Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Shoes Part Deux

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!


Tara said...

Happy to hear about your new shoes. I have the Brooks Adrenaline gts 11 and I'm in love with them! They are fantastic!

it's all about pace said...

sounds like a fun weekend!