These shoes are BAD A...! Check 'em out:
Several of my friends had already gotten them, and I was having some serious shoe envy. Then I decided that they were going to be my little reward for running a marathon. Ben actually wound up buying the men's Brooks Pure Flow and sneakily bought mine as a surprise, too. (With a little help from Tracey and Paul Tripp from Suncoast Running - plug, plug!) Anyway, they feel like heaven when you put them on. Literally. They are so comfortable!
It was a little cooler than it's been lately (around 40ish degrees) in the morning. I decided that I need to get my butt out of bed and get moving sooner or later. I met up with Melanie, Rhonda, and Jen at Longleaf and we started out for our "easy" recovery run.
The first mile was a little rough, but it felt good to be moving and sweating again. After getting warmed up a little, Jen and I ran ahead a little bit while Melanie and Rhonda stretched. Now, Jen was hauling butt over this bridge, and all I was doing was trying to catch her - which never happened! I met her towards the end and we headed back.
Now as we were heading in, Jen and I decide we want to "push it" for the last 1/2 mile. So we do. Let me just mention that Jen continued to talk while I was huffing and puffing trying to keep up with her! Geeze, woman! Here are the splits:
We ran a cooldown with Melanie and Rhonda to get the last 1/2 mile. Overall a great post-marathon run! Just what the doctor ordered! Now that the Space Coast Marathon is over, there are two main goals -
1. Break 2:00:00 in a half marathon
2. Break 25:00 in a 5K
There! I said it! Now, all I have to do is do it. Let's do this, 2012!