Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Superhero powers

Just like when I was younger,getting a new pair of shoes meant I could jump high and run faster. So to me ,new running shoes = Superhero powers, minus the cape.
Picked up a pair of new running shoes last night . Ed at Fleet Feet in Northfield did a great job , refitting me to a better pair of shoes. Apparently the other pair were not correct for me and caused me to pronate when I normally did not. The new shoes Mizuno Wave Rider 15  plus some nifty inserts feel ooh so good on my feet and knees.

I tried out the new shoes on a 3.7 mile run this morning and they did great. No pair or rubbing .

I decided to try some gels. With today's run being shorter, I decided to take in the gel prior to my run. I have only done dry fruit and sports beans for long runs. I picked up Island Nector Roctane GU. Well I either will not like them or have to get used to the consistency of the gels.

Having some concerns about my left knee. Not sure if it was from the incorrect shoes that have cause this issues. The internal knee  area is bruised and slightly tender. The bruising and tenderness does not follow my joint line of the knee. It almost feels tendon/ligament area. Ice for a couple days. Got a big race on Sunday to be ready for.


  1. I'm not a big gel fan. It always makes me feel like I'm going to puke. I tried the GU chomps though and fell in love with the Strawberry and Orange.

    1. I need to try the GU chomps, someone else who told me they have trouble with the gels said they like the chomps.