I nearly had it out with my garmin this morning. Yeah it was mostly my fault, but dang it if it didnt tick me off. I was up this morning at 4:15. I jumped into my running clothes, including my new running shoes with the replacement inserts. And got out the door to run in the hood.
The plan today was 10 minutes warmup, 20 X (30 sec sprint/30 sec easy), followed by 10 minute cooldown. So I set my Garmin up for my intervals, including the warmup and cool down and I was off. So I got through my 10 minute warmup and was feeling great. The ice bath plus using the foam roller, and the stick, had really helped. My legs didnt hurt at all and felt really loose. This is where the garmin headaches began. I hit the button to go from warmup to intervals and started sprinting. A minute later, I am like OK, why hasnt it beeped yet? I realize, instead of hitting the lap button, I hit the Stop button. DOH!! Then to top it off, I notice that it was still set to cycling from Sunday's ride. So I figured Id switch it over to running, right?? Well guess what? If you change over the sport mid-way (if not using multisport), it resets itself. UGH!! Well, at least it saved the data as a separate workout. So I decided to run easy for a minute and then started my sprints.
Overall, my legs felt good. I didnt feel any pain, and my legs felt lose. Because my legs were still a little tired, my times werent as fast as other speedwork sessions. Though this is my first speedwork session in a month and this set had many more intervals (20 vs 12) and the rest was shorter (30 sec vs 2 min) My only problem was I swear my Garmin was out to get me!! It really seemed that the recoveries were much shorter then the sprints(in hindsight, this may be due to the shortened rest), and I swear it seemed my sprints seemed to hit every stinking hill in da hood. Oh well, I guess it will only make me stronger.
4.4 Miles 41:25
Avg Sprint Pace 7:19
Avg Recovery Pace 10:54
So as I mentioned last time, Big Peach was able to take back my Nikes and I ended up back in New Balances(1061). They seemed to feel great this morning, and I like the little extra bit of room I get in the 4E vs the 2E. The only downside to the shoes is that they are a fugly shade of Tennessee orange!! Yuck!
I also picked up a pair of Sorbothane Ultrasoles. I was a little concerned when I first put my feet in them that they may make my shoes tight, but it wasnt at all. I definitely could tell the difference as this was the first time I had ever put inserts in my shoes. So far they feel great. They really support my heel, which is important for me as I have been an off and on sufferer of plantar fasciitis. I will continue to update you as I break them in.