Newtonrunning's Forefoot running shoe tech pt. 2......
so owners of newtonrunning.com running shoe. You know....the shoes for elitist specialists triathlon/runners like us? *major running snob vibes*
Anyways, so its been a few months since you've owned your pair.....hows your running been like lately?
Since I start my thread about this months ago I am happy to say I am a regular runner now. I train whats considered light at about 20 to 30 miles a week.
So far I am extremely happy with the product. I even went ahead and ordered a second pair a half size larger to take care of my freakish right foot (it being larger than the left).
I love the barefoot style of running where you run on the forefoot or the balls of the feet. It protects my knees and heels from any pain. And yes, while it definately gives other muscles in my legs a workout not normally stressed for running I'm ok with it because those muscles were already strengthened through guess what?..........bicycling.
Any newton owners out there? Do any of you know if this product is comparable to say the..... asiscs gel stratus?
Anyways, my dream of someday doing a triathlon may one day come true. Although, I did chicken out of signing up for any of those amateur 5k races. I have to actually start doing those if I really want to do a big race in the future.
But its hard for me to overcome my fear of finishing dead last in a race behind grandma.......ya know?
I mean....I guess. The pros train at least 40 to 50 miles a week correct? And they run certainly faster than I can thats for sure. So far, if my stride meter is calibrated correctly, I run an approximate 9 minute per mile pace. Not sure about this running watch frankly. I'll try to post some data tommorow from it when I bring in the watch to work.
Been there, done that at a beach triathlon. Got passed on the beach bike by a Townie, and passed on the run (again in the sand) by a barefoot lady with "60" written on her left calf.
On the upside:
1. No more fear
2. More is learned from mistakes than from victories.
3. Did ok in my first racing ocean swim.
Yeah. No matter how I look at it whatever will be my first race I'm going to look kinda silly. Thing is, without an actual deadline of a race to train for I've been really running for enjoyment. Although, I do actually "work" when I run and the workout usually ends up pretty intense. But without a race deadline to prepare for I wouldn't feel comfortable signing up for a 5k even though I know I can finish it. A 5k is a 3 mile race correct? I've been running 10 miles at a time with no problem.
My weakness though is that it might take me the full 3 miles to fully warm up to my best pace.
Perhaps there is a amateur race that focuses on "fun" or a charity race of some kind in the NY area this september. Ya know?
A race where there isn't any real pressure to win.......until of course I'm near the finish line and I feel the urge to lay the hammer down and leave grandpa or some soccer mom in my dust.
Yeah, they run that much when training for IM's. Cut your mileage and pick up your pace. If you want to run a 5k, teach your body to run that distance. True, you will want to work with over runs, but to constantly run that distance if you're not racing a long distance doesn't make a whole lot of sense.