I decided with a heavy heart not to parkrun today, in order that I had fresh legs for a visit to my local running shop. I spent an hour in there talking to the shopowner about my gait and current aches I keep getting, he said that he didn't think my current trainers (Saucony Guide 8s) were supportive enough for my overpronation (neither did my physio... nor me...!). Was so great to talk to him as he just had a wealth of knowledge. So I now have a pair of...
...Asics Gel Kayano 22s! He gave me a nice discount too. Awesome man. Support your local independent running stores peeps!
I can't WAIT to try them out, probably tomorrow morning. Feeling enthused once more.
In terms of 10K progress (working my way up to Race for Life 10K in July), I'm up to 7K now, will try something between 7.5-8K next week. I do also feel like my running form is actually better when I run faster (eg. sprint finish at parkrun) and this is something I spoke to the shopowner about and he agreed. And when I say faster, I mean the 6:00/km mark, so still not exactly lightning pace! So I'm thinking about interval training again with the Speed+ podcast at around that pace.
All exciting stuff. Happy running all xx