On my last 2 runs my right feet has been feeling numb. It had never happened to me before. It’s strange because it’s only one feet. I don’t think it’s the socks because I’ve used them for a long time now. The shoes are somewhat new (I’ve been using them for 3 weeks now) and I wear the Garmin’s footpod on my right shoe, but I don’t think neither of those things are causing it. Has anyone suffered from feet-numbness before? What can be causing it? It’s not something unbearable, it’s just annoying, And the weirdest thing of it all is that if I start to run faster it goes away…. Maybe my feet is falling asleep because I’m going too slow??? (in Spanish when a part of your body is numb, you say that it felt asleep )
On other news, my running has been getting better lately, I ran my first 5 miler this wednesday and I felt pretty good. I was able to push myself and go faster than on the 4 miles I ran on Monday. Now getting back to a sub 9min/mile pace (which would lead me to a sub 2 half marathon) doesn’t seem so impossible, I just have to keep training.
I have also signed up for my first 10k race of the year, it’s going to be in two weeks. A friend of mine is also going to run it, he had never run seriously until he started training for this race and seems like he’s having a good time so far. It reminds me of the time when I was starting to run. How he thought he couldn’t run farther the first time he ran 3 miles, then thought the same thing when he run 4 miles, or a panic attack he got with his first blisters… we all have to go through that, but it’s fun seeing it on someone else. I know I’m not going to set a new PR on this race so I decided to run it with him, I’m telling him that I’m going to slow him down at the beginging and then push him at the end, I think it’ll be fun.