Sunday, October 31, 2010

Week 5 of Houston '11 Training

Here's my fifth week of training for Houston '11:

81¾ miles for the week (October 25th to 31st)

M AM: 4¾ at 8:34 mpm, 77ºF at 4AM
M PM: 5¾ at 8:40 mpm, 80ºF at 8PM
Tu: 9½ at 7:14 mpm, 80ºF at 4AM
W AM: 5¾ at 7:30 mpm, 79ºF at 4AM
W PM: 9 at 7:16, 81ºF at 8PM
Th: 6¼ at 8:30 mpm, 74ºF at 4AM
F: 13 at 7:37 mpm, with 6 miles on the Surfside Intracoastal Bridge, 69ºF to 71ºF from 1PM
Sa: 7¾ with a local 5K race at 6:14 mpm, 50ºF at 8AM
Su: 20 at 7:51 mpm, 10 miles on the Surfside Intracoastal Bridge, 80ºF to 81ºF from 1PM with the dewpoint at 63ºF to 64ºF

There were three or four dolphins swimming in the Intracoastal under the bridge Friday (you might be able to see one jumping...I just had my phone with me):

The Gulf looked nice Sunday:

After running 1,064 miles in the Adidas Tempos, I finally got a new pair of shoes. Here are the Tempos and a brand new pair of Saucony Tangent 4s:

It's hard to believe the Tempos were once white.

The Tangent 4s seem pretty much the same as the Tangent 3s I've used several times. The Tangent 4s weigh 10⅝ ounces for my size 12½ (a little lighter than the Tangent 3s); pretty light compared to 11⅞ for the Tempos. But the Fastwitch still reign with only 8¾ ounces.
The Fastwitch shoes now have 605 miles. The uppers look new, but the soft rubber on the forefoot has taken a beating:

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