I feel a bit like a broken record these days. My hip hurts. I’m still running because I’m stubborn. I’m XTing like a machine and actually enjoy riding my bike now. I’m still strength training. My arms and my quads are sore today as a result. Blah blah blah.
I called in the big guns yesterday and am going to the chiropractor tomorrow. He’s known in our triathlon/running inner circle as a miracle worker. Fingers crossed.
Do you want to know what I miss the most? SPEED. I want to run fast so bad. I want to run a 5K PR. I want to run a sub 2-hour half. All of this taking it easy baloney is really starting to get to me mentally. I am enjoying the slow easy miles and the lack of overly saturated sweaty clothes. 80/20 running is definitely the way to go, but I’m not getting to do the 20 part. Sometimes you just want to let go, see what you body can do.
I FINALLY figured out how to adjust the HR zones on my Garmin 235. Apparently, you can’t set it up on your phone and then have it sent to your watch like I thought. I went in manually on the watch and adjusted my zones. Now it won’t tell me I’m in Zone 4 when I’m cruising along at a very chatty pace! I feel like such a dork. How long have I had a Garmin and I’ve always been irritated when my HR data was wrong?!
I returned the Hokas. They just didn’t work for me. They made my hip hurt more and they made my running feel off. I exchanged them for a pair of Brooks PureCadence 5s. I just need to stick with what has worked in the past. Besides, they are sooo pretty!
When I really thought about it, the only reason I gave up on the PureCadence is because Brooks changed the tongue. That’s something that can be fixed with a needle and thread. The rest of the shoe still fits my foot perfectly. I really shouldn’t have stressed over this shoe so much. Marathon training will do that to you though…make you lose all sense of reason.
While I was at Fleet Feet, I also scored these tights for 50% off. Delightfully obnoxious and neon!!