Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bye Pretty Shoes

I've reached that point in my training where it is flats from here on out. This morning I put on a pair of heels before I left for court. And almost fell on the floor. Apparently half marathon on Saturday, tough track workout Monday, and run Tuesday morning = can't walk in heels. I pushed through and wore the shoes to court and back. And when I took them off, my calves were tight. So all the heels are pushed to the back of my office closet until after the marathon. Luckily I bought a super cute pair of black flats, so this won't happen again. Hopefully.

Anyhow . . . figured I better post my training from last week before this week gets too far underway. It wasn't the greatest week, but I'm happy with the time and effort I put in given that I was sick and dealing with a sick kiddo all week.

Monday: Unintentional rest day.
Tuesday: 1 hour kettlebells (ran 1 mile for warm up)
Wednesday: 4 miles (felt like death)
Thursday: 10 mile bike
Friday: 1000 m. swim (I made it into the 1000's!)
Saturday: 1/2 marathon
Sunday: walking & carried a toddler all over the MN Zoo - surely that counts for something!

I'm gearing up for my longest long run this weekend - 22 miles. So far the weather peeps are calling for rain. It could be a rough run!

16 comments:

Jeri said...

Heels are the devil. I wore them one day last week and I swear I can still feel their lingering pain....could be the LR but I'm blaming the heels. Just throw an away. ;)

Good luck on the 22 this weekend. That just seems...scary.

Sarah said...

I am completely in loves with ballet flats. They look adorable and are comfortable. Hope you have a great run this weekend!

the dawn said...

I have been having the same problem! I love wearing heels, but can't during the training process, which means that I can't wear the pants that I refuse to get tailored. So, I'm left with wearing flats and the two pairs of pants that aren't obnoxiously long.

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
I had to smile and your heel story:) Monday I went to work in heels too.....I had a hard time walking...just a little sore in the toes. I wore those new shoes on Saturday and my toes were feeling it:) Nice work on all of your crazy workouts!! You are going to do so great at your upcoming Tri!!

Marlene said...

Good call on the flats! I don't know how you wear heels period.

Jess said...

I often take a second pair of "comfy" shoes with me to work to wear while I'm just sitting in my office. It helps give the footsies a rest.

Carly said...

My heels have been banished to a rubbermaid bin. : (

I have been wearing running shoes to to work. love the flats you bought. They are super cute!

Diana said...

That zoo walk was probably worse than the 1/2 marathon!

joyRuN said...

I'm so very thankful I don't have a job that requires me to wear heels of any type. I'd need special training in them just to stay upright.

Congratulations on your HM PR!! I know it's not the sub-2 you wanted, but you'll get there!

LMC said...

Heels are bad! They are way cute, but very, very bad! I'd say that's a pretty good training week and impressive that you got that done given you were sick and caring for a sick child. Good luck with your long run this weekend!

lipglossspandex said...

I can't wear heels anymore :( I miss 'em, but ballet flats are more kind to my feet.

Good luck on your 22 miler! I have one scheduled for this weekend as well.

DRog said...

Sounds like its "on" now! haha ...yes Zoo counts on the ledger for a wrokout as does yardwork (in my book)

Teamarcia said...

That looks like a pretty good training week to me!:)
I only crack out heels for weddings and such--so almost never. You should see my post-Boston feet--ouch!
Good luck with your 22!

Anne said...

I'm totally cautious with heels now...funny how running affects all areas of our life :)
Good luck with the 22 miles (that's a lot of miles!) hope the weather cooperates.

ShutUpandRun said...

Yeah 22 miles in the rain would suck. Hope if it dose rain it's one of those gentle and refreshing drizzles. Good luck!

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