My son has just joined a local athletics club. He's a keen junior and has attended every training session so far.
He wants to compete in a cross country event in a few weeks time so needs spikes. I've seen cross country spikes and track spikes and am assuming I can buy him one set of shoes and 2 different sizes of spikes which will interchange?
I am going to buy track shoes as they will be used more often on the track, so any advice on what size of spike to buy for the cross country would be gratefully received and indeed any advice on which shoes... he's 11, growing and currenty a size 3 going on 4, am happy to pick something off ebay as opposed to pay top whack for something he may not wear that often.
I have worn (out) several pairs of Mizuno Wave Inspire. I get on well with them but am wondering if I should invest in a pair of 'racing' shoes for an upcoming 10k and half marathon this spring/summer?
Do racers have the same features as what I am used to, or is it that they're simply lightweight and that's it? In short I'm worried I'll be hobbling the next day after wearing racers!
I was out running the other morning, about 3 miles in I've stopped for a quick chat, set off again (at plod pace) then I've had a sharp pain in my calf. I havent felt anything 'snap' or 'pull' but the pain wouldn't allow me to bend my foot (it hurt most when I bent my toes towards my shin). It was sore to walk on.
A few days later it feels bruised, like I've had sharp kick in the calf, its sore to the touch but I get no pain walking unlike the first day. It feels now like the after effects of severe cramp like what I had in my footy playing days, but the 'injury' certainly wasn't cramp.