Another Ironman journey
Peanut butter and crumpets I have not tied but I get thefeling I ought to !Good sleep today and last night shift tonight before 4 days off and hopefully a nice long bike ride to fit in
and I meant to add, top running Nursey!!!
Sossidge there is always the possiblilty of using your newtons for a warm up and then swapping to normal ones ... can be a bit of a pain but is useful in the early stages
Hope, I worry about you sometimes talking of minimal shoesies ... I have a pair of New Balance minimal jobbies and am using these in the gym for core & stability exercises, its adds a different level of hardness to the stablity stuff over wearing trainers which when you think about it are there to offer stability .. so if you are doing core & stability stuff at home make sure its barefoot Hoping to get out for a swim this afternoon when I wake up, the pool times can be a bit hit or miss at a weekend and after nights is never the best combination for me !!
Morning. Funnily enough I was talking to the guy in our local running shop and minimalist shoes. He's a good, long time runner. His words included: useless and rip-off.....
He did say that most shoes were too heavy and thick soled as well. Something in between was his suggestion.
They are certainly a rip off - you do seem to pay as much, if not more, for less - but then thats supply and demand I guess. As for useless - each to their own, but I'm firmly in the barefoot, mid foot stike camp having studied evolution biology for years. Evolutionary wise, we're design as long distance runners, with perfect mechanical balance for landing mid foot. The R and D guys at Nike are good, but they'll never beat 2 million years of Mother Nature!! So you don't need anything more than a minimalist shoe.
Firmly in the mid to bareeefoot camp too which I put down to having "grown up" in the sport from a 400m / 800m back ground. Never a heel strike to be had there which is perhaps why I haven't had any calf issues which often seem to be reported for people new to this particular style of running.
I tend to cycle between Newtons for the longer stuff and the Inov8 / New Balance models for the short, faster runs.
when my knee is sorted I am going to have a trip to sweatshop and try loads of different shoes!
My legs are aware that they did a bit of running yesterday, but feelin' good and looking forward to a couple of hours on the bike. It's a beautiful day here.
Most trainers are a rip, especially when you see how cheaply a pair of spikes or racing flats can be had for...
friend of mine used to be manager of a well know 'running shop' and he told me once the mark up on average pair of Nike Air Pegasus . I'm in the wrong business!!
25 miles done on the bike, 1hr 47mins. Must be something about that time this weekend ...
After spending my teenage years, twenties and early thirties running track in spikes and road running in lightweight shoes I ended up ten years ago with a stress fracture in my shin which took me out of any running for a year. Plenty of cushioning and decent insoles for me these days. I'm old(er) now and my legs are shot, I'll be slow whatever I have on my feet!
Nice one Nursey I cleaned 2 bikes !
Nice one all!
I rebuilt a bike that's been in a flight case since I took it out to Alpe D'Huez in July of last year!
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