Runfessions for April

It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

a day late…

  • I runfess…

After I had pain in my calf, I decided to switch from Neutral shoes to Stability shoes.

Mizuno Wave Inspires for long runs

I bought both Mizunos and Brooks.

Brooks Ravenna for short runs

I planned on returning one pair (because I have a dozen Nikes…)

it was going to be the Brooks pair but Champ said “No, keep them.”

Do you have a running shoe obsession?

  • I runfess…

I signed up for the Freihofer Training Challenge “Advanced” group because I always run with the “advanced” group. I like the coach and I wanted someone to make me do the drills so I could run my 5ks faster.

However, I have not run with them once on Monday nights. That means I have not done any of the speed drills.

I have either done a short easy run with the Beginner group or with the Intermediate group.


either I was recovering from my leg injury or I had raced the weekend before.

Would you have done those drills since that was why you paid for the training?

  • I runfess…

I had long runs on my schedule to prepare for my April and May Half Marathons. But you know me. I’m racing obsessed.

My April consisted of two 5 mile races, a half marathon and a 15k race (today.)

Would you have chosen to race or go for your long run?

  • I runfess…

I really do think I can have faster finish times.  But somehow, I can’t get motivated to do anything to get faster.

Work..time..laziness…family and friends events.  I have all the excuses.

I did ALL my long runs for the first time ever before my Florida half marathon.

11.11 pace

My NYC Half finish time was more than 4 minutes faster (and I had not done the long runs) and my recent half marathon was more than 9 minutes faster (also with no long runs).

10:02 pace

Yes, I know that there are a lot of factors that influence whether or not your finish times improve.

But this is not motivating me to train harder.

Do you follow a plan? Are you serious about improving your finish times? When you put the work in, do your times show it?

5. I runfess…

Due to my injury and lack of training, my so-called goal for this last half marathon was just to finish pain-free.

Secretly, I was hoping to finish under 2:12…

Yup…I could now qualify for the 2020 NYC Half Marathon & NYC Marathon

Do you set time goals for your big races?

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month? Please share.


7 thoughts on “Runfessions for April

  1. I runfess that I’ve been running in stability shoes ever since Mizuno sent me a pair. I LOVE them. Who knew?

    I wouldn’t feel bad about skipping the drills because I wouldn’t have signed up for the training…lol!

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  2. and I went to neutral shoes and so far so good.
    I feel you on the befuddlement of times. Lebow was a disaster because my achilles really hurt but by FLL, NYC I had coping strategies and strengthening tips and they were a) a cours PR and b) my only second Half in the 2:3xs. Go figure.
    I had runfessions ready, then I thought it was postponed. I Confused.


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