My feet were killing me. I was at Mile 7 in my long run this past Sunday, and the soles of my feet felt as if I'd trodden on sharp rocks for all seven miles. And I still had six to go.
We had driven down from Tahoe the afternoon before, and we were in the East Bay visiting E.'s mom for a day before heading back to LA. I ran here (Pamela, you probably run this trail all of the time), a fairly non-scenic trail, unless you count fences and highway underpasses scenic.
It was the first time I'd logged a long run in my new Pearl Izumi Synchro-Floats. And it will be the last. The shoe's description says it has "enhanced cushioning," but I definitely felt every pebble and crack of the tarmac each time my feet hit the ground. My right heel is still sore five days later!
So what gives? I'm a fairly efficient and light (108-lb.) runner. Perhaps I pronate more than I thought - this shoe is more for supinators.
Thank you!: To all of the folks who gave me suggestions on which marathon to run in January. I think Carlsbad may just be the ticket. The Surf City Marathon looks like a lot of fun, but its February date is a bit late for me. The Phoenix RNR Marathon looks great, but I don't have time to travel, alas.