Well, marathon training is officially underway! Honestly, it doesn’t feel that real yet since I’m not doing anything different than normal for the first few weeks of training. I did, however, break out this old friend:
I probably hadn’t touched it in almost a year. My bad, I know. But my legs have been feeling tight lately so broke it out and foam rolled, focusing on my IT band. The following day my right calf was hurting. Weird, right? Now I have this strange soreness in my right shin right below my knee. I’m thinking of investing in some compression socks to wear during my runs to help with the soreness.
Yesterday’s AM five miler went well. I ran again this morning before work. The first five minutes were uncomfortable, my legs and feet were hurting. I think my problem is my Plantar Fasciitis . It is worse in the morning, so running in the morning isn’t pleasant. It takes about a half a mile to feel “normal”. Now it has me wondering if my running shoes have anything to do with it, since I switched back in April to the Nike Air Pegasus. It is pretty frustrating. Sometimes I wonder if I’m ever going to find the perfect running shoe. So far every pair I’ve worn has had some problem with them! Then again, I don’t have this problem running in the late morning or evening.
Anyone other runners out there have this issue?