the best shoes I've ever worn. I've liked the Lunar series since the original Trainer came out, but the Glides have taken it to the next level. I like them because they don't get in the way. The shoe works with your foot rather than trying to make it do something it doesn't want to. They're definately worth a try.
    They do remind me of the frees, but with much more cushion. I love the frees as well, but as far as an everyday trainer, they're a bit too minimalistic for me. If I ran on trails everyday I'd wear them all the time, but on the road I find I need a little more cushion.
    Hope that helps!