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Sunday August 2nd

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Got up at around 7:20 and headed out for what was suppose to be 8.0 miles. I ended up doing 8.5 in 1:31. I did 6 miles in ***just***over 1 hour it took a lot out of me to get that last 2.5 miles.

Felt fine--lung wise, my legs started to get achy...groin area and my left knee was hurting slightly at 7 miles...probably cause I slowed my pace so much. The blisters on my toes are really becoming a pain in my @ss. I've bought wicking socks hoping that would help, it hasn't. I'll go back tomorrow and try a different brand of wicking socks and hope it will help. My gut is telling me it's my new shoes. I never had problems with my old shoes...BUT I also wasn't running this many miles....I don't know.

Happy though that I got my long run after having almost the last week off due to being gone on a vacation. I leave again with some friends on Friday, just for a weekend scrapbooking thing but I will most likely lose 2 days of running this coming wkend. I have a good start to the week though and that makes me happy
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    I don't know if they still make them, but when I trained for a marathon, I had these great socks. They were double lined. In other words, they were two very thin layers. Blister problem completely went away with them. I loved those socks, they were pricey, but well worth it for the long runs.
    4269 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing fantastic! I was walking alot and getting blisters, even with special socks. I finally got moleskin for over the blisters, and Band-aid has special band-aids for blisters that have ointment. As far as shoes, I when I started the Couch to 5K Program, I purchased new shoes, Nike Shox and I LOVE them!! They are fantastic!!

    Just keep an eye on the pain you are having, I would not want to see it turn into a major injury that sidelines you!
    Keep up your fabulous training :) Sounds like you are progressing well!
    4269 days ago
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