I’m trying to work on speed and this morning it went pretty well. Did 2.5 miles with a couple walking breaks, but pushed up the speed by 0.5mph. It’s interesting– I’ve kind of gotten used to going faster; if I go back to my old speed it feels achingly slow. So hopefully I can keep that habit.
On Saturday I was out with a friend (hi Aja!) and we went to the fancy bra store. I wound up getting a new sports bra (I think it’s the Elomi Energize) and tried it out this morning and it was kind of a fail. No chafing (could be the bra, could be the Body Glide) but it was terribly bouncy– and it’s a brand new bra, it’s only going to get worse as it wears. Whee $65 fail.
While we were out, we stumbled across a local running store. My friend is interested in starting c25k (yay!) and wanted to check gear out, so we went in and she got a gait analysis and was fitted for a pair of shoes. I picked up some Body Glide and threw $30 at one of those Nike+ doohickeys. (Now I just have to figure out how it works.) I’ve always been intimidated by running stores; I always feel inadequate and not like a “real runner” and so I’ve avoided them. When we walked in, the store guy greeted us and asked if we were training for anything in particular and I said um no? A marathon in like 5 years, maybe? (He was very nice, actually.) While my friend was doing her thing I milled around the store. None of the womens’ running clothes would fit me; it was a little discouraging but I don’t think I need any of the stuff they sold. ($60 socks, really?!) I’ll stick to my old t-shirts and floppy pants for now.