I've been excited to start week 3 since my last run on Friday. Decided to wait until I got fitted for shoes. Went in on Monday and they confirmed I over pronate a lot and had to get what sounded like some of the most support they have in a shoe (Asics Kayano). Since they didn't have my size in stock, I had to wait a day for them to come and thus postpone the start of week 3.
It started off well. The shoes felt great and had good support. The first two runs went well. The third run made me realize I was pushing my pace a little too much, putting too much stock in the new shoes. The final 3 min run was a little tough, but I made it and appreciated the 8 min of cool down walking.
When I was getting fitted for the shoes, the guy told me that it takes a while for the different muscles to strengthen enough to compensate for the pronation. After the run, I realized how true that was because my ankles were still a bit sore and got tougher to bend by the last run. I started thinking that maybe I need to think about strengthening my ankles a bit with some extra exercises to help. I did some quick searching and found some options, but anyone have ones they'd recommend?