Today's run: 6.0 miles/:55 mins/9.1 min pace
I was running on the dreadmill at the gym today and two things came to mind:
1. After running on an incline for most of my workout, I wondered why there isn't a treadmill that you can decline on. That is, go downhill. It would be kind of complicated because you would need an opening in the floor underneath where the treadmill could lower to simulate a downhill. Kind of like when you get your oil changed and there is that opening underneath your car. What goes on down there anyway. Just a thought.
2. Going to the gym and people-watching is a funny thing because people bring all their personal workout habits to a public space. Like all that grunting and heavy breathing that goes on. And the flatulence. But today's favorite was that the guy next to me brought a trash can over by his treadmill and proceeded to hawk up loogies and spit them into the trash can the whole time. Really pretty gross. You know I am a big spitter when I run and for some reason if I was running with him outside, this probably wouldn't bother me, but seeing it in the gym grossed me out.
So..tomorrow Erin and I are going to Ft. Collins to run the half marathon course in preparation for our race in a month. We are both feeling we need to do this because we are kind of mentally psyched out by all of the climbing involved. We want to know more of what to expect. One thing that certainly freaked me out is that today on the treadmill I put it on a 9.5% grade just to get the idea of what that felt like. And it felt like SHIT. I'm not sure how I will run up that for two miles. Any advice for hills and climbing??
I need new shoes. I like my New Balances okay and they have gotten me through my training and my first marathon, but I could have a better fit. What brand/type do you love? Anyone tried the new Under Armours?
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