Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sorta Run...Sorta Walk

It was one of those days this morning, actually it started last night when I stepped on something in the house and felt like I had a piece of glass in my right forefoot. I looked and thought I could feel it and pulled but only took off small flap of skin. Now it was painful to walk barefooted. Bonnie wanted to try a walk in my new shoes so I put them on and off we went. We did 2 miles, I'll detail it below, and my forefoot was a little sore but tolerable.

This morning I forgot my watch, but wore my heart rate monitor, go figure. So we were going to do 2 and 1's. We did that for about 1.5 miles, maybe 2 miles and the last mile I had to walk, my shins and calves were quivering. Is this stemming from the new shoes or is it the mileage? I'm training harder than I did for the HM in April, but not that much harder. I'm going out of town this morning and will be back tomorrow night, so I may not run tomorrow morning and see how things are by then. This pain seems to start around my ankles and then moves upward, which makes me think it has to be related to the new Brooks and their motion control. I'm tempted to put them in the closest for a week and see if this clears itself up.

Last night:
Total: 2.01 miles
Mile 1: 17:07
Mile 2: 16:03
42 feet: 0:11
Pace: 16:37
Avg HR: 109
MAX HR: 120

Special Note: Last night we should get extra credit for additional effort of constantly keeping our arms moving to ward off the mosquito's even though we applied OFF.

This morning's guesstimate:
Total: 3.00 miles
Time: 42 minutes
Pace: 13:59


TX Runner Mom said...

Ugh, I can relate to the mosquitos. They are out of control here! I'm not sure about the shoes, but if the pain didn't start until you started wearing the Brooks, I think that would be a safe assumption. You may want to talk to someone at the running store where you bought them.

TX Runner Mom said...

BTW, I love the Aggie maroon background!

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Finally someone that appreciates a great color!!!!

I'm headed out of town but when I get back I am going to visit them...should be on Thursday.

I would hate that the shoes don't work out, I've heard alot of good about them. But yes the problems seem to be centered around them. Maybe they are offering too much control all at once.....

Backofpack said...

First, I'm glad someone said it was Aggie maroon, because I thought it was pink. I wondered why you went pink!

Second, I've heard it before - shoes that are wonderful and get rave reviews from one person cause all kinds of trouble with the next. I think my recent trouble was (okay, overuse was a big part) partially caused by the shoes - the ones I was wearing were too flexible for me. I think putting them away for a week is a great idea. Doesn't hurt anything to try it!

Marcy said...

I dig it Randy!!! Nothing like changing things up once and ahwile ;D

Bummer on the foot and leg issues. I second BOTP, putting those shoes away for a week is worth a shot. What works for one person might not work for another. Let us know how it goes.

OMG gross on the mosquitoes. Hopefully you didn't catch any in the mouth (yucky)

teacherwoman said...

I have found that there have been times where i have had similar pain. Mine is almost like a nerve pain. As if something is pinching. But, I think it is a result of over-training. I don't know if that is the same as your situation, but it sounds similar!

Scott McMurtrey said...

Looks like everyone is pointing you in the right direction so far. Sounds like it may be the shoes, unfortunately. I've heard nothing but good things about your particular pair but that doesn't mean they're perfect for everyone. :(

Throw them in the closet for a week (or two) and see how everything feels after that.

Nice mosquito run.

Molly said...

I thought it was crimson...as in Roll Tide!

I just went outside and watered the plants and got seven (really, I counted!) new bites - HATE IT!

I have fit people with Brooks before and the beast is not for everyone...it is a substantial shoe! I fit then on people who needed a shoe that would hold up with an AFO (a plastic stability brace)! It is also a heavy shoe!

Take Care

Mendy said...

Also, on the same train about your shoes. It's possible and the way to check is to put them in the closet, and try some others. Hope you find it out, way before you put too many painful runs on the shoes. Sounds like you're thinking smartly!

Unknown said...

"Special Note: Last night we should get extra credit for additional effort of constantly keeping our arms moving to ward off the mosquito's even though we applied OFF."

I hearby grant extra credit. LOL.

Mary Gee said...

I like your new blog look too, and I am glad to hear that it is Aggie maroon and not pink!