So, two weeks ago I talked about taking a zero because of self-diagnosed peroneal tendonitis. Last week I strapped ‘em on and got back to it – and felt good. The week was a bit different because my family had to travel and I had a couple of days off, so I got to do some short runs on more “fun” courses that I need to drive to.
And then on Friday, I did a 4-mile run along the Bronx River Parkway that really was nice. I went late morning, the weather was perfect, this is one of my favorite stretches to run. And I felt generally good and everything was nice.
Until I got out of my car at home. When I put pressure on my left foot, things basically buckled. The pain ran from the tendon’s connection with the bone all the way around my ankle up near my calf.
So I didn’t get to do my long run this weekend.
Here’s what I think is going on – I really believe it is the shoes. This is described as an over-use injury, but my mileage hasn’t increased recently and is well below the peak from last November / December. So I don’t think it is that. And I never had this problem until two weeks after the half marathon in March … and the only thing that has changed has been my shoes. I switched from Brooks Beast to the Adrenaline GTS 14s, and I think this is about those shoes. They are putting me on the outside of my foot.
So what I’m going to do is this – tomorrow, I’m going to go for a run. Things feel much better, so I think I can handle a short run. BUT, rather than use my new shoes, I’m going to use my old Beasts. They’re worn out with 400 miles on them, but they’ll be better than the new ones. If I don’t have any problem – it is the shoes, and I’ll be acquiring a new pair of Beasts.
And I’ll never stray again.