Friday, June 19, 2009

Anti-Friction Women's Performance Sock

I tried the Anti-Friction sock on my coached tempo run last night and fell in love. Just to make sure I had a solid base of comparison, I decided to run with my regular old running socks this morning. Wow, what a difference!!

Last nights run was about 5 miles (1 mi warm up, 3 mi tempo run, 1 mi cool down). My feet felt absolutely fantastic!! It was rather damp out because it had been raining most of the day, but it was also crazy muggy and humid, so I was hoping the socks would at least keep my feet dry from all the moisture. I loved how soft the socks were when I got back to my car and yanked my sneakers off, my feet were bone dry and felt like a million bucks!! I can't say enough about these socks, they feel better than any other sock I have ever run in.....definitely check them out by clicking here!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sof Sole Products Arrive!

Yesterday afternoon the products I'm testing arrived from Sof Sole. They sent 2 different shoe inserts, 2 different packages of socks, and a sports clothing laundry detergent. I can't wait to test them out on my upcoming runs!

Currently, I'm wearing a pair of the socks and they are super duper soft and comfy. I'm heading out for our first coached tempo run with the Fleet Feet group in a little bit, so I'll report back on the actual type of sock and how well it performed after my workout.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yay....Running Skirt!

I wore my new running skirt for our Fleet Feet group run yesterday morning and I can't believe I didn't mention this in my last post!! I absolutely loved it!! It felt so good, so comfortable, and so workout friendly.

The skirt I have is by Champion and is available at places like Target. It has nice compression shorts underneath that kept me comfy the whole run. The only minor drawback with this particular skirt had to do with it not having a little pocket/hidden pouch to hold a key. I didn't notice until I got the the run and went to put my remote door opener in the hidden pouch.....and didn't find a pouch! Otherwise, the skirt was a hit and I can't wait to wear it again. In fact, I will need to get a few more skirts to get me through my summer of running!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

First Fleet Feet group run

This morning was the first group run at Fleet Feet since the distance training program began. I wasn't feeling 100% this morning so I opted for the 5mi run, which actually was a 5.5mi course. Felt good, ran the whole way. My legs started bothering me in the last mile, but, like I said, I wasn't feeling 100% to begin with, so I'm not worried about it.

I met some great people who were obviously so happy to be out running on a beautiful saturday morning. And it was, an absolutely beautiful morning to be running through Rochester, including Park Ave area and Cobbs Hill. Can't wait until next week....although the mileage will be about 8! Yikes!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Another 4

Guinness and I took on another 4miles today, same North Ponds park path. Nothing exciting to report, it felt good and I feel like I'm starting to get my running legs back.

Tomorrow is my first run with the Fleet Feet group. We are scheduled for 7mi, but we can cut off and do 5 if we choose. I'm on the fence right now, I'll probably see how I feel in the morning.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Nice 4 miler

Today Guinness & I went for a nice 4 mile run starting in North Ponds Park and heading West to Five Mile Line Rd. The weather was beautiful!!! What a perfect afternoon for a run. I felt fantastic and Guinness wasn't doing too bad himself. We took a mid run bathroom break at my gym (Gold's Webster), but that was the only break in our romp. I didn't try my running skirt yet because I wanted to save it for our happy hour Social run on Thursday.

On another note, I'm excited because I will begin sampling the Sof Sole summer line of insoles and socks for runners! Yay!! I should be receiving my first samples next week and once I try them out, I'll share my thoughts. Stay tuned.....

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fleet Feet Distance Training Program

Tonight, Derek and I decided we wouldn't try to get to the half marathon on our own. Instead, we will be joining Fleet Feet Rochester's Distance Training program.....beginning today! We went to a meeting at the store and met a great group of people who will be training along with us. Just about everyone is training for either the Rochester half or full Marathon in September, with a few exceptions. One women is training for Chicago and another for the Baltimore half marathon. I am very excited to begin this journey with a bunch of people who are running because they love it, want to have fun, and meet new people.......not to break any records.

I was so inspired after our meeting, that I stopped at the park on the way home and ran 2 miles. This Saturday will be our first group run of 5-6 miles and we will also benefit from 5 coached tempo workouts over the next 14 weeks.

I'm also hoping to try out some new running gear and equipment over the course of the program so I'm running safely and having fun! In fact, one of my running buddies, Diane, gave me a running skirt as a graduation present and I'm super duper excited to try it!! Nothing like running and looking sharp!