Today’s run was definitely a slow one. My feet were really sore – I ordered a new pair of shoes last week and hoping they will arrive any day now. I mentioned this in a previous post, but I only wear Nike LunaRacer +3 which are now discontinued (and very difficult to find). The only place I can find them is on Amazon in the US so I definitely pay a premium. I’ve tried so many different types of runners and brands, but can’t seem to get any other runner to work for my long distance road running. The great thing about LunaRacer’s is that they are super easy to break in. I typically break them in after only 1 run and it’s smooth sailing after that. The bad, is that they only last 400km or about 20 runs of the challenge. It’s been an expensive challenge so far – I’ve dropped about $600 on running shoes and will probably need another pair before finishing the #RUN70 Challenge.
Weather was warm and sunny with a bit of a cool breeze by the water. Toronto’s June has been very unpredictable in terms of weather – we’ve had a lot of rain and cool weather with a few, very humid days. My pre-workout meal was a whey isolate protein smoothie and about 1/4 cup of Icelandic yogurt. I wasn’t very hungry this morning and had to force myself to eat – I didn’t eat enough and was starving around the turnaround point (10.6k) and felt my energy rapidly decline.
End pace was slow again at 6’24km/10’18mi after 2 hours 17 minutes.
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