Re: Lateral foot pain
That's pretty astute for several reasons. One, my runners are just shy of a year old. Two, they're competitive runners, not trainers - meaning they are very light and have very little support, especially lateral support. They are basically mesh with a tiny bit of support. Three, I just overcame a 6 month bout of plantar fasciitis on that foot. And while I no longer have any arch pain (thanks to Superfeet), I think I may have subconsciously shifted a little more of my weight to the outside of that foot during that time. It all adds up to perhaps too many miles on too old of a shoe, with too little support. It sounds like some rest is in order and perhaps a visit to Dr. Beede in Ft. Worth.
After many years of running, I've had my share of injuries and I'm definitely a believer in using the right equipment. I also believe that little things can become big things when the miles start going up. My IT band issues completely went away after going to a neutral shoe. As my feet are a bit flat, the Superfeet inserts have helped remove any arch pain. I love my Brooks runners, but it looks like my best bet might be to go back to a trainer to get the full support my feet need during the months leading up to a race. I can use my lighter shoes for race day.
Thank you for sharing your expertise, I really do appreciate your reply.