So I want to say "thank you" to everyone who talked to me about the shoes I bought. They were not right for me, and I was more enchanted by the orange and blue than the overall smarts behind buying them. Erin was right; they are a racing shoe and would've fell apart after a few hundred miles. I need a shoe I can train in. This is all still a training process for me. Shannon sent me a good article to read about shoes. I am a newbie. I never knew that shoes could stress me out so much.
So say hello to my Asics GEL-DS Trainer® 16!
It is going to take a little to get used to. I pronate a little, and these shoes are going to help with that. They also do not have as much heal support as my last pair of shoes. I hope this will help me not heal strike as much. I did feel that today. When I was getting tired, my form started getting sloppy, and I noticed it in my heals. So my legs have some getting used to in these new shoes. I also got a little blister on my heal.
This morning was hills. We ran Plainview. I opened my door to leave this morning and saw the rain. I almost turned around and went back to bed. I am glad I didn't. I jumped in my swagger wagon and met up with the crew at Plainview and ran. My legs were so sore this morning. It was a mix of the 100 kettle bell squats I did on Tuesday and the 4 miles I ran in those other shoes Wednesday. It took a while to get loose. I did run farther today before walking. Those hills suck. I made it almost to the turn around before walking, but that last hill is evil. I had to walk a couple of other times on my way back. I think some of it was mental. I didn't have my hill partner with me and the other part was the blister on my heal.
Friday is a rest day, and then I am running 12 on Saturday morning and then a 5k that night with Nixa in Joplin. I am crazy... BUT I FEEL GREAT!