I figure if I have cute, non-running workout type clothing, I might be more motivated to do better on my cross training days. And by do better, I mean do an actual cross training workout and not just do laundry, vacuuming or house cleaning and call it cross training. Hey, nobody is perfect!
I tried on the mock neck shirt yesterday and was very pleased with the purchase. The material was super soft and quite thick. It was well fitted, but not too tight. I am confident that it is an excellent addition to not only my running wardrobe, but to my outdoor wardrobe in general. I would wear this shirt skiing, ice skating or even to an outdoor sporting event in cold weather. I cannot wait to take it out for a run.
I also picked up some Reebok wicking socks with extra cushion this weekend. TMI ALERT: I have been running in my thin, every day socks, and have noticed my feet get really, very sweaty, and I have been having a lot of blisters, especially after the six mile long run this weekend. I am hoping that the thicker wicking socks will help make my feet more comfortable and prevent excessive blisters.
I realize that blisters are a reality of running, and I am actually proud of my blisters, but I do not want them to get so bad that it prevents me from continuing my training.
Speaking of the six mile run, here's how my splits went:
I was letting hubby set the pace at the beginning of the run since it was our longest run to date. I left him behind at mile three, and turned around to catch up with him and ate a banana for fuel during mile four. Mile five was right on with race pace, and mile six I sprinted to the finish (and to the water in the car).
Overall, I was very happy with the six miles. I felt sufficiently hydrated and fueled, and ate back some of my calories afterward at Buffalo Wild Wing during the playoff games. It was a beautiful day for a run and I find myself enjoying the unseasonably warm weather this winter, although I usually prefer snow. I am hoping the weather is nice next weekend as well as I press on to seven miles. However, if it is colder, it would give me a great opportunity to take out my new mock neck Under Armour. Squee!
Have a great week everyone! Get out and run!