I have a love, hate relationship with running. I love to run. Running hates my body. It seems that injures are just par for the course in my relationship with running. Two Sundays ago I ran 10 miles and during the last 2, my achilles began to ache. Rather than stop and walk, I finished my run. This would result in a week long rest from running, followed by a 3 mile run the following Sunday instead to the Bronx 10 miler as planned. My achilles was not much better after that run, so I rested until the following Saturday. Another 3 miler resulted in more pain. I took off a few more days and finally on Tuesday I ran a glorious 5 miles with no achilles pain and no resulting soreness.
From left to right: Mizuno, Saucony Kinvara, Altra Provisioness
I had been wearing the Saucony since I got them at Fitblog NYC in May. I wore them for the Brooklyn Half and the Virginia Beach Half, both races were successful in the fact that I finished without any pain. After the Virginia Beach Half I decided to take a break from the Saucony and run in the Mizuno. These runs resulted in increased knee pain and the eventual achilles pain. A couple of weeks ago I received the Altra Provisioness to try out thanks to Altra. I am currently attempting to transition to these sneakers, but wearing them has increased my achilles pain. This led me back to the Saucony.
My five mile run on Tuesday was in the Saucony. I had an awesome run and nothing hurt.
It is looking like these will be the sneakers that I will be running in during the Runner’s World Half Marathon Hat Trick.
Right now I plan to stick to what works and that is the Saucony. I will be continuing to transition to the Atra Provisioness, but I don’t think I will be ready to where the to Runner’s World.
The difference is in the sneakers. If you are frequently getting injured or having pain while running, it would be wise to take a look of what is on your feet, trust me, it makes a difference.
What are your favorite running sneakers and why??