Boring run yesterday. Five treadmill miles at a 9:22 pace to kick off week 3 of marathon training. As usual, I ramped up the incline to compensate for the slowish pace. I'm a late believer of the principle of slowing down to go further, but man it's hard to do. You just feel like a snail and I worry that I'll lose whatever speed I have, which I know was never much to begin with. But then I remind myself it's a marathon and not a sprint and trod on. Har.
Anyway, the highlight of the day was me running any appreciable distance without wearing compression shorts for the first time. I was wearing a pair of shorts with a built-in liner in them, which I've never tried before. It might be hard to believe, but I was really worried about running in them. I'm a dork about dumb things like that. I was just concerned about binding or chafing or riding up or something. As it was, the shorts were great. My mp3 player didn't even bounce around in the pocket. So I know they're good for at least runs up to 5 miles. I'm still not sure if I want to run 14 miles in them this weekend though.
You know it's a slow day and when a runner stretches the bounds of interest by discussing his shorts on his blog. Yeesh.