The other day, I received my Sweat Pink shirt from my SPA sisters at Fit Approach. It’s so soft and comfy and fits perfectly. I couldn’t wait to wear it and when I did, lots of people commented on it.
I almost love the shirt as much as my SPA sisters! Between the races, their fitness achievements and healthy lifestyles, these women are so inspiring!
Last week, I mentioned how I bought two pairs of shoes and needed to test them out on the treadmill. Well, the Asics GT-2170 won. I ran one mile in the shoes and they felt great. Then, I tried the Nike shoes and couldn’t even run 30 seconds in them before I felt a weird pain across the toes. So, the Nike were returned to The Running Center.
A while back, in the midst of our Florida summer heat and triathlon season, Trigger Point Performance Therapy sent me a Cool Point, the Original Hand Cooler to test and review.
“Ideal for this summer’s triathlon season, Cool Point from Trigger Point Performance Therapy could become a runner’s best friend.
Triathlons often demand peak performance, pace setting and dealing with fatigue, yet finding a balance between the three is a runner’s biggest challenge. Cool Point utilizes thermoregulation signals sent from the hand to the brain and keeps athletes feeling refreshed and performing at their best. Being durable and reusable, runners or cyclists now have the ability to control their performance and delay fatigue using Cool Point’s Stay Cool Technology. Just freeze the cooling gel and fit to your palm and see how Cool Point can take advantage of the hand being the body’s natural radiator.”
I actually used my Cool Point at the Tarpon Triathlon. With the adjustable Velcro straps, I could fit it perfectly in the palm of my hand.
I’ve also used my Cool Point when I’ve missed my 5:00 a.m. run and found myself running a little later in the morning. By 9:00 a.m., the Florida sun radiates some serious heat, but with the Cool Point, I combated the heat and avoided the fatigue brought on by summer sun. Since the 90 degree temperatures are holding strong here in Florida, I’m still using my Cool Point into October. It’s perfect for those short training runs.
Cool Point, the Original Hand Cooler is available at Trigger Point Performance Therapy for only $19.99.
As for my training runs, I ran 6 miles last Thursday and felt pretty good about my performance at Race for the Cure. It looks like I may actually finish under an hour.
Ave Pace 9:52
Max Pace 7:02
On Saturday, Chrissy and I ran 13.1 miles but that was a horrible run and nothing like last week’s 12 miles. It was hot and humid and I just couldn’t shake how tired I felt. Thank goodness, Faith came along to finish the last 5 miles with us.
Ave Pace 11:17
Max Pace 7:37
On Sunday, my 7 year old woke up around 7:30 asking to ride her bike. “Can we ride to Publix and get donuts for breakfast?” Sure. Why not? I needed to do a recovery run anyway. So, Emmalynn rode her bike 3.1 miles while I ran beside her. Let’s just say she helped maintain an easy pace for me, but the run was truly a win-win (even though I passed on the donuts). Emmalynn loved riding her bike with mom and I enjoyed my time alone with her. Plus, I’m really enjoying the benefits of recovery runs.
Ave Pace 13:28
Max Pace 8:11
Monday I rested, but there was no resting today because it’s Track Tuesday, and boy it was another hot and humid morning. UGH! Once the weather cools, I’d like to up my quarter mile sprints to 6 quarter sprints or half mile sprints, but until then, I’m still struggling with these. It’s obvious that the humidity is dragging me down because I couldn’t finished under 1:54 until the last sprint.
In the last 1 mile lap, a toad or frog or something slimy hit my leg and it
totally toad-ally freaked me out. I thought it was the Frogalypse all over again.
Lap 1 – 0.25
Ave Pace 7:23
Lap 2 – 0.25
Ave Pace 7:37
Lap 3 – 0.25
Ave Pace 7:29
Lap 4 – 0.25
Ave Pace 7:39
Ave Pace 10:07
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