After coming back from a weekend on the island, I came home and noticed that I somehow forgot my running shoes! I kept the shoes outside after my hill run, because they were soaking from the rain and puddles. I wanted to run on Monday, so I decided it was time to break out my new pair of Asics Gel Kayano 15's that I bought a month ago (and by "new" I mean not used, I bought these on sale awhile back and I know they are the older version!!):
New Asics Gel Kayano 15's
Excited to try out the new pair, I started on the Dreadmill at a 9:30 mile pace. Within the first half mile, I noticed that my right foot was starting to tingle. By the end of the first mile, it was COMPLETELY NUMB! Although it was not the best idea, I kept running for the full 4 miles I intended. Afterwards, I realize that this was a STUPID idea, and I could have twisted an ankle. Luckily I was able to regain blood flow to my foot after stopping the run.
Good news is that the numb foot kept my mind off the boring dreadmill. I don't think I will use this as a way to keep myself occupied next time.
A few hours later I was craving another mile, so I went back downstairs to run another. During the mile I kept increasing the speed and ended up at a 8:17 mile! Not that this is incredibly fast, but it is the fastest mile that I have recorded! I will have to actually run a mile to see what I can really do. Even though my foot was numb again, I'll take the starting PR!
New PR, on the Dreadmill!
I have NO idea why this pair of shoes is not working for me. I have had many pairs of Asics Kayanos, and they have all been excellent pairs of shoes. I am thinking that this pair must be mis-sized, or I somehow bought the wrong width. I am thinking that both the width AND the size are incorrect. I have a narrow 9-9.5 sized foot (big feet, I know) but this pair looks TINY on my feet (it is supposedly a size 9 2AA shoe). Usually I would like my feet looking small, but running shoes need to fit!
Needless to say, I had to take Tuesday and tonight off running because I didn't want to hurt myself. GRR! Tonight I thankfully got my old pair of Kayano's back. Due to the problems with the new blue pair, I am thinking about training for the Mercer Half with this old pair, then finding a new pair to start training with after that race.
Old vs New Kayano, does the blue look smaller?
Tread-wear on the shoes
Even though I have put many miles into the pair, I am very nervous about injuring myself with a new pair of shoes on the longer runs in the next few days of training. I really have not noticed any problems with the older (pink dirty) shoes, so I am hoping they will last. Is this a horrible idea? One of my friends who was training for the Seattle Half last November injured herself just 2 weeks before the race because she switched shoes. I dont want to take my chances again! Plus, those shoes are pretty dirty and I keep running in the rain....I would hate to trash a brand new pair!
2 days of running are getting to me.....I cant wait to run tomorrow!