Friday, March 29, 2013

And Then This Happened...

Can running shoes implode?
I had high expectations for my run tonight.  I had this phenomenal run last night - short, but I felt AWESOME after.  Tonight, I asked the Mister to take over kiddo duty so I could do the 6.5 miles outside.  I thought it would be nice, why not?  Then the great shoe debate kicked in?  Why?  Because I bought 2 new pair and they need to be broken in.  I am currently alternating them with the tried and trues so that I don't end up injured.  So tonight was a fast run.  I thought, tried and true.
This is the only explanation I can provide for the feeling of lead legs that went on for only 5.11 miles into my 6.5 mile training run.  People - I have NEVER not gone the entire distance of a training run.  Something is wrong!  I thought to myself that it was less than 1.5 miles, I could do it, but I had this something nagging at me to stop.  So I did.
4 hrs later, after icing, my shin is still sore.  I don't get it.  I am telling you that I have run 13.1 miles just because and didn't have this much reprecussion to my body.  I was wearing my standard running clothes... compression pants, under armor (that I hate), a short sleeve dri fit over that and my fleece Sox hoodie.  The short sleeves was new, but it was 47 degrees.  The only thing I can point fault to, particularly since I know they are well into the 300 mile mark, is my shoes.
Can they really make that much difference?  If running shoes implode, may my Brooks Glycerin rest in peace.  We had some good times.


  1. That is really strange that the shoes you have previously run in started to give you problems. I know that 300 miles is quite a bit, but I wouldn't think that they would all of a sudden be no good. I hope your shins are doing better today.

    In other news, I nominated you for a Liebster! Play along with me, won't you?

  2. I ran today with the new shoes... No issues. I think it is official. Thanks for the nomination!

  3. Could it be that you ran outside, and you're not used to that? Hence the shin splints and crazy soreness? It's so much different to run outside then to run on a treadmill. Or maybe it's the shoes. Either way.......... ice them and relax (if that is possible ).

    1. Definitely the shoes. I ran the last 2 days outside and with the new shoes. No issues.

  4. new shoes can make all the difference in the world, glad they helped and you are better, shin splints are the worst, I love compression socks for that very reason, they help alot in preventing those!


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