|My new Saucony's|
My Brooks Vapor 9's are charged with contributing to my current dose of shin splints, aggravated by a good helping of pushing myself too far. My otherwise brilliant previous Saucony ProGrid Omni 10s had got past the worn out stage and begun falling apart and had been duly thrown away, so for the last week I had been hobbling around in a really old pair of Sauconys.
Is there any wonder why running still hurts?
What is troubling me is that the MK Marathon is a little over 3 weeks away and I should be tapering my training now, not still trying to build up.
The strategy now is to stay in reasonably good shape, perhaps some shortish runs, cross trainer and cycling in order to avoid becoming stiff and/or flabby! I'm eating loads and if I'm not active enough, I know I'll gain weight which I can't afford to do at this stage.
You will already know I like these shoes as they suit me well. Another reason is they are probably the best of the mainstream bunch as far as ethical trading is concerned and that should be an important factor to all runners. I wanted to refresh myself and was interested to see their latest position - click here - for a link through to Saucony's UK site.