I was having some knee pain and mentioned it to my massage therapist on my last visit. She worked on my IT Band and the knee pain went away pretty much instantly. I now massage it with a tennis ball a few times a week and my knees have been great.
This happened to me last year when I was training for my marathon. It was so bad that it felt like someone was taking a sledgehammer to my knee the week before my race. My physio kicked the shit out of my IT bands so I could race, but since then I’ve regularly foam rolled without issues.
It took me a while to find a shoe that didn’t bother my feet. It helps that there’s a Running Room store near my place that allows you to ‘test run’ shoes for a few days as long as you stay inside. I realized during training for my race that my shoes were starting to wear, so I bought a new pair of the exact model shoe. I know they’ve since changed models but I’ll definitely be sticking with Asics going forward.[/quote]
Not sure why but girls I know seem to gravitate towards Asics. Interesting that that’s your brand too.
I crewed for an ultramarathon runner and he had 5 different pairs of shoes in the van. Two pairs that he’d rotate back and forth, two pairs that went up half sizes from his standard size, and a pair that had the toe boxes cut out of in case his feet got too swollen to keep in a shoe.
That’s some extreme stuff. Dang near crazy.