Thanks a lot for all the contributions and information. I appreciate it.
In regards to the shoe thing, for right now I'm going to try to stick with my Free's and see how that treats me, if I start feeling it too much I will consider getting some other shoes at that point. I just don't want to rush into buying a pair because I know to get a decent pair it's around $100 (the last Asics I got were $110).
If I run 3 times a week, 2-3 other workouts per week also? perhaps 2 metcons and 1 day of mostly prehab/mobility type stuff? I guess I need to start running and see how the other stuff falls in since recovery for me has always been an issue.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."