Argh...! I looked at the wrong weather report/wimped out and left the bike at home today. It ended up staying dry and I regretted not riding.
Went to the Howe Street stairs this morning for my hill/strength work and who should drop by after a few laps but Jim Kodjababian. Nice! Turns out he still shows up every once in a while and walks eight flights so I just finished his workout and we caught up. That was nice.
At the Fleet Feet Sports Seattle Tuesday night run it was another demo day so I tried some different shoes. Oops... bad idea. These did not work out so well. On the bright side, I had a reasonable run considering I was still tired from the weekend and my feet hurt.
The shoes I tried were the new Hoka One One Conquest. Ironically these are the exact shoes that my PT Neal Goldberg, Brian Morrison AND Eric Sach had recommended to me after Neal did a gait/shoe analysis back in February. The takeaway is always test drive what you are thinking about buying. It's funny because I own a pair of Hoka Stinson Trail shoes and think they're great.
The Conquest was too narrow in front for my wide forefoot. I got a hot spot just .5 miles in and by the end of the run it was that close to being a blister. This shoe also annihilated my knees and quads. after this run I felt like a person might after taking six months off and then running hard for the first time! I was limping to the bus and limped all the way home from the bus. At least walking probably helped.
|Workout Food||stairs - large bottle w/2 scoops HEED|
|Time of Day||stairs - 5:40 AM|
run - 6:00 PM
|Workout Type||run - (an attempt at) tempo|
|Weather||50, dry, cloudy|
|Course||stairs - Howe Street|
run - summer loop
|Time||stairs - 57:16|
run - 46:16
|Distance||stairs - 2.5 miles (14 flights)|
run - 6 miles
|Pace||run - 7:41 min/mile|
|Equipment||stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix|
run - Hoka One One Conquest, Garmin Fenix
|Clothing||run - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Brooks short sleeve EZ T III|