Saturday, August 09, 2014
I'm still experimenting with the new shoes with a certain manufacturer. Went the route of a lighter weight shoe (similar to what I've been running in for the past 2 months,) and I've gotten burned with the last two choices. The latest test run left my midfoot extremely tender after a 6 mile run, and so much that I didn't break into full stride and toe off tonight. So now I will be going back to a heavier shoe again with more cushioning when they arrive next week. If anything, they will at least (I HOPE) provide the right amount of protection underneath the forefoot that I need. If the weight is a factor, maybe I'll just use them as a short leg building shoe, which isn't bad because I probably will fly in the other pair shoes I have (which are about 3 ounces lighter.) As for the mileage, I haven't really cranked on the mileage. I did do a straight 8 mile run on Sunday, but I was supposed to go 2 miles further. I also skipped the 13 mile run a couple of weeks ago too at the end of the month. I'm cool with it though, because if I'm going to finish out the remainder of the year in complete accomplishments, then I have to mix things up a little bit. I feel good though, and if I'm not right on target I'm sure I'm pretty damn close.