Thursday, February 07, 2008

New shoe time

Wednesday 11.0 miles/1:37:20/8:51 average pace

That's kind of a long way to run after work. Luckily I got off work a few minutes early, and with the ever-later sunset I got most of my run done before dark. My right inside knee was pretty sore all day yesterday, but felt ok on the run. But both my arches were feeling tight/sore off and on during the run. Since I had an abundance of sore spots I decided to take an ice bath when I got home. I made a cup of tea and soaked in ice water for 10 minutes. Brrr. Then I took a hot shower and made a yummy dinner and watched some hockey.

Anyway I added up the mileage on my shoes, suspecting they were done, and I was right. 410 miles including my marathon in December... time for new shoes. I usually don't go over 400 miles on my Mizuno Wave Alchemys. In fact, I only had like 350 on my previous pair so I'll go back to those for the next few days till my new ones arrive. I ordered them from Zanzabar Bazaar online- they have the best price ($76.00) and consistently send out discount codes if you get on the email list. And free shipping. :) No offense, Forward Motion, you have a great shop and a Tri club I'm considering joining (which would actually get me a discount..), but I'd pay like $110 including tax at your store, and that sucks. Yay internet.

In swimming news, I've been out of bed and in the pool crazy early the last two days!

Wednesday 1200 m in 24:45
Thursday 800 m in about 17:00

So I have 4 or 5 miles tomorrow morning then 15 on Saturday, then skiing on Sunday. It's supposed to be awesome up in Tahoe- SO much snow but sunny weather forecast for this weekend. Perfect! :)

LOST is on tonight!!

Finally, wtf is wrong with blogger? I haven't been able to spell check for like a weke. (ha)


Sten said...

If you haven't already, you might want to check out I get most of my running gear from them. Great service, prices and free 2 day shipping. They're located in San Luis Obispo and I usually receive my orders the next day.

Gotta Run said...

Snow... now I am jealous!!

As for the shoes.. I normally like to replace around 3oo to 350 miles. Adds up fast doesn't it?

Great week for you. Enjoy Sunday!

Michele said...

I usually get all my shoes from ZBsports too.

Have a get time skiing.

Judi said...

Jen, I am always scared to order my shoes online - what is the shoe is messed up somehow? I worry because of my IT band, etc.

Nice job on running 11 after work. Sounds like you have a good weekend planned too.

Petraruns said...

have a great weekend Jen! Crosstraining is good!

Mir said...

Yay new shoes!!q

Meredith said...

Great tip for ZB sports on the shoes - I wear Mizuno Wave Creations and shelled out close to $120 for them at a local store! I was leery of getting a new pair of shoes - especially a brand I'd never tried before - over the internet. But now that I know Mizuno Wave Creations work, I'm definitely going to order online. It's crazy how much you can save!

ShirleyPerly said...

Good move on the new shoes. I too get similar aches when it's time to replace mine. I hope you have a great time skiing!