A long stint without running... 5 days. Disney and Universal were fun, but towards the end of the first day, my right outer arch started having some major pain with each step. Strange, that simple [but plentious] walking caused it. We went to three parks in 1 day on the first day and walked a tonnnnn. It might've been the shoes I chose - the Progrid, without arches. I thought going around without arch supports would help to strengthen my feet, but maybe a bad decision. It was pretty bad, and I was concerned about whether I had ruined my Houston shot.
It didn't get any better over the next three days. But with so long without running, I had to try to run. It worked okay. Some pain/stiffness/vibrations from what seems to be a loose strand of something in my foot. But it was manageable. 15.5 in 2:09:22, 8:21 ave. Just under MP. Wore Kinvaras, shades, a visor, and my Boston tech tee. Gloves for the first mile, since it was in the 40s. Would've preferred shoes w/ arch supports, but I left those in Gvl, since I didn't think I'd have any issues. No water, no fuel. No water was fine, since it was cold, but I did get just a wee bit glycogen-deprived in the brain the last couple miles, but it wasn't bad or anything.
Definitely slowed down a I went. I went out fast b/c it was cold and I was excited to run and make up for lost training time. Splits> 18:01, 18:07, 17:55, 18:32, 18:41, 19:01.
Foot... just the normal pain, I guess. Quads finally got worked. They don't get worked much walking, but the calves do.