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After being consigned to the injury couch a couple of weeks ago, I frequented my local running shop and picked up a new pair of NB shoes, a knee support and... Waited.

This evening, despite some niggles and a massive dose of 'blah' I decided to go out for a short run, just to test things out, see the lay of the land, so to speak.

Initially, I had some grumbles, some confidence issues, but managed to have a warm up walk, start the run and managed to accelerate through the toxic ten quickly, getting past a dog walker and managing to shut my knee firmly up. After this, it was a pretty good run but I have one question: Why the hell didn't anyone warn me that running shoes with support would make my feet hurt?!? I had to stop a little after 1k and shake my feet out, I must have looked like a right idiot! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Having said that, it was lovely to get out again, and I'm hoping I'm alright to take part in my next 5k race on the 9th. It's in my home village, so I've got some work to do. I also know the area, so that's given me an advantage over my last race, which was run route blind. I'm not expecting a new personal best, but less than 36 minutes would be a big confidence boost for me.

Next time out is Monday, so feet permitting I'm gonna ease up to 4k or so, and try and make 7 by the 5th.

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Great that youโ€™re back out there Jundal. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Itโ€™s one of the reasons Iโ€™m not rushing to change my shoes yet, although Iโ€™ve never had a gait analysis. If it ainโ€™t broke, donโ€™t fix it, and I donโ€™t want to jinx myself and be in temporary discomfort while I break them in. My Asics are perfect (touch wood frantically) .....

Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll get accustomed to yours before long. Happy running! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Oh, my feet will get used to it, "SHUT UP AND RUN, IDIOTS!" So I recon I'll be fine with a bit of getting used to them. I've suffered with foot discomfort in the past, so it's no Biggie, just uncomfortable! It was nice today, I felt more 'glidey' than 'trudgey' tonight. I'd say get your gait tested. Lack of doing that landed me on the IC, I don't want you getting thrown into it too!

cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jundal

I know I should. Just keep putting it off as Iโ€™ve never had any foot discomfort since switching trainers at the start of C25K. Those did give me PF and I was daft even trying to run in them. Itโ€™s totally gone now and my trainers are sooooo comfortable.

But I know, I know. I still need to get it done (smacked wrist)!

Yes, yes you do! If it's a good running shop, then they should tell you if you have a great pair of running shoes. It will cost you a few pennies to have it done, but surely it's worth it, no? Just for peace of mind.

cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jundal

Okay Jundal ..... Iโ€™ll go! *Hangs head in shame* ๐Ÿ˜…

Jell6Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I think if you are whizzing through 10k without any issues, you can safely say that you already have the right shoes for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

I did think that Jell, I would only question the word โ€˜whizzingโ€™! ๐Ÿ˜…


Pleased u getting back at...hope u get settled into the shoes quickly


Any change in footwear sole will put strain on different muscles/tendons as your feet get used to a new position. Even if it is a better position for you.

Well done on the run ๐ŸŽ‰

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