Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday Three Miler

Yesterday was my three mile day. After Friday's time achievement, I busted my tail to keep my time down. The only thing about my three mile run is that there are some serious hills. My six mile is hillie, too, but it's a little more gradual.

Here's how MapMyRun graphs the hills:

run time: 26:24
run dist: 3 miles
avg. pace: 8:48/mi.
best pace: 6:54/mi.
calories: 355

Running Tips from CompleteRunning.com
Tip Two: Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks designed for running.

I have special running socks and can vouch that this is a good idea. But I've also been in a couple of situations where, frankly, it didn't matter what kind of socks you gots.

bad example one:
In this photo, no socks could successfully repel water.

bad example two:
Here, my feet got so sweaty in a marathon, I should have brought about five pairs of extra socks to properly care for my feet.

Now that's a tip.


Lyndsey said...

I thought we established from Chris' blog that posting pictures of feet, no matter what the situation, is a bad idea.

Emily said...

here in florida since we dont have hills, i do some hill workouts on the tredmill... if it is too cold out and you want to try them.. do this 1- 2 mile warm up. then 6-8 repeats of 3 minutes on a 4-6 % incline at a moderate pace then 2 minutes at 0-1% incline at a fast pace, then 1 mile cool down. You can adjust your incline according to your hill need and your speed also! I would much rather have a real hill but bridges get a bit boring to run back and forth over