I’ve tried them on at least 3 times tonight and sat and admired them for a lot longer! I know that is sad but they’ve got to be admired before they get covered in mud and stink like the old pair.
I went to Running Free in Parkstone on my way home tonight. My old shoes have done just over 600 miles so that may well have been a contributing factor to my calf pain. I took them with me and without telling them that I bought them there last time they checked the wear (which was totally even, right up the middle of the shoe) and told me that I’d been sold the right shoe and that they recommended that I go for the same again, especially given the marathon training. I was most impressed with their service once again. I ran up and down the shop in them and a couple of different pairs for comparison whilst the owner of the shop watched me. You do feel a bit daft but they really know their stuff. I was offered video analysis to compare the shoes but tbh I trust their judgement and wouldn’t really know what I was looking at so just went with their recommendation.
I’ve done a bit more reading up on my calf pain tonight and am convinced it is my soleus so have been looking at stretches specific for that. Will roller again tonight and Mike will be happy to play sadist again tonight……
I’ve decided that I will maintain my mileage this weekend but be a bit kinder to my legs by splitting it in two and doing half tomorrow and the rest on Sunday. Hopefully this strategy will work out okay!
I just want to say a huge thank you to Alison at Physically Philosophical as she has been a huge help to me this week as regards my nutrition. I was in a bit of a state about it all this time last week but she’s helped me loads. Thank you!
What plans are afoot for this weekend? Anyone else off to be blown away on their run?