Welcome to the final week in October! Can you believe it? This month has been so much fun, but it definitely flew by. Let me fill you in on what’s happening at the Right Fits in Fitness and Fitness Fashion this past week.
Here’s what’s happening in fitness:
Monday: 6.75 miles in the morning with my friend Kelly and my dog Matilda. Then, [solidcore] MSP in the evening. I loved [solidcore] MSP , but honestly I was sore for 3 days! It kind of made the rest of the week a challenge.
Tuesday: I was so sore from [solidcore] MSP but I had a track workout on the schedule. It consisted of about 2 miles to warm-up, then 2 sets of 1600-800-800. There were 30 seconds of recovery between the 800’s and one lap (400) between the sets. I did about 1.5 miles to cool-down for 8.5 miles total. This was a tough night for me. I struggled to hit my goal paces for this one. I thinkmy legs were tired from the 60 mile week the week before and of course from the [solidcore] MSP workout. It’s time to really focus on resting now during the taper.
Wednesday: 4 miles easy.
Thursday: 7 miles with 20 minutes of tempo pace, 1 hour kettlebell/strength class with Ericka at Balance Fitness. Great class!
Saturday: 15 mile long run.After my long run, I checked out some of the speakers at the Minnesota Blogger’s Conference. I learned some useful things, particularly on the technology side, which is not my strong suit. Stay tuned for some big changes on The Right Fits soon!
It’s definitely taper time now for the Outer Banks Marathon. As often happens during the taper, I caught a cold, which I consider the “curse of the taper.” I’ve been taking it easy trying to fight it off but I’m hoping I’ll be back to full strength by November 9th.
Here’s what’s happening in fitness fashion:
All the real Brooks ambassadors have been blogging about this for months; I’m a little behind the curve.Though I may not be an official Brooks ambassador, I think I am a Brooks ambassador at heart! I mean, I have been running in Adrenalines and Ravennas for all 16 of my marathons…
I can’t help but get excited about all the cool stuff Brooks is coming out with.
First of all, they have added shoes to their Nightlife line. These are basically one step down from glowing in the dark, with totally amped up reflectiveness. You might remember the Nightlife line from an event I attended last fall at Marathon Sports running store (read about it HERE).
Secondly, they have launched this awesome Heritage Line of sneakers. I think this gold pair of the Brooks Vanguards are my favorites.
Let me know what you think of these new shoes from Brooks!