Only since i’ve started doing very long ultras. Had never lost one before my first 100miler. Don’t think i lost anything on the next one, but then lost 2 on my 3rd (almost) 100 miler. The latest lot took 10 months to totally grow back to normal (i had a nail under a nail for ages, and all sorts of interesting stuff going on).
Yeah, totally agree with that.
Are you using the “heel lock” lacing method to keep your foot back?
I know a few of your runs are fairly hilly, so you probably want to keep your foot back in the shoe, to leave a bit at the end.
My feet swell over duration, so after a marathon, they are a bit larger.
A well fitting shoe for 10km - half marathon is not a good shoe for anything over 2.5 hours, or at least that’s my experience.
I have recently sized up due to my feet getting wider, So shoes should be big enough. I have not tried heal lock lacing before, but will also give that a go.
Lots of my runs are hilly. the recent run I did, although pretty flat on average did gave one big decent on gravel and I pushed pretty hard down here, as I had a foot injury over the September, I left laces pretty loose near the the box, as a result I think that my feet may be moving forward and smashing against the front of the shoe on descents. Now I am fully recovered, I probably need to re-lace my shoes
There is that. I also find things like very hard rutted single or narrow track have my feet at weird angles. Long grassy descents with rabbit holes and tussocks are where I find it hard not to brake and tend to descend them sideways and swap sides but that kills the sides of your feet also.