6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pace, Puddles and IPod

Stats for 3/19:
3.03 miles
7:51 pace
level run, slight drizzle and wind

As a fairly new runner I realize on every run that I have NO IDEA what pace I am going. If my Garmin did not guide me I would be across the board with times ranging from 6:30 minute miles to 10+. I am hoping that through training I can develop the internal gauge necessary to run 26 miles without going too fast or too slow.

Spring is nearly here and the Seattle drizzle will be every present. Today I felt like I was puddle hopping to avoid soggy sneakers. I am due for a new pair. Ironic that my Gel Nimbus shoes, named after a cloud, seem to soak in the water from the grey puffs dripping above. I am hoping to make it to the local running store to get fitted for a good pair of water resistant shoes.
I LOVE to have music on my run.

I realized that the play list that I selected, with the help of my best friend, is not running quality. During my short 23:45 I must have skipped about 10 songs. Imagine the distraction as my training mileage increases. My iPod is a tiny shuffle with no option for sophisticated play lists for speed, cool-down, etc. A few months back I asked some fellow runners and friends to send song ideas for running. I think I am going to have to pay for a few and load tunes worthy of joining me on my training.

6 runs down 58 to go….


Derek said...

Welcome to the blogging world and good luck on your journey to the marathon. Have a good plan and just remember to have fun. I am also a ex Bball player that got into running to loose weight and stay in shape. Enjoy yourself and hopefully running will become a lifelong passion.

Database Diva said...

Hello TallMom, it's nice to meet you. The photo looks familiar. Is that the Burke-Gilman Trail? I live up in Snohomish and run mostly on the Centennial, or around town, but I've been known to run on the BG with friends.

For your next pair of shoes, I can't say enough good things about Super Jock N Jill. For years I drove down to Green Lake from Snohomish to buy shoes and then break them in around the lake. I still visit when I'm in the area. I also shop at Road Runner Sports on occasion. Lately I've been buying my shoes from Shelby at Run 26 in Lynnwood. He is #1 in my book when it comes to evaluating your gait and getting you in the right shoes.

Good luck with your training for Rock N Roll Seattle!

Melanie and the Boys said...

The photo is from the Orting Trail, thanks that reminded me to add a caption. I am going to try Fleet Feet in Bonney Lake this week to get fitted. Mainly because I want to support a local family business. I have been fitted before but now that I am truly traning I would like the best pair of shoes I can get.

Thank you for the encouragement!!