Do NOT change your shoe type while training or racing: I put on a pair of full-blown Nike running shoes this week thinking that if I mixed it up and did not use my Vibram Five- I would be doing myself a favor. This is not good. I almost tweaked my foot during my run and my whole gate was messed up. I do not recommend trying to change your gear. It may work if you go to another minimal shoe, but not to a different system all-together.
Running in your Aerobic Zone to build your Aerobic Base is HARD: This is a huge ego check. I dropped 2 minutes off my miles. I felt like I could have run for another 30 minutes which is nice, but I also had to slow down and speed walk from time to time just to stay in my zone. I also got frustrated and booked it for my last mile, which I just researched and found out was bad. I am required to stay in my zone which is under 150 BPM. I can do damage to my base building if I do not do this. So I have to run slow for a couple of months and I should see good results. My times will increase as my heart rate stays in the zone.
Obligatory Picture of Me
Taking Life Apart- What Does That Mean?I have decided to talk more about what I want and not just what I do at work. I have had a fascination since I was a child with understanding how things work. I would and still do- dismantle things to see how they work. I believe I have begun to do this with my life experience in my writing. So- here is my attempt at explaining the world I have been tearing apart in order to live my life.