Do you remember that song from when you were a kid? I totally remember singing it.
I’ve recently had a lesson in how changing one thing can affect your body most of the way up. I ran 4 miles yesterday in the Mizuno Prophecy shoes. This is not a full review yet, just some thoughts on that run and how I feel today.
The shoes are higher than my usual Mizunos (and way higher than my Vibrams LOL), so I felt a bit like I was running on platforms. It wasn’t a bad sensation, just different. I also noticed right off that they are more of a stability shoe than I’m used to. They are still on the neutral end, just offer more stability than the Wave Riders do. My left foot does not pronate at all and I didn’t notice the stability as anything more than a little bit of stiffness. My right foot pronates very slightly and I did feel like the shoe prevented that. It wasn’t painful like the inserts were, but I could definitely tell a difference in my gait. The jury is still out on whether that’s good or bad.
The thing I found most interesting, though, is how I feel today. I went for a simple 4 mile run. I pushed my pace a little in the first mile and a half, but not any faster than I’ve run races with clients. The heat and a bit of dehydration slowed me way down for the last 2.5. So, basically not a hard run.
But today? I can feel every muscle from my ankles up. Seriously. I’m slightly sore in places I’ve never been sore before. Obviously the slight change in how my foot hit the ground affected my whole gait and how my legs worked. What I don’t know at this point is if this is a “YAY, my legs are getting a great workout!” or an “Oh, crap, I’m pushing towards an injury.” Stay tuned to see how this little adventure turns out. ;o)
Disclaimer: I was given these shoes to try out and give feedback to Mizuno. I was not asked to review them on my blog, I just choose to talk about them. Everything above is my opinion.