Haha, yeah I definitely need to get my hands more dirty when it comes to my bike. It's mountain inking that I do, so fork and suspension maintainence is the killer. Wouldn't trust myself o do it on my own and it's about £160 a pop to have them serviced!
Running is certainly cheaper! Although I did get a bit carried away at the London marathon expo and spent a small fortune!
I just didn't want to buy a new pair for the sake of it, that was all. This has been my first running season with these 2 marathons, so I have no prior experience to go on.
As Exiled says, didn't see the point in chucking money away if I didn't need to.
I bike too and have just put my bike in for a service, bought new pedals and shoes, and after both marathons, it's been a pretty expensive month! Haha!
I have bloody loved the running though and want to keep it up as to hold on to the fitness I have gained. I may well end up with multiple pairs of shoes if I see sales on etc. I think my current pair were £120 reduced to £90, so I'll see if I can hunt down another pair at discount.
I bought a new pair of shoes in October 2012 to train in and run both the London marathon and Manchester marathon in.
All done now and I have clocked up around 415 miles in them.
i just took them out of my bag and they are a bit stinky too.
I am running the Manchester 10k in a couple of weeks, so will probably clock up another 50 miles for that.
is it automatically game over for the shoes at the 500 mile point?
They are a neutral shoe from Asics and have been great.
I have also noticed some posterior tibial tendon tenderness over the last 2 weeks (could just be attributed to the 2 marathons ran in the last week), but maybe it could be attributed to the wearing out of cushioning?
I'm not really experienced enough to know how to check the shoes so any advice would be great!
I haven't ran all week, but have been concentrating on stretching, icing my right posterior tibial tendon (was a bit tender) and I've been taking in lots of good food/ SiS Rego Recovery shakes and Rego Night shakes.
Went on a 2 mile walk to loosen up this afternoon, and to be fair, I'm not feeling too bad at all.
Not got any worries about finishing tomorrow at the Manchester marathon, but would like a sub 4 time - gonna be tough, but I'm up for it!
It's a flatter course than London and it won't be nearly as hot, so it might not be too bad at all.
I'm a bit annoyed that they have banned headphones at the Manchester marathon considering I could listen to music in London - with 7 times as many runners on the course.
I never have music loud, but it does help at times.