I am running the edinburgh marathon which is only just week and a half away. I had been thinking for a while that my old trainers which I've done all my training in were starting to need replaced. However, always read never run marathon in new trainers - so decided to hold out and get new ones after the race. However, on my last 2 runs I have had pain in the 3 middle toes on my left foot - like pressure underneath. When I look at the sole of the shoe this area is very worn - no tread left. So now I am in a dilemma, do I stick with them for the race - better the devil you know. Or should I buy a new pair - but won't really have enough time to break them in and only 20-25 miles planned left to run before the day.
I went to the running shop and apart from them saying the shoes I have are too small they said they aren't in bad shape.
Is there a possibility that I am just feeling all these pains as part of taper panic? I did buy new shoes in a half size bigger, but a bit worried about them as even though they are just an updated model of the ones I had they don't feel the same.
Thanks... I wore them out, they do feel bouncier but a bit hard. Will try wear them in. Toe pain was still there unfortunately, hopefully it will go once I get going in the new shoes.
Just landed myself in this situation too, just prior to a season ending half marathon... poor planning. Realised knees complaining about 600+ mile runners, so have new ones (shoes that is). Have managed approx 10 miles in them and calf muscles feel like popping out my legs. Race is 3 days away and I think for sake of knees I should go with new rather than old... or maybe could use my 150mile off road shoes... but also aiming to break 96min PB so in a quandary whether quickest option is the new ones. Anyone with advice from prior experience?
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