It's hard enough finding a shoe that suits you without the companies mucking about with the successive models and generally ruining them. This was the case with the Mizuno Wave Riders - I loved the 12s and 13s, and then the 14s turned out to be totally unwearable.
Minni / KR O.k., I'll take your advice and stay in this morning as well. I slept much better last night and the legs feel all right this morning. I am probably hyper-sensitive to any niggle or ache now, but my legs do feel tired still, as if I had walked all around town in uncomfortable dress shoes, or something.I will do some bike this morning and hopefully get out tomorrow - this is doing my head in, almost literally.
One thing is amazing, though - despite doing no running since last Sunday and not really paying attention to diet, I seem to have lost nearly 2 kilos in weight!!
Blisters - Great miles, good to see you on the way back to fitness.
MsE - Fantastic news for you. Maybe you could pop in to see my Mum in Epsom from time from time?
Gul - Sounds like the toilet will take longer to recover from that 'session' than you will!
Tarts - Hello! It's raspberry jam for jam tarts, obviously (tsk). I would also throw these fellas into the mix, though. Good luck with your Brighton campaign and don't fret about the miles others are doing. I was doing 70mpw until my knees struck work and now I wish i'd kept it to 50-60mpw. As long you get in your long runs, a médium-long one midweek and some reps and MP/ tempo stuff, that's all that counts. imho.
Still no running here this week. I found my legs had really taken a beating from the physio this time and they ached for a day or two. I can still feel them, but they are much better. The only problem is I've had trouble sleeping - first the knee was quite painful and then last night I had this dull ache all down the outside of my calf which wouldn't let me sleep. Once I got up the ache disappeared and now today I feel as if I could give my legs a run-out tomorrow. Could those nocturnal aches and pains just be my body repairing itself, or is that wishful thinking?
Well done to AR and Birch, excellent results both.
I got an appointment with the physio and went at lunchtime. Needless to say the pain was eye-wateringly, sweat-inducingly awful but I have tosay it was worth it because I already feel much better, and was actually able to walk the ten-minute walk home with no pain. He kneaded and pummelled my quads and IT bands until I could take very little more, but was unfazed by the horrific (to me) state of my left knee and when I mentioned a potential future operation/replacement, he actually laughed. he didn't even recommend rest (though I am going to til Friday at least) just heat before exercise and when resting, and ice afterwards. When I asked about stretching exercises he just told me to do all and any I could find out htere, as he thinks insufficient stretching in proportion to the mileage was responsible. I asked about getting a foam roller and he seemed surprised! I think I will get one this afternoon, though.
So, no permanent, irreversible damage, and no gruelling comeback regime. Now that has to be worth having a beer for. Cheers!