Thursday, August 9, 2012

Best Recent Run

I almost skipped it.  Came <this> close.  It hit 30C on the thermometer today and I have a cutoff for running temperatures.  But then, once the midgets were in bed (finally), I stepped outside for a moment and it was only around 20C with a breeze.  Perfection.

So I quickly suited up and headed out.  With 5 minutes of charge in my Garmin, I had my fingers crossed it would keep going for the whole run...

I also decided to take a new sports bra for a test run.  I found a great one today - slightly padded with back clasp.  You just can't find that in a bra for the smaller ladies (and I am so sick of pulling sweaty bras over my head).   And I found it at SUPERSTORE of all places.  For $16.  I was so excited, I went back 2 hours later and bought a second one because I figured when word got out - they would sell out and I'd never get another!








I got them in purple and black, but it is also available in turquoise and grey.  I wasn't sure how I would like the straps - since I am used to x-back or racerback bras, but I didn't notice it on the run and no chafing overall makes this one a win for the A/B crowd...


Ok - back to the run.  I just did my regular loop around town.  I was so happy I grabbed my headlamp.  It got really dark really fast.  By the time I hit the side of town without the sidewalks, it would have been too dangerous to run without one.

My pace was great - so steady and hovering around 6:39/k - my fastest pace in recent days due tot he knee pain.  I think the extra rest I've taken was a wise decision.  This run was completely pain free.  I wanted to push myself a bit more than I have recently - I do have a 5k race next weekend and would love to finally see sub-30 in a race.  So I set my goal at 30 mins for 4.5k...and I came in at 30 and change (with 2 walk breaks).  Yay me!

Very happy after this run.  I was starting to feel like this summer would be a complete bust after K100 and the aftermath on my body.  Glad to see a light at the end of the tunnel.




10 comments:

  1. Congrats on a great run! And I like the idea of no sweaty bra over the head, but I'd never considered the alternative because if the smallness issue. I'll have to look around for that.

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    1. I don't know how widespread the Joe Fresh stores are down in the States, but if you have one nearby - you should go check these out :) It was awesome to just unhook and remove :)

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  2. Fantastic run - esp in the heat! What race are you doing?

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    1. Edmonton Marathon 5k. I do one event at it each year so we have an excuse to drive up to visit Hubby's family.

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  3. Yay for the run and for your A/B's too!

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  4. Moving Comfort has a huge selection of sport bras for all sizes and truly immobilize the "girls". I do like Joe Fresh for underwear and pajama basics though.

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    1. I haven't had great luck with the MC bras and tanks...they just don't seem to fit me like I think it should.

      I don't like much of the Joe fresh activewear but I really like their regular tops and dresses...and the prices can't be beat for the quality.

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  5. I'm so happy to hear you finally had a good run-i love those :)

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