Thursday, April 5, 2012

3TT- Shoes, Foam Rollers, Goal Pace


1. After theHalf last weekend we had already planned on taking a trip into Dick's Sporting Goods, got to use the coupons before they expire:) and Shalan needed to get some new shoes. I just recently got the Brooks Cadence but when I seen the Pure Flow.......I had to have them!! And since I had a coupon why not right?!?!?! I have walked a couple of times in them but this morning I took my first run in them. To me they feel the same as my Cadence but I'm sure they have some differences~ I LOVE them BOTH!!! (Shalan purchased the same ones as well:)

2. On Tuesday night at the end of aerobics class the instructor said we was going to do some cool down stretches with the foam rollers, something we have never done before and this was my first experience with the foam roller. OMG!!! That was the best thing ever, I so needed one of them Sunday morning after that crazy hilly half. It was kinda one of them "hurt so good" feelings. So glad my gym and whoever suggested it purchased those things:)

3. I have been pretty lazy with running this week so I was determined to get up this morning and go no matter what! And actually when the stupid alarm went off at 4:15am I was anxious and ready to get up. I wasn't sure if anyone was going to join me or not and when I figured out I was going to be solo and not chatting while running I set a goal pace for myself. I wanted to run 4mi at 9:15 pace or less (something I need to work on if I want to complete the half at the end of the month under 2hrs). As usual I waited until the end to look at the ole' Garmin and......it was a SUCCESS!! I ended up with 4.25mi at an 8:53 pace!!! SWEET:)

Today is my Friday at work~Hooray!! Anyone have any thoughts on the Foam Rollers? Like em' or Hate em'??

7 comments:

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Great job on the pace! I don't use foam rollers, but I have heard great things from everyone else about them!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I love my PreFlows - so light for a cushiony shoe!

misszippy said...

It's so interesting to see which of the Pures work for different people. I love the Connects, but the Flows didn't work for me. Glad you are happy with them.

FYI--you can get cheap foam rollers at Target!

Caroline said...

I hope your Pure Flows will treat you well. I bought them. I hated them. and they hated me back.

love my foam roller. bought at Big 5. 19.99
:)

Michelle said...

I had the PureConnects and exchanged them for the Flows - I'm much happier! Enjoy them!!

Courtney said...

i love.hate relationship with my foam roller. it hurts but helps so much!

Suz and Allan said...

Enjoy the new shoes! We love our foam roller. Between that and compression socks Allan's calf issues he had last soccer season haven't bothered him at all this year.