Monday runs are always great after a couple days off. Today was no exception. I ran my second run in the new Gel Noosa Tri shoes that I just got. Anyone that runs in Asics understands that the company just gets it. It's only my second run in them and it was 6 miles. I have no issues at all. It is a great shoe that responds well. It is usually unheard of to be able to go that long in a new shoe without rubbing, blisters, chafing, etc.
I ran the 6 miles comfortably quick, finishing in about 46:45 total, pace under 8:00/mile. In a continued effort to get my cadence up, I ran an average of 183 spm (strides per minute) with a max of 200 spm. I would like to get a consistent average of up around 190 spm. Last month and in previous runs, I was at a range of 175-178 spm, while recently in the past week or so, I have averaged right at 183 spm.
For the rest of the week, 4 more runs and 2 cross training sessions, plus some walking. My walking has kind of fell by the wayside, but I want to get that back into the routine, even if it's just in 10 minute sessions.