Remember two weeks ago when I complained my foot hurt after my longer run? Well, it seems it wasn’t just a one time thing because I had bad foot pain after my longer run this week too. It seems fine on the short runs, but once I hit over 4 miles it starts hurting. So I went to our local running store to find some new shoes. My salesperson was very helpful and assisted me in finding a new pair that are still fairly minimalist as I prefer, but have a little more support to them. They are Adidas, which is a departure from my usual New Balance. I’m excited to try them out!
This week is week 5 and we’re up to 6.5 miles on the long run, which is currently right at the point where it still feels very manageable to me. Once I get to 8+ miles that’s when it currently really starts getting to be a challenge. Oh, the things to look forward to!
Monday was a great run. I love days like this. The weather was perfect at around 65 degrees and I was just feeling good. One of my best times for a run of this length.
Thursday wasn’t quite as good as Monday but certainly not bad. The downside is that it was pouring rain so I had to go to the gym and use the treadmill – not my favorite way to run, but it had to be done. A little slower but still a time I am very happy with.
Friday was my 6.5 mile run, which I already talked a little bit about. Overall I was feeling pretty good, but I did have to take a short break when my foot started hurting. I adjusted my shoe and laces and that seemed to help, at least enough for me to finish the run. Hopefully the new shoes will take care of the problem completely.
When is the last time you bought running shoes? Do you have a favorite brand?