Several people suggested new shoes as a way to solve my soreness/pain issues and I thought that was a great idea. My knees are hurting, too and generally speaking, if my knees hurt it means it is time for new shoes. I did something highly irregular, though. I bought a pair of Saucony Hurricanes. I am a dyed in the wool Ascis fan having worn Gel Kayano XIs for a while. This last pair only has about 275 miles on them and I felt I needed new ones – such a clodhopper!
To test the theory (that new shoes make the woman) I put them on today, tightened the laces and went out for a run with no particular committment to length. I was supposed to go to the track to run 10 Yassos which would have been about 6 miles total) but I knew I couldn’t pull that off and I didn’t want to be disappointed with myself (way to go, eh?). As it was I managed a medium fast 3 mile run and I feel okay.
Can I just say how glad I am to be finishing up training? I have a 20 mile run on Saturday and then one more 15 miler the following Saturday and then it is taper time. I’m so sold on taper time that I’m going to do a brick workout on the 15th and go bike riding and swimming with my friends after I finish the run. That somehow feels liberating. I guess you know you’re hooked on something when a multi-hour, multi-sport workout spells relief.
Thanks to everyone for the advice and suggestions. Just for the record, most of my runs are out and backs so I don’t think that is the problem. I’ve only done a couple of long track workouts but next time I will do 1/2 in one direction and 1/2 in the other and see if that helps. Special thanks to TriGreyHound for words of encouragement. I hope you are right!!
As Bold would say Much 4th!