Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Running on a Cloud (sort of)

Back on the roads again this morning as I went out for an easy 5km jog around the neighbourhood with my new Asics GT-2140s. Yes, I know they are last year's model and that I've been running in GT-2150s for much of this year, but they were selling these at the Ottawa Race Weekend Expo for a great price and, given that I'd owned two pairs of the same model previously and was quite happy with them, I bought these. They've been sitting in a box since the end of May, but with my recent ankle pain forcing me to miss my long run on Sunday it was time to throw them into the mix.

The GT-2150s I'd been wearing, by the way, have 751.4km on them, which translates to nearly 467 miles. I guess they are at the end of their useful running life. I didn't think it mattered that much when one no longer heel strikes, but this morning's run in the new kicks proved me wrong. What a difference new shoes make!

In short, I'm retiring the worn out shoes. The ankle felt fine this morning, though I certainly didn't push it anywhere near enough to actually test it. I will still reduce the mileage this week and then go back up again as I am planning to have at least two more long runs over 30km before the marathon. I'm also considering cutting out one of my usual 15km mid-week runs and instead adding another day or running with reduced mileage per run. We'll see...

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Blogger Ace said...

Glad to hear the new shoes seem to be helping. I know they make a big difference for me.

July 20, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Andrew is getting fit said...

I really think that you'd benefit from the Hanson program. Increased running but reduced daily impact.

July 22, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

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