Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Today felt tough. I just couldn't seem to get up a good head of steam and I felt breathless a lot of the time. I took a few walk breaks, but I still chalked up 3 miles, which I didn't think I was going to make at the beginning. I made sure I ran on asphalt today. My feet started hurting a little at the end, and one set of toes felt like they were going numb. That was a new one. It seems like it is a bit early for new shoes but I have been a bit sore after the last couple runs, and normally it does not hurt. So I ordered new shoes last night. I have been running on the sidewalk a lot and I probably need to get away from that more. The other possibility is I know that I run toes out and I need to fix that to keep running long term, otherwise I will feel it in my knees/hips. That is exactly where I have been sore the last two times, so it is either that or the shoes or both. (Well, ok, maybe my longest run plays in there too.) I will be listening to my body very carefully the next few weeks. Should have new shoes for Friday's run.