Monday, October 19, 2009

Amsterdam Half Marathon:

I ran the Amsterdam Half Marathon this weekend. I didn't do as well as I wanted. Mainly because I didn't train as much as I should have. Whoops. But it's good to know I can just up and run 21K if I put my mind to it. I did have to walk about 2K through Vondelpark, at the vey end–bummer... because my legs completely cramped up and my running shoes are not the most comfortable (aka: need more cushion). I bought them at Jack Rabbit sports in NYC back in May. They (meaning the people who worked there) recorded me running on a treadmill and everything to accesses my stride, which includes me landing on the inside of my heel. Thus my shoes now help correct the way my feet land when I run, but they're just not the same as my old shoes. And I now know in the future when looking for new running shoes–that I need support and cushion. Great points to know, for a runner, I'd say. The good news: there are plenty of more marathons in my future. And room for improvement, too.