With my crazy schedule lately, I’ve realized that my workouts are suffering, and I’m finally realizing why.
It may be sad, but I can’t get a thing done without Chef Ramsay yelling in my face about the lack of effort I’m putting in…
Or at least without a decent training plan to tell me exactly what to do and when to do it.
That’s why I decided during my class yesterday (can you tell how much I’m really thinking about statistics in statistics?) to start up with my Running In Heels Half Marathon Training Plan as soon as class was over.
If you know anything about Wisconsin, you know that the chances of there being a half marathon anywhere in the close vicinity 12 weeks from now is pretty much a joke.
It will be an ice bowl by then, and I’ll be treadmill-trekkin’ with the best of them.
But the structure of a plan is all I really need, and if that means hosting a personal half-marathon on the icy Wisconsin roads, that’s A-ok with me.
Yesterday after class, I headed to the gym to complete my scheduled 4-miler for the day, and that’s when the “feelings” finally took over.
No matter how much I turned the speed down and how much I tried to fix my strike, I couldn’t ignore it, my stress fracture was on it’s way back. And I knew exactly what the culprit was but I’d been avoiding it for a while.
I am a Newton girl, through and through, but these babies are worn down.
If you know anything about Newtons, you know that they are extremely effective in helping to correct poor foot strikes that lead to injuries such as my never-ending tibial stress fracture. These little guys are my heros.
But miles and miles have taken everything away from the shoes and they can no longer correct my strike.
The sole of my shoes are supposed to look like this…
You could say that mine are a littttle worn down…
So here’s where I’m running into a problem. Newtons are just too expensive for me to afford on a college kid’s budget right now. I have found some good deals on ebay, but I’m curious about what kind of shoes you guys swear by! I’ve been looking at the Brooks Pure Line, and a few others, but I am conflicted! So I need your advice!!
Tell Me: What is the best running shoe you’ve ever owned? Do your shoes help correct a poor strike?