Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Last year, when I started running again, I started in an old pair (old as in time not use) of shoes that I'd been fit for because of over-pronating. It shortly became apparent to me that those shoes weren't right and I hit up the local Road Runner Sports store to be tested. I was told I have high arches and supinate. I therefore bought a pair of shoes designed for supinators. The felt much better and I unsed them for nearly all of 2010. Come Christmas, Jen bought me my Mizuno's and they've felt great. I trained for and ran a marathon in them. They've felt like a good fit. Everything was well, until last night.
Now I need to re-evaluate my shoes. Yes, a couple of months ago, I tried some custom orthotics and had a bit of trouble with shin splints, but it cleared up after stopping them. I wonder if the shoes I have are keeping my shins in a weaker state but not enough to cause noticable problems. I guess it's time to be re-fitted and buy a new pair.
I wonder..... if I've been running with ill-fitted shoes, will my speed and efficiency increase with better fitting shoes? Hmmm...
On the eye front, I came to work this morning feeling the same as usually. A bit blurry. However, when I sat down at my desk, I noticed my left eye ghosting was gone! It has come back a bit since then, but still. It was gone for awhile. Progress.... slow, but progress non the less.