Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Couch 2 5k – Week 9 Update

Well folks, I did it!  I made it though Couch 2 5k this week!  Week 9 consisted of 3 runs for 30 minutes each.  30 WHOLE minutes!  That’s still crazy to me that I can run for that long now. 

c25k graduated1 

As a reward for graduating Couch 2 5k, I got myself some new fancy running shoes.  This time, instead of buying the cutest pair, I went for what was going to be best for me to run in.  I went to a new store in the mall that specializes in running.  They fitted me for a shoe, and performed a Gait Analysis with me running on the treadmill.   A high speed camera took pictures of my foot placement and form with each step I took.  It was really cool!  Overall, they told me I had good form, but my left ankle rolled inward slightly which can cause problems if left untreated.  Based on that, they recommended a shoe that gave me the most support around my heels and ankle area. 

GT2150 After all that, I ended up with a pair of fancy breathable padded socks and these shoes – the Asics GT 2150.  Once I got home, I couldn’t wait to try them out, so headed out for a run.

My run was difficult today.  30 minutes is not easy, but I’m sure one day it will be, so I am going to keep at it.  No pain, no gain, right?!?


  1. That store sounds awesome. Nice kicks, and great job on working so hard Lo!

  2. I recently bought some nice running shoes and it's unbelievable how good shoes feel when you're running. I never understood the importance before, but having spent a week in my new kicks, I am in LOVE! Hope you LOVE your shoes too! happy trails!

  3. Awesome job on your 30 minutes! Before you know it you'll be running 1hour straight!! =)

    My favorite sneaker is the GT2150...I've been wearing it for years!

  4. You inspired me, I am starting C25K tomorrow! I would love to know what your playlist for running consists of?

  5. Good for you. I now feel like a slacker as I am starting week 3 tomorrow. I just can't run in the heat!

  6. Yea!!! Way to GO, that is fabulous! And I wear that shoe too :)

    Kudos to you for being so ambitious and healthy!