Posted: 06/02/2013 at 11:35
Interesting reading...as always. I managed to clock up 185 miles in January by sticking pretty ridgidly to my Don Oliver plan - o.k.....did about an extra 20 but couldn't be helped as got a bit excited with it all. Running 6 days a week took some getting used to - normally 'only' run 5 days.....you'd never think one extra day could be so tough. Am settled into my routine now and fingers crossed, am enjoying it thus far.
I am a Brooks Adrenaline fan but have recently been wearing Brooks Pure Flo. Only on tarmac fairly flat runs and I have to say, whilst they did give me sore calves initially they are really good. I did my fastest 10k in a long while on Sunday in them (Chichester) and was well impressed. Am too scared tho to even consider wearing them for anything longer and anyway, have a new pair of Adrenalines stashed under my bed !!
I have a pair of Adidas Adizeros for cross country. Wore them last year for first time at Beachy Head which was ja wee bit silly but they did good. I do prefer Salomons tho and have since bought a new pair of them for x country.Will wear the Adidas at Steyning Stinger as my Salomons are just too lovely, colourful and smart for such a mud bath that I'm sure that will be !!
Will persevere with Pure Flo but only for shorter runs and anyways, no idea why I have waffled on about trail shoes as we won't be wearing trail shoes at Comrades!!