Kinvara 3 are £49.99 at sportsshoes at the moment.........
Got to go with the NB as they don't give you blisters. Try other road shoes after the race.
Treadmills don't quite replicate running on roads as you probably know, what are your NB? Do they do a road version?
Protein is useful for recovery following strenuous exercise to help muscles repair and become stronger (not necessarily bigger) and reduces aching the following day (DOMS?). You don't need much and a glass of milk/milkshake of food derived (chicken etc) will have some benefit if consumed soon after exercise. It isn't just for bodybuilding! It is about the right balance with replacing energy stores (carbs) and helping muscles recover but not overdoing it, especially if you are aiming for weight loss. Only my opinion though.
You are a running machine Hellen! I've bought some NB MT110 as they are fairly cheap in Sports Direct so will try them but I'm going to try the sketchers as well as along with your expreience of them they do get good reviews elsewhere. Just got to find where they are cheapest.............
Ah right, you've done amazingly well in altering your running style whilst maintaining the distances. A lot of advice is to scale right back but that doesn't appeal to me. Nice to know it can be done your way.
Hi hellen. I saw you had suggested Sketchers on another thread. Brand did put me off at first but I will look at them as you seem very satisfied with their quality. Some of the main brands seem to be overpriced. You managed to move away from heel striking without problems? Did you scale back your running much?
Thanks for the reply!
Thanks Gee Bee, was thinking I may lose a bit of running form and start to occasionally heel strike if tired in the latter stages of a long run (therefore a bit of cushioning may help) but I guess you just need to concentrate on not doing so.
Thanks for the reply mordo. It is difficult to change as it is hard to really try the alternatives out. I want enough cushioning to help when legs are tired (latter stages of a long run) and running form becomes a little shabby but not too much. Personal choice I know but it is good to see what others are using.
I've been looking at moving towards a natural shoe (barefoot scares me a bit!) and have been thinking of moving to 4mm drop with a bit of cushioning to allow so I can still complete long runs whilst adjusting. I do mainly midstrike at the moment so want to encourage that. I didn't realise there were so many 4mm shoes around! Kinvaras seem popular, any others that anyone thinks are worth a look? New Balance 10?
Hello all. Read this thread with interest! I've been looking into moving towards a more natural shoe and while I know it is mainly personal taste I am wary of going from normal cushioned shoes to natural but still being able to complete long runs so am glad to see that many of you can. Is it fair to say move to less drop (4mm?) but keep some cushioning (for when tired legs lose their running form)? Currently in Asics Cumulus 13 for road (Lahar trail) but I do mainly midstrike.
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