i’ve said this before and i will say it again. running shoe shopping is probably the toughest type of shopping you can do. even tougher for me than swimsuit shopping, and i hate that too. i mean, i can avoid situations where i’d need a swimsuit, but i can’t ever avoid needing a pair of running shoes. not just any pair of running shoes…*the* pair of running shoes. the kind that when you put them on, you say “ahhhhh” (as one of my teammates says)…your perfect match.
as mentioned in my comment from yesterday’s post, i picked up a new pair of trainers yesterday. i was wondering if my problems were possibly shoe-related, and also with the rumors of the Asics 2110s not being as stable, wouldn’t hurt to see if there are any other possiblities. so yesterday, i went to JackRabbit Sports‘ new Manhattan location by Union Square, wanting to take advantage of their gait analysis on the treadmill. As it looked like the 2100s that I had on were stable enough, we first tried out the 2110’s…even though it looked those would have done the trick, they felt good, but not great. So I then tried the Mizuno Wave Nirvanas (will update link whenever Mizuno’s website comes back up) which i actually liked better…apparently those have a higher heel which means my calf doesnt have to work as hard (which may help with the problem i had yesterday.) I like Mizunos, I actually used to wear the Wave Precision 5’s back in the fall of 2004 and loved them-they helped me get 5 PR’s. (of course hindsight says 1. shouldn’t have used those for trainers and 2. they were actually the wrong shoe for me!) So I’ll try the Nirvanas out once or twice and see how they go…
When that will be, I don’t know. I didn’t run today as my calves are still sore from yesterday and will probably take tomorrow off too. I don’t want to do speedwork on Tuesday so that means I will probably have to take that day off as well.
Here’s a picture of me from yesterday’s race that one of my teammates took near Engineer’s Gate…even though I’m not smiling here, I’m sorta liking the hair action there.
now playing: “miracle” ~ cascada