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8/9/13 2:14 P

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Does it ache early in the run or only towards the end? Does it happen on every run or only the longer ones? This might help you decide if it is a adaptation issue or maybe something more.

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8/9/13 1:46 P

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I have been running about a year, and have been recently following the lolo app for the 13.1 distance. I am in week 5 and before the app the farthest I had run at one time was about 4 miles, now I am at about seven miles (doing the run walk method). The next run long in about a week is a little over 8 miles.

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8/9/13 12:11 P

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As you probably know, you push off with the big toe during the strike phase of the stride. It sounds like the force is more than your big toe is adapted to. That's not necessarily bad. Most of our muscles, ligaments, etc., must adapt to the pounding that running gives them. Pounding is the key here. Yoga (and other non contact sports) don't pound. (At least the yoga I do doesn't.) How long have you been running? Are you ramping up your miles slowly?

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8/9/13 11:58 A

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Yeah, I think the sneakers were the culprit. I still have bruised toe nails from a pair of sneakers that did not fit right. I ran in them for a couple of weeks then I took them back. In addition to them not fitting right, they were already wearing on the heels. The people who sold them to me couldn't believe it. Luckily, they took them back and I got a credit for a new pair.

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8/9/13 9:30 A

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I don't have any bunions. My shoes are a half size bigger then my regular shoes. It is more like a dull ache in the joint of my big toe. I do a lot of yoga and my feet are flexible and I go barefoot and wear toe shoes to make sure my feet stay strong. I think I am gonna try and find a running store in our area and see if that will help. It is not real painful, but I am worried that it may hamper my long runs. Thanks for the info.

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Do you have bunions? Is there at least an inch of space between your toe and the top of the shoe? Are your feet narrow? Most running shoes come in medium width. If you have narrow feet (or a narrow heel), you may need special lacing to keep your foot from gradually sliding down into the shoe and jamming the big toe.

Are your running shoes the same size as your street shoes? Most runners wear at least a halh size larger or more if you do really long runs. My shoes are a full size larger than my street shoes.

Can you stand on your toes barefoot, bearing your fool weight? Can you stand flat on one foot, place the other toes flat on the floor, heel lifted, then flex your arch forward, pressing down on your big toe? (This will show how tight your ligaments are.)

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8/8/13 5:06 P

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I think I have had that same issue especially after running a course that has a lot of hills. To me it feels like a cramp in my big toe. Its not too awfully painful and it does go away.

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What kind of pain?

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8/8/13 2:38 P

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I haven't had this issue, but have always run in shoes I've been fitted for at a running store. I would suggest that for sure!

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8/8/13 1:46 P

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I have got pain in my big toe of my left foot. It shows up mostly on my long runs. I wear Ascis gel shoes, but I have never really went to a runner store to be fitted for shoes. I am training to do a half and I am wondering if maybe my pain is related to a pronation issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

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