Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'll stick with the old shoes

Went out for a 5 mile run (details) after work today. It felt great and my legs felt very fresh. This is good. I've been trying to break in my new pair of shoes that I started wearing about a week ago. It has better cushioning but it's just not feeling right. A little tight and I could see that over a marathon distance my feet could get numb/blistered.

So for my dress rehearsal tomorrow, I'm going to wear the old pair that I only started wearing at the beginning of August. I ran 300 miles in August and another 160ish miles this month so it's reaching the end of its life but i'll see tomorrow if i'll take comfort over brand new cushions.

A little tinge of soreness on some knee muscles, but that's pretty normal. I'm pretty surprised that I don't have that much soreness overall.

So it's 4 days, 11 hours. Thanks for the well wishes, every one. It's almost game time!


Arcane said...

Wow how, the heck can you get 460 miles out of a pair of shoes? Mine are usually done by 300 or so. Make sure to keep stretching and use that stick to keep the muscles loose. They will tightening up during the taper.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Woah, you're almost ready to rock it! 2 more sleeps!! 2 more sleeps!!! :) :) :) 400+ miles on one pair of shoes? Wowwwie

Marlene said...

I've been having a similar issue...my "old" shoes are nearing the end of their life so a couple weeks ago I picked up a new pair (same kind), but I'm having aches in the bottom of my feet when I wear them (even after two weeks), so it looks like I'm sticking to the oldies for race day. This is not the time to take chances!