If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I got new running shoes again. I returned the Brooks Glycerin 13’s (I think on Monday?) because they just weren’t going to work. I ended up picking a new pair of my Adidas Energy Boosts, in the new model AND a new size.
You know your running shoe size needs to be bigger than what your foot measures, right?
I normally go up a full size but now I am a size and a half up from what I would measure. Measurements are out the window though when it comes to your running shoes. And, each brand and model is different so it’s really important to make sure you are always properly fit by someone who hopefully knows what they are doing.
It’s important to remember that how your running shoes feel in the store is not the same is how they feel when you run. If you have a new pair that don’t feel right when you run, are hurting your feet or you find that are feeling pains in other parts of your body which didn’t happen until you started wearing the new shoes, don’t keep them! Bring them back and get what will work for you, even if it means the pretty pair has to go. It’s not about style, it’s about fit. Save your fashionista side for when you aren’t running.
On to my workouts from the week….
Monday – Pure Barre Pure Results & 5 Miles
I skipped around the Pure Barre workout, leaving out a lot of the ab work because during my period, lots of ab work can trigger cramps for me (especially the lower body curls!).
5 Miles outside in the 50 degree weather should have been glorious but it was awful! My feet and legs basically seized up as soon as I started so I did what I would call a run-walk for the first 3 miles. Things got a bit better from there but I was averaging 10:00 min/miles. I want to blame the Brooks Glycerin’s which is why they went back to the store ASAP!
Tuesday – 8 Miles
First run (on treadmill) in my new pair of Boosts. Ah, it felt so good and fast! I hadn’t been able to pick up my pace in days because wearing the Brooks made my feet feel weighed down.
Yoga For Runners:Pre-Run later in the morning.
Wednesday – 5 Miles & Pure Barre
I broke my treadmill run up with some free weights in between:
- 2 Miles between 6.3 – 7.0
- 0.50 mile @ 7.5
- Off treadmill for free weights <-please don’t ask me what I do with the weights, I am the last person to give upper body strength training advice
- 2.5 Miles alternating .50 mile @ 7.0 .50 mile @ 7.6
- After -> Pure Barre Tone in 10: Thighs & Abs
Thursday – 7.25 Miles
First outdoor run in my Boosts! I only had exactly one hour to fit in my run so I did my best to get in as many miles as I could.
Yoga for Runners: Post Run later in the morning.
Friday – Pure Barre & 30 Minutes Easy-Paced Running
How it went from 50 something degrees yesterday to heavy snow by this morning I don’t even know.
30 Minutes on the treadmill which was a little over 3 miles.
Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:
- Arms & Abs
- Thighs & Seat
- Seat & Abs
If you missed my review of Pure Barre’s Tone in 10 series, click here to check it out.
Saturday – 14 Miles
We actually got close to 12 inches of snow yesterday! I was sort of hoping the path would be clear for my long run but once I looked outside, I knew it was just too icy.
I mentally broke my treadmill run into 2 sets of 5 miles plus 3 or 4 more = 14 miles total.
Pressure totally off is the way to approach a treadmill long run, by the way. Get in a good warm up, break things down mentally so it seems like less and just go with it.
- First 5 miles – easy between 6.3 – 7.0
- Second set of 5 miles – 6.8 – 7.5
- Last 3 miles – 7.5 – 7.7
- Cool down
Sunday – Rest DayNew Running Shoes Again & Workout Recap #running #purebarre #yoga #runningshoes #Adidas #fitfluential #treadmill #workouts Click To Tweet
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Are you running today or is it a rest day?
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