Sunday, April 15, 2012

It has to be the shoes....

My new best friend

On Saturday, I was able to take my Saucony Kinvara 2s out for a test run. I was a bit nervous since I do over-pronate and have issues with  my IT band/hip. I decided to tape my hip with some KT Tape PRO and head out. These shoes are incredibly light. I felt like I was running with feathers on my feet. They make my other running shoes feel like cinder blocks.

Today, I went for another run. The weather is perfect except for the high pollen count (I am paying for it now). I did 3 miles but ran a more challenging course. I am convinced it is the shoes. I have ZERO hip/IT pain (no KT tape today either) and I was able to maintain a 8:30ish pace. I am in love. Seriously. I want to buy another pair(or two) just so I can rotate them out.

I am eager to run farther to see how I do. However, I am going slow because I do not want to injure myself. I have a half-marathon next month and I am hoping to set a new PR. I really want to run it in 1:45-1:50--that is my ultimate goal. After my half I am starting my marathon training. I can't believe that I will be running 26.2 miles in October..ahhh!

4 comments:

  1. i love my kinvaras and swear they have helped a lot with ITB issues

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  2. It's really weird because I also over-pronate and I am not having any issues with these shoes. I guess time will tell but so far I am super impressed.

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  3. I just stumbled upon your blog and you sound like me. I am currently sidelined with this nagging hip of mine. Right before my injury I was running the same pace as you, pushing a stroller. I just finished my first 5k in 10 years in 27:08. How did you tape your hip?

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    1. I use KT tape PRO. They have videos on their website that shows exactly how to tape your hip to minimize IT band pain.

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