So Monday afternoon I bought some new shoes: New Balance MR860.
After seeing the ankle support I was wearing, Daniel, the salesman at Run On – Dallas, asked me just a couple of questions and then described without my telling him exactly the symptoms I experience when I go for a longer run. He said my problem seemed to be Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and his description of it was spot on what I’ve experienced.
He examined my feet and my gait and said I tend to overpronate a little and brought out three shoes designed to offer support and counteract this tendency (pun intendoned ;-)).
Of the three, I liked the NB shoes best and brought them home. My wife grumbled at the $100 price tag (and rightly so; I did, too) but I justified it on the grounds that a hundred bucks for shoes now is nothing compared to paying for ankle surgery if I kept on running as is.
The other “option” is to stop running and that was unacceptable. To her credit, she never even suggested it. (Thanks, babe! ;-))
After wearing them around the house for a few evenings (to keep them clean and returnable), I have decided that I don’t like them enough to keep them. Two nights of wearing them for several hours while I did stuff around the house brought me to the conclusion that these are not the right shoes for me. Something we just a bit off about the fit.
Today I’ll head back to Run On! and replace these shoes with a different pair, with hopefully better results. If all goes well, I’ll run tomorrow morning with the new pair and give a report on them.
Today will be my second Time Attack workout, Max Capacity Training Day 8.
Today we’ll use the same exercises as days 2 & 5. I plan to separate the exercises into 10 rounds again, just like Day 7 on Monday: 5-6 Elevated Push-ups, 11-12 Bird Dogs, 15 seconds of Squat Pulses, 21 seconds of Superman.
I’ll let you know how it goes this evening when I finish. Numbers below are the calculated values of this round of exercises. Any variation between planned and actual reps will be noted.
- Elevated Push-ups: 56 (+2)
- Bird Dog: 120 (+3)
- Squat Pulses: 210
- Superman: 210
- Total Time: 14:05
HOT DAMN!!!! =)
Did a few extra push ups and bird dogs and still did the whole thing in just more than 14 minutes! Sweet!
I managed to stretch my fast until I got home at 5 PM yesterday. Then I ate a good SCD dinner of sausage and sauerkraut, veggies, and refried beans & salsa. I also had some steak and low carb BBQ sauce as a snack at around 8 PM.
will be another 16-hour was a 21-hour LG / ESE fasting day so no lunch today will wait until at least noon and dinner started at 5 PM.
Breakfast: Monster Zero, coffee
Mid-morning Snack: bouillon with hot sauce and a dash of soy sauce
Dinner (@ 5 PM): steak, refried beans, salsa, guacamole
Other food throughout the day: diet cola, two small bowls of sugar-free jello with a bit of Reddi Whip