Okay it is spring in Maine, which means the weather will get “interesting” and if you wait a minute, the chances are that it will be doing something pretty different from it was the minute before. Well…that might be a small exaggeration, but on a daily basis you really can get some serious yo-yo weather, but you get the idea.
The weather today started out overcast and made for that nice sunrise. By the time I got to work it was snowing, yeah snowing and was still snowing when I got home. No real accumulation, but it just kept coming down.
For my Friday lunch run, I wanted to get in 6.0 miles and the treadmill was the plan.
Pretty typical treadmill run, starting off at 7.0 mph and then at 3.0 mile, I bumped it up to 7.1 mph – a huge speed increase :-). However, today all I was looking for was a steady pace and get to the end.
Unfortunately, at about 4-4.5 miles, I could feel some chafe starting to go on under my compression shorts. It wasn’t horrible, but it was beginning to get a little irritating and I plan on a longer run tomorrow and didn’t need to deal with chafed legs, so I shut it down.
I attribute the chafing to my compression shorts being 3-4 years old and they are simply tired. I noticed this a little bit the last time I wore them, but it was only a 3.0 miler, so I simply forgot about it until it reared its ugly head.
- Distance: 5.0
- Time: 42:23
- Pace: 8:29
- Average H/R: 140
- Average Cadence: 172
Overall, I felt strong the entire run and the NB Vazee Rush v2’s did just fine, they are turning into a nice all-around shoe. However, until I get them out for a long run, I am hesitant to say too many good things about them, but they seem to be filling a nice niche for me so far.