I’ve admitted this before in my column. But I suppose if confession is good for the soul, repeating the confession can’t hurt. So here goes: I’m crazy about running shoes. No I really am and I’m not joking.I like to look at them, read about them
It started long before it began. The idea was as eloquent as it was simple and perhaps a tad outrageous: stuff a couple of pairs of running shoes and a change of clothes into the saddlebags of a motorbike and head across country in search of new
, I immediately went out and bought racing flats. Shoe spinach! I wouldn’t have to train better or harder, I’d just lace up the shoes and voilà – I’d beat all the Bluto runners.When I read that a certain chemical would reduce body fat, I bought
that sometimes loving someone doesn’t mean walking a mile in their shoes, but being willing to let them walk that mile by themself.Waddle on, friends.
, I liked the idea that I was ‘woggling’ (my combination of waddling and jogging) several days a week. I liked the idea that I was actually running in running shoes. And I liked the idea that I had a few race T-shirts in my wardrobe.But I wasn’t ready
wife Karen in the final 20 metres, so technically she was last. Yes, it’s true that she hadn’t actually started running yet, that she was wearing three-year-old training shoes, and that she was laughing so hard at the sight of me running that she could
flight to the tip of South America, and then 11 days on a ship – four of them sailing the roughest seas on the planet.Eager for a new challenge, I spent months training in cold, snowy conditions and experimenting with clothes, kit and shoes. I even
Extract from No Need For Speed by John Bingham (Rodale International Limited, £8.99). To order direct from Runner's World for the special price of £7.99 (inc P&P), call 0800 731 0622 and quote 55174-0.Those who know me well know that I enjoy
Each and every new runner is unique, as are their experiences.But while we cant tell you everything you need to know, we can at least give you a good start. Here, John Bingham and Julie Welch offer you an insight into the things they wished they
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