Well I appear to be REALLY INTO this whole training thing.
Today I went to a local running store (American Running Company in Dunedin) and the owner helped analyze my running stride in order to fit me with the proper type of shoe. I've been running using the shoes I wear to the gym, which are NOT running shoes and therefore give less than zero support. They've been killing my shins.
My feet, while standing, are supinated (they roll outwards), but apparently my running stride is very "neutral." Neutral = good. So I bought a shoe that is for neutral/supinated runners.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you - the Asics Gel-Cumulus VII:
That's right, I bought a boy shoe. My feet are wide, so the men's version fit a lot better than the women's. Anyway, I haven't run in them yet, but I already love them beyond all measure because wearing them is like walking on kittens. If kittens were squooshy and filled with jelly.
I love them so much that I'm sitting here wearing them. While in my pajamas. They're the apex of cool because the top of the shoe is basically just mesh, with very little else in the way of material. I can see my toes!
AND, I loved the socks I wore to try on shoes so much that I bought a pair of them, too - Balega Women's Enduro (with blue trim, not pink). These socks are like the shoes, with mesh on the top and padding on the sole.
In roughly 10 minutes I am going to complete my flurry of purchases by using the Amazon.com gift certificate my dad gave me to buy the Polar F4 heart rate monitor.
Oh, and there's someone reading this who is feeling VERY pleased with himself right now, but he needs to know that I will never, EVER, willingly run a 10K. Unless there's a big fat reward in it for me.Posted by Highwaygirl on December 28, 2005 09:23 PM to the category Triathlon