Hello everyone - dropping in briefly as the household is in pre race mode (Windemere Half for me, Full for Mrs-to-be Duck and Mother Duck). Dan was making me feel bad!
Forgettable year so far here. Was in 1:13-1:14 shape at world half champs and everything went wrong then and after that. Looks like it might be Ferratin/Thyriod or something similar which has a family history. Managed to scrape a 16:30 road 5k a few weeks ago but it's been a difficult year thus far.
Mild? Ok, probably best looking towards the Saucony Guide, Brooks Ravenna, Mizuno Wave Inspire. I was thinking of the J-33 more for the shorter stuff, if you're wanting a mileage shoe then I would agree it is too racey.
Brooks are in the middle of changing the Adrenaline (the 13 was very stable, the 14 significantly less stable, and the 15 appears to be midway between the two) so I would probably recommend staying away from it. The gel in Brooks brand is excellent however.
Yeah too much stability will not help - supination (lack of movement in the foot) is just as bad. Best way to look at it I think is that you want a natural amount of movement in the foot, you do not want to totally eliminate pronation.
The analogy I often use is that pronation is like sugar, it's ok to have some but not too much.
In other news, 18:48 & 1st at Hazlehead parkrun this morning. Not sure who stole my running legs as it was utterly grim, and I threw up last night's alcohol at the end. Being realistic about Abbey Dash tomorrow, it is not going to be a spectacular time so I am just going to enjoy myself.
DT, the Saucony Omni works very similarly to the 2000 from experience. If you fancy a lighter shoe, the Asics Super-J 33 is surprisingly supportive although it does not look like it. Works with the sub-talor joint so does not look anything like a traditional stability shoe. Could maybe look at the Boost Sequence 7 too.
Mr V, no real plan yet, just something I am pondering. Something like starting off base with 13M in 1:45 or similar easy pace, then over training periods increasing the pace until it's done in 1:35 or slightly quicker. For easy runs it would be more a case of picking it up in the last few miles, as long as it did not compromise other sessions.
It's something a few coaches subscribe to, in order to help stamina from races as short at 1500m - Joe Rubio & Reneto Canova both use it (Canova more for marathoners but I think the principles can still be pertinent for shorter distances). Dan, was it my imagination or did you say after London no more marathons
I am down in Nice right now, CS is running Nice-Cannes marathon on Sunday so have been running up and down the Riveria. All very nice and at 20 degrees very welcome in November!
Speaking of CS, a few of you have seen but for those I am not FB friends with, or are not on Fetch, we got engaged on Monday