Today I ran 8 miles with 8x100m strides. I finished in 1:08:40, an 8:34 pace. During the run, I noticed that when I felt my toes cramping in my left foot, I started landing on the ball of my foot instead of my heel. This exacerbated the problem. I made a conscious effort to land on my heel which prevented the cramping from getting worse (duh!). This, along with my new shoes, will hopefully put an end to this issue.
I took my resting heart rate this morning in bed, which apparently is the best time to check. You are supposed to do it when you are the most relaxed after a good night's sleep, still in bed, and not awoken by an alarm. When I checked before, it was in the middle of the afternoon. Even though both my little girls were bouncing around and on top of me this morning, I was still able to get a 48. I'm happy with that.
Come to Mama, little ones!
Did switching shoes ever have a positive or negative impact on your running?