For CIM, I followed my running group (West Coast Road Runners) coach's plan but he hasn't provided me one yet for Boston and, well, if it's going to be something canned/templated/one-size-fits-all, then I can follow Pfitzinger or the BAA plan. If he ever comes back with one, maybe I'll follow it, I don't know. I'm never on the group's schedule since they train for Carlsbad and Rock 'n Roll San Diego. I'm going to start with the BAA plan, with the days shifted a bit since the long runs with WCRR are on Saturday as opposed to Sunday.
This week, I tried to squeeze more miles out of a pair of Mizuno Sayonara 3 and that ended up backfiring a bit. In general, the Mizuno shoes I've had have gone at least 250 miles, usually over 300. But these just felt dead at 200. I ran 8 miles on them in that state; the next day ran 8 miles on my Nike Lunar Tempos which I love but only have 8mm heel/toe drop. My shin was pissed after that run and has only started feeling a little better after running the last 3 runs 10-12mm drop shoes. The Lunar Tempos are the last shoe I have in my stash at 8mm and as of this week, I decided they are retiring to casual use only.
Week 1(days are linked to my Strava activities)
MondayRest because my shin was angry from Sunday's 8 miles with the Lunar Tempos
|View from the bridge at Crown Point Shores|
Decided to run my neighborhood again because the rain was coming and in case I got caught in a total downpour, I'd be close to home. Managed to only catch some at the end of my run. Still my shin is not thrilled. I ran in my Mizuno Wave Riders, IDK is my legs are needing more cushion right now and the Wave Riders are too firm.
|CWX compression capris and test run with Under Armour Drift!|
Total Miles for the Week: 42.3
What I learned this week, the mostly hard way, is that I can't do low drop shoes. And by low I mean under 10mm. I just can't. After a week of running in regular drop shoes, my shin is approaching normal again. Thank God that the trendy thing of barefoot/low drop shoes has swung back. I was getting concerned that shoe companies were going to shift everything to like 6-8mm. Which, really, Saucony and New Balance have kind of done that. Which is why I have none of their shoes.
Anyway, after this first week, I'm going to start doing some tempo/speed stuff. I'm feeling pretty recovered from everything, including the shoe debacle so I think I'm ready!