Morning all - Park Run day for many, after my 9k he’ll run on Wednesday, I’ve been dreading it.
The gremlins tried their best to keep me in bed this morning (just a little lie in, your feet still hurt, have a break, you’ll be in agony again.... etc etc)
But after a load of research and asking around in different forums I received many suggestions on the cause of my issues.... now for those new to my personal battle, I’ve overcome various things as part of my journey, but you can’t retrain our genetics. Your lungs, heart, legs, body all get fitter and stronger but you can’t get rid of freaky feet / toes!
As well as “man toes” I have wide feet. A new pair of trainers 2 months ago have caused worsening issues with burning & cramp. Another new pair last week caused even worse issues despite proper gait analysis.
Someone answered my question in a chat by suggesting different methods of lacing your shoes, have different impacts on your feet. Suffice to say that I used the bottom method in the older (Asics Kay 25s) and had NO ISSUES AT ALL!
I am absolutely amazed.
On top of that I managed PB (by 4 seconds) of 34.55
Last week of ju-ju- s plan next week which ends with a 10k on Saturday.
I’m looking forward to that now..... more than I was yesterday!! Lol.