- Earlier this week, I went to Road Runner Sports because I had a gift certificate. I didn’t find anything I needed, but I did end up getting a gait analysis done. Interestingly, my arches are so high that when they did an impression of my feet, no connection at all showed between the ball of my foot and my heel. She also showed me a bit of collapsing of my right arch when I run (the foot with the achilles issue) and convinced me to try the custom inserts. Verdict so far (after one run)? I hate them. They force my foot to land in an unnatural way. I’ll run in them one more time, but it’s pretty likely I’ll be returning them.
- I have a 6, a 10, and a 3 mile run left this week. I prefer to run my long run during the week, but right now I have a choice of running the 10 in 29 degree (feels like 12) weather or running it this weekend with temps in the high 40s/low 50s. Needless to say, I’m trying to figure out where I can shoehorn a 10 mile run into an already over packed weekend.
- This Sunday I’m running my first race of the year – the Love the Run You’re With 5k. I know there are going to be a lot of bloggers there, so look for me. I’ll be doing packet pick up before the race and then running with my clients. I’m really excited to have them experience their first race! Next up is a 10k training group starting in about two weeks.
Don’t forget my ALO Capri giveaway! (If you’ve donated to BOMF prior to the giveaway, I’ll give you the extra entries based on that.)
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Roadrunner Sports ALWAYS recommends custom inserts – ALWAYS. Take it for what it is worth. My advice is to get your gait analyzed by a Sports Biomechanist if you think you might have issues.
yes, i'd choose to run that long run in 40s over 20s too
man, I'd run all day in the 40's…I don't get the need for inserts for high arches, I totally get the idea for low/no arches, but high?!?!
Definitely a good call pushing your long run to decent weather! Hope you can squeeze it in… I know you will.Have fun at the race too!
enjoy your gorgeous 10 miles! see you on sunday!
Good luck on Sunday!
Love the Run You're With 5k – sounds soooooo awesome!!!Enjoy it!
I was put in motion control shoes and inserts! I ran in the inserts once and never again . . now I go minimalst only. Have fun at the run. I was thinking of doing that one!
I got custom inserts from RRS a while back, but no one there told me I had to slowly break them in. One 8 mile run of awful pain later, they were returned. My feet are fiiiiiiiiiiine.
I was wearing custom orthotics and I am still wearing them for daily walking, but I won't wear them for running anymore. They slowed me down and caused my legs tremendous pain after long runs. See you on Sunday! 😉