Thanks guys. I bought new shoes, they feel a bit hard but I have definitely convinced myself they are better than the old ones. I ran 5 miles in the new ones and then changed into the old ones and at first they felt better cause they were like slippers but had to stop after half a mile cause they were making my legs hurt. Thanks for the help
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.
Thats comforting to hear. Yeah I know, I put off getting new trainers cause didn't want to change anything but i can feel my old injuries and shin pain might be starting to come back with these old ones. I don't want to waste all my hard work by making the wrong decision and ruining my race. Good luck to you for your marathon!
I've been running with the Nathan Trek waistpack. You would manage 6 gels in the pocket of it. I usually carry 5 plus some compeed, my key and ipod. It has good back padding and adjustable strap so you can get it nice and tight and easy to tighten/loosen on the go as need be. You can always just take out the water bottle if you don't want to run with it.