I have 13 days until the Disney Princess Half Marathon, so I have officially started my own version of a taper. Today’s run was 3 miles on the treadmill with my new shoes and new running skirt. I felt so cute! I did 3 miles in 34:15, an 11:24 pace.
First I’ll review the skirt, which is a Nike Dri-Fit skirt from last year’s inventory. It felt really great. It’s really smooth, and the color is adorable!! I was always hesitant about trying a skirt, but I immediately found a huge benefit to wearing a skirt to run. My shorts usually ride up in the crotch area because of my chunky thighs, but you can’t see the little shorts underneath the skirt riding up. So, I won’t be tugging at my shorts while I run anymore! Perfect! For $15, this was a great buy! I can see myself buying a lot more!
Next, my shoes.. the Asics Gel Nimbus 11. They have really awesome heel support and lots of comfort all throughout the shoe. During my first mile, I had a little bit of pain on the top of my foot, so I loosened up the laces. And for the rest of the run, they felt fabulous! They made the treadmill bearable. I hope to get a few more short runs in before the race so they’re “race ready”.
I can tell I didn’t stretch long enough after my 11.6 mile run because my calves and hamstrings are still really tight. I’m going to spend some time tonight stretching out a little more.
I have barely brought this up, but there’s only 27 days until the NYC Half Marathon! I’ve gotten so worked up over the Disney half, that I’ve almost forgotten I have another half-marathon just 2 weeks afterwards! Ack!
And there’s the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, which is a 10-mile race, on May 2nd. I think I need to have a race scheduled to keep me on track.
What about you? Do you need to have something to train for in order to keep yourself on track?