So, blogging about my marathon training has actually helped me.
Earlier today I ran four miles in a drizzle/rain. I finished this run without injury I think. But my past marathon training attempts have ended in various injuries. Shin splints, sore right knee, etc. Earlier, one of my readers asked if I had ever had my gait assessed… and what the tread wear was on my shoe.
No, I have never had my gait assessed. And Tread wear? So, I googled, and found this helpful site at Duke for finding the right running shoe. In the past I bought shoes that fit, not really thinking about anything else. Well, after using the Duke site to assess the tread on my running shoes (and doing the wet test), I have high arches.
That means I need to find the right type of running shoes for my feet. This could explain why I have gotten hurt in the past. Is it possible to modify my current running shoes with an insole for added support? Or do I need to buy new running shoes now?
If you are reading my blog and have other helpful tips to keep me from injury, or to become a better runner, please share them. Thanks for reading… and your advice!