I definitely fall into the category of runner who has had gait analysis done once and continued buying the same model of shoe (through numerous annually updated versions) ech time I replace them. I've been considering whether I should try something different, as I am quite prone to minor calf strains, and have wondered if different shoes would help. What's held me back from that though is the worry that I'd end up with something that I really didn't get on with. I know that the shoes I run in are comfortable, fit the shaoe of my feet, and are fine for a variety of speeds and distances. Trying something else, for the sake of change, may end up as an expensive mistake. The article mentions the variety of different fits catered for by each manufacturer, but is there a good way of finding out if shoe x fits well, then so might shoe y or z?
I'm nursing a sore calf at the moment from a slightly over-enthusiastic 10km race on tired legs a couple of weeks ago. Hoping that clears up fairly quickly. so I can get back to it. Hoping to do my first 20 miler in the next couple of weeks. Longest I've done so far is 28km, so only 2.5 miles short of the 20.
I'm just back from a week away at a conference with work, and managed to find plenty of time for running while I was there, so clocked up 100km in the seven days. That's taken me up to 1078km for the year, 938km to go. Passed a few significant milestones (kilometer-stones?!) along the way - 1000km covered, my total for the whole of last year (1002km), half way (1008km), and 1000km to go. Feeling strong and almost back on schedule. Should be back ahead of schedule by the end of the month
938 is a sphenic number (positive integer that is the product of three distinct prime numbers, in this case 2 x 7 x 67)
Blimey DR! Running at 3:30 in the morning! That's keen ;o) Good effort!
So, half way through the year! Back from my lunchtime run, which takes me up to 916km for the year. 1100km to go, 92km behind schedule, but I should be comfortably over 60km for the week again, and it's only going up from there as I'm in week three of an 18 week marathon schedule.
In the year 1100, King William II died in a hunting accident in the New Forest. The throne was claimed by his brother Henry I.