First time ever .. I managed to hit 5k running non-stop on the treadmill this morning. I've been trying on and off for the past couple of years to get to this. Now, I just need to work on maintaining this and increasing my speed and distance.
Gear wise - still in by BFF-VFFs. Favorite model for running is the Five Fingers Bikilas
. And the KSO Treks kick ass on the trail. It's amazing to feel all the curves and edges of the ground, as you keep your feet planted firmly on it. I mentioned merino wool jerseys a few months ago, when I was cycling more often. They work just as great for running. Best of all .. I can let it air dry after each run, and then use it again the next day, and it still smells fresh. It also keeps me in a more moderate temperature than the synthetics. I'm a convert, and I'm slowly using it more and more in everyday life.
I'm still completely blown away that I was able to keep running for over 30 minutes, and didn't need to lunge for my inhaler at any point (I did take it before I started). It's a good feeling to beat back that beast that has been my primary excuse for not working out for so long.( Posting some images under the cut from my hike on Sunday at Alum Rock ParkCollapse )