YES! The right shoes really is the #1 thing for running regardless of whether you're running 1 mile or 26.2. That and the right sportsbra. You should definitely go to a running store to get fitted for shoes.
My TNT running coach actually recommended the e-Gel. Only certain stores carry it but it is available on-line. I've tried GU, Clif gels & a bunch of others but the e-Gel works best for me. Clif shot blocks & GU gummies & things like that also work for some people. You can get all of those things at REI, Sports Basement, Big 5 or any other sports store.
Awesome, there is a REI going in not too far from my house. I will be there ASAP!! Thanks so much for taking the time and giving me tips!
You guys are intense! I hope to be there soon...I'm just starting out. I'm not getting as sore as I was in the beginning...means it's time to change it up. If I don't hurt - I feel as if I'm not doing enough.
Anybody else enjoy the sore feeling. I love it! It's my reward