I got myself some new insoles a while back. For just over the price of a 16 GB i-pod Nano I decided to get myself something that will help my feet to feel better and getting rid of my shin splints.
When I look back to 2001/2002 I used to run for 2 1/2 hours – slow but steady – and used to be very fit. However, after moving to London and mainly running on tarmac the pain in my legs got worse. I managed to train properly for about 2 months prior to our wedding in 2007 but since had problems returning to run on a regular basis.
Based on that analysis I got new insoles for my trainers within 30 minutes and started using them in the gym. First results were horrifying as I was not aware that I had to break the insoles in slowly. Now, after a few weeks, I am rotating between my old and these new insoles with the result that over Easter I managed to run for 6K without any pain. That is, from my point of view, a huge progress.
So my next aim is to get running and manage a 10K run around end of May time. Keep your fingers crossed 😉
Keep on running, Forrest!