Saturday, August 16, 2008

August 15th Update

It has been a couple of weeks since the last blog and much good has happen. First, my weekly miles are getting close to 100 miles. Second, i managed to find the perfect pair of shoes for my old feet. The New Balance 874.. the shoe is built on the logic that you do not need a tight arch control and that you run correctly. I really enjoy the stability and light weight.. and my feet love the freedom.

The other great news and thanks to Aaron of Running RX .. is my diet. I have started to eat a bit more.. in an effort to find out what the body needs to get rid of cramps and loss of energy on long runs. So far eggs and honey are in first place. I eat about 12 eggs a day with 4 right before i run and the end result is amazing. I have tons of energy during the run and no signs of cramps.

Right now my pattern is to run a long run of 20 plus miles and then the next day run 10 miles on grass / up roads with steep hills.. then back down. I do this 7 days a week and the results seem to work inside a demanding work setting.

My only issue right now is my big toe on my left foot. I cant seem to get it better and wonder what course of action I will need to take to fix the little guy.

enjoy the runs..