So I've been experiencing an "off" feeling in my left knee lately when I run. It has been worrying me but I've been hopeful that it would be okay.
Last night I jumped on the treadmill for a nice easy 2 miler (per my training schedule). I noticed my right knee was starting to feel off as well, and at about 1.5 miles in I wondered, could it be my shoes? They aren't all that old but I suppose depending on the shoe and the way I run, something could be going on. So I switched into another pair of running shoes - the ones I was using before I bought my current ones (and really they were fine, I just got new ones because they were cute and comfy and someone was buying as a gift). Right away it seemed to make a difference. It didn't feel 100%, but changing my shoes made enough difference that I'm thinking I found the problem. I'm going to do my 2 remaining easy runs this week in the other shoes to see if my knee continues to feel better.
They do say not to wear new shoes before a race, but these aren't really new. They feel like old friends to my feet, so I'm not worried at all about switching so late in the game. I probably even did a few training runs in them at some point.
Countdown! 3 full days left!