My son is 9.5 years old and has developed a habit of running 3x/week for upto half an hour on the treadmill. He does most of his running at 8km/hr or 7.30m/km. Occassionally he'll run 2x15min at 9km/hr or 6.40min/km and very rarely 3x5min at 10km/hr or 6min/km. Between intervals he walks 5 min.
He has already taken part and completed successfully two races one for 5.5km and the other for 6km and both times his pace was 6min/km. His self confidence is sky high and he feels real good about it.
My question is whether a kid so young should run or not. The so called experts in my area advise not to as he will burn but i can see he really enjoys it.
Does anyone know where i can find a size converter between the different shoe brands? I run in NB, Adidas and Asics shoes and while some of their sizes match some others don't.
If i remember correctly Start Fitness had a size converter on their old website where i could see what size i should order for say Mizuno if my Adidas was UK10. This is now gone. They even showed the equivalent UK,US,European and Japanese sizes.
Johnny J your views are very valid and appreciated. Is the expense involved a real deterrent? What about the benefits derived from cycling? Are they worth taking the plunge cos i am seriously interested in buying a top bike?
Croc can you please elaborate further on the observed gain from cycling as i am sure there are bound to be some? Do you feel you can run longer at a given pace or even faster?