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hi all, i'm training for my 2nd marathon at the moment, it's Dublin marathon and only 21 days left now.
training is going well, I’ve got PB on half marathon a few weeks ago (slashed 6 minutes from previous PB) and confident my fitness is good enough to hit my target time 3:15.
One thing I'm worried about is shoes.
i raced in brooks vapour for my first ever marathon, they were great and I managed to finish in 3:25.
but i found them too high profile. since then, I did some sprint distance triathlons and converted to fore/mid-foot strike running style.
i've been training in Newton Isaac for over 6 months and I think my running style adapted mid-foot strike pretty well.
Now, for the race, I've bought a pair of Asics Hyper Speed 5.
They are good, I did some speed training as well as long, including the half and noticed after about 25km, ball of my foot starts to ache
and I'm a bit worried that this is going to be a show stopper in Dublin.
Should I be changing shoes with little more support ( I know it’s bit late, but still has 3 weeks to run them in),
or getting soft insole (my running shop guy recommendation) sufficient enough?
Any suggestions is very much appreciated.