but my coach told me months ago that i really should have two pairs so i could rotate them. it sounded fairly frivolous & expensive to me ... but i knew he was right. rotating shoes is a good idea.
so, now that i am really on the upswing of this recovery & starting official marathon training as of July 1st - today was the day to drop a small bundle of money on new shoes. dammit.
so i go to the running store today & i totally thought i'd just be getting the same exact pair. this, apparently, is not recommended. i try on 3 shoes & this is the pair that won -- mizuno wave creation 8. i've never run in anything but adidas ... but when i put these on - i loved them. and now that i'm home & have read reviews - i love them even more.
so while they cost a ridiculous amount of money -- my coach said that my legs & feet will thank me because of the rotation ... shoe guy says that rotating shoes will help to lessen the chance of injury - which, theoretically, should lessen the need for physical therapy & deep tissue massages. and running, in general keeps me in such a happy place that it's therapy for the price of some sneakers.