Got my first ever proper pair of running shoes yesterday and went out for a short 12 minute run this morning to try them out and it made such a difference! I have been struggling with hip injuries for the last 3 months and have only been able to run for 10 minutes per training session which I have found so frustrating because I just want to get on and start training for my first half marathon! With my new shoes, I ran for 12 minutes and there was significantly less pain in both my hips, I hardly felt anything at all! Now I am not sure if the lack of pain is because I haven't run since last week so had more time to recover or it is the shoes, but it is finally looking hopeful! I felt excited to go out for my run this morning and I am itching to go out for my next run in a few days time - I haven't had those feelings for months!
I have my 3rd 5K race on Sunday and I really want to run it in my new shoes but the guy at the running shop said not to. I understand why, but I know if I run in my old shoes (which aren't even running shoes!), I know that I will get hip pain and spend a longer time recovering! So I don't know what to do...does anyone have any suggestions?