7.7 miles yesterday. I am having some foot pain near my toes which I think is not running related but effects running so I am going to elliptical for the week to give it some rest. I think I bruised it last weekend.
How many miles did you run today? - Page 790
Which Nike's did you get? I really liked my Nike Free when I had them and my Air Pegasus are tied as my current favorites (I rotate between them and Saucony Zealot). I think I always gave Nike short shrift as being too much about fashion and not function but the salesman at my local store cut me a deal on a pair when he heard my skepticism and I was really impressed.
Those sound like what I am experiencing. It varies on level of discomfort throughout the day.
I picked up a pair of Kiger 3. Nikes have traditionally been to narrow for me but the Kiger 3 is probably the nicest shoe I've worn since the (seemingly discontinued?) Newton BoCo AT.
They have a nice wide toebox that avoids feeling sloppy (lookin' at you Altra!) due to the unique upper/lacing system, a 4mm drop, moderate stack height, and semi aggressive lugs...all I can say is
Today went out on the road to test the ankle. Feels good. 6.4 miles @ 7:32 pace.
I had that after a winter ultra when on the last lap I changed into a pair of shoes that were too tight and w/ winter socks made it worse. I wanted the deeper lugs for the snow traction.
Anyway, after the race both feet had what felt like a marble under the forefoot. I opened "Fixing your feet" to see what it was and both Morton's Neuroma and Metatarsal drop seemed like what it was.
What I did to heal it was:
- Got rid of all old shoes
- Got rid of any shoes that were tight on the forefoot and only bought wider ones
- Bought several types of shoe inserts that were thicker and stiffer to try
- Stretched toes every day (you'll feel it)
- Rolled the sore area w a ball (baseball) every day
Left foot went away in a month. Right foot took 3-4 month to go away. If that doesn't work, cortisone shots or surgery are next steps according to book.
BTW, I'd recommend "fixing your feet" for anyone that spends time running. Great book.
Good luck JB