Yesterday, afternoon was cool as we headed over to the Boston Marathon course to see Marathon Sports and pick out some new racing shoes. Mike mentioned the Asics DS Trainers, also my wife runs in those, so we checked them out for me. What a surprise when I was doing a test run in front of the store, still stiff from the a.m. run. The shoes felt too narrow even with a half size larger.
Next was the Saucony Grid Fastwitch 2 Endurance weighing in at 7.6 ounces. I wonder what size the weight is for? They felt really good with room in the toe box, especially for my left foot. Now, all I need is a race to run. That’s the thing about training one is usually itching to get out their and test themselves. For now, it’s patience…and train…a race will develop in due time.
RUNNING THE LYDIARD WAY copyright 1978; more good stuff:
It is most economical and natural to come down with a nearly flat foot, with the heel hitting first and a slight roll in from the outside edge of the foot.
Training: AM – Bowker Flats 7.5M, 58:31, 7:48 pace, 145HR, 83 degrees, sunny w\stroller