I knew I was pushing my luck trying to squeeze one more long run in on my old Mizunos, but since my new ones hadn't arrived by the time I left for PA, I didn't have much of a choice.
Unfortunately, the shoes didn't have one more run in them.
Two miles into my 12 miler, my shins and knees were aching from the pounding.
I stopped to walk hoping a quick break would help, but when I tried running again, it was no good.
At that point, my mom who was out for her own run, caught up with me and we ended up walking the rest of the way back home together. It was nice walking and chatting with my mom, and after the rainy weather we've been having lately, being outside in the sunshine was nice.
Lucky for me, my new shoes will be waiting for me when I get back to Maryland. My roommate let me know they arrived Saturday afternoon. I can't wait to get home and get some nice runs in with my new kicks.
I'm a little bummed about my failed 12-miler, but I know I'll still be fine for my race. I still have one more week to get in a nice, confidence boosting long run.
For now, I'll be retiring my current Mizunos and slipping in to my new ones.