Thursday, May 13, 2010

Running in the rain; Shoe report

In order to run today I had to go early this morning (as in 6am).  So I got up at 5:45, had a Gu, did my ChiRunning warm up and took off.  It was raining lightly; enough to get me a little wet.  I didn't mind the temperature, 47-ish, or wet shorts, but my forehead was itching like crazy (I think it was cold).  I wore gloves to keep my hands warm, and a long sleeve short.  The 5 miles felt very slow (47:33), but since I didn't eat a real breakfast and was powered on water and a Gu I think I did OK. 

I checked the bottom of my shoes and they have nearly identical wear patterns.  Usually my right shoe shows more wear in the toe area.  I think a greater awareness of form and improvements from Core Performance have resulted in both feet contacting the ground in similar ways.  I also noticed the tread is nearly non-existent.  With trail running in the near future I'll need to get some shoes with some grip.

1 comment:

  1. It's always fun to get a new kind of shoe. Trail shoes are stiffer but I run in them in the winter to keep my feet warmer and get that extra grip.