So, I’ve been MIA for the last two weeks because I was feeling really sick. I don’t know exactly what it was but I was just feeling with no energy whatsoever. Even carrying my normal routine without running was tough. So I just decided to take the week off from running and it did certainly have a positive effect on me, as I came back fresh and full of energy. But, even though I took a full week off of running I still have some updates I’m sharing today.
1. New running shoes.
Remember I was complaining of pain in my legs? Well, I discovered I needed new running shoes. According to my Nike Running App, I ran almost 300 miles with my good old Asics shoes, which is long enough to get new ones. And upon my dad’s recommendation, I decided to get these Brooks Ghost 8.
I didn’t have any idea on how the impact was affecting me until I started running in new shoes. And these guys are not only so comfortable but also so pretty, love these colors. At the beginning I felt so weird on them, but after 1-mile-trial run on Saturday they felt like my shoes.
2. Longest distance ever.
Speaking about new shoes, on Sunday I killed it with an 8 mile run. That was my longest run ever and it felt like almost like piece of cake. My legs were completely free on any pain. But I did hit the wall at mile 6, nothing that a GU gel couldn’t fix though.
3. New GU gel flavor.
My favorite GU gel flavor has always been the chocolate outrage. But I’ve gotten many recommendations on the salted caramel one, so I tried it on that long run. The truth is that I couldn’t even feel the flavor. I guess that when I hit the wall I hit it so hard that even something as sweet as a GU gel tastes flavorless in my dehydrated mouth.
4. Interval running.
I also started my interval trainings –> 200 mts sprint at a 90% capacity + 200mts ER (which will normally end up in walks) X 10. I’ve only done this twice, one before taking a week off and the other one yesterday. And I can only say that those runnings make me feel really sick. I’m not going to lie, I always have to stop at round 4 because I feel I’m going to faint
or vomit, or both in the middle of the track. I guess this is normal, and I really hope I get used to it.