I only ran two runs this week and they were both terrible.
Wednesday, I ran 3.22 miles. My time was hideous.
Fortunately, I didn’t feel any weird toe pain. My DH retied my laces on my shoes to what he called the “British way to tie laces”. It actually resembles the black toe lace jobby I mentioned here.
Tell you the truth; I don’t really like this method of tying shoes. I can’t get the shoe snug around my ankles and when I pull the laces it makes the shoes tighter by my toe, which is exactly what I am trying to avoid. Not to mention, I have one really ridiculously long lace that keeps getting longer when I pull the laces. My OCD, anal-retentive brain needs to have my laces the same length on either side. (Don’t judge me until you’ve run a mile in my shoes.)
But, I decided to give this Black Toe Prevention/British-style Laces one more go on Friday when I ran 4.22 miles. Once again my time was disgraceful.
While I ran, I chanted in my head “Heel, toe, heel, toe, heel, toe” to make sure my foot placement on the pavement was right. Still, towards the end of the run, I started to feel that weird toe pain again. So frustrating!
Today, I will attempt some strength training and weights. Tomorrow, for my Sunday run, I will shoot for 6 miles easy with my shoes laced the old way again.