I've been having some minor pain in my right arch lately. I really should learn to listen to my body...when the arch starts hurtin', it's time for new sneaks. I went to Fleet Feet (the best running store ever) and got a new pair of my favorites...Brooks Adrenaline. I took them out for a spin on the sidewalk and the difference is amazing...NO ARCH PAIN!
I also picked up some shot blocks in orange. I'm going to do two things differently for this 1/2 marathon (not counting the new sneaks)...
-I'm going to hydrate with electrolytes from the start (previous 1/2 marathon I didn't start until the 1/2 way point)
-I'm going to do shot blocks at the 1/2 way point
I'm hoping these two things will help prevent the side stitch and quad cramp I got last time. Funny thing though...I never had a quad cramp or a side stitch in my training runs prior to the 1/2 (or in my trainng runs since, for that matter). Think its mental?
12 or 13 this weekend and then the taper begins.