indoors test of hoka clifton. they do protect the ball of my foot, but to much of a culture shock. Will look for a lighter version of that idea, see if that helps. meanwhile my saucony kinvara are on the way to galveston.
ell and drills wu/cd, strides on indoor track. ball of foot hurt from untoward encounter w trail rock, so revisited progressive treadmill run but upped ante a bit. Besides I am a convert, where else in St. Louis can you run uphill for half an hour essentially without stopping? Esp. at speed on a consistent grade and surface.
continuous run @ 10% grade , (22 min) starting w 3 min @ 3.6mph, then 2 min at ea. .2 mph up to 5.2 then 3 min @ 5.4
then 4 x 45s @ 10% at 6.0, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6, w/ 1 1/2R
running strength conditioning30:00 
weights, same as usual but at least had the right arm go thru the motions along w the left on the pullup and press up.