|These Nikes got me through my first 13.1, but they were NOT the shoe for me!|
I saw it coming a few months ago and ordered a pair of Ghost 4s online, figuring they'd be the same as the 3s. WRONG. Oh my gosh wrong. They tweaked them a little bit and now they rub my darn ankle too!
|Ghost 4s...They will always look this bright and shiny... :(|
I LOVE my Pure Cadences, but I've never worn them over 5 or 6 miles. They aren't really a minimalist shoe since they have nice cushioning and a little stability, but they are a lightweight and have a 4mm heel toe drop, a change from Ghosts. I wear would like to make cadences my primary running shoe because I love the feel of them so much, but planned to do the smart thing and wait until after the space coast half to transition into them.
|Love these shoes. Love my stretchy laces for triathlon too :)|
I planned to make my ghosts last long enough to run the half marathon at the end of this month, then take a trip to the running store to experiment with some new shoes while simultaneously building up mileage on the cadences before the Disney Princess half in February.
Well, after Saturday's 10mi race, this plan doesn't seem as foolproof as it did before. I had weird aches and pains in my feet throughout the entire race. Not fun. Now, 2 weeks out from the half, I am torn. Part of me knows it's crazy to run a race in shoes I haven't trained in, but part if me knows that it could be worse to run in dead shoes that are hurting my feet. What to do???
Option 1: run in the ghosts and cross my fingers that my feet make it through unscathed.
Option 2: run in the cadences and cross my fingers that I don't jack up my feet/legs because I didn't transition to them properly.
Option 3: ???
after reading several blogs where runners said they didn't really need a transition period to adjust to Cadences (the worst case I read was some calf achiness...), I'm thinking I should be okay in them. Not only do I not want to search for a new basic neutral running shoe this close to the race, I don't really have time! But the injury-phobe in me knows that running a 1/2 marathon in ANY shoe I didn't train consistently in is a mistake...ugh. Please weigh in...