All this just as my taper is about to begin. One 16 mile run tomorrow and I will be heading down the slippery slope towards marathon day. We'll see how it goes - I did 8 miles today and had to walk a decent portion of it thanks to a bad side stitch that would not go away.
I'm starting to plan for marathon day. We went to South Bend this evening to get a new pair of running shoes on the ready. I ended up getting a pair of Adidas Supernova Sequence. They are similar cushioning wise to my Saucony's but fit just a bit better as they are a little more narrow through the arch of the shoe. The lady that helped me confirmed what I had felt, that the Saucony's were too wide. However, she suggested putting in inserts which really helped. She also added some inserts in the arch on the Adidas so we'll see how those feel next week on some shorter runs.
After we were done at the running store, we went over to Outpost Sports to check out bikes. Steve started asking questions about sizing and the saleslady had me get on and off several bikes. Unfortunately, my hips were a bit sore from this morning's run to really lift the leg up and over the bar so it was not a graceful site.
To top it off, she was going back and forth on whether a woman's bike or men's bike would fit me better and commented (nothing new to me) that I had really long arms and long legs so a men's bike might be the way to go. She added, not to make you feel bad. All I could think was, well, I'm currently wearing men's running shoes, so I guess a men's bike probably wouldn't matter.
Well, off to get the humidifier going for my sick ones. Here's hoping for a good night's sleep.