So I had a 'long' run today. It was 13 km, which is far, but after training for the half marathon I did earlier this year, it doesn't feel like it's that far comparatively. Honestly, I wasn't really feeling it for the first 4 km or so, which made it difficult, because all I wanted to do was just turn around and go back home. But, it got better, which is good. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my race season is over next week. I think I'm getting a little burnt out at this point, but I'm apprehensive about taking time off, because I think it will be hard for me to get back into it again.Not that it would be impossible, just it will be easier if I don't take time off.
I'm also thinking about buying a pair of vibrams. There's a store in town that sells them, but their inventory is a bit spotty (the tend to order a bunch and then the order comes in, in bits and pieces, so it's a bit of a crap shoot whether or not they'll a particular size in for a certain style), so I think I'll have to call every week/other week and see if they have them in. But, exciting! I think I'll be happier after the fist pair, because I think/hope once I know what size I need, I can order them online if need be. When I went in I was surprised at the price - I'm used to spending about $150 CAD for running shoes, and the vibrams I want are just over $100. That being said, I'm not really planning on running in them anytime soon. The weather is turning, and from what I've read it takes a good while to get used to running in the vibrams, so I think I'll probably use them for speedwork once it starts to warm up again. Then we'll see if I can use them for longer distances.