It’s been a while since I highlighted some of the things that are helping me get through training – lots go into 70+ mile weeks – recovery and nutrition are the two big ones but it also helps to have things that make me smile through the whole process.
– Stroller Running: I never thought I would actually love stroller running as much as I currently am. Stroller running is hard. Even a 5 or 6 “easy” run is not easy. It’s a full body workout and I feel it in my abs and upper body the next day. I know running with the stroller makes me a fitter, stronger runner – maybe not necessarily in the paces I can run but more in my endurance and overall shape. I think what has made the last few months even more enjoyable is that both boys are loving it just as much, if not more than, me – it’s that little extra bit of motivation I need to make it a double stroller run instead of a treadmill run.
– Saucony Kinvara 5: I am in completely love with this shoe. I started wearing them on short recovery runs (or switching them out halfway through) and have gradually built up the mileage and frequency I am running in them. I wore them this past week for my 6×1600 workout (11 total miles) and may wear them this weekend for the SI Half Marathon.