Here’s the giveaway item!
Fred’s Team has been amazingly supportive in our journey to the NYC Half. We got our shirts, which Matt posted about a couple weeks ago.
I also received 5 long sleeve tee shirts! You can see the picture of the front of the shirt above. The back of the shirt says, “Imagine a world without cancer.”
The shirts are super soft and comfy.
Want one? I knew you would!
Simply make a donation (http://tinyurl.np24fjs) of any size between now and the end of February and add “shirt giveaway” in the comments section. Your name will then be placed in a drawing to win a shirt! There will be at least one winner, but maybe more. The more people who enter, the more shirts I’ll be able to give away. We will mail the shirts out to the winners, so it’s okay if you don’t live in Connecticut.
Have you already donated, but still want to enter? No problem! Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name. We’ll add you to the drawing.
So yesterday was my longest training run yet. I went to the gym determined to run 7 miles. I slacked the last couple of weeks with my long runs and knew this would be a challenge. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t stop until I got there, even if it meant walking for part the workout.
I decided to follow Matt’s example and I ran the first .8 miles at 5mph and then switched to 6 mph for the last .2 miles. I did this for 5 miles, and it took me exactly an hour. I walked the first quarter mile as a warm up and did some other short (30 second or so) walks for water breaks.
After this, though, I felt ready to give up. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t, though, so I set it to 4mph and walked 2 more miles. My average pace was just under 13:00 miles. I’ve read that you’re to train at a minute per mile slower than your expected marathon pace, so that’s actually a good pace for me to maintain.
When I stepped off the treadmill, I realized how much my feet hurt. It felt like they were blistered to death. When I got home I went to take my shoes off and was terrified that they were going to be bleeding. Luckily, it was all in my head. The feet are fine. I think I need to grab a new pair of shoes, though. I love my shoes so much, so I’ll probably just grab another pair of the same.
Enter the giveaway by donating here and adding shirt giveaway in the comments!
What kind of shoes do you own? How often do you buy new running shoes?