Two more weeks to go....Toni and I spent the long weekend up at Crater Lake, Ore. No running up there but several miles of hiking with 3x700' of climbing.
Here's the week (Mon-Sun):
7.4 (2-3 miles at 8:30-9:00 pace)
4 (9:05 pace)
11.5 (9:43, 4 miles @9:00 pace)
28 miles running, 8.7 walking
Even though the miles are tapered down, I did a lot of marathon pace (or a touch faster) this week....about 11 miles of it.
Breaking in my new Nike Pegasus - 27 shoes..man they are a fine shoe! Wish had dumped the stupid "Zoom Vomero 4's " a long time ago. Kudos to the clerk in the Bill Rogers running center in Boston that mentioned I might want to try a less soft shoe to help with my achilles issues.
The other reason I switched shoes, is that besides being a firmer shoe, the heel area on this shoe does not have a rigid plastic heel cup. Since I use a slight heel lift, my heel gets jammed up into the top of this cup and rubs there, making for more tendon inflammation.
It took me about 9 months to finally figure this out. The Pegasus is also about 2.5 oz lighter and is cheaper to boot!
Plenty more short runs to finish loosening the shoes up.