Another week of training done. However, I pretty much just ran. I only had one day of cross training and that I am not happy with.
My runs were fantastic though and my long run, which I did on Thursday, was 6 miles. So very happy about that.
I am having some issues with tightness in my calves and hamstrings. Possibly the lack of cross training? And to top that off, I don't think my new shoes, that I love, are working for me. After my 5 miler last week, my shins hurt and also around my ankles. It did not improve with my 6 miler.
I was wearing Asics 2160's and switched to Asics Nimbus 14's. The noticeable difference is that the 14's are softer. I am thinking that I need to switch back. After all, I did get fitted for the 2160's and the man spent almost an hour with me and came to that conclusion. I trust him and I am not sure why I was trying something different, so today, I will look for 2160's. The newest model, the 2170's, are out now. Anyone wearing them? How do you like them and is there much of a difference from the 60's?
And now for the really big news!
I am officially signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon!!!!
I stayed up late, as registration opened at midnight. I was a little worried since there was such chaos for the people who registered for Chicago and MCM. I did not have a problem.
I was able to log on to Active at 12:05 and that is that. It is done and now I am going to run 26.2 miles November 17th.
Honestly, after it was done, I got teary and my hands were shaking. It is a strange feeling to want to jump and and down with excitement and shout your news to the world and at the same time, want to crawl up in a little ball thinking, "what the hell did I just do?"
It's all good though, there is way more excitement than fear and the messages that you all left me on my FB pages just made my morning!
To celebrate me taking on the marathon, I have a Shubeez 26.2 to give away. Use the rafflecoper form below and good luck!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter!
Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole
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