Tonight I finally felt good enough to get outside and train. I got home from work stepped out of the car and was happy to feel how cool it was outside. I actually had to dig out a lightweight long sleeve shirt tonight.
I headed out and felt pretty good. My pace was fast (relative to what it had been) and my HR was staying relatively low. I was a little surprised when the first mile came in at 10:17. Lately my runs had been averaging in the mid 11's. Because I was feeling real good, I kept the pace up and mile 2 came in at 10:25 and the third mile in 10:51. With my HR starting to rise and feeling confidant about my run, I cooled down for the fourth mile and called it a day
My average for the firs three miles was 10:30 and my HR averaged 166 which is barely into Z3 for me. This was all in my hilly neighborhood . I feel realy good about my running ability returning. I am really happy about fall returning, it is my favorite time of the year for running.
Well, I just thought I would share my awesome run today. I am off to use my new foam roller, the TP Therapy Grid. I have been through 2 of the standard target foam rollers. Both have eventually lost its shape. This one is totally different. It is a hollow plastic tube with the foam on the outside of it. So far, I am liking it more then the standard foam roller. If it holds up like they claim, it will be well worth the extra money. Once I have used it a little more, I will have to give it a full review.
One recent purchase I would have to recommend are the Croc Prepair sandles. They are the bomb diggity. They sounded kinda hokey when I first hear about them, but I am glad I bought them. They were the only thing that felt comfortable with the blisters on the ball of my foot. It hurt to even walk on the soft carpet. Once I put the prepair sandles on, I couldnt feel any pain.