Tuesday, August 19, 2008

5 miles, Vibrams, indoor track, 7:35 overall pace

7:58
7:48
7:37
7:45
6:45

(The numbers might not match up exactly, but the final time is correct and all lap times are within seconds of being correct. while trying to check my splits on my watch, I accidentally erased them, that's how long it's been since I've done a track run worth timing, lol)

I went to the rec after work today for a run on the indoor track. I wanted to get in some medium paced running, as my last few days have been all slow stuff. I eased into it and speed up as I went along, focusing on leg turnover (which stayed above 90 rpm throughout) and foot placement. I felt good near the end, and ran the last 1/2 mile pretty hard, with a 40 second final 200, which isn't so easy with out shoes on, on and indoor track.

I also got some new shoes! I ordered them yesterday and they got here today, that was fast! Saucony Kilkenny XC. They were recommended on the barefoot running email list as I good forefoot running shoe, and they were really cheap as far as running shoes go ($50) so I figured I'd try them out. They are very light, about 6 ounce, just about the same weight as my Vibrams, and have a very low heel, the two things I want in a shoe. I think I'm going to try them out on the trails tomorrow.

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3 comments:

Mike said...

those look like cheerleading shoes.

ed said...

The shoes sound interesting. I tried the Vibrams I recently purchased on the trail for the 1st time the other day. I like the barefoot feel & how extremely light they are. At first they were excellent on the dirt trail and great on steep hill climbs. Then came a gravel section – they are not meant to be used on pointed rocks (at least for the novice & runners w/tender feet)! Also no protection when it comes to stubbing toes – ouch! Maybe those shoes are the answer.

Sounds like a nice indoor track – a banked 200 m per lap?

ErieTom said...

What?? No Keen's ?? :-)