After my 10km race and our epic walk back due to sight seeing in Santiago (no regrets though) i only managed 1 run of 4km last week. I wasn't sure if it was because of the run and walk from sunday or the new trainers. So thought this week take it nice and steady went out Monday - 5km, a bit of a toughie maybe it was too warm or maybe the break from last week had set me back but snails were doing a better job or running than me.
Today i thought right get out there, stop putting it off - the first 3km as always was tough. I always struggle - how do i ever manage to run 5km let alone 10km? Is the thought that crosses my mind often during these first few km. With my target of 6km - i realised at 5km that i felt not too bad, then 6km turned up and i thought i am going to keep going - i felt good but there was grit or sand in my trainer, thought i will stop in a bit. Carried on and got to 7km and thought before i leave this park i better get this out of trainer. I discovered nothing so decided to carry on. I managed 300m when i thought no something is still rubbing, located a bench and pulled off my sock - to find an angry red blister i think from where my insoles were rubbing. Thought ok you can carry on but i decided against this!
I was so frustrated as i just got into a really good rhythm and the temperature was just right 16-18degrees i am guessing. Enjoying the music, enjoying the run everything was right just not my trainers - so on the walk home i thought of AM and her insoles. I have got home and my i have put my insoles from my old trainers into my new ones - fingers crossed this will do the trick. Obviously my anti blister socks are are not up to the job - so will make sure i apply my foot powder every run now which is actually good for keeping the feet dry in this warm weather. Amazing how helpful these freebies are!!
In other running related news - i might not be running my 10km race in december ( i will know by this evening) as i might be going to Uruguay instead. Now i paid $13 000 pesos to enter this race so i am thinking i will still collect my t-shirt. I won't run in it on the streets of Santiago as that would be false advertising but I am thinking no point letting a perfectly good nike running t-shirt go to waste is there? Actually just typing this - i have just thought of a way to do both - maybe hopefully the cheap flight gods will be on side tonight.
Anyway happy running folks !