Got my 4 mile run in this morning! It was a beautiful 49 degrees. Dressed in tank/LS shirt and shorts. Also wore my Nathan hydration belt for the first time in a training run this morning. I bought it last Saturday night and wore it for the first time Sunday morning for the RFTC race. It was a little irksome that morning as I started it out low on my hips and it rode up to my waist taking my shirt with it which was quite uncomfy, but I was so focused on my run that I didnt bother to fix it.
This morning I fiddled with it while out and my run and discoved that I need to make it PRETTY snug on my hips to stay in place while I am running. Not so tight that its uncomfortable but tight enough that I know its not going anywhere.
I did some hills the first 1.5 miles of the run through my neighborhood. I really love going uphill but I still loathe the downhills. I am doing all the right things but it still feels so unnatural and like I am doing something wrong. I hope that changes the more I do it.
My legs were pretty sore this morning from doing lower body weights yesterday, but it actually felt really good to stretch them out with a run. They are still pretty sore right now and I am trying to figure out if I should lift lower body on the day before my run, or the same days as my run (after my run is done). The jury is still out on that one.
I have a 6 miler coming up this Saturday. My longest distance yet and I am SUPER excited. I am going to have to be sure not to rush the run and to take it NICE and easy as I dont want to get injured through my zealousness. I am noticing a marked difference in my arms since I have started to do some upper body work the last 3 weeks-yay for me!