Hi there! You may have noticed that yesterday I decided to shake things up around here and changed the design of the blog. I have been thinking about going with a new look for a while, but I just wasn’t sure what I wanted. I’m still playing around with colors and fonts so you’ll probably see a few more changes over the next couple of days, but for the most part I really like this look!
I also bought the domain www.kristinarunning.com which redirects here, so now you can get to this blog using kristinarunning.com or blogaboutrunning.com. Since my Twitter and Instagram handles are @kristinarunning I thought it was appropriate :).
Okay, enough with the boring behind-the-scenes blog stuff!
Yesterday morning was extra special because I unboxed a new pair of Adrenalines! These guys are the last of the bunch that I bought on sale at the end of last year.
When I unboxed these pretty little shoes I told them how special they are because they will be the shoes that get to run the CHICAGO MARATHON! So you could say it was a pretty exciting day for my shoes.
No one gets to run a marathon without first training though, so I took them out for a spin last night.
Yes, I finally got down to the beach for an outdoor run. It’s been a while but last night renewed my passion for beach running. I forgot how relaxing it can be, although the humidity yesterday was sky high. A storm was rolling in and the air was so thick you could have cut it with a knife. It didn’t bother me too much though because I just had an easy run on the schedule.
I used to think that I took my easy runs easy, but this training cycle I have discovered what easy really is. My coach puts certain pace ranges for me to hit and for easy runs they are usually in the 14+ minute per mile range (or 1-2 minutes per mile slower than race pace which is 13:40 for me).
It feels weird to run 14 minute miles during short runs, and I often have to incorporate walking breaks to slow myself down enough, but I am finding it enjoyable. I certainly see how this will help my legs stay “fresh” as my weekly mileage builds into the 40s. I can already see how it’s helping me meet the demands of my speedwork.
Other than running, I had a pretty uneventful day at work, which I’ll mark down as a good thing.
I’m sure my coworkers think I have issues because I’m getting up to use the restroom about twenty times an hour now. That’s just what happens when you’re staying hydrated during marathon training season though ;).
We recently got Apple TV in the conference room, and I’ve been sneaking in during lunch to watch HULU. I’m on the last episode of Wayward Pines as of today.
About halfway through the season I was ready to give up on the show, but it’s really sucked me back in. I think there is going to be a season 2?
I hope so!
Yay or nay on the new blog design? Should I go back to the old one?
Have you seen Trainwreck yet? Should I go this weekend?
I’m not an Amy Schumer fan but I keep hearing that it’s really funny.
PS: If you haven’t checked out my latest video yet please take a peek – it includes a Running Q&A! I’m not a pro at being in front of a camera but I am trying to improve in every video!