Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sore Feet or Sore Knees?
I recently switched back to a pair of neutral trainers (Saucony something, I've had them for quite a while but barely wore them) after this latest foot flare-up. I'm probably jinxing it, but my foot is feeling better after a couple of weeks in PT. (Ted--see if you can find a therapist who is trained in dry needling. Not a miracle, but for me has been great at releasing tight spots I just couldn't get to.) I do feel like there is more cushioning between my foot and the ground in non-minimalist-style shoes, but I noticed after a couple of runs that my knees have been aching in a way I haven't felt in years. I can't be sure that the shoe switch is the reason, but since I'm probably running differently (less on my toes), it does make sense. I feel like it's possible the knees could settle down after a few more weeks in the old shoes, but I don't want to feel like an 80-y.o. shuffling along anymore if I don't have to. I'm conflicted! And I desperately want to enjoy running during an upcoming long weekend in Deep Creek, MD and then in Cape Cod the following week.