July 15, 2010
On My Way To A Better Run
Why did I ever stop running! M and I took it nice and slow around a 2 mile loop last night, just enjoying the evening and simply running...It was humid out but I was super eager to try out my new shoes! However, during and after we finished, I was noticing some knee and shin pain *nothing major* but still more then I ever noticed before, with my first pair of Mizuno's. I brushed it off, thinking it was a new brand and that maybe they needed breaking in. So wanting to test it out some more we took off for a brisk mile walk right before bed. MORE knee pain...Something is definitely wrong! Even now, after a full nights sleep, I'm feeling tender down there...So I got up this morning, after a night of tossing from the ache, and looked at the soles of my new and old shoes and what did I find? Looks to be underpronation instead of what I have been being fitted for, which is overpronation! It really makes perfect sense, after getting on the Internet and doing some research. Come to find out, under pronators need cushion shoes instead of support shoes which is what I have been in for my last two pairs! Both pairs I have noticed aches and pains and that has been so irritatingly frusterating! I never had this problem before with my first pair...The biggest frusteration was that no one could explain this to me. I guess the lesson learned here is you just go with what works even if it doesn't make sense...However, I am glad I figured it out to avoid needless waste of money and time in the future. So I am headed back for a return today; this time going with what I know works and hopefully I'll be blogging about comfort, pain free runs soon!