I’ve been terrible about updating. It’s been 2 months!!
But fear not– in that time, I have completed 4 races. I had to skip out on the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon because I strained my hamstrings and it took me 2 weeks of not running to get over it. I was disappointed but better to be safe than sorry.
My race results:
|Firefly Run Dallas (5k) 2012||03/31/12||0:28:00||8:58||38/724||148/3366||463/4943|
|Bayou City Classic 10k||03/10/12||0:55:30||8:56||26/103||140/559||486/1176||PR|
|ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10k||02/25/12||0:56:39||9:07||163/721||598/3221||2156/6392|
|Rhythm & Blues Half Marathon 2012||02/19/12||2:08:06.6||9:47||38/90||200/584||439/953||PR|
More about the races later. In the past 2 months, I’ve been on a hunt for new shoes to replace my Saucony Progrid Omni 8’s. While those are stability shoes, I believe my strike has changed from a heel strike to a forefoot strike since I first purchased that pair, and have been wearing more neutral shoes. I had purchased Nike’s (see last post) but they were giving me unusual feet pain whenever I ran over 3 miles so I returned to Luke’s Locker and exchanged them for these sexy Mizuno Wave Precision 12‘s:
Sadly, they gave me blisters almost every time I ran and after putting 30 miles on them throughout the month, I brought them back to Luke’s Locker and got the Saucony Kinvara 2‘s (on sale, yay!):
I REALLY liked the Mizuno’s but my left foot is wider and flatter than my right foot and after getting a blood blister from running the last 5k, I felt like it was for the best. They Kinvara’s are wider than the Mizuno’s but there’s still slightly rubbing when I run– I can’t tell yet if it’ll be a big problem so I’ll give them a little more time. I actually also own the Saucony Mirage 2‘s:
I got those onsale from endless.com, so for now, I will be alternating between the two pairs. I also tried on the Asics Gel Landreth 7‘s, which felt considerably wider and have asymmetrical lacing (not sure how I feel about this yet), so I’m going to keep those in mind just in case. I hear Brooks come wider too. I own many pairs of DryMax Hyper Thin Running socks but the guy at Luke’s Locker recommended I try slightly thicker socks so I may try out the DryMax Lite Mesh socks ($34 for a 4-pack on zappos.com) next. I’ve always preferred a thinner sock but I can’t say if I really can tell the difference once I’ve been running for awhile. I just hate getting blisters!
Any tips on shoes/socks?