Monday, March 28, 2016

Off On The Right Foot

Having signed up for a race (see here) it was time to get new shoes. I have been using Asics for years now but the last pair I bought have not been my friends. Running in them has for the first time ever given me pain in my right knee and plantar fasciitis. I suspect this is because of the heavy arch support being just a bit too far back in my arch and therefore causing my foot to land poorly. My knee is still bugging me off and on but the PF seems to be gone.

I tried on several pairs of shoes when I went shopping at the local sports store and came home with these ones from Under Armour, they are the Micro G Limitless

They feel a bit like putting on a big sock, so comfy, and I love how they look. This is my first time buying UA shoes but I have had their clothing before and have been happy with it. I haven't taken them out for a run yet (tomorrow), but I think they will feel pretty good. They are much lighter than my Asics and don't have the same overdone arch support.

I have been looking ahead for the year and deciding what races/challenges I would like to set for myself, and I am seriously considering adding the Whistler Mudderella race to my list. Has anyone run one before? What did you think? I want to find things that are both a challenge and fun and I think Mudderella ticks both of those boxes. Ideally I'd love to form a team to go so if you're interested in doing that then let me know and we'll make it happen.

Are there any other races you'd recommend? I would love to hear about them in the comments section.

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