i'm already sorted running shoe wise - run in brooks ghost and mizuno wave rider on road and i've got a pair of asics gel trabuco for off-road. was wondering if there was a hiking shoe i could buy that doesn't have a stupidly stiff heel tab (which aggravates my achilles big time) or, as an alternative, if there was a particular trail shoe (that wouldn't look ridiculous worn with ordinary shorts whilst i'm on holiday) people would recommend.
Hi everyone, am looking for a bit of advice. Am going hiking in Yosemite in September and need to get some new shoes. Problem is I suffer from Achilles tendinosis- I've had to throw my current shoes out as the heel tab hits right where I have a lump on it (Last time I tried walking in them I had to pull out of the grizzly the next day as my Achilles was so painful)! Don't get on so well with boots so was wondering if any of you could recommend a good shoe for hiking in?
i have a lump on my achilles - only painful if i press on it. Was advised by physio in August to tape for each run, do at least 50 calf raises/heel drops a day and stop running if i feel any pain. Managed to do the stour valley path 100km race a couple of weeks later with no issues. Am currently training for Brighton - must admit i don't tend to do intervals any more as i find that the lump ends up getting bigger if i do so i just stick with mid distance tempo runs instead which seem to be ok.
I use this site (albeit not as frequently as I used to) and I ran this as my one and only (successful if slow at 13.5 hrs) attempt at a 100k event. I wholeheartedly agree with Russ55. This race is fantastic.... gorgeous scenery (particularly in the 2nd half of the race), fantastic aid stations and just generally a really well organised, great value for money, race. i was so impressed I've volunteered to help out next year even though I live about an hour and a halfs drive away
Personally, i'd go for the SVP100. Whilst not as big as the race to the stones, it's no where near as expensive. i ran it this year and found it to be one of the best organised events i've ever done. the route was well marked (and very scenic) with the added bonus of having no major hills to contend with, the aid stations were fantastic (didn't even have to fill my water bottle, they did everything for me) and there was always someone to chat with on the route