So here I am a bit behind again, but the travel this week was a bit heavier than I expected so sorry for the delay. For those of you following along at home I am using the Hal Higdon Novice 2 program: Novice 2. So last week I mentioned I am not running Goofy this year, and the main reason I am recovering from major foot surgery I had in October to repair a hammer toe I had for years. I had two screws put into my foot to correct the problems and 1 pin to fix the issue, and really just started running again March. I was not running for almost 6 months. I think it drove everyone a little nuts. However I am back and running. I have taken it slow, and just feels good to run again without orthotics. I have completed 2 1/2 marathons since then and feeling strong. I think a big change for me was being able to try different shoes and I fell in love with Altra. Great shoe! I was a featured Altra-manic (warning: the post will also have an x-ray of my foot): https://blog.altrazerodrop.com/featured/mattheste/
If you read the article I am sold on these shoes. My advice to runners be open to change. I find most runners are with the exception of shoes. When it comes to shoes runners can be stubborn, I was and I know most of you are. My advice to everyone is to try these shoes.
Simply put these are the best shoes I have ever worn. I wear them when I am walking around the house, mowing my lawn and most importantly when I am running! I will never go back to another shoe! I wear the Provisions to run in and a pair of Instincts for everything else. These are truly a life changing shoe for me. Keep up the fantastic work! You can learn more about Altra and their shoes here: http://bcove.me/awmmsupe If you try them let me know what you think!
So this weeks training, gets a little less mileage, but love my hills! Again I am basing my training off Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 program: Novice 2
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Have a great a Blessed week!