Sunday, October 24, 2010

Long Run Sundays!

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.


  1. When I finally made the decision to buy my Vibrams, I was excited about it. I had decided to visit a physical store, rather than buy them online, for the same reasons as you mention -- so I would know my size.

    I looked up a store in Manhattan but when I got there the only pair they had in stock in my size were black. All those cute styles and colors up on the wall, but in the back -- only black.

    I was a little disappointed, but not in the actual shoe itself.

    Now that I know my size, I'll be able to order a cuter pair online at some point, but because they are so expensive I'll have to wait a bit for that.

  2. I'm glad you seem to like them, even if the colours aren't awesome - the colour selection at the place I went to wasn't great either, but I figure I can order a cute pair if I decide to like them. I was hoping when I went in that they would at least have my size in something though - I figured since it's getting cooler, they wouldn't have people wanting them and would have some stock...not so much, apparently.