Posted: 07/02/2011 at 13:25
72 miles for me last week, then a dreadful 22 miler yesterday. Was planning 8.00 pace, but ended up averaging not far off 9 minute pace. Had to force myself to keep going from mile 2 onwards and it didn't get any better. Don't know why it was so hard - I feel fine today. A bit dispiriting really but at least I did it I suppose.
I want to bring up this heavy/light training shoe thing again. Speaking from a position of ignorance (which I often do), it seems logical that if you train in heavier shoes you will be working harder and therefore reaping more benefit in terms of strength and muscle development. Where's the flaw in my logic?
Well, sometimes a long run can just be one fo them, for whatever reason it is, either fuelling or whatever, it just doesn't happen, you've had one fo those days mate, and we've all been there... what is important, you had "that day" in training and not toeing the line at an important race...
As for shoes, I generally train in lighter trainers now, not race weight but deffo not big cushioned shoes and I've been injury free for 18 months now... so to me, they alter the style too much.