So I need advice, my left heel started hurting(bruised) on Monday(2 days after my 5k). I assume it has something to do with my shoes. I mentioned earlier I usually run on a treadmill because running on the street kills my legs and ankles. I would prefer running outside if it wasn't for the soreness.
Is this problem because of my shoes?
Does the soreness from running outside go away if I keep on running outside(suck it up) vs on a treadmill?
I would like to get my 5k time to 22 minutes by the fall.
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If your heels are hurting you may be putting too much of the impact on them and racing on asphalt does enough to make it hurt.
Try to get to a decent running store when they should be able to analyse your gait and advise you what type of shoes will work best for your running style.
You could also try shortening your stride and focus on landing on the middle of your foot, or when your foot is under your body rather than in front of it.
One other thought is to try to run in parks and trails. There's no doubt that running on cement and asphalt is harder on the joints than dirt trails or grass, especially if your mechanics aren't perfect (or your shoes are worn out).
I had my first soccer game of the season on Saturday and quickly realized I need to get back in shape. Last night I went just over 2 miles on the rock creek park trails. Felt great!
So I ran another 1.5 yesterday and will probably run 2 tonight. The runs are getting more and more difficult, and I was getting discouraged. I realized last night that I have picked up the pace substantially and I didn't even realize it. Tonight I am going to slow the pace and run a little longer.
It's been hard running most of the evenings in the DC Metro area for the past two weeks. Last night seemed particularly hot and humid and just didn't cool down around sunset.
The next few days look better though.
The average temp/heat index here for the past month has been 86º/96º. Acclimation is a slow process. The humidity is so oppressive that I am completely soaked by 3/4 of a mile.
I bought a pair of Asics GT-2150 for $100.
They are the mens shoe b/c my feet are not only very flat, but also wide. I ran a couple miles on the treadmill and they feel pretty good.
(and of course my first thought was, Saints colors)
So thanks for the info!
Last edited by ljs; June-29th-2010 at 10:13 PM.
I always wondered why, despite the fact that I had to run a mile a day for PE, it never got any easier. I was always coughing up a lung and I never got any better at it.
Any guesses? And no, I'm not fat or old, nor do I smoke.
Props to Soup
Running improvements I've made this year I attribute to the following:
1) Slowing down and not worrying about my pace/mile, although I do record every workout.
2) Concentrating on breathing, running form (trying to land mid-foot, shorter steps to get wind back, slight lean forward, etc.).
3) Different types of runs such as hills, flat, fartlek, distance.
The cooler temperature last night was great. Did an easy 6.5 miles on the W&OD Trail, making it 40 days running in a row and 245 miles logged.
The temp this morning felt great too. Looking forward to tonight's run already.
Last edited by Corcaigh; June-30th-2010 at 09:30 AM.
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