Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 44

I eagerly awaited my 5:45am alarm this morning. I was excited to try out my new shoes!! It was dark and chilly (but I got a tad too hot in my long sleeves). Most of my quad/hip soreness was gone prior to the run (but has since returned...guess they needed a wake up "run"). Nothing exciting or new to report.

My shoes felt good. Much more supportive than my old ones. By the end of the run (and even now) the pain in the balls of my feet returned. I just don't get it. These shoes are like the cadillac of support! I really just think my feet need to toughen up. I never had problems with pain in the balls of my feet until the past 4-6 weeks or so. That just happens to coincide with serious mileage and shoes that were becoming worn down. As an aside....Do you ice the balls of your feet?? I tried an epsom salt soak on Saturday night, which did help some. I don't know. I hate to second guess myself with my shoe purchase. Although the Brooks felt more cushion-y, the "progressive diagonal rollbar" almost felt as if it were pushing my foot forward, putting even more pressure on the balls of my feet. They're both made with the same high-quality materials, they're both support shoes, they just have a different ride/feel. So we'll see...

3 comments:

Morgan said...

Give 'em a few more runs before you finalize whether you like them or not. Most people need to "break in" their shoes first before they see progress. Good luck girl!

Marlene said...

Foot problems are the worst! I think ice could help. I hope it improves!

lindsay said...

hope you get it figured it out soon! new aches are always a bit worrisome, but hopefully it's just the adjusting-to-new-shoes syndrome.