This week is our last week of cross country unfortunately, because we run OAC champs on Saturday. On October 26, 2009, i ran 6 miles. The weather was fairly nice, it wasn't cold but it wasn't warm it was decent. My IT band, (its a tissue running from your outer knee up to your gluteus maximums) was hurting because I was running in my old running shoes from last season. I didn't have time to change into my present running shoes because I wasn't wearing them at the time and I was late to practice because i was scheduling for classes with my advisor. Wearing old shoes can cause injuries, but since i already had one, the shoes triggered my injury.
You're suppose to get new running shoes every 500 miles you run (depending on your workout, or every 3 months). If you run in the same running shoes when its time for new ones, you will have a high chance of getting injured because your feet are constantly hitting the pavement and if you have no support in the shoe for cushion then its cause many problems. Also getting the right running shoe is crucial, if you have a flat foot arch and you wear shoes that don't support your arch, that could seriously wear down your arch and your feet.
We're having an easy week, which is really good, considering my team and me have been working very hard for this upcoming meet at Wilmington on Saturday. We have to run a 6k which is 4.2 miles. Usually the girl's run a 5k at meets, unless it's All Ohio, and conference then we will run a 6k.