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Apparently I have Morton's Toe which sounds as if it should grant me… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
Apparently I have Morton's Toe which sounds as if it should grant me special powers of propulsion. Like Vecna's toe, or some such. And apparently I should wear orthotics
    The reason Morton’s Toe is often a precursor to musculoskeletal pain is its association with excessive pronation of the foot. When weight bearing, the longitudinal arch of the foot drops, and the ankle rolls inward.

Ha. Hahah ha. HA.

It does mean that I'm wacky shoe sizes.

So. Fox is off to Missouri this weekend. If I receive my nifty DT Madison gift certificate, I'll be doing super-manly things like drinking coffee and shopping downtown. Otherwise, I have no plans then. Sunday is already triple booked. Hrmmm.

I'm feeling down on running again because I am still running stupidly slowly.
I also had a shitty run last night in an attempt to run faster. I can't win. To run faster you have to, you know, run faster which my body apparently can't frickin' do.

At this rate, it will take me three hours to finish the half in August.
Not that I've demonstrated that I even can finish.

Grr. Arg. Monkeys.

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tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: June 18th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
you are doing better than I am .. I tried running this week and had to cut it short (2 miles in 30 minutes - ow.) because of SEARING PAIN in my back/abdomen. I'm kind of holding off, now, until I feel I'm up to the task again..

I don't understand how people run faster. Boggles.
fliege_wasser From: fliege_wasser Date: June 19th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Work on having a faster turn over when you run not necissarily speed. It helps build muscle and endurance so you can increase your speed over distance. My biggest problem is that I have such big strides that my turn over sucks so I have to shorten my strides and increase my turn over to build endurance so I can sustain a speed at my natural gait.
From: thegelf Date: June 19th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Huh. *looks at Morton's Toe wiki article* *looks at own feet*

I too have Morton's Toe. I had no clue this wasn't "normal".

You only need the orthotics if you pronate, and your friendly local running store can tell you if you do, and how much, and what to do about it. I pronate some, so I wear inserts in my cleats when playing frisbee or going running, but otherwise crosstrainers provide enough support for day to day stuff. On the other hand, my brother pronates so badly my parents took him to the doctor for foot and ankle pain, and he ended up with custom medical orthotics.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 19th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

I pronate fiercely on my left foot because it is shorter than my right. And I only have pain in my back or legs when I run or walk in sneakers.

So, I completely disagree with you. My experiences show that less shoe is way better for me.
From: thegelf Date: June 19th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Different things for different feet. :) Bodies are weird.
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