|I got my hair done last week. I love it!|
The week prior when I drove up to Road Runner Sports up in Kent the salesman there was helping me select some sunglasses and I asked him how often minimal shoes should be replaced. I was having a hard time finding this information online since the shoe I run in only hit the market in March. I was thinking they would last longer than a typical running shoe, but he told me they actually need to be replaced more often- probably around 250 miles. Hello Tiffany! I needed to replace my shoes, and quickly so I could get a few miles in them before the marathon!
|Out with the old, in with the new!|
What a difference the shoes made! I went for a 6 mile run in them the next day and my legs felt awesome and my pace was back where it should be. Plus- no aches or pains! Thank goodness I figured that out before the marathon, that would have been terrible! I am not sure why it never occurred to me to replace my shoes, I always replaced my shoes during the half marathons I trained for. So here is my advice to you all- pay attention to your body and if something seems a bit off...maybe you need to replace your shoes!
I am not sure how I feel about tapering. I realized that this is the first race I have trained for that I am actually able to finish the program. Last year at this time I was babying my knee and missed several key long runs for the NODM half marathon. I pretty much stopped all running for the last weeks leading up to the race to heal my knee. Then last September for the You Go Girl I was having pain in my right quad so I also stopped my training early as well! I know that being injury free right now has a lot to do with switching to a more minimal style shoe, focusing on my form as well as properly cross training.
|Inside my shoe it says "less is more" <=> So True!|
|Hanging out with my BFF on her bday!|