Nobody wants to hear or see the word “negative” unless it’s about running splits.
All I’ve been seeing on my easy run has been negative splits and that makes me really happy.
Janae on The Hungry Runner Girl was talking today about how your emotions can transform your way of eating and running. I’m pretty sure that my best friend’s visit put me in a very happy stage of eating good food and running faster.
And that is me…having an overdose of runner’s high.
As you might already know, I got injured last month and was forced to take two weeks off from running. Now that I’m back, I’ve been trying to stick only to easy runs with the aim of rebuilding my weekly mileage. The negative splits I’ve been achieving had felt totally effortless. My legs feel good, and my aerobic performance feels like never before. I don’t know exactly what I did to get to this point, but whatever that is it’s surely paying off.
It is almost time for my Brooks Ghost 8 to get replaced. I wasn’t quite sure to get the Brooks Ghost 9 after going trough those horrible shin splints. Therefore I went to get a second Gait Analysis at another running store. Their conclusion was that I over-pronate and that I do need stability shoes. I felt relieved to know there’s a solution to my problem.
That’s my Dad getting his Bib for the Caracas Marathon. They’ve been doing this race for five years and my Dad has raced all the editions! One half-marathon and four marathons are something to be proud of.
This race is particularly hard because of the 450 feet elevation gain in the last 10K. Running uphill in the last 6 miles of a marathon must be tough. Dad didn’t PR this time, but he did manage to race his best time in this race compared to previous years.
I’m a proud daughter so I couldn’t help to share this in here.
How has been your running lately?
What kind of running shoes are the right fit for you?