The downside to all the running is heel pain. It's more severe in my right heel, and I've got to fix it- fast. I know I haven't been stretching as much as needed, but I'm also not sure what to stretch to prevent heel pain (my calves???). I've been logging a lot of miles on the rough concrete at All American (darn you cold winter weather/ I miss you nice outside trail). And to top it off, I'm sure I need new running shoes. Which is both thrilling and expensive sounding. I'm hoping the roads will be safe enough so that I can visit Tulsa Runner or Fleet Feet to get fitted for new, beautiful shoes.
Has anyone out there followed a training schedule for a half marathon? I had picked this one out before I began training, but Runners' World is sending a different one to my email, and my Nike Sportband is telling me something entirely different. Though I want to continue on with the original schedule, everytime I plug my Nike usb in it tells me I'm behind. It's time to figure out the farthest I should run prior to the Big Day.
Current Favorite Product:
I am prone to blisters on my instep. My primary care physcian (the wonderful Dr. Rider out of the Warren Clinic in Broken Arrow who is also a runner himself) suggested these abrasion covers from Nexcare. They're cheap (under $4 at your local drugstore), easy to apply, and they work. I don't run without them.