I went out yesterday to do the Stamina podcast, quite brave I thought given the hills around here! Laura kept saying to me "feet to the beat - one, two, three, four!" and all I could think was "my feet hurt, two three four"....then I remembered someone on here a while ago (sorry I forget who) saying how if you want to go faster , move your arms faster, so I decided to give it a go - arms to the beat, not feet....I immediately forgot about my feet hurting, and of course my arms were fine. I wondered if this distraction technique might be of use to anyone else. got almost a PB, my best since I had the magic (hurty) shoes....I'm more than happy with that!
Here's the link in case anyone would like to see where I run these day.