Hi everybody! Not sure if this has been discussed previously but I wanted to pick all your brains about a bit of a problem I am running into. I'll try to keep it from getting too rambley. I recently (last week) started a marathon training program for a race in May. There are 5 run-days each week (ideally), and here's where my problem lies: I'm not comfortable running BF (or in my VFFs) 2 days in a row yet. Essentially my ankles are still getting stronger and my pads are still developing, so there is still a bit of soreness the day after a run (particularly after a run over 3 miles). I could do runs every other day but back to back might be asking too much of my feet. So the question is what have you folks done in this kind of situation? The three options I am considering are (a) break out by normal running shoes for some cushioning and support on short next-day runs (might be tough since I don't run well in them anymore), or (b) scrap one of the short runs from my schedule to give me the extra day off (not sure how important that extra 3 miles are), or (c) instead of one of the short runs I could spend 40 minutes or so on the stationary bike. I'm leaning toward b or c at the moment until I'm ready to start tackling back to back days. The stationary bike sounds best since it would at least help me work my legs a bit instead of sitting on my butt.