This was a good running week. I had three runs, one with the run group at Vida Fitness, the local gym near me, one in the rain in Baltimore during my lunch break at work, and a 10k in Capitol Hill.
I’ve really started using my Under Armour Gemini 2, Record Equipped shoes this week. These are smart shoes with a chip that measures your speed, pace, cadence, etc. while you run. I have to say, these shoes are just great for an untethered running experience. I’m not just saying this because I work at UA and I’ve been plugged in with the development of the shoes. It’s just really cool to be able to put your shoes on, go for a run, and then have all your run stats right there. Case and point, on Friday it was raining and I didn’t want to run with my phone. I was able to just slip my shoes on and have it track all the stats I need.
The 10k race was a lot of fun. I’ll write more about it in a race recap post, but it was cool to do a nearby neighborhood race that was well organized, well attended and directly went to benefit a nearby charter school. To me, there’s not much more of a positive experience than something like that. Plus, at mile 4 I ran into an old friend of mine that I grew up with in South Carolina!
Here are my race stats for the week from 5/9/16 to 5/15/16: 13.57 miles (note below that there are two entries for my 10k–one at 6.5 miles measured via GPS and one at 6.1 miles measured by my smart shoes. I’m choosing the lower milage).
My goals for next week are to go up by 10% from this week. So the goal is to hit 15 miles.