South Downs Way 50 thread
Bit off message, but I run in Adizero Xt3's and I'm thinking of changing to zero-drop New Balance trail shoes... like... now. I think my Adizero's have a 6mm drop so nowhere near the 12mm average. Do you think I'll manage the transition ok before SDW50?
I run in NB MT10s, they have a 4mil drop, and a great minimalist feel, I would seriously recommend these for all but the muddiest trails. I guess the time to transition depends on your current gait, if you're already light and efficient and don't heel strike, then you should be fine. You could try to rotate them into your running program and slowly build up the mileage.
I agree with Tiago. I'm wearing MT110s for the SDW50 - used to minimalist shoes on the road (MT10s, MT20s, MR00s).
Gotta stop doing this. Too much G&T and I've now signed up for another ultra after readign all your posts.
Well done Snap! and sympathies for the problems.
I ran up to Crystal Palace Park today to try to find and support a club mate who was doing the London Ultra. Saw a different person from my club, and helped some people find their way, but totally failed to see the person I'd intended to see, which is a pity. Still, I covered nearly nine miles, gently, which was probably good for my ankle (still not 100%). That's only my second outing since TT50 wrecked my feet (did just under three miles yesterday, after two weeks of rest). Hopefully I'll be able to increase to something more like a proper long run next weekend and get out on the South Downs the week after.
Might be running the 2nd half of the SDW50 this weekend if anyone fancies a run out?
I'd love to - but I think I'd slow you down a lot, and not sure I should try for that length of trail on this ankle for another week or two.
Either day, morning start mate. Not too fussed about time.
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