15 Miles of Suck

Marathon Trainings Run

Marathon Trainings Run

Saturday was my first long run in four weeks and it sucked or better, I sucked. I had rested the day before and only ran twice this last week (Wednesday and Thursday) and before that I was out sick and side-lined for way too long. I had loaded up on carbs, but pretty much right from the start I could tell that this long run would be a difficult one. I have been sick twice in a row actually and so my minimum goal was to run at least the half marathon distance, but at one point even that felt hard to do. My legs felt heavy and I did not have any energy. [Read more...]

Double Whammy

Pain Killers Ibuprofen

Pain Killers Ibuprofen

First I was out with flu-like symptoms and now it seems like I got a sinus infection on top of it. Can this get any worse now? I ran two times last week and then took a break again, because I was simply not ready (at least that’s what I thought). I did not run for 8 days before that and now missed two long runs because of being sick and one long run because of being on vacation (went before I got sick). I really see my goal of running a marathon in under 4 hours slipping away. I do not like this. I am nursing the sinus infection as much as a I can, but there is only so much you can do. I am not a happy camper. This needs to stop. So, since I am not running I thought I post about how I am fighting my sinus infection. For one this posting will help me to remember the steps and to see what works and what doesn’t, but maybe it will help somebody else as well. [Read more...]

Nike Air Pegasus+ 30 Pre-Run Review

My new Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

My new Nike Air Pegasus+ 30

Hey, I finally got a brand-new pair of Nike Pegasus+ 30 running shoes. Ready to take them for a spin tomorrow and so I figured it would be great to do a quick pre-run review and then in a couple of weeks compare them with some real miles of marathon under their (my) belt. Here is a quick re-cap of my story about how I ended up getting them. In my posting here I revealed that I had some bad luck with the Mizuno Waver Rider 17 running shoes. It was the first time in a long time that I actually switched shoe models and brand at the same time and I had high hopes to have found a better running shoe for myself, but the experience turned a bit ugly after experiencing running related wounds on my toes coming from the Mizuno Wave Rider 17. I then reached out to Mizuno’s customer support, but besides getting some generic advice the risk of buying another Mizuno running shoe and having a similar experience made me go back to buy the Nike Pegasus running shoe. [Read more...]